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Unfortunately, hibernating isn't an option for most of us.
No wonder you're exhausted all the time.
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In recent years Canadians have become more and more averse to rest. A recent global study conducted by Insurance company Aviva suggests that nearly a third of Canadians feel as though they don't get e...
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And it's not the only factor you should be aware of.
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It only gets worse as you get older.
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Some tea before bed is a good idea.
Parents, in particular, often feel hardest-hit by the daylight saving time-shift -- when there are more hours of daylight and fewer hours of dusk and dark -- and children simply refuse to stick with their bedtime routine. Here are five tips that can save your family from daylight-saving-time disaster.
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If you have a hard time suppressing your yawns, in spite of your excitement for longer days and warmer weather, then feast your eyes on these coffee-infused recipes to help you stay awake.
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"Well-rested employees are better employees."
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The importance of getting enough sleep is undisputed among experts. But research also suggests that too much shut-eye may do just as much harm as too little. When it comes to the right amount of rest...
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Because you need to sleep before the baby arrives.
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Skipping sleep won't help you get ahead.
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We should have known from their birth that this was going to be a lifelong battle. I remember after the twins were born, listening to other new moms brag how their kids were sleeping through the night at three months old and secretly hating them. I remember trying all the same things I had done with my first and wondering why it wasn't working with O and W. 1 to 3 hours of sleep for their first 18 months would destroy the strongest of men but somehow we survived it.
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These tips will help get you through the day.
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Bonus: you'll have lower body fat, too!
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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 collected through a smartphone app. It enabled scien...
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If your bedroom is multitasking, it ain't a good thing.
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Sleeping disorders can be a scary thing.
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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.
Too much time Facebook stalking means not enough time sleeping.
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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.
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Few parents know what the heck happens physiologically when the body is sleeping and why it's so critical.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 to happen. Insomnia is a common concern for adults...
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 day. Due to naturally occurring advances in the bod...
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.