Sleep Health

Productive vs unproductive sleep

A Guide to Productive Sleep vs Unproductive Sleep

You toss and turn for what seems like hours on end. Then, when you finally settle in for a night of rest, there goes your alarm. Research shows that around 70 million Americans struggle with sleep disorders and sleep deprivation. And for many people, this may be true even if you are getting the recommended seven to eight …

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How Working the Night Shift Affects Your Sleep

Working the night shift is not as uncommon as many people may think. Some of society’s most important role-players work non-traditional hours, such as nurses, paramedics, firemen, policemen, cleaners, factory workers, and more. In fact, up to 20% of workers in industrialized countries are rotating shift or night shift workers. But is working the night shift healthy? …

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A Scientific Look Into the Effects of Blue Light on Sleep

Digital devices that primarily emit blue light—the majority of us use them—but how do they affect our sleep? A scientific study conducted by the National Library of Medicine explains the link between blue light exposure and disrupted sleep cycles. The study claims that light with blue wavelengths are detrimental to our sleep-wake cycles and can even …

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Sweet Slumber: Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Sleep Quality

Make this the year to focus on your self-care by taking the time to improve your sleep quality to set your day up for success. Invest in your rest through relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. To accompany these relaxation sleep tools, focusing on your nutrition can drastically take your sleep quality to …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Sleep Stages

On average, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping—or trying to. But, when you’re asleep, do you know what actually happens within each stage? Do you know what’s going on in your brain and throughout your body? Knowing what takes place within the different sleep stages can lead to improvements in your sleep quality …

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Sleeping and Coronavirus: How Stress Affects Your Night

A good night’s rest helps improve your memory, decision-making, ability to learn, and critical thinking skills while also fighting off illness and strengthening your immune system. Catching your recommended number of zzz’s decreases inflammation, stress, and mental health concerns.  However, the stress and worry of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated fragmented sleep, unusual sleep schedules, …

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What You Need to Know: A—ZzZ on Melatonin

Each of us has an internal master clock that regularly and carefully coordinates the biological responses in our body. This master clock is also called our circadian clock. Our circadian clock controls the 24-hour cycle that regulates essential functions such as our sleep/wake cycle. When your circadian clock, or your natural biological rhythms, are disturbed for any number …

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5 Tips to Beat Insomnia and Sleep Better

Trouble falling asleep can leave you feeling exhausted—and you’re not alone! Many people struggle with falling and staying asleep. According to a recent study, one in three adults in the United States suffer from some form of insomnia.   Now, are you wondering what is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder where you have trouble falling and/or staying …

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