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Could sleeping habits effect work performance?

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Struggling at Work Do you find yourself struggling to concentrate at work?  Are you having more errors in your work?  Forgetting important tasks?  Are you coming in late?  Do you find yourself refilling that coffee cup several times a day?  All of these can be signs that you're not sleeping enough.  Impact of Not Enough SleepDecreased communicationPoor performanceWork related injury risk increases Driving accident risk increase Memory is impaired which leads to forgotten tasks Inappropriate behavior can occur  What this Means for BusinessThe CDC reports 1.2 million lost working days and up to a $411 billion cost to the economy each year due to tired employees! This is a massive problem for employers. A March survey on sleep and the U.S. workplace from CareerBuilder (conducted by Harris Poll) reported that 58 percent of 32,000 workers surveyed said they weren't getting enough sleep, and 61 percent said that sleep deprivation affected their work. For some, it's a vicious cy…

Article of the Week! Sleeps and Your Kidneys

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Sleep and Quality of LifeThis article is directed towards those who suffer from kidney disease.  It shares the importance of adequate sleep in the quality of life patients have.
"Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, those who slept 7 hours/day had higher health-related quality of life than those who slept ≤5 hours/day or ≥9 hours/day."
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Exercise for Better Sleep and Better Health

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Exercise for Better Sleep
The best exercises for sleep are those that help you rest, relax, and start getting your body ready for bed.  Some great options are 
Yoga MeditationStretchingEasy and gentle exercises such as lungs, situps, leg raises, etc.  The key is to go slow and deliberate, alleviate the tightness in your body and warm up.  Don't raise your heart rate high, simply warming and then the cooling of your body will ease you before bed.  Exercise for Better Health Exercise is an important part of your health.  Not everyone feels that they have the time or motivation for exercise.  If you're a complete beginner to exercise the best exercises you can start with are:
YogaWalkingSwimmingDancingBikingPilates

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Article of the Week!

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Sleep and Alzheimer's This article highlights just how important sleep is for our health. Losing sleep can really impact our health in many ways.  This is one of those ways. 

"If you think that a bad night's sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease."
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Is the lack of sleep effecting your relationship?

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Effects of Missing Sleep
When you miss out on a good night's sleep there are some serious effects on you that could be affecting your relationship!  Sleep deprivation causes physical appearance changes and can result in you looking less healthy and even less attractive to your partner. Your sense of humor goes right out the window.Sleep directly affects how you're feeling.  You will feel more distant, less secure, and have less positive input into your relationship.Arguments are more common and full of negativity when one of you is lacking on sleep. You're more impulsive and more likely to make rash decisions when tired. Your physical performance can be severely affected by poor sleep.  All of these can be taking a toll on your relationship!  If you are suddenly feeling annoyed with your partner, have a low sex drive, and feel yourself snapping a lot take a look at how much sleep you are getting.  If your partner seems disinterested or has been snapping more lately try enc…

Super Human Healing During Sleep?

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Sleep is a Super Power! It may sound extreme but getting a greats night sleep heals you faster and keeps you healthier.  While you're sleeping your body releases hormones that are responsible for the growth of tissue.  Your cuts, sore muscles, and various injuries do most of their healing while you're asleep!  And Keeps You Healthy!While you're sleeping your body produces more white blood cells.  White blood cells attack things inside your body that can cause harm such as viruses and bacteria.  Making sure you're getting your 8 hours of sleep may help you fight off that cold going around next time!