sleep

THE ABC’zzzz ON SLEEP

by Erin Kumpf Mmmm…there is nothing like waking up after a good night’s sleep, right?  That refreshed, ready-to-conquer-the-world feeling that propels us into the day with gusto.  Well, that is a dwindling luxury that most of us cannot afford due to normal life circumstances:  a demanding job, a late-night feeding for your newborn, or a task list a mile long

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Restorative Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

by Bridget Fujioka One of the most common causes of insomnia, or trouble falling and staying asleep, can be anxiety and stress. Taking some measures before going to bed can aid in getting a good night’s rest. Be sure to eliminate caffeinated drinks by 3pm. Other factors that can stimulate the body before sleep are cigarettes, television, and our mobile devices. Try to

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Is Blue Light Interfering with Your Sleep and Damaging Your Health?

by Janel DuRoss Feeling wired later at night? Can’t sleep? Exposure to the blue light wavelengths emitted from your smart phone, tablet, TV, computer and light fixtures all stimulate part of your brain, specifically the pineal gland. At night, this gland is scheduled to release melatonin, the hormone signals our bodies to wind down and prepare for sleep. The stress hormone

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