Vacationers Beware – Drowsy Drivers are Everywhere

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According to a new government survey, it’s not just drunk drivers and texting behind the wheel that you need to be wary of on the road; 1 in 25 drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel in the past month. Numbers from the AAA Foundation for Safety, estimate that as many as 7500… Read more »

59 Second Test Can Tell if You’re Sleep Deprived

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Electronic devices used right before bed may disturb rest for children

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In an ideal world, elementary school children would get 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night and teens about eight to nine hours. That’s according to the National Sleep Foundation, which promotes nightly rest to keep people healthy and alert for all that life throws at them. Real life, in which young people spend a growing amount… Read more »