Be Grateful Today and Sleep Better Tonight

November 27, 2013

Tis’ the season to be grateful… and sleep deprived if you are a college student like myself. In light of it being Thanksgiving tomorrow, meaning an extra long weekend for most of us and hopefully more time to sleep, I figured it would be appropriate to mention that being grateful has been found to help […]

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Zombie by Day, Owl by Night–Why sleeping preference may be problematic for your waistline.

February 19, 2013

Ever wonder where the terms lark and night owl came from? If you were to ask someone whether or not they would prefer to wake up at 6 AM, it’s likely they will answer with a definitive yes or no. This difference in sleep preference has to do with what scientists call our biological clock. […]

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Don’t Blame The Turkey: The Myth of Turkey and Tryptophan

November 22, 2012

If you’ve made it this far on this glorious Thanksgiving Day, presumably you have managed to not a)  spice up the stuffing with a touch of  listeria, salmonella or campylobacter, b)  blow your house up with poorly placed turkey fryer,  c) succumb to the latest craze of “Black Thursday” (because, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday […]

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Sleeping with the Enemy

November 13, 2012

Most agree that pets provide a variety of benefits from physical to psychological health. They motivate us to exercise, reduce stress, can ward off depression, lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety, and act as a loyal best friend. Pets can improve all aspects of health, but sleep is just not one of them.

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Z: The most important letter in the alphabet

September 28, 2012

Okay, so it’s not the most important letter of the alphabet, but one thing is certain: most of us could probably use more “Z’s” in our life. That’s right—sleep! Although it varies by person, the recommended amount of sleep for adults, according to the National Sleep Foundation, is 7-9 hours. Some (myself include) may chuckle […]

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The Up(per)s and Downs of the Caffeine Nap

February 9, 2012

Through my years as a student, I’ve often found myself at that point during a late night study session when it’s time to make a crucial decision—to chug a cup of coffee or take a quick nap.  Well, I heard through the grapevine a few years back that it may actually be best to do […]

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