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How to Fight the Blue Monday Blues

Do you know what Blue Monday is? And no, we’re not talking about the song by New Order.  Blue Monday is the name given to a date in January, usually the third Monday of the month (in 2020, Blue Monday falls on January 20) which is supposed to be the most depressing day of the…

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Sleep and Academic Performance: Sleep Your Way to Better Grades

Sleep and Academic Performance Does your child seem to be struggling in school? Is college starting to feel more overwhelming and frustrating than it needs to be? Are you (or your student) getting enough sleep? If not, poor sleep may be the culprit. The more you get a full eight hours of restful sleep with…

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress in 2020 (Hint: Sleep!)

Did you know that “be less stressed” is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions? In fact, it comes in 5th place for 2020, after exercising more, saving money, eating better, and losing weight.  Stress can negatively affect your body, your feelings and thoughts, and your behavior. Left unchecked, it can even contribute to…

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Sleep and Mental Health: Why Quality Sleep Matters

We’ve all experienced it. Maybe you had a late night out with friends, had little to no sleep with a crying newborn, crammed for a test, or binged your favorite new TV show all night. After getting only a few hours of sleep (or no sleep at all), you start a new day feeling cranky…

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The Exercise and Sleep Connection: Get More from Your Workout

Exercise and Sleep Everyone knows exercise is critical to a healthy lifestyle. The health benefits of exercise are irrefutable and it improves both our physical and mental health. Not only can exercise offer immediate results, like improved mood and self-confidence, but it is a long-term investment in our overall health. For most of us, though,…

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How to Be a Better Parent by Getting Better Sleep

As a parent, you know that good sleep is essential for your child’s growth: physical, emotional, and mental. However, it’s important not to forget that parents need good sleep, too! Especially in the early years of your child’s life, sleep can be more elusive than ever, but sleep isn’t just “nice to have.” It’s necessary…

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Five Ways Sleep Can Help You Win the (Health) Lottery in 2020

Sleep and Health Wouldn’t it be great to win the lottery? Well, I’ve got good news for you… there’s something you can do to increase your odds of winning the lottery — the HEALTH lottery, anyway. The number one way to stack the odds in your favor? Consider the connection between sleep and health –…

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