The Surprising Link Between Obesity and Sleep: Unraveling the Midnight Connection

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 5, 2024 8:27:00 AM

In a world where fast-paced lifestyles and sedentary habits are the norm, the growing concern of obesity has captured the attention of health professionals and researchers alike. But did you know that there's an intricate relationship between obesity and sleep? The delicate balance of our body's functions extends to our sleep patterns, and the consequences of disrupted sleep can be far-reaching, potentially leading to obesity and a host of other health issues.

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A Guide to Getting Your Insurance to Cover a Sleep Study

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 3, 2024 8:09:00 AM

Do you often wake up feeling groggy, irritable, and unrested? If so, you might be one of the millions of people around the world struggling with sleep disorders. A sleep study can be a game-changer in diagnosing and addressing these issues, but navigating the world of insurance coverage can be a sleep-depriving task in itself. Don't worry, though; we're here to guide you through the process of getting your insurance to pay for a sleep study.

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Power Napping: Unleashing Your Inner Energy Boost

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 24, 2024 10:57:00 AM

In our fast-paced and demanding world, it's not uncommon for our energy levels to dip throughout the day. Whether it's due to a late night, a demanding workload, or simply the daily grind, feeling fatigued can hinder productivity and overall well-being. Thankfully, there's a powerful solution that's been embraced by many successful individuals: power napping. This rejuvenating practice allows us to harness the incredible benefits of short periods of sleep, helping us recharge and enhance our performance. In this blog post, we'll explore the art and science of power napping and why it deserves a place in your daily routine.

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Bedwetting and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 25, 2023 7:38:00 PM

Bedwetting is a developmental problem that many children have to deal with. It involves children wetting the bed at night because they were unable to use the bathroom. This is a potty trained child who had an accident in the bed. It can be uncomfortable and upsetting for the child, as well as frustrating for the parent. The older children get, the more uncomfortable it can become for the child. Continue reading to learn more about bedwetting and what you can do to mitigate it. 

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When Kids Should Stop Napping

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 23, 2023 6:43:00 PM

Sleep is vital for childhood development and learning. It affects the child's health, mood, and ability to stay on track for their milestones. A lack of sleep can have long-term effects on the child's academic performance and emotional health.

However, as children grow, their need for sleep can decrease. There are recommendations based on the child's age, and many times they achieve these hours with naps implemented into their daily schedule. So, this may raise the question, when should kids stop napping?

The exact age varies, and depends on individual factors: maturity, preschool/daycare, and nighttime sleeping habits. At about age three, the majority of children will still take at least one nap per day. About sixty percent of four-year-olds take naps, but by age five, most children no longer need a nap. The older children get, the more that number continues to shrink, with almost no children napping by the age of seven. Continued napping may be a sign of an underlying issue, and will need to be discussed with your pediatrician. Continue reading to learn more about the recommendations for children and naps. 

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To Nap or Not to Nap After Your Workout

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 21, 2023 7:44:00 AM

Feeling sleep after a workout? You could be curious about whether or not is the best idea to nap after you get done burning some calories. There are pros and cons to napping after a workout. Well-timed naps can improve alertness, memory and athletic performance, but a nap may also make it more challenging to fall asleep at bedtime. 

Continue reading to learn more about the effects of a workout on the desire to sleep and if it's the best thing to take a nap or not. 

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Companies that Are Pro Nap

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 16, 2022 6:43:00 PM

In a time where companies are really starting to notice mental health and employee wellness, you may be in search of a company that truly values your wellness and doesn't just say that they do. One way companies can put their money where their mouths are is by being pro-nap. 

Napping has been demonized in America as being a sign of the lazy, however, other countries have embraced napping and shutting down in the middle of the day. The understand the biology of the midday cortisol drop. Cortisol is your stress hormone that helps keep you alert and activated. It drops after lunch, so that post-lunch energy dip that you feel is actually very normal. 

Short, 30-minute naps are very beneficial for giving you a quick energy bump and improving creativity. This can increase workplace productivity and can actually benefit your health by reducing your chances of stroke, heart attack or heart failure. 

So who are the companies who work with your body, instead of against it? Continue reading to find out to see if any of them are a good fit for you. 

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