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Recovering from Sleep Debt

Chronic sleep deprivation can not only negatively impact your ability to perform daily tasks, but also contribute to poor motor and cognitive skills and increased risk while driving or operating machinery. Here are some ways to pay back your sleep debt.

The Ultimate Health Trio: Sleep, Diet and Exercise

Getting the body you want is a three-step process. You have to eat right, exercise regularly, and also, sleep well. Believe it or not, sleep plays a powerful role in your daily appetite and energy level, which in turn can affect your food choices and will to exercise. 

What is a Circadian Rhythm Anyway?

Are you a morning bird or a night owl? The answer may lie with your circadian rhythm. 

Is it true that the early bird catches the worm?

When it comes to sleep, there are several common myths that may not be as true as they seem. We take a look at some and separate the fact from fiction.

Ending Daylight Saving and Beginning Better Sleep

Daylight Saving Time has come to an end. Making the transition to earlier hours gives you an opportunity to get your sleep back on schedule and pack in time for new morning routines, such as hitting the gym, grabbing a coffee or going for a run.

How Bad is a Loss of Only 30 Minutes of Sleep?

Which is better: finishing up your to-do list and preparing for the next day by getting 30 minutes less sleep or going to bed with the list unfinished but getting an addition 30 minutes of sleep at night?

Sleep, Weight Gain, & Diabetes Found to be Linked

Did you know weight gain and poor sleep lead into each other in a way that creates a cycle? Eating unhealthy food causes weight gain but weight gain leads to sleep problems.

Reading Screens Before Bed Impacts Your Sleep

Do you unwind at the end of the day by reading a book or magazine before you fall asleep? Due to recent technological innovations and the affordability of once unattainable devices, people of all ages are using e-readers and cell phones to read or wind-down before bed.

A Good Night’s Sleep May Mean a Good Day’s Work

Do you have a tough time getting through every hectic workday? No matter what your job is, it is very important to come to work well-rested after a good night’s sleep. A recent study of nearly 4,000 people in Finland of working age, from 30 to 64, found that getting enough sleep every night meant the worker was less likely to take time off from work due to illness.

Study Shows Loss in Brain Function

Researchers have been looking into the exact effects of sleep apnea on various functioning systems of the body, within various age groups and demographics. According to a study released in June 2014, there is evidence showing sleep apnea is associated with neurocognitive dysfunction in adult Hispanic women.