sleep

The Benefits of Sleep

foxew February 19, 2018 0 comments 0

Sleep is perhaps the most often overlooked, yet most beneficial healthy habits. However, the amount and quality of sleep affects our day-to-day life in more ways than we realize. In fact, sleep is one of the few things that we have control over that can impact how our day proceed. Not enough sleep, or even too much, could lead to…

5 Attainable Mindfulness Resolutions for 2018

foxew January 17, 2018 0 comments 0

Going into a new year can be daunting. We want to change, but don’t always know where to start. Here are five attainable ways to become more mindful this year and make that change, hopefully, a little bit easier. Breathe, Mindfully This is the perfect example of how simple mindfulness can be. Being mindful of your breathing means listening to…

The Body Clock

foxew December 29, 2017 0 comments 0

The Natural Phenomenon that Keeps you Ticking Have you ever been at work, right after lunch, and felt the need to take a quick nap? You’ve eaten and everything seems to have slowed down a bit. Who would notice if you put your head down for a few minutes… This is, in fact, a natural experience we all have in…

Jeff Bezos and a Good Night’s Rest

Zach Morgan May 30, 2017 0 comments 0

In this day and age, it can sometimes seem like there are more problems than there are hours in the day to solve them, leading to a difficult compromise.  To compensate for the increasing demands for our time and attention, many people today choose to sleep less and work more, sacrificing a full and refreshing night’s rest for the sake…

The Role of Melatonin in Reducing Pain and Inducing Sleep

Dr. Sharon Takiguchi September 16, 2014 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]E[/su_dropcap]nvision arising every morning with pain and fatigue. Diseases like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and insomnia produce symptoms of pain, tiredness, sleep disturbances, emotional alterations, bowel irregularities and an impaired ability to concentrate. The symptoms in these conditions never go away and individuals with these and other painful conditions look for medication and treatments…

Sleep, Your Health and More

Dr. Sharon Takiguchi September 23, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]N[/su_dropcap]eurological Sciences published a thought provoking article on the historical basis of sleep hygiene or translated to mean healthy sleep rules in June 2012. The basis of healthy sleeping goes back to the scientific work of an Italian, Paolo Mantegazza, who described indications for sleep hygiene. His observations on sleep remain valid today and match the concept…

3 (more) Ways Power Napping Can Improve Our Health

Michelle A November 3, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]O[/su_dropcap]ur bodies crave sleep—they need it—they depend on it. Yet, despite the fact that we have long known the benefits of sleep, Gallup reports that fewer and fewer Americans are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep our bodies naturally need. And the results of national fatigue are causing a ripple effect on our health:…

Did You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

recharj November 10, 2014 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]ccording to a “2012 Bedroom Poll” conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, almost 60% of Americans did not have a good sleep last night and will not get a good night’s sleep tonight. Shockingly enough, almost a quarter of Americans will get at best a few good night’s of sleep each month, some none at all. On average, American…

Sleep and Weight: What’s the Connection?

recharj November 17, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]or the past 10 years, sleep researchers Patel and Hu, have completed extensive reviews of published literature on obesity and sleep between 1966 and 2007. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that sleeping less than 7 hours or over 9 hours each day increases mortality risk; also long and well known is the high morbidity and mortality of obesity….

What Does Weight Have To Do With Sleep Deficit?

recharj November 17, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]or the past 10 years, sleep researchers Patel and Hu, have completed extensive reviews of published literature on obesity and sleep between 1966 and 2007. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that sleeping less than 7 hours or over 9 hours each day increases mortality risk; also long and well known is the high morbidity and mortality of obesity….

What is the Value of a napnook?

recharj December 4, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]ellness centers are not exclusive to individual private businesses; commercial developers and investors looking to add an amenity to  increase tenant acquisition and retention or upgrade current building facilities would find a napnook to be a perfect fit. This is article 3 of a 3 part series. Be sure to read our related posts: Why an Office Amenity? Why focus…

Battling Jet Lag

Talia May 4, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]illions of people from all across the globe travel frequently via planes and are constantly going back and forth through time zones. While New York and LA’s three-hour difference may be easy enough to adjust to, once you get from, say, LA to the UK, and have to deal with an 8-hour difference, or even more for…

Sleep’s Emotional Side Effects

Catharine Willett February 12, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]ith the craziness and stress of everyday life, sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice. Although it might seem at face value that more activity at the cost of sleep is beneficial, the negative impacts extend further than just disrupting your circadian rhythm. Experts have determined that there is a serious need to prioritize the time with…

How Stress Affects Your Brain

Catharine Willett February 16, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you sleeping restlessly? Feeling irritable or moody? Forgetting little things and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in…

Sound Sleeping

Catharine Willett March 18, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]hether you realize it or not, your brain continues to process sound while you sleep. The stage of sleep governs how sensitive the body is to sound. You are the most sensitive to sound during the early hours of sleep, stages 1 and 2. However, sound can still cause a disruption in your slumber during stages 3…

Sleep’s Connection to Effective Leadership

Catharine Willett April 15, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]e’ve heard many questionable comments from Republican candidate Donald Trump, but in one of his most recent comments, he claims that his profound economic success and fame are, in part, a result of sleeping for only four hours a night. He claims his persistent work ethic puts him ahead of the competition. Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, a…

Do Women or Men Require More Sleep?

Catharine Willett April 29, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]H[/su_dropcap]ealth experts recommend an average of seven to nine hours of sleep a night. However, does this recommendation extend to both men and women equally? New research has indicated in some cases yes and in others no. Dr. Jim Horne, a renown British sleep scientist, explains that women actually require a few more minutes of sleep than…

Common Health Conditions that Disrupt Sleep

Catharine Willett May 27, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]L[/su_dropcap]iving with a health condition can make everyday activities difficult. Those who are experiencing depression may find it challenging to leave the house every morning. Diabetics must be mindful of their blood sugar by closely monitoring their diets and individuals with asthma cannot go without their inhalers. Not only do health conditions affect an individual’s day-to-day activities,…

How Does Sleep Affect Your Face?

Catharine Willett June 10, 2016 0 comments 0

“I get around four to five hours of sleep a night.” “Five hours of sleep.” “Three to four hours of sleep.” “Five hours a night.” Nearly 30% of Americans are sleep deprived. “nine to six, work. Then you go home and eat something, then to ten to two or three, you do all the other stuff.” “I live far away,…

5 Activities to Do Before Bed

Catharine Willett June 17, 2016 0 comments 0

Winding down before bed is a great way to ensure a good night’s rest. However, in today’s society, the most common way to relax is scrolling through social media on your phone or computer. Although, it is entertaining to catch up on the latest trends, screen time before bed can have a severe impact on your quality of sleep and…

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