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Help Your Heart While You Sleep

Getting those recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night might be difficult, but your heart will thank you for each night of good sleep it can get. Heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and increased risks for heart attack have been linked to poor sleep. WHAT DOES SLEEP HAVE TO DO WITH MY HEART? Short sleepers (less…

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Hit Reset On Your Sleep

A poor night’s sleep can hinder your day before it even begins. A well-rested mind and body is more prepared for the demands of work, school, and life in general while also helping you keep moodiness, fatigue, and physical health risks down. Here are four tips to hit reset on your sleep clock and start…

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Sleep Well During the Holidays

Don’t let the holiday season throw your sleep out of whack. Our bodies require sufficient time asleep to properly handle the demands of each day without serious consequences, especially during the busy and often hectic holiday season. HOLIDAY SEASON Staying healthy during the holiday season can be difficult, from the increase in family gatherings to…

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Strategies for Shift Workers to Improve Sleep

Around 15 million Americans work evening, night and rotating shifts. The sleep deprivation associated with these schedules results in a nearly threefold increase in accident risk for shift workers. This illustrated video identifies the ways shift workers can better manage their sleep to reduce the risk of accidents.

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The Importance of Sleep for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, getting healthy sleep is actually something you can do to help treat your diabetes. Deep, restorative sleep resets blood glucose levels at night and allows insulin receptors to perform optimally during the daytime. In this video, Dr. Durmer demonstrates the role of sleep in addressing type 2 diabetes.

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How Poor Sleep Impacts Our Health

Just how vital is our sleep? In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer explains the importance of healthy sleep and the negative impact of poor sleep on individual health, productivity, accident rates and moral judgment.