Stay Healthy, Stay Active! — sleep

Summer starts tomorrow! Cool down with the Memory Foam PU Gel Pillow

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The first day of summer is tomorrow! But are those warm nights making it hard to sleep comfortably? Try our Memory Foam PU Gel Pillow and welcome the new season in cool comfort. In addition to dissipating heat, the pillow's high density memory foam automatically conforms to your neck arch shape, helping to improve alignment putting an end to bad night's sleep. Check out the product here: http://liteaid.com/products/memory-foam-pu-gel-pillow

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Are digital devices bothering your eyes?

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On The Huffington Post, Dr. Matthew Alpert O.D. writes about the adverse effects of the blue light emitted by the screens of our digital devices. We blink less when we look at screens than we would otherwise, which creates eye strain. It can lead to tired, dry eyes or headaches, among other symptoms. The blue light can also lead to macular degeneration over time. Dr. Alpert suggests protecting your eyes by blinking, or following the "20-20-20" rule, which states that every 20 minutes you should stare at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. The article also suggests cutting back...

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The benefits of a chilly night's sleep

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Is your bedroom too hot? From the New York Times Well Blog, a new study finds that sleeping at a cooler temperature creates more "brown fat,' or good fat in the body. After the men participating in the study slept for four weeks in a room at 66 degrees, they almost doubled their volume of brown fat, improved their insulin sensitivity and gained metabolic advantages. Researchers found that sleeping in a cold room over time could possibly lessen their risk for diabetes and other metabolic issues as well. Keeping your room cool may be hard to achieve on hot summer nights. But...

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The Importance of Sleep

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We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. Now, a new study shows that heart failure patients who have trouble sleeping could be at an increased risk for hospitalization. Researchers recently presented the preliminary findings of a study on heart failure at EuroHeartCare 2014. The study tracked 499 patients hospitalized for heart failure. It found that having patents with continuous sleep problems had double the risk for being hospitalized again for all causes, including heart-related reasons.  The lead author, Dr Peter Johansson, cited "drinking coffee or too much alcohol late at night, having a bedroom that...

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