Healthy Sleep

Seahawks teaching players: Sleep is a ‘weapon’

Contradictory to one of Russell Wilson’s most-used hashtags — #NoTimeToSleep — rest, recovery, and sleep have become major points of emphasis in the Seahawks’ overarching program. A huge part of Pete Carroll’s system is messaging, and you can often hear how his coaching staff’s focus on getting the proper amount of rest has sunk in with his players.… Continue Reading...

Lack of sleep may make junk food more appealing

(CBS News) Guilty of unhealthy snacking when you stay up late at night? A new study shows that eating sweets and chips looks like a better idea for people who haven’t had a lot of sleep.

Subjects who looked at pictures of unhealthy snack food had more brain activity in the reward centers of their brain when they had restricted sleep compared to those who were able to get a full night’s rest.… Continue Reading...

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Depression among U.S. Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2008

Study Objective:

To determine if symptoms of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are associated with depression symptomology in a national sample.

Design:

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Setting:

U.S., 2005-2008.

Participants:

9,714 adults (≥ 18 years)

Measurements:

Respondents were asked about frequency of snoring and snorting, gasping, or stopping breathing while asleep and completed the PHQ-9 (a 9-item depression screener).

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Sleep Deprivation Can Hinder Sports Performance

Research finds a lack of sleep may reduce an athlete’s ability to compete

Most athletes would agree that getting enough sleep is important for optimal sports performance, but until recently this was just a theory without much evidence to back it up. But now researchers are discovering just how much sleep deprivation can impact athletic performance.… Continue Reading...

Diet, Exercise and Sleep

For years your doctor, your mom and your friend who goes to the gym multiple times a week have probably been telling you to eat better and exercise more. It's all you hear on television, in the newspapers and on talk radio. New doctors and dieticians usher in new diets, new fads, and so you've made some lifestyle changes - cutting back on your fat and sweets intake, and doing some cardiovascular exercise a few days a week.… Continue Reading...