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Breaking News from the National Sleep Foundation!

In the past, sleep experts had warned us about exercising too close to bed time. They said excitement hormones such as adrenaline, which rise during exercise to give us energy and take about three hours to fall back to normal … Continue reading

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The Importance of Sleep

It seems as if each day there is new information on sleep, its importance in our daily lives and the severe implications to our health if we don’t get enough. Sleep deprivation is now considered a widespread public health issue … Continue reading

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Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance?

The number of people, both young and old, who are trying to successfully balance their work and home lives is increasing every day. Julie McCarthy, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), asks us … Continue reading

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More Reasons To Get Up And Go!

Many of us are aware of the advantages of physical activity ..and we also know how hard it can be to fit it into our already busy days (and nights)! However, researchers are discovering even more reasons why we should … Continue reading

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New Research Shift Workers Should Be Aware of…….

Read on if you are interested in identifying whether you might have heart disease, learn about a possible new way to treat sleep apnea, or hear more about sleep disorders Continue reading

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Beware of the Brownies!

Baked World markets a brownie called Lazy Larry; they are filled with melatonin, a naturally occurring compound often used to treat sleep disorders. Continue reading

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IS SNORING…….

Snoring may indicate a more serious health condition, such as sleep apnea where your airways are so obstructed that you stop or nearly stop breathing as you sleep.

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It’s Important to Talk with your Doctor about Working Shift Work

Doctors apply standard care to patients without considering individual patients situation or lifestyles. Shift workers should make sure their doctors know they work shift work and have this unique lifestyle factored into considerations about health prevention and treatment. Continue reading

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Restorative Sleep Improves Memory and Creativity

While we sleep our brains are busy working integrating all that we’ve done during the day into our long term memories. REM sleep is especially important to building our creativity. Continue reading

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2010 Sleep in America Poll Released!

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has just released the 1st poll to examine sleep among four ethnic groups in the United States: Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics and Whites-the 2010 Sleep in America Poll. Although significant differences in the sleep habits … Continue reading

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Working Nights President, Betsy Connolly, to Chat with Nurses on NurseTogether.com – Join us Tomorrow at 6 pm est.

Chat about shift work with Working Nights President Betsy Connolly and nurses on NurseTogether.com Continue reading

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Differences Between Men and Women at Work – We Need Both Sexes!

More and more women are working while this recession has been particularly tough on men. Businesses need to keep focused on the benefits of workers’ difference. Continue reading

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Shift Work and Divorce – Does the Work Schedule Really Make a Difference?

Studies have found that people working shift work tend to experience greater marital instability. This post gives some ideas about why and what to do about it. Continue reading

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