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Move More, Sleep Better and Longer

New research presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) shows that “an acute session of moderate aerobic exercise, but not heavy aerobic or moderate strength exercises” can improve the amount and quality of sleep for people with insomnia (without resorting to pharmaceutical sleep-aids). What exactly does “acute” mean in […]

Planning for Snoozes (#959 of 1000 Awesome Things)

Hopefully you don’t normally set the alarm for midnight. If you’re like me, then a war is waged every morning near your alarm clock. It is a neverending series of epic clashes between The Awake You and The Sleeping You, with each side sticking to its guns, fighting fiercely in the ultimate battle for the […]

Sleep Is Good Medicine

Sleep Is Good Medicine

Next time you’re tempted to push yourself and go without adequate sleep, consider this. An analysis of recent scientific studies finds that people who experience chronic sleeplessness may exhibit the following problems: decreased concentration slower reaction time disturbed emotions increased sensitivity to pain impaired immune response increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease SOURCE […]

Pillow Talk - Choosing the Right Pillow

Pillow Talk – Choosing the Right Pillow

Using the wrong pillow is one of the most common causes of chronic sleep deprivation. Learn how to choose the right pillow for the way you sleep. One of the most common and least discussed health risks in today’s society is sleep deprivation. Every night, fewer Canadians are getting the recommended eight hours of sleep, […]

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