The Link Between Sleep and Job Performance

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 31, 2022 12:38:00 PM

If you really love your job and want to be good at it, then it's pretty important that you get a good night's sleep. The link between sleep and job performance is a positive linear relationship meaning that the better you sleep, the better you work. This article will dive into why that is and how you can improve your job performance. 

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Relaxation Exercise to Help Fall Asleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 24, 2022 12:19:00 PM

When you're trying to go to sleep, sometimes, for whatever reason, your body is just not ready to go to sleep. You may feel excited, antsy, or just not very tired. However, you know that if you don't go to sleep soon and your wake time doesn't change to make sure you can get adequate amount of sleep, that you're going to be dragging the next day. 

Therefore, it's important to learn some tips and tricks for when you need to relax so you can go to bed. Here are some relaxation exercises to help you fall asleep. Most of these can be done in your bed so you can fall asleep right where you are relaxing. 

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Negative Effects of Working Right Until Bedtime

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 17, 2022 11:49:00 AM

The pandemic has really blurred the lines between the end of the workday and the beginning of at-home leisure time. Even if you had a demanding job before the pandemic, then you may have experienced similar overflow of one world into the other. Working from home continues to complicate this boundary because there is no significant moment to define the end of the day (such as logging off and driving home). 

It's up to employees and workers what time and how they are going to end their workday. If you find yourself working all the way up until it's time to go to bed, you may begin having sleep trouble (if you haven't already). This article will talk about the negative effects of working right up until bedtime instead of taking a break to decompress before bed. 

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How Improving Sleep Hygiene Can Improve Heart Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 10, 2022 11:28:00 AM

It's been well-established that poor sleep can have very negative health effects. However, a recent study has expanded this knowledge by finding that multiple sleep issues at the same time can further increase risk for heart disease in middle age. Improving your sleep hygiene may be the key to improving your overall health. We are going to discuss some of the associated risks with sleep problems and some things you can do to improve your sleep hygiene. 

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Bedroom Accessories that Disrupt Children's Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 10, 2022 8:12:00 AM

When trying to figure out how to improve your child's sleep, it's important to consider all aspects of their lives, as they can all have a negative or positive impact on sleep. One aspect that we may not think about much is our child's sleeping environment. 

Their bedroom is more than just a playroom. It's the place where they are getting the most rest. If you would like to transition your child to their own room, or work on how to keep them in their own bed throughout the night, then it's important to create a bedroom environment that fosters improved sleep. This article will talk about bedroom accessories that disrupt children's sleep and what you can do instead. 

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How to Improve Sleep for Babies

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 3, 2022 7:51:00 AM

One of the hardest things about becoming a new parent is establishing your baby's sleep pattern. Some babies are great sleepers while others take a little bit longer to find a nice routine - even within the same family. While it can be frustrating, improving your baby's sleep is essential for them to get enough sleep and you. 

Babies need to sleep because that is when learning and growing happens. If they have a poor sleep schedule, then this can lead to some developmental delays that can be of concern. Also, if you're not getting enough sleep, then that can lead to higher levels of irritation, more disconnectedness from your child, and other negative consequences. 

Here are a few tips to help you get your baby to sleep through the night. 

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Topics: sleep health

Magnesium for Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 27, 2022 7:33:00 AM

In the search for a good night's rest, magnesium has become a supplement of interest lately. Getting good sleep can be hard for a number of reasons. So, if there is anything that can help improve rest, then people are willing to try it. 

Magnesium may offer some benefits, but the research is still very limited. Here is some more information on magnesium and if it may be right for you. 

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Topics: sleep health

How to Prevent Hypoglycemia at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 20, 2022 7:12:00 AM

Hypoglycemia is a metabolic condition where your blood sugar drops below 70 mg/dL. This is dangerous as your body depends on glucose for energy. Without it, it cannot properly function. Normally, throughout the night, your body has mechanisms to create more glucose from glycogen storages or fat. However, if you are diabetic, and take insulin, then you may be at a higher risk for hypoglycemia if there is an imbalance between your medication and the amount of carbohydrates you have consumed. Here is more information on how to prevent hypoglycemia at night. 

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How to Fight Late Night Cravings

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 13, 2022 7:11:00 AM

Nothing is more tempting than a late night craving. They come on suddenly and they are insatiable. It's like where did this come from? Why do I suddenly want these foods that are sugary, fatty, and probably not the best choice before bed? 

We have all been there, and those late night cravings can be especially harmful if you have sleep troubles, diabetes, or any other health disease where late night sugar rushes can be dangerous. An indulgence every once in a while is okay, but when it's a constant habit, you may find yourself with indigestion, weight gain, and a harder task to control your blood sugars. Here are seven ways to kick those late night cravings. 

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How Unemployment Can Lead to Sleep Loss

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 6, 2022 6:51:00 AM

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have either been forced out of their jobs or left on their own accord. Either way, being without a job has been detrimental to sleep for both US and European workers. 

The idea that individuals without jobs have increased sleep trouble can seem paradoxical considering they seem to have more time to regulate sleep routines than those with full-time jobs. However, the stress that comes with job loss can lead to either too much or too little sleep. Continue reading to find out how unemployment can impact sleep and what you can do if you are unemployed. 

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