Sleep

Sleep

It is easy to fall into the trap that less sleep is better. We grow up idolizing people who claim to function on a few hours sleep. There is pressure to work more hours and we rob our slumber to do so. Check your email first thing in the morning. Work on your tablet computer in bed. Keep your cellphone on the night stand so you don’t miss a work call.

The idea that sleep is wasted time is wrong. It is not just wrong but counterproductive and perhaps dangerous. For example, researchers have demonstrated its value as part of learning new skills. Recent studies have even shown that it is necessary to clear toxins from the brain.

So why continue to fight a good night’s rest? Why not make the most of those hours instead? Everyone sleeps but not everyone optimizes those hours. Improve your health and wellbeing with proper rest. If you have a hard time falling asleep then perhaps a new routine or some popular aids will help. For some a soothing sound will do the trick. Others need a mask. Some simply enjoy a natural supplement or calming tea on the way to bed. Regardless, learn more about the value of sleep for your wellbeing and choose your own prescription for better health!

Think About Sleep More Broadly

Cost Healthcare

Sleep Is Cost Effective

Every living thing needs sleep. It is free. Not enough can actually cost you. An insufficient amount leads to lower productivity, health issues, and reduced overall wellbeing. If you want to be more productive and promote your overall wellbeing you need the appropriate amount of rest. Stop comparing yourself to what others say they do. Invest in yourself with appropriate rest! You are worth it!

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Sleep And Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes are epidemic around the world. The US is perhaps a leader in chronic illnesses... not a good thing. We know chronic diseases are linked to insufficient sleep. Promote your overall health and wellbeing with a good night's rest!

Sleep Aid

Help With Sleep

The sleep aid market is already over $50 billion and growing fast. If you need help, you are not alone. There are many aids currently available and more coming to market daily. Do you homework. A prescription sleeping pill may be way more than you really need. Start with less invasive approaches like a new bedtime routine. You can always add sounds, a mask, natural supplements, and more before moving into pharmaceuticals.

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Sleep Thought For Your Wellbeing

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three researchers (Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young) for their work on the Circadian Rhythm. In simple terms, the Circadian Rhythm is our “internal clock”. 

Whether we like it or not, humans are not machines that wind up and run down. Rather, we are part of a larger ecosystem and rely on our internal clocks to function properly. As the Nobel site explained it:

“There are also indications that chronic misalignment between our lifestyle and the rhythm dictated by our inner timekeeper is associated with increased risk for various diseases.”

Take advantage of this free treatment and decrease your risk of an expensive illness!

HealthCare Too Articles on Sleep

There are so many benefits from a restful night… and maybe even a nap! HealthCare Too has put together articles to help you explore the benefits of slumber and ways to achieve them. Enjoy these articles with our blessing!

sleep paralysis

How To Deal With Frightening Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis What Is Sleep Paralysis? Sleep paralysis is when one is aware but lacks the ability to move or speak either before or after …

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sound bath

What Is A Sound Bath And Do I Want One

What You Need To Know About The Benefits of Sound Baths Summary: A sound bath is an opportunity for a person to lie or sit …

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nature improves wellbeing

Sleep Impacts Your Wellbeing And Mental Health, So Here’s How To Improve Your Slumber | Grazia

Sleep Impacts Your Wellbeing Sleep matters. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, shared a moment where she passed out at her desk and awoke …

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sleepless Americans trying meditation

Many sleepless Americans trying meditation and yoga | Health | unionleader.com

Sleepless Americans Trying Meditation There are plenty of sleep aids out there, from warm drinks to over-the-counter to prescription medications but recent research has found …

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We Need Light

Light Is The New All Natural Ingredient For Health And Wellness

We Need Light All light is not the same. Physicists certainly know this and now healthcare has turned on to the fact that we need …

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Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep – The New York Times

Underappreciated Sleep As many students return to college (Emily and William), there are visions of success through sleep deprivation… a “no pain, no gain” mentality. …

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Additional Resources

Sleep

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