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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

August is National Wellness Month: What Are The Best Practices to Help You Sleep WELL Every Night?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 9, 2018 9:49:00 PM


All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!

Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.

The term "hygiene" is often misunderstood as strictly being synonymous with "cleanliness." The true meaning of hygiene has to do with sets of practices, habits, and environmental influences that impact one's health. Hygiene of all kinds are important to your health and well-being as most are aimed at reducing your chances of coming into contact with diseases, getting infections, spreading germs and viruses, or preventing oral cavities and gingivitis.

If all of these other types of hygienic practices are aimed at preserving your health, exactly what is sleep hygiene and how can it help you in your everyday life?

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene, wellness

Book Review of "The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters"

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 1, 2018 7:34:46 PM

The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

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Topics: life with sleep apnea, sleep hygiene

Sleep Apnea in Children, Part 2: Attention and Memory

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jul 31, 2018 2:30:00 PM

We all think our own children are the brightest and only want the best for them in their intellectual and academic success. But who would have thought that something as simple as their cute little snore at night could be the reason they struggle behind in school and misbehave at times?

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Topics: sleep and children, circadian rhythm, adhd, sleep hygiene

Dorm Sleeping: Advice for the College Student

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

For 18 years, your parents created structure. There was a consistent dinner time, bedtime, and wake up time. The refrigerator maybe even had a color-coded list showing who in the house had what activity at what time and in what location.

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Topics: sleep study, losing sleep, sleep hygiene

The Best Sleep Positions

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 12, 2018 5:03:48 PM

  We have all experienced it. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed. But it is more than that sometimes. Sometimes you sleep a full 8 hours but you did not sleep in the position best suited for your body. Neck cramps, headaches, and back pain immediately set in and stay the remainder of the day.

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Topics: positions, sleep habits, sleep hygiene

8 Supplements That Help and Hinder Sleep

Posted by Adi Szasz, Guest Blogger on Jul 6, 2018 2:29:24 PM

  Sleeping and energy go hand-in-hand. Too little sleep and you’ll feel tired the following day. Studies have shown that any deviation in sleep patterns will also lead to feelings of fatigue and sleepiness the next day. That includes oversleeping, but you may also feel tired due to many other health issues as well. 

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene, medication

Top 9 Summer Solstice Sleep Tips

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 25, 2018 10:10:00 AM


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Topics: get better sleep, summer, sleep hygiene

The Ambien Defense: Does Ambien make people tweet bad things?

Posted by Dr. John Cline, on Jun 9, 2018 1:20:00 PM

Twitter offers celebrities a convenient way to communicate with their fans—and an opportunity to go on ill-considered and potentially career-ending tirades. On Tuesday, Roseanne Barr became the latest of many to go down this path.

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Topics: sleep hygiene

Balancing Sleep with Grad School

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 26, 2018 12:16:00 PM

For more than 17 years, you have studied from elementary school straight through four years of college. But graduate school brings its own challenges even if the 17 years have paved the way to success especially the four years of undergraduate studies.

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Topics: school, sleep hygiene, college

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