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How To Sleep When Horrific News Becomes The Norm

It seems like since this year started we’ve been reading and watching an increasing amount of violence and terror in media. News coverage is 24/7 and it can be difficult to truly unwind at the end of the day with the stress of the day attached to the emotions triggered by tragedy around us. As you’re watching for developments, discussing with coworkers, or posting your opinions to social media – keep in mind how this is affecting your sleep. This and any kind of stress causes chemical changes in your body will interfere when you finally want to turn off for the night.\r\n\r\nSarah DiGiulio reports to the Huffington Post the hormonal changes your body goes through after witnessing a traumatic event. She also offers some tips on how to cope with this kind of stress. Read the full article.\r\nTry some of these tips, then share with your friends and family!

Adequate Sleep is As Important as A Healthy Diet

Have you improved your diet and exercise habits without seeing the results people rave about, such as more energy, weight loss and immunity to sickness? Well, have you thought about how your sleeping habits might play a role?\r\n\r\nSleep has been called the “third pillar” of health, along with nutrition and exercise, yet according to the CDC, 35 percent of Americans report getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night. Meanwhile, the recommendation for an adult is 7-8 hours. Sleep deprivation can significantly impact your energy levels, your ability to focus, your stress levels and your overall health. But there’s an easy solution that you can try right now! Implement a few of these expert tips to get more adequate sleep on a regular basis.\r\n\r\n Make Bedtime a Priority\r\n\r\n”It’s easy to say that getting a good night of sleep doesn’t matter, or put it off for an extra hour of…