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6 Foods to Reduce Stress and Nourish Your Body

6 Foods to Reduce Stress and Nourish Your Body

Six foods to reduce stress and nourish your body. Understanding Cortisol Levels We all have stress from time to time. But when it goes on for weeks, or months, chronic stress can impact all the body's systems—especially the adrenal glands, small organs that rest on top of the kidneys and are responsible for releasing important…

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Hitting snooze confuses your brain more than waking up

Hitting snooze confuses your brain more than waking up

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Most of us probably use the snooze function on our alarm clocks at some point in our lives. Just a few more minutes under the covers, a time to gather our thoughts, right? While such snoozing might seem harmless, it…

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Sleep Myths, Debunked

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Here, we put five common sleep misconceptions to bed — once and for all. Not logging enough zzz’s? Join the club: One in 3 adults doesn’t get adequate sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But before you self-diagnose as an insomniac, there are several sleep myths that need debunking. Read on…

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Are You Getting Adequate Sleep? 7 Ways to Rest Better

Are You Getting Adequate Sleep? 7 Ways to Rest Better

Sleep is an essential body function, but busy working moms aren’t necessarily able to pay it the proper respect. That’s unfortunate because a good night’s sleep is vital for your physical and emotional health. When you manage to get solid and adequate rest, your brain restores itself, and you find yourself much more able to…

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5 Ways Sleep Supports Your Immune System

You’ve felt it before: low energy, weakness all over and that unshakeable brain fog. It’s not your imagination. Skipping sleep takes its toll – and not just on your productivity at work. Sleep has strong ties to the body’s immune system. In fact, a 2009 study found those who slept five hours or less were…

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The Secret for Me: Balancing My Out-of-Sync Circadian Rhythm

How I Balanced an Out-of-Sync Circadian Rhythm I used to battle groggy mornings, sluggish afternoons and sleepless nights. I craved carb-laden sweets, often felt overwhelmed with life’s commitments and dreamed of future moments of downtime to feel refreshed and restored. Little did I know so much of this was due to my out-of-sync circadian rhythm.…

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How to Tell You Might Have a Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

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Do I Have a Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder? There’s more to a restful night’s sleep than clocking nine hours between the sheets. While quantity is definitely important, the quality of sleep and how well our bodies cycle through the different stages of sleep are just as valuable (if not more so). And while many of…

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Why Is a Balanced Circadian Rhythm Important Anyhow?

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Why Is Your Circadian Rhythm Important? When most adults hear the term “circadian rhythm,” they instantly think of the cycle of day and night. Some may even go so far as to say that it’s why we sleep at night and are awake during the day. But there’s more to it than that, with many…

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How to Synchronize Family Sleep Cycles

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Tips to Synchronize Family Sleep Schedules Getting everyone on the same page, and making an effort to synchronize family sleep cycles will help get your whole household to achieve more restful sleep, even with busy schedules. Plan activities, mealtime, and bedtime routines beforehand to synchronize to circadian rhythm and form an ideal sleeping pattern for…

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Managing Shift Work Sleep Disorder

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Shift work sleep disorder is a circadian rhythm disorder that affects individuals whose irregular work schedule interferes with their body’s typical waking and sleeping cycle. Working overnight shifts, early morning shifts, or rotating shifts can result in shift work sleep disorder, as can jet lag for those who travel frequently. This circadian rhythm disorder has…

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