Monthly Archives: January 2014

Think You’re Healthy and Clean? How Sleep Works as Your Mental Janitor

*Image created by Eiko Ojala, and originally published on NYTimes.com

*Image created by Eiko Ojala, and originally published on NYTimes.com

Scientists who research the way your brain works while you are sleeping are proposing that during sleep your brain cleans out toxins that cause issues such as memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

On average, we’re getting one to two hours less sleep a night than we did 50 to 100 years ago and 38 minutes less on weeknights than we did as little as 10 years ago.

What does this mean for our ability to age healthily?

Check out this article in the NY Times Good Night. Sleep Clean.

 

We Sleep To Be Whole – Welcome to the Sleep Journal

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What’s the first thing you do when the New Year comes along, your birthday, or a family wedding? Most people “the time is now!” to eat right and workout in order to look and feel your best.

We challenge you to add another component to that formula – something we all do every day and often take for granted.

Quality sleep

A host of research explains why sleep is so important to the proper functioning of our bodies and minds. Studies show that quality sleep has the power to ward of illness and disease, while helping us to perform (and live) to our top potential both physically and mentally.

Our Sleep Journal Blog is dedicated to all things sleep. We will be a one-stop shop where you find daily articles about the latest news and research, information on sleep apnea and sleep conditions as well as advice from the efforts on how to get a quality night of ZZZZs.

What’s that, you’re snoring you say? We’ll cover snoring as well.

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