sleep

3 Reasons To Take A Nap With Me Today

    I’m writing this to you as I recover from emergency surgery a few days ago — my appendix ruptured! Yikes! It was my first time riding as a patient in an ambulance! That was absolutely no fun.   So today, as I try to slow down and recover instead of push myself too fast, too soon… …I’m writing about the power of taking it easy, and why it is medically necessary to take some down time once in a while. Taking the time to rest each day isn’t a luxury, even though we often treat it as such. […]

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Short Sleep Can Double Mortality… The Latest Research + How To Get That Extra Hour Of Life Saving Sleep

I’m a big advocate for the importance of sleep, and have written these articles for you over the past year or two on how important sleep is: How Sleep Affects Your Heart Health Missing Just One Hour Of Sleep Skyrockets Your Risk Of Depression, Anxiety Sleep Increases Your Recovery From Depression Sleep: An Easy Way To Prevent Asthma Sleep A Key Factor In ADHD Sleep Dramatically Impacts Your Weight Poor Sleep Equals Weight Gain, Even For Children Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimers: 9 Ways To Fix It.   And now we can add a few more reasons to get a

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Sleep Increases Your Recovery From Depression

A new medical study shows what we can all intuitively feel — — that when we are in a depression, we truly need deep, restorative sleep to recover.     It’s okay to sleep more when feeling depressed — in fact, a recent study released in June 2017 showed that patients who were medically treated for depression but did not sleep well were three times less likely to actually recover from depression. And sleeping 7 hours or more nightly actually tripled the rates of full remission in depression. Here’s more:   The Study: (presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of

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What You Eat Is Making Your Anxiety Worse

Today I wanted to share some foods that are medically proven to worsen anxiety, and some foods found to help lift anxiety.   Did you know treating anxiety actually adds years to your life span? More on that in a moment. But first, let’s not worsen or trigger your underlying anxiety with the wrong foods. Nutritional psychiatry is a real thing — using nutrition to treat mood disorders can transform your life and make huge shifts in your ability to function and even thrive, despite having a predisposition towards anxiety.   Two foods that might be worsening your anxiety:  

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5 Things You Can Do To Naturally Lift Depression

Yet another medical study continues to verify that probiotics absolutely robustly treat depression.   Researchers found that only 4 weeks — just ONE MONTH — of probiotic therapy significantly lifted depression, decreased anhedonia, reversed sleep disturbances… and that these improvements were still sustained months later. These results are so impressive because probiotics had zero of the adverse side effects that prescriptions antidepressants do and can safely be taken indefinitely. The Study: (presented at the 13th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry on June 19, 2017) 10 patients with major depressive disorder in a current episode of depression were treated with a

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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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