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How Do You Sleep?

            In the space of 100 years, advances in technology have had a profound effect on our health –both positive and negative.  Even a seemingly benign technology like artificial lighting has proven to be hazardous to health when used to dismiss natural sleep urges.              In cases of extreme sleep deprivation, the result can be […]

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Should You Monkey Around?

Do you recall hanging from monkey bars on the school playground?  Remember how compelling it was to swing from bar to bar until the bell rang?  Sure it was fun to dangle your feet, but perhaps it was also a latent urge from an arboreal past.  From the popularity of monkey bars when I was […]

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

            Only about 40% of Americans get six hours of sleep.  A generation ago almost 90% got six hours or more sleep a night.  In recent times, public health estimates indicate over 70 million adults suffer from sleep issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now ranks sleep problems as the No. 2 health […]

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Sleep Facts

Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. Snoring is the primary cause of sleep disruption for approximately 90 million Americans. 36 percent of Americans drive drowsy or fall asleep while driving. Rates of insomnia increase as a function of age, but most often the […]

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Insomnia Humor

Sleep deprivation isn’t a laughing matter when it comes to our health. Still, you may identify with a few humorous observations others have made.  “Dear sleep, I know we had problems when I was younger…but I love you now.” “Know that awesome feeling when you get into bed, fall right to sleep, stay asleep all […]

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Sleep Loss – A Real Nightmare

            Quality sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise.  Unfortunately, the hurried lifestyle so many follow has lead to an epidemic of sleep disorders.  Recent research only doubles down on the serious side effects of poor quality sleep.             We have learned the potential perils of insufficient sleep are numerous and […]

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How To Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting quality sleep is a vital part of having good health.  Although the amount of sleep needed varies by the person from 5 to 9 hours, most find 7-8 hours adequate if they can sleep restfully. Because quality sleep is an essential part of good health it’s in our interest to get the needed sleep […]