Waking kids up

Waking kids up

School isn’t over yet, but we bet it’s getting more and more difficult to wake your kids up and get them moving in the morning. If the usual routine isn’t working, then switching it up could make all the difference. In a survey of 2,000 parents done by Feather &...

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Sleepwalking – Who Really Stole Your Pillow

Sleepwalking – Who Really Stole Your Pillow

Ever had a pillow go missing? Or a blanket in some other room and a sibling swearing they had nothing to do with it? You may be a victim of sleepwalking. Sleepwalking is a disorder that causes a person walk in their sleep. The sleepwalker often can’t remember the...

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Spring vacation coming up?

Spring vacation coming up?

Spring break is just around the corner for some, and it could be the perfect time to gain some health benefits from a well-deserved vacation. A recent study looked at two different groups. One went on a vacation while the other group stayed at home. The results? Those...

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Daylight Saving Time – increasing sleep debt

Daylight Saving Time – increasing sleep debt

Sunday March 11th marks everyone’s favorite night: The night we all lose an hour of sleep to Daylight Saving Time. This night is more than just an annoyance; however, as it has been known to wreak havoc on sleep schedules. It isn’t just sleep that is affected by this...

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Sleep Trackers and Their Accuracy

Sleep Trackers and Their Accuracy

Ever wonder if the device you wear is accurately tracking your sleep, or just how well it compares to other brands? The truth is, there’s always a better way to track sleep than the wrist bands available on the market. That doesn’t mean they aren’t at least...

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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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