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Healthy Eating, Healthy Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 27, 2020 12:10:00 PM

Many of us already know not to drink coffee or sugar-rich foods prior to bed.  But, it is also a good reminder to cut out caffeine early in the day since it takes the body six hours to metabolize the stimulant.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, diet, getting better sleep, staying healthy

Adjusting Baby's Diet and Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 15, 2020 12:19:00 PM

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Topics: baby, diet, getting better sleep

Healthy Foods = Healthy Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Dec 17, 2019 11:11:49 AM

Eating healthy and allowing the body to absorb proper nutrients provides the brain with the chemical environment that it needs to maintain good sleep,” said Ana Krieger, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Topics: food, recipes, diet, healthy sleep

Heavy Sleeping: Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

Posted by Jane Sandwood on Nov 23, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Sleep and your weight are inextricably linked—especially if you lack sleep. Roughly 1 out of 3 adults are sleep deprived, according to the Journal of Community Health. Not getting enough sleep will start having detrimental effects on your weight and overall well-being. So if you find yourself wrestling with sleep loss and your weight, what can you do about it?

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Topics: health, diet, getting sleep, obesity

Do Vegetarians Sleep Better?

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 22, 2019 10:12:00 AM

The answer is no; but for those suffering from sleep apnea,  lifestyle is a big part of helping combat the issue. Sometimes the apnea is symptomatic due to obesity and one way to make a change is switching to a vegetarian diet. With online resources, it has never been easier to change your diet to promote weight loss.

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Topics: diet, vegetarian

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