Iowa Sleep Blog

5 Ways to Help You Adjust After Daylight Saving – Part 2

Thursday, March 13, 2014
So it’s been a couple of days now since we lost an hour of sleep, and some of us may not be feeling 100% rested yet. Those 5 tips we shared in our last blog will really help you adjust. But truth be told, you’ll have to follow the tips to feel their beneficial effects. Let’s take a deeper look at five ways to help you adjust: Maintain your normal sleep patterns. The Return on…

5 Ways to Help You Adjust After Daylight Saving – Part 1

Monday, March 10, 2014
We’re more than ready to spring forward—particularly after this winter’s weather—but we just had one hour of sleep stolen from us on Sunday (March 9) due to daylight saving time. It’s like the sleep fairy took a vacation and the Grinch slipped in. That hour is gone. And now, we need to get the sleep back. Just like a regular clock, our bodies’ internal clocks need to be reset. In a survey…

Daylight Exposure and Productivity

Friday, June 21, 2013
The most recent Journal of Sleep published an article that discussed the findings of a link between workplace daylight exposure and quality of life and sleep.  Forty nine day shift office workers were examined during this study.  Twenty seven individuals were in windowless workplaces and 22 worked in areas with windows. Quality of life was measured using the Short form-36, and sleep quality was…