sleep

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…

How Relationships Can Affect Sleep

Madison Troxler September 16, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]f you share a sleeping space with your partner, it may say something about your quality of sleep. That blanket stealer/cuddle buddy can both help and harm your sleep. However, it’s up to you to decide if sacrificing your comfort is worth having that special someone sleep next to you. Here’s some research that might help. According…

Sleep Masks: A Natural Way to Sleep Better

Kayla McMahon October 7, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]leep is a vital aspect of overall wellness, yet many people don’t see sleep as a top priority. Go Ask Alice!, the online health column of Columbia University, reports that not getting enough quality sleep is linked to “daytime sleepiness, depressed mood, impaired concentration and memory and a weakened immune system.” So, how can we improve our quality of sleep? A step in…

Billions of Dollars Lost to Sleep Deprivation

Kayla McMahon December 9, 2016 0 comments 0

We can sleep when we’re dead…right? Not so much. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claims insufficient sleep to be a public health epidemic, as 1 in 3 American adults do not get enough sleep. Adults aged 18-60 years require at least 7 hours of sleep per night in order to maintain optimal health, but many adults fail to do so. This leads to an increased…

Chasing a Good Night’s Sleep

Zach Morgan February 3, 2017 0 comments 0

The world we inhabit today is full of flashing lights, nonstop notifications, and a general air of restlessness, a burning desire to know what is happening around us at all times.  Though this hyper-connectivity is not necessarily a bad thing, it has nevertheless resulted in a palpable effect on the sleep patterns of millions of people.  To that end, we…

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