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Five startling effects of lack of sleep

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep
lack of sleep

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

According to Harvard Medical School, most people don’t get enough sleep. I’m guilty of this myself! As I sit here, typing away about sleep, I still have a pile of articles to get through and patient charts to review.

This may not be uncommon to many of you; especially if you have a family, have a demanding job, or are currently in school. Modern North American society forces us to be always on the go…

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The “pins and needles” effect

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
“pins and needles”

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’ve ever had a foot or an arm “fall asleep”, then you’re familiar with the “pins and needles” sensation that ensues soon after you start moving your limb.  People of all ages can experience pins and needles, although it becomes more common with age.

This article explores the “pins and needles” effect and what can be done about it!

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Cheer up and wash away low mood during PMS!

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
low mood

We all go through periods of sadness at some point in our lives.

But when the blues ruin your entire week every time PMS pays a visit, it can be overwhelming. And if you add mood swings, cravings, diarrhea and company to the mix, the week can seem like an eternity, especially when you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror.

Did you know that it’s possible to get through PMS with a smile on your face?

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Andropause and loss of libido – are you affected?

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Men's Health
andropause and loss of libido

Andropause just might be more than a drop in testosterone production. It’s not officially recognized in the medical field, probably because the link between hormone levels and all the associated symptoms isn’t always clear.

One thing is for sure: libido declines with age, sometimes even vanishing entirely.

And you want it back, right?

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Have you heard of Effort-Recovery Theory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 October 2016, Stress and sleep
effort-recovery

The Effort-Recovery Theory is concerned with how prolonged or repeated daily stress at work (effort) can adversely affect health if not balanced by sufficient recovery.

Tossing and turning at night? What does this say about your job?…

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