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Just A Night Owl Or Could There Be Other Issues?

Just A Night Owl Or Could There Be Other Issues?

Symptoms of depression can include sleeplessness, but insomnia is much more than a few restless nights. It is a serious condition that affects one’s daily activities and can impair functioning. Our systems are naturally attuned and innately responsive to day and night activities, and the brain regulates this internal clock. A study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. shows interesting findings regarding brain activity and our inherent time regulation system. Typically, people operate in sync with daylight hours, functioning on a schedule correlate to the available sunlight. This particular examination showed that the circadian… read more

Sleep Easy

Sleep Easy

The frigid, winter months often leave us longing for comfort in the forms of food, clothing, and sleep. While the shortened days may induce a desire to hibernate in our warm alcoves, the aches and mood changes brought on by the cold can keep us from getting a good night’s rest. In these times, it can help to be your own sandman, by finding and treating the root causes of insomnia to ensure sleep comes naturally. Often times, insomnia is caused by stress, anxiety, poor diet and exercise, among other things. Still, if a lack of sleep becomes a major problem it may be a… read more