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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
white-noise

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
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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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 >

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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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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