Drowsy driving is risky behavior that anyone can participate in without realizing the seriousness of it. Driving while sleepy or fatigued may feel like a necessity for many, such as shift workers or teamsters, but it is not worth the risk. The next time you’re yawning and blinking heavily while behind the wheel, consider the…

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A study recently published in Frontiers in Psychology has found that when comparing sleep, physical activity and diet, sleep has the biggest impact on mental health. The study was conducted through an online survey taken by 1,111 young adults ages 18-25. According to the study, sleep quality is the strongest predictor of both depressive symptoms…

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A recent report from CNN, citing studies published by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, suggested that consistent, healthy sleep may lead to increased efficacy of the influenza vaccine. Dr. Jyoti Matta, M.D., Director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center says that…

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September 14 – 20, 2020 is Student Sleep Health Week. This event was Organized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to raise awareness of the importance of sleep health for students of all ages. According to AASM, 4 out of 10 parents acknowledged that remote learning affected their children’s bedtime and/or waketime consistency.…

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Sometimes the “rise” part of “rise and shine” feels like just too much effort. Your alarm goes off and you’re not ready to start the day, so you hit snooze. The temptation of a few more minutes of dosing off under a comfy blanket is just too much to pass up. But what you don’t…

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Sleep drastically impacts everyone’s health. However, athletes especially need to be aware of how poor sleep could alter their mental and physical performance. The American College of Sports Medicine reports that in a study of 11 male subjects who completed a 30-min self-paced treadmill test, distance covered was decreased after sleep deprivation. Overall speed and…

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Your body’s circadian rhythm is what tells you when to sleep and when to wake up. When this rhythm becomes upset, your overall health is impacted. Overnight workers and truck drivers often have trouble sticking to a consistent sleep schedule due to the nature of their work. If you travel to different time zones for…

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There are easy ways to get better sleep. Take a look at your bedroom and see if there are any adjustments you can take that will help you feel well rested. Invest In Your Bed If you’re waking up stiff, sore or tired, your mattress may be to blame. Take the time to evaluate whether…

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And When It’s Time to See a Healthcare Professional Other than being a nuisance, the harsh sounds of snoring could be a red flag for other health conditions. In some cases, you may be able to relieve your snoring by making a few small changes to your lifestyle. Some Lifestyle Changes May Help, According to…

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month and even contains World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day looks to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day is held on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox each year. World Sleep Day 2020 is on Friday, March…

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