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Feel Tired After Eating

Why Do I Feel Tired After Eating?: The Scientific Facts You Need to Know

Most of us have experienced the temptation of a short afternoon nap after eating a large meal – and you may be wondering why you feel tired after eating. So, why do some meals make us feel sleepy? And what can we do to avoid that feeling of exhaustion during the middle of the day?  …

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Why Is Sleep Important? The Health Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

One in three adults doesn’t get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep usually means clocking between seven and nine hours, depending on your age, activity levels, and what feels right for your body. Whether it’s insomnia, boredom, a snoring partner, staying on screens too late, or an unwillingness to go to bed, many people don’t get …

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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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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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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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