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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Teens and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 25, 2022 7:17:00 AM

Teens are going through a very weird time in life where they are trying to figure out who they are, who they want to be, and some of that process may involve some defiant behaviors and attitudes. One of the things they may rebel against, or have trouble attaining, is sleep. Teens need sleep just like kids any other age, but there are a number of barriers that may be disrupting that. Continue reading to find out more about teens and sleep.

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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 20, 2022 6:16:00 AM

Do you find yourself staying up way past your bedtime because you feel like that's the only time you can do what you want to do? Whether it's reading that one book or finishing a TV show, you have the option to go to bed, but decide to stay up doing these activities. What does this lead to? Trouble getting up in the morning, a groggy day, just to do it all again the next night. This is referred to as Revenge Bedtime Procrastination, and we're going to talk more about it, as well as its effects on your sleep and how you can avoid doing this in the future. 

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Migraines and their Impact on Sleep Quality

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 1, 2022 12:49:00 PM

Migraines affect a large portion of the population, even requiring some to take time off work. Migraines can also be a huge disability and negatively impact the life of those who have severe migraines. Migraines also impact sleep quality and REM sleep, both of which are important for improving mood, energy, focus and other positive aspects of one's day. Continue reading to find out more. 

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