What is Microsleep? Its Causes and Safety

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 19, 2022 8:36:00 AM

Microsleep refers to very short periods of sleep that can be measured in seconds instead of minutes or hours. Even if you have never heard of this term before, you have likely witnessed someone else do it, or have done it yourself. It is where they nod off or keep their eyes open, and they essentially fall asleep for mere seconds. 

This normally occurs after sleep deprivation. Because of this, a lot of individuals with abnormal sleep schedules like shift work disorder or OSA might experience them. People who do not have sleep disorders can experience microsleeps too even after a single night of no sleep or sleep deprivation. Continue reading to find out what microsleep is and other components of this super short sleeping session!

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How to Get a Good Night's Sleep with a Stressful Job

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 14, 2022 11:50:00 AM

Jobs can be extremely demanding and stressful and make it very hard for people to find a good balance. However, without this balance, it can be very hard to do things that contribute to our wellness, including sleep. Continue reading to find out how to get a good night's sleep with a stressful job. 

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Sleep Disorders Linked to Heart Disease

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Sleep disorders have one thing in common, they cause interrupted sleep one way or another. Therefore, it's important that if you have a sleep disorder, you find out the problem because interrupted sleep can lead to chronic sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is more than just being tired. It can negatively impact several organ systems, including your heart. Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, so it's important to do everything possible to maintain its health - including getting enough sleep. Continue reading to find out how common sleeping disorders can lead to cardiovascular disease!

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How Sleep Can Impact Your Heart Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Sleep has tremendous effects on different body parts, including your heart health. It's imperative that you get the proper number of hours of sleep so you can provide your heart with extra protective factors against everything else that is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the number one killer in the United States, so if you can find ways to avoid it, that may be the thing to save your life!

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How Sleep Can Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that you can sleep your way to better mental health? Sure that may not be new news, but there is increasing evidence that those who sleep better can reduce their risk of developing dementia and, eventually, death. There are multiple theories as to why this may happen, so this article will dive into the protective and risk factors, associated with sleep, of developing dementia. 

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How Working From Home may be Disturbing your Sleep Patterns

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 5, 2022 8:19:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic may have permanently changed how the workforce looks. With so many jobs going remote at the beginning, many found that it may be a permanent situation due to the flexibility that format offered their employees. However, as great as working from home is, there may be one area where working from home is actually detrimental - sleep. Continue reading to find out how your sleep may be suffering and what you can do about it. 

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How Sleep can Improve Longevity

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 4, 2022 8:05:00 AM

While you sleep there are a lot of processes that happen in the body. These processes are meant to reset your body from the damage done throughout the day so that way your body can continue to be healthy and strong and exactly what you need. When you don't get enough sleep then you don't allow your body this time to make the necessary repairs.

These unattended to repairs certainly add up and can lead to other health issues like hypertension, diabetes, obesity. This is why it is so important that you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep. This article will focus on how sleep can help increase the longevity of one's life.

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Sleep Disturbances and Crohn's Disease

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause enormous discomfort for those who are affected. This discomfort can roll over and become a sleep issue. Without proper sleep, the body is unable to recover from all the damage done to it throughout the day, especially by the inflammatory molecules that may be seen in inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's. Therefore, it's imperative for increased comfort and recovery that individuals with Crohn's find a way to get better sleep. Below is some more information on Crohn's and some steps to take if you're having trouble sleeping.  

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How Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Cause Alzheimer's

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 3, 2022 7:21:00 AM

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia. It is characterized by progressive dementia and forgetfulness that progresses to an inability to care for oneself. There is currently no cure for this disease, and several older Americans are currently living with it.

There have been several studies that show there is a strong genetic link in the predictive value of getting Alzheimer's. However a new research article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has highlighted a link between Alzheimer's and too much or too little sleep. Continue reading to find out if your sleep habits may be putting you at increased risk.

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The Relationship Between Studying and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you are a student, and have trouble with sleeping, you may notice trouble with learning, attention, and memory. These three factors go into studying and doing well on assignments and tasks. Read more to find out the relationship between studying and sleep to see if you can improve your sleep and learning efforts!

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