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It’s Daylight Savings Time… Great tips from our experts

This Sunday, November 6th,  at 2 a.m. most Canadians will be turning back their clocks by an hour. While we can enjoy gaining an hour’s sleep, Daylight Savings can get our body clock out of sync and we may need time to adjust to the change. Here are a few tips from our experts on how to get the

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Sleep: The perfect gift for the holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, ‘tis the season for shopping, decorating, baking, and late-night parties. The reality is that these festive add-ons to your daily routine often take priority over getting a good night’s sleep.  Why not give yourself the gift of sleep this holiday season? Sleeping well will help you to feel

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Stay healthy this winter by getting enough sleep

Cold temperatures and unpredictable weather mean that it’s time to protect yourself against common winter illnesses such as colds and the flu. Research has shown that a lack of sleep makes us more prone to developing these types of illnesses. According to Diwakar Balachandran, MD, director of the Sleep Center at the University of Texas

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Financial worries disrupt the sleep of more and more Canadians

Since the economic downturn of 2008, money worries have been taking a toll on the sleep patterns of many individuals. In fact, over 50% of people who come into sleep clinics complaining of insomnia indicate that financial worries are a contributing cause. While we cannot control an erratic economy, we can control our response to

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It’s time to wake-up to the facts and seek help for sleep disorders

Do you have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep? You’re not alone. A recent study by Laval University, published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,found that 40 percent of Canadians are affected by sleep disorders including insomnia and sleep apnea.  People who suffer from insomnia experience the following symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

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Sleep disorders on the rise in children

The relationship between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea is well-documented, and the impact on children is no exception. Over the past 10 years, the medical community has seen a growing number of children suffering from sleep disorders, and in many childhood sleep apnea cases, the disorder is tied to being overweight or obese. Average and

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Sleep loss kills productivity

No matter how often experts remind us about the dangers of sleep deprivation, many of us continue to make sleep a low priority. Little do many people realize that failing to get enough sleep impairs energy, mood, cognitive performance, and overall health. A study published in the journal SLEEP found that the cost of sleep

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Sleep apnea linked to strokes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder characterized by episodes of airway obstruction during sleep which cause one to temporarily stop breathing. A common sleep disorder, it has been linked to several health problems including obesity, diabetes and high-blood pressure. Recent studies have also provided good evidence that sleep apnea is linked to strokes.

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Restricted sleep can lead to overeating

Have you ever noticed that you suddenly have a large appetite after a poor night’s sleep? Well, there is scientific evidence demonstrating that a lack of sleep is tied to an increase in hunger. While the occasional poor night’s sleep may not have a large impact on our health, ongoing sleep deprivation increases ones risk

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Sleep Tips for Preventing Student Burnout

Between parties, last-minute studying, or pulling an all-nighter to finish a paper, the typical life of a student can have a huge impact on sleep. Stress caused by school, social life, and relationships contributes to widespread sleep deprivation among students. Now, with exam mode in full swing, many university and college students will be even

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