Sleep Deprivation

A Nutritionist's Guide To Recovering From A Poor Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Living

These tips will help get you through the day.

Secrets To Getting A Better Night's Sleep

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living

Bonus: you'll have lower body fat, too!

Why We're Not Getting Enough Sleep

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living

Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a "global sleep crisis," according to a new study based on research co...

If You Can't Sleep, These Factors Might Be To Blame

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living

If your bedroom is multitasking, it ain't a good thing.

10 Sleeping Disorders You Should Know About

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living

Sleeping disorders can be a scary thing.

Behind The Scenes At Toronto Men's Fashion Week

Leah Morrigan | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

From February 20 to 26, I volunteered for the fourth season of Toronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM*) and helped out on the model relations team. It was as intense as it was incredible, and the seven days spun before my eyes like a top.

Facebook May Be To Blame For Your Insomnia

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living

Too much time Facebook stalking means not enough time sleeping.

Sleep Well - Your Life May Depend On It

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

While many young people may feel they can burn the proverbial midnight oil without paying much of a price, shortage of sleep and sleep disruption can wreak havoc on their middle-aged and older counterparts in ways not truly appreciated until recently.

Parents Aren't Doing Their Kids Any Favours By Letting Them Stay Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Parents

Few parents know what the heck happens physiologically when the body is sleeping and why it's so critical.

Maximizing Your Workout By Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Brent Bishop | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

From sleep apnea to brain drain, from too much melatonin to not enough magnesium -- it's hard to know what can really be causing your sleep issues. Sleep is one of the most important things we do for ourselves, and may be the most important. Lack of sleep can lead to lowered concentration, increased stress, and even greater susceptibility to colds and flus.

How to Sleep Better While Traveling

Julia Rosien | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Julia Rosien

Thick into the heat of summer travel, there's a whole lot of fun days ahead -- and they don't need to be as sleep deprived as you're worried they might be. With a few adjustments to your sleep habits while traveling (and some smart accessories), you won't have to check your sleep at the gate.

14 Signs You're a Sleep Deprived Parent

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Glynis Ratcliffe

I know I'm not the first person out there to write about being a sleep deprived parent. If you have kids, there is a 99 per cent chance that you've had a period of time where you weren't getting enough sleep. And if that's not true, I don't want to hear about it from you -- you and your smug face can leave.

'Doctors Are Humans, Too'

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Living


13 Things That Will Keep You Up Tonight

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living

After a long day, the only thing you want to do is crawl into bed for a good night's rest. Unfortunately, for 3.3 million Canadians, that isn't going ...

Why Using an iPad Before Bed May Be Wrecking Your Sleep and Your Health

Gillian Mandich | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Findings revealed that participants who read on an iPad produced 55 per cent less melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that tends to increase in the evening to induce sleepiness and regulate sleep. It is also a strong anti-inflammatory known to suppress cancer cell growth. When melatonin levels decrease they can shift the body's circadian rhythm and make it difficult to fall asleep.

The Cure to Your Holiday Sleep Hangover

Alanna McGinn | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Alanna McGinn

It's possible that during the holiday season your family has accumulated a bit of a sleep debt with late nights and off-kilter sleep routines. I call it your Holiday Sleep Hangover. Chipping away at that sleep debt is a great way make the improvements in your family's self-care.

The Best Defence Against Colds and Flu Is More Sleep

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Studies to unveil the marvels of our daily hibernation -- and the deleterious effects of deprivation -- will continue and many more discoveries will be made. In the meantime, as the cold and flu season continues to spread in Canada, we should take heed from the research suggesting slumber is critical to health.

Yes, You Should Let Your Lazy Teen Sleep In

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone knows sleep is important for teenagers, but a new study says that ensuring they get enough of it could call for a later start to the school d...

Can't Sleep? Blame Your Neurons

University of Toronto News | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Reported online August 20 in the journal Brain, the new findings demonstrate for the first time that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, is substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Smart Sleep Strategies For Travellers

Julia Rosien | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Julia Rosien

Summer and travel -- our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel's uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, usually hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you to energized and ready for adventure.

More People Use Antidepressants Just to Keep Going

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Generally speaking, taking medications against depression or anxiety should not always be the first measure to find relief. A health-promoting lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and enough sleep can be very helpful in dealing with many disturbances, both of body and mind.

The Only Sleep Training Method You'll Need for Your Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

When my son turned four months old I was at my wit's end. He barely slept. I was exhausted and stressed. On the verge of having a mental breakdown (truly), at my husband's suggestion I tried the dreaded Cry-It-Out Method. This was truly a last resort for me. It didn't make me comfortable.

Tossing And Turning All Night? This Could Be Bad News

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living

In a first of its kind study, researchers at Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences established a causal link between interrupted slee...

Families Who Love Sleep Are Also Very Healthy

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living

A new study conducted at the University of Illinois says that children who are raised by families that prioritize shut-eye are less likely to be obese...

Two Things That Will Keep You Mentally Fit

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living

Seven hours of sleep a night and lots of reading. That seems to be the magic formula for keeping mentally alert into old age, according to the finding...