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Blue light and its repercussions on sleep

by Sonia Chartier, on 29 June 2017, Stress and sleep
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The monsters that keep you up nights aren’t under the bed, they’re in your hand!

Smartphones are extremely useful for a wide range of tasks, but their role as an alarm clock to wake you up is a little too effective. Allow me to explain. Sleeping near your phone disrupts the quality of your sleep and wrests you from the arms of Morpheus to make you toss and turn all night.

And it’s not just because of the infamous blue light smartphones give off…

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White noise for a better sleep

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 13 April 2017, Stress and sleep
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For those of us who are light sleepers, few things are more irritating than the sound of street traffic, a neighbour wearing high heels in the apartment above, or your partner fixing a late-night snack while you try to fall asleep.

Getting adequate sleep is one of the most health-promoting activities you can do. According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, getting less than seven hours of sleep can lead to difficulty processing information and reduced attention span, weight gain, increased chances of getting sick…

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

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 February 2017, Stress and sleep
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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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Suffering from winter blues?  5 Cool tips for more energy!

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 December 2016, Stress and sleep
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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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Five startling effects of lack of sleep

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