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Best Sleep Aids

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just nice. It’s essential. As The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute notes, getting less than the recommended eight to nine hours per night eventually leads to sleep deficiency and deprivation. Adults with those conditions are at greater risk developing mental, physical, and systemic health issues including slower reaction

6 Best Essential Oils for Sleeping

There is a fascinating relationship between aromas and neurological responses which can provide relief for some of the up to 70 million estimated Americans suffering from sleep problems. If you’re someone who suffers from sleep issues and wants to get a restful sleep without resorting to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescribed sleep aids and medications, try

Best OTC Sleeping Pills

The National Sleep Foundation suggests that most adults need up to nine hours of sleep per day to feel completely rested and be able to perform at their highest levels. However, getting to sleep and staying asleep can be challenging. If you struggle with insomnia or constantly wrestle with a restless mind at bedtime, you

6 Best Sleep Trackers

Have you ever felt like you aren't getting the recommended eight to nine hours of rest you need, but can’t quite figure out what the problem is? A sleep tracker can be a huge help. Sleep trackers monitor everything from breathing rates to heart rates to shifts in body positioning. Then, they cull and analyze tons

5 Best Sleep Apps

Are you trying to track your sleep so you can get a better night’s rest? You’re already using apps on your smartphone during your waking hours, so why not add at least one more to improve your sleep cycle and get your circadian rhythm in tune? Download some of the best sleep apps today and

Sleep Deprived? Try This Type of Exercise.

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Sleep deprivation is becoming more and more prevalent these days and unfortunately can have major health implications. Sleep influences everything from your mood to your weight to the sensitivity of tissues to insulin, and a lack of sleep can result in insulin resistance (De Souza et al. 2017). On

3 Ways Sleep Impacts Sports Performance

Alyssa Bialowas The importance of quality sleep for athletes is often underrated. While a major focus is constantly put on physical training and nutrition, sleep takes a backseat. However, sleep is just as important for the overall health of athletes, and can impact sports performance in a very real way. Quality sleep is essential for

3 Ways Elite Athletes’ Training Affects Sleep & Wake Behaviors

Alyssa Bialowas Elite athletes undertake extensive training and physical demands. This can affect their daily life, including their sleep patterns and behaviors. Australian Rules football, rugby union and soccer are three of the most popular football codes played in Australia. Each sport has various demands on players due to the physical contact, types of movement

Everyday Tips To Be More Mindful

Gillian White - MSc, PhD (Candidate), University of Toronto Mindfulness Part II. Everyday tips to be more mindful. As I discussed in the previous article, Mindfulness Part I, the pursuit and practice of mindfulness has a wide variety of benefits relating to your health, happiness, and productivity. In this day and age, where your

Mothering – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Julia C. Basso, PhD Reporting from the 2017 Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting Becoming a mother can be one of the most amazing, rewarding, and enriching experiences in life.  It can also be one of the most challenging experiences you’ll ever face. My baby girl, Juliette, was born on February 15, 2015. She is now

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