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The Link Between Depression And Sleep

The Link Between Depression And Sleep

The Link Between Depression And Sleep Ready for some startling facts??    75 percent of people who suffer from depression also have insomnia.  If you have insomnia, you’re 10x more likely to develop depression.   There is a link between depression and sleep....

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

There are pros and cons to just about everything and anything. What about the fall/winter months make it a perfect opportunity to make sleep a top priority? What is the downside of the winter months? Read more about what you should know about Seasonal Affective...

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Is it Safe to Take Melatonin?

Is it Safe to Take Melatonin?

I have no idea how many lectures and symposiums I’ve done, how many emails, tweets, and direct messages I’ve answered, but I would guess that about 15% of all the questions that I get are around this very question. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of variations to...

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Sleep And Student-Athletes

Sleep And Student-Athletes

Sleep and Student-athletes is a hot a topic. Have you ever stopped to ponder why it is we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping? It makes sense if you dive into all the intricate and fascinating processes our bodies and mind undergo as we sleep. Sleep isn’t just...

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Back to School, but Not Back to Sleep?

Back to School, but Not Back to Sleep?

Teens are so full of potential, so full of life, so...sleepy. Teens need sleep. And a lot of it! Parents, we get the frustrating feeling when your teenager has the tendency to stay up late and sleep the entire next day away. Don’t fret, there is a reason for it and...

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Sleep is for the Weak – Test

Sleep is for the Weak – Test

If you haven’t said these words, I’m sure you know someone who has… “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” This so-called mantra may be one of the worst. Although it comes across as bold, eager, and typically said by those seeking success, it’s having a devastatingly negative...

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6 Questions Parents Ask About Kids Sleep

6 Questions Parents Ask About Kids Sleep

6 Questions Parents Ask About Kids Sleep Sleep is a critical key to the development and well-being of all humans, kids especially. There are several common questions that parents have as their kids are growing and developing.  Sleep-deprived kids can be at risk for...

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