Rest & Relaxation

 

 

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TV Rots More Than Your Brain

Remem­ber back in the day when you were a kid and your mother shooed you from in front of the TV, claim­ing wild implau­si­bil­i­ties like too much tube would blind you? Well, it turns out Mom may not have been so nutty after all. Study after study has con­cluded that pro­longed TV-watching ses­sions can lead […]

 

 

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Body and Mind

Up until the 1800s, sci­en­tists believed that neg­a­tive emo­tions were the root of dis­eases. As sci­ence advanced and researchers dis­cov­ered the nature of germs, emo­tions fell out of favor as a cause of phys­i­cal mal­adies. More recently, researchers have dis­cov­ered that there indeed is a very real link between body and mind. The health of […]

 

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Finding Peace of Mind

Con­tem­po­rary life is a rush of chaotic, dis­parate events that push and pull us to and fro and causes much dis­tress. Many peo­ple are seek­ing a way to quiet down their minds, bring­ing much-needed peace to their day-to-day exis­tences. Peace of mind is one of the most sought-after com­modi­ties in mod­ern soci­ety. While peace of […]

 

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How Well Are You Sleeping

How well do you sleep?  Me?  Not so great.  I’ve never been a very good sleeper (just ask my mom.) As we get older it seems we crave sleep more and more, but find our­selves toss­ing and turn­ing for any num­ber of rea­sons. This incred­i­ble app uses the accelerom­e­ter in your iPhone to track your […]

 

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Drowsy Driving (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

Accord­ing to stud­ies, a full 60% of Amer­i­cans have dri­ven while sleepy, and 37% admit to hav­ing fallen asleep at the wheel. The National High­way Traf­fic Safety Admin­is­tra­tion esti­mates that dri­ver fatigue fig­ures in nearly 100,000 police-reported col­li­sions every year. Clearly, this is a very seri­ous issue, one that must be addressed at the individual level. […]

 

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

Sleep apnea is a con­di­tion in which breath­ing stop and starts dur­ing sleep. Although there are sev­eral types of sleep apnea, obstruc­tive sleep apnea is the most com­mon. Obstruc­tive sleep apnea occurs when the mus­cles sup­port­ing the soft palate, ton­sils, uvula, and tongue relax and cause block­age of your air­ways. This leads to the cessation […]

 

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Restless Legs Syndrome (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

Rest­less Legs Syn­drome (RLS) is a dis­or­der of the ner­vous sys­tem which affects the legs. The con­di­tion causes vic­tims to have uncom­fort­able sen­sa­tions in the legs: itch­ing, “pins and nee­dles”, or “creepy crawly” feel­ings. The feel­ings cause an uncon­trol­lable urge to move the legs in order to relieve the sen­sa­tion. RLS affects an esti­mated 10% […]

 

 

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

It is esti­mated that 50 – 70 mil­lion Amer­i­cans suf­fer from a sleep or wake­ful­ness dis­or­der. These dis­or­ders cost U.S. employ­ers $18 bil­lion every year. The causes of sleep depri­va­tion are many, but they lead to the same kind ero­sion in your qual­ity of life. Effects of sleep depri­va­tion can include: Irri­tabil­ity Cog­ni­tive Impair­ment Memory […]