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PMS and sleep disorders

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2017, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
sleep disorders

It’s a familiar tune to most of us: during PMS, we can go from laughing to crying to blowing a fuse at the drop of a hat. And many of us also suffer from sleep disorders without ever linking them to PMS.

But the connection is real. The problem is that fatigue exacerbates mood-related issues…

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10 type of sleepers: What kind of sleeper are you?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 February 2017, Stress and sleep
sleeper

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the average person spends about one-third of their life sleeping. In other words, by the time a person reaches 75, they would have spent 25 years sleeping.

Lack of sleep has negative health effects on the person’s physiological equilibrium, so for that reason, we should not ignore the importance of good quality sleep; after all, sleeping is almost as important as eating or breathing….

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What is the Eureka effect? 

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 January 2017, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
eureka effect

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Eureka! A connotation often associated with a streak of genius, or when a discovery is made.

What’s the relevance of Eureka in our daily lives? Do you ever get that amazing feeling when you finally figure something out—putting two and two together?

When you finally understood calculus in high school; or when you finally realized how to do your taxes properly?…

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Suffering from winter blues?  5 Cool tips for more energy!

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 December 2016, Stress and sleep
winter-blues

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Winter blues, formally known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects millions of people across the northern hemisphere.

It can affect people of any age, including children. Shorter days and less sunlight affect our body’s internal clock and brain chemistry resulting in the feeling of depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and social withdrawal…

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It’s a fact, your sleep is really affected by time change

by Sonia Chartier, on 4 November 2016, Stress and sleep
time change

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Every Autumn, we “turn back the clock” to adjust our schedule by an hour and in the Spring we move it forward to honor the annual daylight savings time tradition that signals the beginning of the warm season for many people….  But is this practice really a friend or a foe?

There is some evidence to suggest that we don’t really adapt to these changes—whether they’re in the spring, or in the fall—and the repercussions are vast!

Some studies show increase in accidents, heart attacks, psychiatric disorders and even obesity!…  Continue reading >