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Why does hot weather make you tired?

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 July 2017, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
hot weather

Feeling more tired than usual when the weather is warmer is a common experience, but it can be frustrating when all you want to do is get out there and enjoy the sun!

Find out some of the reasons you might feel tired during hot weather, and what you can do about it.

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10 ways to get a restful night’s sleep with hay fever

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2017, Allergies, Stress and sleep
restful night’s sleep

As we move into the thick of summer season, pesky hay fever symptoms continue to wreak havoc for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, even at night.

For hay fever sufferers, the summer months can be unbearable because these months are typically plagued by pollen – a chief environmental allergen that causes allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

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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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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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Sleep and memory go hand in hand

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 September 2016, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
sleep and memory

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

It’s no doubt that sleep and memory go hand in hand. Until recently, we didn’t know exactly how the two were rated. How exactly does sleep help memory, and does it benefit one type of memory over another?

This article briefly explains the intimate relationship between sleep and memory formation.

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