Monday, February 16, 2015
Sleep Habits of Past Presidents
Being the President of the United States is one of the most stressful jobs in the world. With the long hours, constant travel and tense situations,
paired with busy schedules, many presidents choose to forgo sleep or sleep very little each night in order to get everything done.
This President’s Day, learn about the poor sleep habits of these past…
Monday, February 09, 2015
The Valentine’s Day gift of good sleep
February is arguably the busiest month of the year, as many industries are starting their sales pushes and tax season approaches. This busy time can mean
long hours at the offices, high stress levels and hours of lost sleep. When you aren’t sleeping well, it can affect almost every aspect of your body,
such as your mood, diet, energy levels,…
Monday, February 02, 2015
Many people don’t realize the side effects of poor sleep and that sleep plays a big part in the health of your heart. Recent studies have shown that getting
less than six hours of sleep each night increases your chance of developing risk factors for heart disease, which is no joking matter.
In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women, but…
Monday, January 26, 2015
Des Moines Register: Find solutions for seasonal affective disorder
Experiencing some “winter blues” is nothing new for natives of the Midwest. Maybe it comes about on a cold January morning, when it takes a little extra
motivation to get out of a warm bed. These blues and their more serious form, called seasonal affective disorder, are a type of depression that is
directly affected by…
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Signs it’s time to see a sleep doctor
Sleeping is a natural function of the body, so it can be hard to tell when your “simple” sleep troubles are actually more complicated sleep disorders.
Many don’t even realize their poor sleep can affect other aspects of their health such as their overall heart health, managing diabetes and controlling
body weight. Many times, these sleep disorders…
Monday, January 19, 2015
Many are quick to call a child’s hyperactivity or lack of focus in the classroom Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In fact, 11 percent of children
ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011. If your child is having a hard time staying focused during the day, the real problem may be what
happens at night. While obstructive sleep apneas seem like a sleep
problem only for…
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
On average, 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and one
of the most popular is to sleep more or set a better sleep schedule. Many start
out motivated in January, but find themselves losing steam by February and March.
Set yourself up for success by using an app to help track your progress and keep
yourself motivated when things get tough. Here are some of…
Monday, December 08, 2014
With dropping temperatures and shorter days, it can be hard to feel cheerful and jolly during the cold winter months. If you (or someone you know) seem to drop into a funk you just can’t shake around this time each year, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
SAD is a type of depression that occurs during the changing of seasons each year, usually beginning in the fall,…
Monday, December 01, 2014
Sleeping is one of the few conditions of the body that is naturally recurring – indeed, no one needs to be taught to fall asleep. That said, sometimes we do need to be taught how to best fall asleep. Yet, taking action and asking for help when sleep doesn’t come easy isn’t always, well, easy.
The doctors and specialists at Iowa Sleep want you to know you are not alone. According to the National…
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It may not seem like a big deal if you lose a couple hours of sleep over the weekend. And it’s true: recovering from one night of poor or little sleep isn’t so bad. However, when you’re regularly sleeping less than the recommended amount a night (7-8 hours), things can go downhill fast.
Sleep is a major part of your overall health. Your body needs restorative sleep to clear toxins from the…