Tag: sleep

Better quality sleep improves the quality of your work; here’s how.

Better quality sleep improves the quality of your work; here’s how. September is here and the post-labor day w0rkload is beginning to ramp up.   Are you getting enough quality sleep? Poor sleep habits are going to make you less alert and may affect your overall health.   Poor sleep may also make you more sensitive to pain stimuli as well. Work burnout is a rampant problem and especially during and after our covid-19 pandemic,  a study published through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine shows us that there is a connection. It is estimated that companies may lose up to 60 Read More »

If you cannot sleep a full 8 hours, you may have this gene according to CNN.

If you cannot sleep a full 8 hours, you may have this gene according to CNN. If you cannot sleep more than 5-6 hours a night and you don’t wake up tired, you may have a special gene called the short sleep gene. The idea that we need 8 hours of sleep to be productive may not apply to those who have the gene. I was listening to a podcast from Freakanomics that discussed sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation on the general population. People who have the short sleep gene don’t sleep as much and are just as Read More »

Do you get enough sleep? Here’s what the experts say.

Do you get enough sleep? Here’s what the experts say. A lack of sleep can affect the way you physically function, reduce your immune response and affect your mental alertness as well. Many of us are also now being affected by the Covid19 virus situation as well, which may also affect the quality of your sleep as well due to the stress of living under these current conditions. According to the National Sleep Association, Newborns (0-3 months) need 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months) need 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years) need 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5) need 10-13 hours Children (6-13) need Read More »

Hitting the snooze button may be a sign of poor sleep quality which is related to chronic pain.

Hitting the snooze button may be a sign of poor sleep quality which is related to chronic pain. If you are like me, hitting the snooze button is a daily ritual.   I do it as my count down for getting up and prepping myself for the day.  Others do it habitually after a poor night of sleep. Poor sleep is related to high blood pressure, a low pain tolerance, memory problems and weight problems and even difficulty staying awake when driving. A recent article written by a fascial therapist discusses the link behind those who are in chronic pain and Read More »

Snoring and How to stop it – The Answer to Sleepless Nights, a guest post

Snoring and How to stop it – The Answer to Sleepless Nights, a guest post A sound sleep is extremely vital for proper functioning of your mind and body. After an entire day of exertion, your body needs to recharge itself by sleeping. Missing out on sleep regularly results in frustration, loss of concentration and even some serious mental damage! One of the most common sleep killers is: Snoring! When the tissues of one’s nose and throat vibrate; the sound that characterizes as snoring is produced. The tissues inside one’s mouth and throat vibrate because air that’s traversing within the Read More »