59 Second Test Can Tell if You’re Sleep Deprived

sleep deprivation quiz

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sleep deprivation is a public health epidemic. Approximately 50-70 million American adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder which can lead to a number of issues including lack of concentration, forgetfulness, increased risk of diabetes and heart disease and even early death. Many of us aren’t… Read more »

How Less Sleep Might Make You Fatter

lack of sleep may be connected to weight gain

Last year a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder found that sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants to gain nearly two pounds of weight. Researchers suggest that sufficient sleep could help battle the obesity epidemic. “I don’t think extra sleep by itself… Read more »

Poor Sleep Linked to Cognitive Decline

poor sleep linked to cognitive decline

A study of older men released last week, found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. A team of researchers found that high levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency – but not sleep duration – in older men is associated with a 40-50… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

the right amount of sleep is different for everybody

Sleep needs vary across ages and are easily impacted by your health and lifestyle. To determine how much sleep you need, it’s important to examine your sleep habits and how you’re feeling. A new paper published by the National Sleep Foundation suggests that although there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to how much… Read more »

Joint Pain: How Your Partner’s Sleep Affects You

Sleep is meant to be a time of renewal, so that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.  Getting enough sleep is vital for good health.  Lack of sleep can affect you in many different ways—whether it’s your mood, appetite, focus, or health in some other form—chances are you will notice when you’re… Read more »

Sleep Sweeps Away the Brain’s Toxins

A new study offers an explanation for why a lack of sleep can make us feel as though we’re walking around in a fog.  While we’re asleep, our bodies may be resting, but our brains are busy cleaning house. During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste… Read more »

Vitamin D Levels May Be Low if You Are Stressed or Sleepy – or Both!

If you’re falling asleep at your desk, skip the latte and go get your vitamin D levels checked.  There is new research suggesting a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and vitamin D deficiency, and race plays an important factor. It is well known that vitamin D is a primary regulator of calcium and phosphorous,… Read more »

NOTICE: Calcium Supplements Support Healthy Sleep Routine

Back to school is upon us. Those lazy days of summer are almost over.  Time to start thinking about getting the entire family back on a consistent routine  – specifically a consistent sleep schedule. One way to support  a healthy sleep schedule is by taking a calcium and magnesium supplement – the perfect balance of… Read more »

A person’s lack of sleep can disrupt genes and metabolism

Losing sleep may have far-reaching effects on one’s metabolism and even the activity of the body’s genes, according to a study at the University of Surrey in England. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stemmed from the sleep experiences of 26 volunteers. Some slept 8.5 hours each night for a… Read more »