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sleep

  • Morning Larks: Good or Bad for Breast Cancer?

    November 7, 2018

    Are you a morning person or a night person? Perhaps in-between? I am a morning lark, and stumbled across a thought-provoking piece that suggests women who are “larks” and at their best early in the morning are less likely to develop breast cancer, as compared to night owls.

  • THIS May Affect Your Blood Sugar

    September 9, 2018

    I’m not gonna lie: I have a bit of an obsession with sleep. So you can imagine my ears perking up as I learned of another benefit of getting adequate sleep: You may lower your risk of getting diabetes.

  • Can’t Sleep? Two More Tips

    September 3, 2018

    Technology in the bedroom isn’t a great idea. Not only can it lead to unnecessary brain stimulation, the blue light from any technology can disrupt your sleep ( it disrupts our circadian rhythm).

  • Want to Sleep Better? Try THIS.

    July 6, 2018

    Continuing on the theme of the necessity of good sleep (including seven to nine hours of zzzzzz’s), I offer you a new, evidence-based trick that may help you to fall asleep and stay that way. And it only takes 2 seconds.

  • Nighttime Device use Disturbs Sleep

    May 30, 2018

    Observed Anne Duffy, a Harvard-based co-author of the study, these devices are not benign. They have biological affects on us. They can be bad for adults, but really bad for kids and adolescents who often already don’t get enough sleep.

  • Sleep: Reason #5 (Better Cognition)

    April 15, 2018

    Sleep loss caused phagocytes—or specialised cells that engulf other cells to clear away byproducts of neural activity from the day—to go into overdrive. Listen to what I just said: When you’re depriving yourself of sleep, your brain is more likely to essentially eat away at itself.