Tips for Restorative Sleep

The effects of little sleep can affect our lives in many negative ways, from stress to poor judgment, to heart disease and obesity.

Restorative sleep is crucial for our overall health and wellness. The effects of little sleep can affect our lives in many negative ways, from stress to poor judgment, to heart disease and obesity. But by tweaking our daily habits and routine, we can take control of our sleep and enjoy an energized and happy life.

The Virginia Spine Institute has put together an infographic to guide you to new sleeping habits and a revised routine. Follow these …

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Exercise Less, Eat More, Sleep In and Lose Weight

One study suggests that if you sleep fewer than seven-and-a-half hours a day not only makes weight loss difficult, but it can increase your body mass index.

 
Remember when you were a teenager and could eat anything you wanted? Not only could you eat fatty, sugary foods around the clock, but your body actually needed all that energy.

Many years later, those cravings still remain, but your body’s nutritional requirements have changed. With each passing decade, metabolic rates slow down — as does your ability to shed unwanted pounds.

This slowing of your body’s metabolism is an inevitable part …

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The Importance of Getting a Good Night of Sleep

 

A good night of sleep helps the body control the hormones which dictate appetite. Those who suffer with poor sleep often find it difficult to keep weight off.

 
Nobody likes to go through a night without getting enough sleep. Facing the day becomes far easier if you wake up feeling fresh and awake, whilst it can quickly become a struggle if you have failed to get enough hours of precious rest.

Recently however, scientists showed us that it’s not just how you feel that can be affected by not getting enough sleep – it actually has a number …

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The Myths of Mattress Shopping

 

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, we’re here to dispel a few common myths you may come across and give you the facts you need when you’re out shopping.

 
By: Lauren Johnson

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, you are not alone. One out of every four people suffer from some degree of insomnia and 50 to 70 million people complain of sleep related problems such as errors at work and low energy, according to a Harvard University sleep study. There are numerous factors to blame, such as the distractions related to …

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