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Sleeping Well On Vacation

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 15, 2018 8:35:00 AM

In 2017, more than $2.8 billion dollars a day was spent on travel: $32,800 a second. U.S. residents for the year took 1.8 billion trips. It is guaranteed that when summer traveling, you will support one of the 15.2 million American jobs that support the tourism industry.

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Topics: travel, losing sleep, summer

What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day – Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 11, 2018 11:38:00 AM

As Mother’s Day gifts go, candy and flowers are fine; but we think that mom would really appreciate the chance to recharge her natural batteries more often.

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Topics: losing sleep, moms

May is "Better Sleep Month"

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 1, 2018 6:34:00 AM

The aim of "Better Sleep Month" is to encourage people to establish better sleeping patterns.

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Topics: sleeping, sleep habits, losing sleep

The Link between Sleep and Diabetes

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If getting a good night’s sleep isn’t high on your list of priorities consider this: Sleep deprivation has now been linked to impaired insulin sensitivity. Even just one night of sleep deprivation can put you at increased risk.

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Topics: diabetes, losing sleep, insulin

Teens, sleep, and depression: The Link Parents Should Know

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Constant moodiness, sleeping in late, copping an attitude, and even being depressed are all seen as typical teenage behavior. But what if your teen just being a teen is really your teen reacting to the effects of sleep deprivation.

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Topics: Pediatrics, teens, behavioral psychology, depression, suicide, sleep habits, losing sleep

How to take care of your body for a restful night sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 22, 2018 11:30:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons that attribute to sleepless nights. We live fast-paced lives that can hinder our ability to stay disconnected from electronics close to bedtime or sometimes in the middle of the night when we cannot rest. We eat on as random of schedules as we do sleep causing late-night snacking and full tummies at bedtime. We live in two-parent working households creating full schedules without a breath for relaxation.

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Topics: insomnia, losing sleep, pain

Sleepless in Seattle?  Why Women Need More Sleep Than Their Guys

Posted by Julia Higginson on Mar 14, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Women need more sleep than men. No, really; no matter how you spin it, research shows that men and women are biologically designed to need different amounts of sleep.

Current research shows that women need an average of twenty to thirty minutes more of sleep each night than men. And while women need more sleep, research also shows that most women aren’t getting the rest they need.

Sleep is essential to a woman’s well being. Understanding why they need more sleep and why many women are missing out one needed rest is paramount.

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Topics: women, losing sleep

Student Athletes and Sleep

Posted by Julia Higginson on Mar 13, 2018 10:31:00 AM

Have you ever heard the young athletes say they eat, sleep, and breath their sport? Well, it turns out that sleeping really is an important part of training for any young athlete.

Young athletes tend to focus on nutrition and training schedules, yet sleep may be more critical to their overall health and performance.

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Topics: Pediatrics, sports, losing sleep

Time to Spring Forward: How to Survive Daylight Savings

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 9, 2018 6:05:00 AM

Though it may not feel like it to the US East Coast residents getting pummeled by snow, sleet, and rain from the back-to-back nor’easter storms, spring is almost here. In anticipation of the season’s official start on March 19, Americans will “spring forward” THIS Sunday by moving our clocks an hour ahead. While the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) means losing sixty minutes of precious sleep or play, it does allow for longer days during the spring and summer months.

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Topics: sleeping, daylight savings, losing sleep

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