Nighttime (Hypnic) Headaches

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 24, 2023 4:55:00 PM

Nothing is worse than waking up in the middle of the night with a headache. This is known as a hypnic headache. They are actually extremely rare, affecting fewer than 1% of people. If you are on of those who experience them, then they can be extremely frustrating. 

Continue reading to learn more about hypnic headaches and determine if you need to seek additional help. 

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Pros and Cons of Sleeping with your TV

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 26, 2022 12:43:00 PM

Nodding off in front of your TV may not seem like that big of a deal. You may even like the background noise of the television, or have slept with the TV on your entire life. However, despite these "benefits" you may actually be damaging your sleep. Or not. We are going to go over the pros and cons of sleeping with your TV to help you potentially improve your sleep if you've been struggling with it! 

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms You May Not Know About

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 9, 2022 4:29:00 PM

Curious about if you have sleep apnea or not? Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects many sleepers. It can be a serious sleep disorder with adverse consequences that can have a severe impact on your life. Therefore, it is important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms so you can get the help you need promptly. 

There are certain symptoms that are common to sleep apnea. These include snoring and excessive daytime fatigue without knowing why. Most individuals with sleep apnea don't know they have it unless someone else can attest to their snoring. But, if you don't have that person, or if they don't think you're snoring is anything out of the ordinary, then you may want to look out for these other signs!  

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Restricted Sleep and Migraine Symptoms

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 28, 2022 5:57:00 PM

Migraines affect about 15% of the adult population and is the leading cause of living disability in those below 50 years old. Although they seem like "just another headache" migraines are much more severe and persistent than the average headache. They also come with some distinct characteristics and require specific treatments for relief. 

Migraines can be debilitating and cause lost work wages as well as decreased quality of life. There are many things that contribute to migraines such as genetics, stress, hormones, etc. But one common link to migraines is sleep, or lack thereof. Continue reading to find out how restricted sleep can worsen migraine symptoms. 

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5 Morning Habits that Actually Ruin Your Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 28, 2022 5:31:00 PM

We focus a lot on what you do at night and how to have a stellar nighttime routine for sleep. However, your morning routine can also impact your sleep. Getting enough sleep is vital for optimal functioning, and physical/emotional wellbeing. There are many adults, however, that don't receive their recommended number of hours of sleep on a regular basis.

The recommended number of hours is 7-8 hours. If someone deviates from this every once in a while, then they can balance it out the following night(s). However, when this is a common pattern, then it leads to chronic sleep deprivation which can lead to regular suboptimal performance. 

What you do at night, however, is not the main thing that impacts your sleep. What you do in the morning can also impact your sleep. Here are five morning habits that are actually ruining your sleep. 

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What is Drowsy Driving?

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 21, 2022 10:13:00 AM

Whenever you get behind the wheel of a car and are sleepy, that is known as drowsy driving. It's one of the most dangerous things that you can do, second to drunk driving or driving under the influence. In fact, after a certain number of hours of no sleep, your brain is very similar to one that is drunk. 

Drowsy driving can significantly increase the risk of accidents which leads to a high number of injuries and deaths every year. There are so many sleeping problems across the United States, that increased awareness of drowsy driving can significantly positively impact public health. Continue reading to find out more about drowsy driving so you can avoid practicing it and contributing to the large number of drivers on the road who are driving at suboptimal consciousness.

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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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9 Benefits of Getting More Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 11, 2022 5:05:00 PM

Getting a good night's sleep does more than just help you not be cranky the next day. It is actually vital for your health and provides you with innumerable benefits. It's just as important as other health advice such as exercising and eating right. 

The average number of hours of sleep required for each individual is anywhere from 7-9 hours. However, over a third of the adults in the United States are not getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can put you at high risk mentally, physically and emotionally. Here are 9 benefits of getting more sleep! 

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Why All-Nighters Don't Work

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 18, 2022 11:08:00 AM

There are times when we have so much work to do, that it seems implausible to get it done while also getting enough sleep. The only option seems to be an all-nighter. An all-nighter is when you stay up all night and forgo sleep in order to do something else. This can help unintentionally due to insomnia. However, oftentimes all-nighters are intentional. Are they good or no? Continue reading to find out why all-nighters probably aren't the best option for you and your health. 

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Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 1, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Sleep is essential to our health and well-being, however, for individuals with Parkinson's Disease, it is even more important as the body needs more time to restore and repair itself. However, those with Parkinson's often have trouble getting a good night's sleep which can interfere with the healing that happens during sleep. Continue reading to find out more about Parkinson's and how sleep can be impacted. 

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