Depressed and Sleeping Less

Depressed and Sleeping Less

We’ve mentioned before the dangers of not getting the sleep you need. While depression can be a factor in sleeping less, not getting enough rest can also lead to depression (BedTimes). The good news? Just because one can cause the other, or be a symptom of it, that...

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Too much REM sleep is a bad thing!

Too much REM sleep is a bad thing!

Tired? Exhausted? Sleeping normal hours but waking up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? You may be getting too much REM sleep, and your diet could be pushing you there. REM sleep is the stage where dreaming typically occurs and has faster heart rate and...

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Sleep, Weight Gain, and the Holidays

Sleep, Weight Gain, and the Holidays

The holidays are over and New Year’s Resolutions are being put to the test. Those post-holiday snacks and junk food in the cupboards could cost you…close to two pounds, in fact. A study done by the University of Colorado Boulder, had participants that gained roughly...

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The Cost of Fatigue

The Cost of Fatigue

Tired employees can be costly to a business. With the holiday season upon us, longer shifts means more exhausted employees. To learn how much this could be costing your business, check out the NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator. This online calculator was developed thanks to...

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Another plus for letting Fido sleep in the same room as you!

Another plus for letting Fido sleep in the same room as you!

If you're a pet owner, then you already know the pros and cons of letting your furry friend sleep in the bedroom, but here's one more point for the pros side! What's the catch? While there are benefits to letting Fido sleep in the room with you, it's still recommended...

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Exercise and Insomnia

Exercise and Insomnia

Exercise isn’t just good for your health, it’s also great for getting a good night’s sleep and for fighting off the dreaded insomnia! A study done by Kelly Glazer Baron, a clinical psychologist, said that “…older women suffering from insomnia said their sleep improved...

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Temperature and Sleep

Temperature and Sleep

Have you ever noticed that you find sleeping in a cool room preferable to sleeping in a warm one? Or have you ever noticed how amazing a cool pillow feels compared to a warm one? If so, then you won't be surprised to hear that the perfect temperature for a good...

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How do you use your bed?

How do you use your bed?

If you’ve had trouble sleeping at night, it may be due to the way you use your bed the rest of the day. It’s only natural to want to do activities like browsing the internet, reading a book, watching a show, or playing video games in bed. After all, the bed can often...

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The Cost of Pulling an All-Nighter

The Cost of Pulling an All-Nighter

Whether you’re a parent with a newborn or a young child, a college student cramming for a big test or panicking over a ten-page paper, or a worker who’s stressing out over a project due the next day, many of us can relate to the fatigue of pulling an all-nighter....

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Thinking of Binge Watching a Few Shows?

Thinking of Binge Watching a Few Shows?

While staying up late for a rare occasion may have little cause for alarm, doing it too often, as has been indicated in prior research, does have some serious health issues. Binging is often associated with a rise in anxiety, depression and fatigue. As we discussed in...

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