Everyone loves a great night’s sleep! Getting enough shut-eye allows the body and mind to heal and recover. Quality sleep is truly essential, but not as common as you may think. Today’s hectic lifestyles are less restful than ever. Long hours at work, 24/7 access to technology, and skyrocketing stress and anxiety levels all contribute to difficulty sleeping. Upwards of 35% … [Read more...] about Too Busy To Sleep? It’s Affecting Your Health & Happiness
Could Taking A Nap Help You Conquer Sugar Cravings?
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. So, what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? New research has shown that getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night can put you at higher risk for Type II diabetes, diabetes complications, and other metabolic diseases like obesity. The body’s reaction to lack of sleep can mimic insulin … [Read more...] about Could Taking A Nap Help You Conquer Sugar Cravings?
Snooze Food – Eat This, Sleep Better
If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, you’ve probably tried several remedies in an attempt to get some better quality zzz’s. Have you ever considered that there are foods in your kitchen that could help? It’s true! The nutrients in some foods can help is to relax. Before we talk about those sleep-helping foods, let’s quickly review a few foods and drinks to avoid … [Read more...] about Snooze Food – Eat This, Sleep Better
Is A Bad Night’s Sleep Raising Your Blood Sugar?
You know the feeling… you wake up groggy, still drowsy, and have to force yourself out of bed to start the day. Well, not only does a bad night’s sleep affect your mood, it can also affect blood sugar. Individuals with type II diabetes are more likely to suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA.) This condition occurs when the airways become blocked during sleep breathing … [Read more...] about Is A Bad Night’s Sleep Raising Your Blood Sugar?