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Social Media & Your Sleep

Social media is great for staying in touch with friends and family but it can sometimes feel overwhelming! Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Snapchat, how much time do you spend scrolling through feeds? If you’re like the average American, you’re putting in more than an hour a day on one or more social […]

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Celebrate The New Year

For many, a New Year’s Eve celebration is not complete without good friends and fun times. But with an all night celebration, comes the difficulty of staying up all night! This can be a challenge when you are used to a regular 9 to 5 schedule. Since most jobs don’t let employees have January 1st […]

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How much sleep is enough sleep?

Do you dream of achieving the perfect 8-hour sleep schedule? Well, you may need to keep dreaming. After all, the ideal amount of sleep doesn’t come in a one-size fits all solution. In fact, oversleeping can make you feel just as lethargic as sleeping too little, and 8 hours may not be the magic number for you. […]

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Does Sleep Lead to a Stronger Heart?

You know how important heart health is, and you’re doing everything you can to keep your heart healthy. From limiting alcoholic beverages to hitting the gym and turning down cigarettes, you’ll do what it takes. But did you know that sleep quality can also affect your heart health? A recent study shows that obstructive sleep […]

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Sleep More, Worry Less

Sleeping More Could Lead to Worrying Less

Do you find yourself more anxious and flustered more than usual after a bad night of sleep? According to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, sleep deprivation can activate certain brain regions that affect our emotional processing, increasing feelings of anxiety. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study included 18 young healthy adults […]

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Break down the cost of a bed

Mattresses can be expensive, but finding the right mattress is important. Think about it: Out of all the furniture in your house, you spend the most time in your bed. So what exactly are you paying for when you purchase your mattress? Here’s a breakdown of the cost of a mattress. Inner construction From metal […]

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Do women need more sleep than men?

Do women need more sleep than men?

Women require 20 more minutes of sleep than the average man, according to studies revealed by the Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center. Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Center, explains that women’s multi-tasking brains are wired differently from men’s and are more complex. Sleep is necessary for the brain to recover; therefore, women who frequently […]

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Older Adults: Less Sleep, Faster Aging Brain

Older Adults: Less Sleep, Faster Aging Brain

There is a another reason to consistently get 7-9 hours of high-quality sleep every night. According to EurekAlert, researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) found evidence that when older adults decrease their sleep, their brains age more rapidly. Published in the journal SLEEP, the data of 66 older Chinese adults who also participated in the […]

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