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In African Americans, Sleep Apnea and Insomnia Go Undiagnosed

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 21, 2018 1:49:54 PM

Sleep apnea is common — but rarely diagnosed — among black Americans, researchers say.

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Topics: life with sleep apnea, health, african-americans

National Wellness Month continues...7 bad sleeping habits to AVOID to receive a good night's sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 13, 2018 8:03:00 PM

We all know that getting good sleep at night has a direct impact on how we feel during the day. If you sleep poorly even one night, you will probably feel sluggish and tired the next day. If you continually get poor sleep it can lead to some serious health problems down the road.

However, while most of us know how important sleep is to our health, many people may not realize that they're practicing poor sleep habits.  Below is a list of seven bad sleeping habits to avoid as soon as possible:

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Topics: Sleep Tips, health, sleep hygiene, wellness

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Cause Gastrointestinal Problems

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 14, 2018 12:32:00 PM

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Topics: sleep apnea, health, gastro problems

Healthy Eating Leads to More Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 10, 2018 9:40:00 AM

Eating healthy and allowing the body to absorb proper nutrients provides the brain with the chemical environment that it needs to produce the neurotransmitters that it needs to maintain adequate 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: health, tryptophan, food, get better sleep, stimulants

Counting Sheep and Other Bedtime Tips for Better Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 9, 2018 3:05:00 PM

You are attempting to fall asleep after a long day at work. You squeezed in dinner, exercising, playing with your kids, helping with homework, packing lunches, tweeting… the list never ends. And this is just since you pulled into the driveway at 6 p.m.

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Topics: health

What Your Body Does When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Posted by Rich Crane on Nov 17, 2016 2:17:15 PM

 

It’s no secret we’re sleeping less.  Our fast-paced lives demand more time, and often that comes at the expense of our sleep.  It also should be no surprise that there is a strong correlation between the amount, and more importantly, the quality of sleep we get, and the effect it has on our bodies. 

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Topics: Sleep, sleep disorders, apnea, treatment, health, stress, sleep deprivation

Exercising Before Bedtime

Posted by Rich Crane on Aug 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

In the debate of regular exercise versus not exercising at all, regular exercise is the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the world. You just don’t hear arguments otherwise. Although we know exercising is good for us, it’s often the first thing we abandon when life gets busy. Significantly cutting back exercising, or not exercising at all, can have serious repercussions on our physical and mental health. We’re not arguing the fact that we need more exercise. Most of us are simply trying to find time to do it.
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Topics: Sleep, tired, exercises, breathing, health, stress, workout

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