Fitbit takes on sleep health in latest app update

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Larissa Cahute, Special to CTVNews.ca Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:21PM EDT The creators of Fitbit have teamed up with a panel of American sleep experts in an effort to help users get a better night’s sleep. Fitbit unveiled its latest feature, Sleep Schedule, on Monday, which is now available as a free update to the app and compatible with … Read More



Relaxation Technique: Why is Relaxation Important?

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  Posted on August 4, 2014 by nopanic Why is it important to do relaxation when we are suffering from anxiety? Relaxation and breathing techniques are the foundation building blocks to start recovery. When we have been anxious for a long period of time the body gets used to being anxious and tense. What happens to the body when this happens? Tension … Read More



Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response

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The Family Health Guide The term “fight or flight” is also known as the stress response. It’s what the body does as it prepares to confront or avoid danger. When appropriately invoked, the stress response helps us rise to many challenges. But trouble starts when this response is constantly provoked by less momentous, day-to-day events, such as money woes, traffic jams, … Read More



Facts about Sleeping Disorders

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Frequent Questions About Sleep Problems What are sleep disorders? There are at least 84 disorders of sleeping and waking that interfere with the quality of life, personal health, and endanger public safety because of their role in traffic and industrial accidents. These include problems with staying awake or maintaining a regular sleep/wake cycle, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, sleep-related seizures, bedwetting, nightmares, insomnia, … Read More



How to Relax Your Mind

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Are you stressed or unhappy? Do you need to calm down? Training your mind to relax can help you feel rested and prepared at any time, and is easy to do. When you find methods that works for you, cultivate and practice them often. In time, you’ll be able to relax more quickly and easily using some of the following … Read More



25 Scary And Surprising Effects Of Sleep Deprivatio

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Posted by David Pegg on December 18, 2013 These days there is a high probability that you are not getting enough sleep. Here are 25 scary and surprising effects of sleep deprivation. 25 It increases your risk of cancer Especially breast and prostate cancer. In fact, the link between sleeplessness and cancer has been studies so much that the World … Read More



Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

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Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity By Ferris Jabr on October 15, 2013   Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. The … Read More



22 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep

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Most of what we know about sleep has only been discovered in the past 25 years, but it’s fair to say we’ve made up for… By Chris Thomson   Most of what we know about sleep has only been discovered in the past 25 years, but it’s fair to say we’ve made up for it. Scientists and researchers all over … Read More



Why is it important to relax?

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Fact: We don’t just relax because it’s fun; there is actually a really strong connection between relaxation and both our mental and physical health. Don’t believe us? Just ask Science. Check out some of the potential causes of stress and why relaxation is important in managing them. If you just can’t relax, there are steps you can take. Read this if: … Read More