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Sleep fun facts…

Here are some sleep fun facts… Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (25 years or more). Humans can survive longer without food than they can without sleep. During the first two years of a baby’s life, new parents will miss six months of sleep on average. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day [...]

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Is Sleep a Waste of Time?

Why is sleep something that people think is a waste of time? According to the research, Millennials are significantly more likely to feel that spending 20 out of 60 years sleeping is a waste of time (30%), compared to Generation X (23%) and Baby Boomer (21%) respondents. That number rises when examining male responses; males [...]

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Six Reasons To Get Enough Sleep

Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later. Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering [...]

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Does sleep have any connection to alcohol?

April is alcohol awareness month, so as a clinical sleep educator, I did some research to see if there were any connections between sleep and alcohol. I found a few. Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk of developing issues with alcohol compared with their peers who don’t drink. Research has found [...]

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How Much Sleep Is Enough?

Do you wake up each morning on your own without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, alert and ready for the day ahead? Or do you drag yourself out of bed, grumbling to yourself until you get your first cup of coffee? Most Americans, unfortunately, fall into the latter category. And the situation is getting worse. [...]

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Clocks turn back and now we are all sleepy

Why is it that every year in Wisconsin when the clocks “fall behind,” we all get sleepy? There are known reasons of why this occurs to us and our family members. We live in the northern climates where during the fall and winter months the sun goes down earlier than the summer months. What happens [...]

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Night shift weight gain

A common question that gets asked is: I recently switched to working night shift and I am gaining weight…why? On average a third shift worker will gain an extra 10 pounds solely from working nights. The main reason for the weight gain is loss of sleep. Many people switching to a night shift position are [...]

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Sleep and weight loss: are they related?

Why is it that when we are tired or are sleeping poorly, it is so hard to lose weight? This can be a viscous cycle that many people struggle getting out of. What happens when we are tired at work or at home, we typically reach for caffeine, chocolate or foods high in carbohydrates?  We [...]

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The benefit of a good night’s sleep

Written by: Amy Bohl, LAT with Agnesian Bone & Joint Health How many of us wake up tired each morning?  Most of us probably think about going to bed earlier or look forward to the weekend when we can “catch up” on sleep.  Unfortunately, lost sleep over several days or a week cannot be made [...]

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How much sleep do you need versus what you actually get?

Amy Bohl, LAT, at Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health How many of us wake up tired each morning? Most of us probably think about going to bed earlier or look forward to the weekend when we can “catch up” on sleep. Unfortunately, lost sleep over several days or a week cannot be made up [...]

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