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How Tech Is Trying To Solve The Sleeplessness Epidemic It Helped Create

From smartphones and tablets to laptops and computer monitors, the presence of screens in our daily lives (including the one you’re reading this article on) continues to grow. As useful as screens are for communication, entertainment and productivity, the effects of prolonged screen gazing can have a negative impact on sleep, leading to increased stress,…

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Scheduling Runs to Maximize Sleep

We only get 24 hours in a day, but how we arrange them makes all the difference. As a full-time working mom of three young kids, I do all I can to squeeze in my workouts without sacrificing too much sleep. I know the value of training for increasing productivity and relieving stress, but also…

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Sleep More, And Better! 

My last blog post about sleep was, to my surprise, extremely popular! I guess it’s not all that crazy when you think about it. We live in a fast-paced, social media and technology addicted world, all of which does a number on your sleep and can have a negative impact on your overall health. Getting…

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Is Yoga Exercise? Depends What Kind You Do

Below includes original editorial content from The Huffington Post. Yoga is a spiritual and physical practice that can help people improve their strength, balance and stress levels. But is yoga exercise? As many who practice yoga know, the poses and breathing exercises ― while calming ― don’t often get the heart pumping. If you want…

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Family Time Can Support Teens’ Sleep

Convincing a teen to spend time with mom or dad instead of the computer can be challenging, but it is worth the effort, researchers suggest. Teens who hang out with parents before bedtime tend to go to sleep earlier and get more Zzzs. Previous research published in the journal Pediatrics has shown that many young…

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Quality Sleep for Ironman Training

Anyone who has trained for an Ironman Triathlon knows the importance of getting a good night of sleep. High volume training, day after day and week after week, requires maximum recovery from proper nutrition, bodywork, compression, and quality sleep.  If one of these recovery elements are lacking, progress in building fitness will slow, and the chance…

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Mental Health Check: Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a common thing; but, have you ever considered its effects on mental health? We teamed up with the Huffington Post to bring you the facts. Americans are quite sleep deprived these days, but what you might not know is all of that not sleeping could be affecting your mental well-being. Or, is it that…

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HGTV Smart Home Designer Q&A

Bedrooms are our personal retreats to recharge and refresh; but, how does your bedroom’s design impact your sleep? We chatted with HGTV Smart Home designer, Tiffany Brooks, to uncover the key components of successful bedroom design used in this year’s HGTV Smart Home. 1.  Which HGTV Smart Home bedroom was your favorite to design, and…

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The dreams of dogs: What do your pets dream about?

When humans sleep, it’s pretty likely we’ll dream—but we’re not the only ones who do. Dogs experience a similar dream state to humans, drifting in and out of REM sleep. But just what happens when Rover shuts his eyes? Psychologist Stanley Coren, author of Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know…

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5 Ways to Get Out of Sleep Debt

Anika Christ, RD, LD – Senior Program Manager of Nutrition and Weight Loss for Life Time Fitness I talk about sleep all the time. As a registered dietitian, it’s one of the most popular topics I discuss with my clients (and coach them about) when it comes to making changes in order to lose weight.…

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