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How Does Poor Sleep Affect Men Differently?

Losing sleep is not a luxury we can afford. Our bodies require sufficient time spent sleeping to properly handle the demands of each day without serious consequences. 7-9 hours of sleep for the average adult should be treated as the necessity it really is instead of a luxury we can’t afford. Unique to Men Did…

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Sleep’s Role In Women’s Health

Several studies have shown that sleep deprivation affects women differently than men, from greater risk of depression and mood disorders to elevated risks for heart disease – sleep impacts women differently based on a few factors such as age, gender-specific hormones, and how our brains process anxiety and stress. UNIQUE TO WOMEN While we all…

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Sleep’s Impact On Your Physical Health

METABOLISM & HORMONES Sleep deprivation impairs our ability to appropriately maintain well-balanced glucose levels, significantly increasing our risk for type 2 diabetes. A sleep-deprived metabolism throws hunger hormones off, leading us to overeat or indulge our sweet tooth too frequently, leading to weight gain and a higher risk for obesity. Sleep deprivation in children has…

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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.