Archive for the ‘Sleep’ Category

How to Function Without Enough Sleep

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Personal trainer and fitness coach Haylee Colannino sometimes struggles with insomnia as I do, and likely as you do. Life is stressful, anxiety is real, and sometimes you just can’t shut off your brain when it’s logically time to sleep. Shit happens. So, how do we function without enough sleep when we have to work, workout, tend to family needs, and the rest of life’s adulting demands?

how to function without sleep

As we all know, sleep deprivation can have negative effects on your health, but there are ways help get through the next day when you haven’t had enough zzzs. I’ll let Haylee explain in full, in the video below, but here are her essential takeaways to get through the day when you haven’t had enough sleep:

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5 Home Accessories That Could Help You Sleep

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Sleep is the time we take to recharge; think about your phone; can it work for you if its battery is drained? If we don’t get enough uninterrupted, quality sleep, most of us end up tired, groggy, and even dysfunctional throughout the day. That’s why it’s important for our slumber space to be equipped with everything conducive to a good night’s sleep.

Today we list the top five home accessories that you can try to achieve the perfect shut-eye and wake up refreshed, ready to take on the day.

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What’s the Connection Between Sleep and Weight Loss?

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Sleeping girl on a bench

It can be a difficult challenge to strip off the last layer of lower belly fat. That’s because it seems to cling to your body forever. You’ve probably come across different tips on the best diets to lose the extra weight. It is very likely that you are also taking plenty of exercises. This is supposed to boost your metabolism and help you lose belly fat. Nevertheless, you keep coming up short every time.

If your workouts and diet didn’t yield fat-burning results, think about sleeping! There is no question here that how you exercise and what you eat affect your success rate. However, you shouldn’t neglect other factors that also have an influence on your progress. Sleep is one of those factors for sure. Most people don’t regard sleep as a success factor though.

There are quite a few strong connections between weight loss and sleep. Let’s examine the fundamentals of that relationship.

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Sleep Deprivation: Its Effects on Your Health

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Sleep Deprivation

Not getting enough sleep at night does more than make you feel groggy, cranky and unfocused in the morning. If you constantly toss and turn at night and wake up feeling fatigued, you may have a hindered ability to retain information and concentrate on your daily tasks. Lack of quality sleep is mentally draining, so it’s not uncommon for sleep-deprived people to have memory issues and mood changes as well.

Aside from the negative impact to your emotional state and mental abilities, there are a number of detrimental effects of sleep deprivation to your physical health. Adults who don’t get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep at night on a regular basis are also more prone to a range of medical conditions, from high blood pressure to weight gain. Read on to know more about these effects so you can take steps to improve your sleep. (more…)