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How Sleep Affects Your Heart Health

Last week I shared with you a study that shows even a small decrease in sleep, as little as one hour less of sleep, dramatically increases your risk of mood disturbances (anxiety, depression, hopelessness.) This week is the last on my series focusing in on sleep… and this one is important too. Turns out, your heart’s health is immediately impacted by your sleep.   The Study (published in Hypertension on June 6, 2016):   researchers looked at 26 healthy young adults (with no cardiac risk factors or history of cardiac disease) and compared their heart function during sessions of unrestricted …

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Missing Just One Hour Of Sleep Skyrockets Your Risk Of Depression, Anxiety

  There are plenty of studies in the medical literature that look at severe sleep issues and how hard insomnia is on the human body… …linking insomnia to:   (click to read articles I’ve written for you on these medical studies): Asthma Weight Gain ADHD & Dementia   But today’s study goes further. Because a new study (presented at the American Academy of Neurology 2017 Annual Meeting on April 27, 2017) reveals that even a minor sleep disturbance… even a shortage of just ONE HOUR OF SLEEP… can significantly up your risk of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. …

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Sleep: An Easy Way To Prevent Asthma

  A new medical study revealed that there is a huge association between insomnia and asthma… …which is good news, because that means there are tons of holistic, simple, supportive things you can do today to decrease your risk of asthma. The Study: (published Feb 1, 2017 in the European Respiratory Journal.)   Researchers followed over 17,000 patients in a long term study over the span of 11 years. Patients were ages 20 – 65 years old Patients had data collected to analyze sleep quality, patterns of sleep, difficulty with going to sleep or staying asleep, and asthma symptoms including …

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The Easiest Way I Know To Fall Asleep Faster

Insomnia is a huge problem, one that begs to be resolved during the winter months. Mother Nature offers you shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures… all in an effort to get you hibernating each winter and prepared for the year ahead.   If a little winter hibernation is eluding you, today’s medical study can help. It’s long been known that cooler temperatures help deepen sleep. Typical advice is to make the bedroom a little cooler at nighttime (68 – 70 degrees is ideal) and never sleep with socks on (one study cites that sleeping with socks on increases the incidence …

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Is Stress Is Making Your Antidepressant Ineffective?

If you take antidepressants, new research shows that a stressful lifestyle has the power to completely remove any healing benefit you may have had from taking that Rx medication.     Environment can completely impact whether or not antidepressant therapy works or not. Behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental stressors absolutely MUST be addressed… and today’s medical report is proof that a medication alone is just not enough to help. Interestingly, people with high levels of job stress are statistically the MOST likely to reach for a drug to help treat depression… yet are also most likely to find that drug therapy …

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Release Stuck Emotions To Improve Your Health (Here’s How)

  As energy naturally flows through your body, it gives rise to emotions… emotions are the body’s natural energetic release valve.     Often we are tempted to label this as a bad thing…. as something gone wrong if we are feeling something intense. But when energy is flowing through your body — this is never a bad thing. Change and flow and sensation and emotion are all essential to life. The body giving rise to emotions and symptoms is a really good thing. When the energy is flowing unrestricted through your body, you are releasing the old and welcoming …

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Poor Sleep Equals Weight Gain, Even For Children

Continuing my focus of supporting the health of our children during this back-to-schoool month… …today’s article is a reminder about just how crucial it is for children to get good sleep.   Just published in The Journal Of Pediatrics, a new study finds that an earlier bedtime for young children reduces their risk of obesity as a teenager. As we’ve already touched on, sleep helps with focus and concentration in children, as evidenced by this study on the relationship between ADHD and sleep. And we also know that sleep is absolutely required for the long term function of our brain, …

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