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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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9 Ways Better Sleep Can Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight this year, you are not alone. Nearly 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, spending over $33 billion each year on weight loss aids. On any given day, 29% of men and 44% of women are on a diet.  If you have…

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The Key to Building Healthy Relationships: More Sleep! 

Tips for Building Healthier Relationships Do you seem to feel better when people aren’t around? Sometimes we all do. And one of the reasons we may feel that way is a lack of quality sleep. When we don’t get enough sleep, strange things happen in our brains. One common side effect is a general intolerance…

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10 Ways Better Sleep Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

When you’re well-rested, your physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. Getting better sleep also leads to improved concentration, better decision-making, high energy levels, and much more. If you’re struggling to focus at work, feel “on top of things,” and generally do your best on the job, sleep might be the turning point for you. Here’s…

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