sleep

A Winter Solstice Sleep Checklist, To Ensure You Get The Best Sleep Ever

    This weekend brings us the winter solstice (and honestly thank goodness because for my sanity I really need the days to start getting longer again) and the darkest day of the year should naturally be a time of hibernation and restoration… i.e. good quality sleep. Sleep is so important to your long term well being that you literally can’t live without it… sleep is non-negotiable and absolutely essential for longevity. And the good news is, that no matter how bad your sleep is right now, you are only ever one night away from a good night of sleep. …

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Winter Is For Hibernating. Here’s How To Get Your Best Sleep Tonight.

  I truly believe that even with the stress of everything we are facing right now, we can still feel healthier than ever if we intentionally set up supportive, comforting and deeply healing health routines. So all winter long, I’m going to be giving you a weekly blog post full of uplifting ways to improve your health, and every single idea is something you can do right in the comfort of your own home. Social distancing approved. It’s a new mini-series I’m releasing for you to help boost your health over these next three winter months. Forward this newsletter to …

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Two Years Ago Today I Was Headed Into An Operating Room

    Exactly two years ago, I ignored a growing, intense pain in my abdomen for about 24 hours, because I felt that I could not afford to take a break from all the work I had to do.     Only when I was passing out from the pain did I have to be strapped into an ambulance and rushed into surgery because my appendix had ruptured. I ignored it and ignored it until I was in a life threatening situation. That was so dumb of me. I wish I could say two years later I was working less …

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Just In Time For Back-To-School: Get Rid of Your Sleep Deficit

I recently returned from a medical conference where one of the lectures was on repairing sleep deficits.   Something I was very interested in because I’ve always been a poor sleeper all of my life. The take home point that really stuck in my mind, and now when I have a sleepless night I remind myself of this again and again so that I don’t stress out too much about it, was: You are only ever one night away from a good night of sleep.   It doesn’t matter how long you’ve struggled with insomnia or how big your sleep …

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Your Brain On Mother Earth

  There is a beautiful relationship that our brain has with the energy of mother earth. This helps support everything our brain helps us to do — from enhancing our mood to maintaining a healthy weight to deepening our restorative sleep.   Most people believe that our circadian (day/night) rhythm is dependant on sunlight to set that pattern for us, but scientists have actually known since 1970 that the earth’s energy field has as much, if not more, to do with our sleep/wake pattern than even the sun. Here’s how:   Researchers built two underground isolation chambers that completely cut …

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Going To Sleep Earlier Prolongs Your Life, Here’s How

  A new study, published April 11, 2018 in Chronobiology International, found that folks who prefer staying up in the evenings have a 10% higher risk of dying, from all causes of mortality, when compared to those who prefer mornings.   Looking at those who strongly prefer activity in the evenings vs those who strongly prefer activity in the mornings in over 430,000 study participants over a 6 1/2 year time period, researchers found higher nighttime activity resulted in: an increase in diabetes of 30% an increase in psychological disorders (almost doubling the rate at 94% higher incidence!) an increase …

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Disrupted Day/Night Rhythm Increases Mental Illness Rates

A new study shows that disruption of a normal day/night rhythm takes an enormous toll on your mental health. Do you have a circadian rhythm disturbance?   You might if you are restless or active during the night, or are inactive for long periods during the day. That’s all it took to significantly increase odds of mood disorders, cognition issues, and decreased over all wellness. If you feel this might be an issue for you, read on.   The Study: Published May 15, 2018 in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers analyzed data from over 91,000 people wearing wristbands to record activity for …

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