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Feeling tired is a national epidemic – it’s time to stop the suffering!   And that drowsiness doesn’t just affect productivity- it can be a serious safety factor too. Approximately 15% of work injuries can be attributed to fatigue. And some of the latest data raises red flags around getting behind the wheel of a…

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Americans love to nibble post-suppertime – here’s what you need to know to make better snack choices Dinner seems like it happened ages ago and the subtle pangs of hunger are becoming increasingly louder. Your stomach is telling you it’s time for a snack before bedtime. But the question is what should you eat? Too…

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The calming, healing effects of chamomile Herbal remedies and aromatherapy have been used for centuries to help people feel and sleep better. Chamomile, a white, daisy-like flower, is one of the most popular herbs for a variety of reasons. It’s been used for everything from treating chest colds to a sleep aid to soothing an…

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How Do You Sleep? Sleep habits are more important than you know Our sleep patterns are as unique as our fingerprints – no two are exactly identical. Some of us are nighthawks while others are early birds – and a whole bunch fall somewhere in between. From there, our sleep habits diverge even further. Some…

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Romancing your partner the best way possible… While Valentine’s Day spurs most couples to whip out their credit cards for flowers, chocolates, wine – a reservation at a sinfully expensive restaurant – we think the point has been somewhat missed. Doesn’t matter if you’re the little spoon, big spoon or the jetpack, we think a…

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Prescription-free, happy sleep fixes Troubled by disrupted, erratic sleeping patterns? Restless during the night? Relax, you may not be suffering from full-fledged insomnia. Minor sleep troubles are common and the fix may be easier than you imagine. While sleep-inducing medications are always an option, many have negative effects in the long run. Instead, try some…

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No Sleep until the Seahawks Come Home 16-3!

If you are a Seahawk fan then I am sure you haven’t been getting a lot of sleep this week with the heavy anticipation of the “Big Game.” It’s been 8 long years since our return to the Super Bowl and you can tell that we are proud of our team. Stepping outside my door…

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Foam and latex are very, very hot – but cooler than ever!

A decade ago, who would’ve guessed that foam and latex suppliers would be using words like “magic” and “sizzle” to describe their offerings? But they are. Mattress manufacturers seeking to add pizazz to their lineups have embraced all types of specialty foams. Today’s foams are available in beautiful colors, cuts, convolutions and coring with myriad…

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How to Choose the Right Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain.  Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain. Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if…

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers say. During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a study of mice found. “It’s like a dishwasher,” says Dr. Maiken…

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Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends…

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Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep. Research shows that most people require seven or eight hours of sleep to function optimally. Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may…

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