Sleep

Circadian Rhythm & Sleep

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017

Did you know that our bodies come fully equipped with an internal clock? Just below the brain, there is a cluster of about 20,000 nerve cells known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). The SCN is connected to various parts of the brain and it acts as a control center for certain bodily functions. It helps regulate sleep and wakefulness, body temperature, and various hormonal changes during a 24-hour cycle. Let’s take a closer look to understand how this works! How Does The SCN Work? The SCN is responsible for determining the beginning and the end of each 24-hour cycle. From the first moment...

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5 Simple Do’s and Don’ts Before Bedtime

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

For some people, bedtime is a breeze. While laying in bed, they close their eyes, and before you know it, they are fully asleep! For others, it’s not that simple. Nearly one-third of Americans say they often lie awake in bed struggling to turn off the mind, get warm or comfy, etc. Many of us are light sleepers and in the mornings, it just doesn’t feel like we get enough rest to get through the day. If this describes your situation, then consider the following do’s and don’ts before going to bed. Keep in mind, depending on how awful you feel, you may need to consult a sleep physician. There’s...

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