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Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

Society is learning about the importance of sleep. Sleep, after all, is one-third of a person’s life. Sleep is a link in the chain of wellness. Other key links in the chain of wellness include movement, nutrition, de-stressing, and finding work-life harmony. Lifestyle!!! Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and mental health problems are commonly attributed as… Read more »

Sleep and Wellness

Sleep and Wellness

Did you know… Sleep health is NOT commonly included in most medical school curriculum? Males between 30-60 years of age have a 25% incidence of sleep apnea? Chronic insomnia affects 30-40% of the population? Medications are not first line therapy for insomnia? Narcolepsy symptoms commonly occur a decade before diagnosis? Sleep deprivation leads to weight… Read more »

Sleep and Workplace Safety

Sleep and Workplace Safety

Why is sleep health important for Workplace Safety and Occupational Medicine? Did you know… FACT: Fatigued workers are 70% more likely to be involved in workplace accidents. FACT: Sleep-related fatigue costs business $150 billion a year in medical costs, absenteeism, workplace accidents, and lost productivity. FACT: Presenteeism (attending work while sick), accidents, poor judgment and… Read more »

Mindfulness Links

Mindfulness Links

In several posts and in The Sleep Diet I discuss the power of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I find the concepts of Sleep Restriction, Stimulus Control, and Sleep Hygiene to be most effective when coupled with Relaxation Therapy. Mindfulness is a very effective method of developing the relaxation response. Here are some YouTube links that I… Read more »