Sleep Health

A good night’s sleep is paramount to your overall health. Our articles and tips will help you start sleeping better tonight.

Good quality sleep is fundamental for your health. Without it, you are at risk for a number of diseases. Even the chance of having a car accident significantly increases with poor sleep. One particular form of sleep disturbance, which is increasingly common, is called sleep apnea. The most common form of sleep apnea is…

Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or even heart disease, you may even have it and not realize it. The thyroid gland is a fundamental part of your hormonal system and it affects every single cell in your body. You only require tiny doses of thyroid hormone, though if you have too much or too little, you can s…

Sleep is one of the greatest healers we have in medicine – it is fundamental for keeping energetic, alert and in a good mood. If you suffer from poor sleep for weeks to months to years, it can have a negative impact on your risk for many illnesses (see below). It’s estimated that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep-re…

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. According to a University of Laval research study, sleep disorders affect approximately 40% of Canadian adults. Most adults need at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Insomnia is commonly associated with day-tim…

Nothing is more refreshing than waking up and actually feeling ready for your day…can you imagine? Yes, unrefreshed sleep and sleep problems are quite common, studies show that 40% of adults experience at least one symptom of insomnia. When you are sleep deprived, you tend to have less energy and worse concentration at…

Nightmares are intense and vivid dreams that awaken you with negative feelings such as fear, anxiety, anger or sadness. You may also find yourself with your heart pounding and breathing quite fast… it is definitely a disturbing and even terrifying experience. Dreams, including nightmares, occur during the rapid eye mov…

Walt Disney said,“if you can dream it, you can do it.” It makes you wonder how dreams can be useful for stimulating creativity, improving performance, and promoting mental emotional and possibly physical wellbeing. Before you can dream, you must be able to sleep. More than sleep, is having an adequate amount of sleep,…

Sleep is an important basic necessity of your body in order to allow proper daytime energy, cardiovascular health and weight maintenance, and overall mental health and mood balance. However, sleep can be very elusive, and it can change over the course of your life. Below are some important reasons why you can develop p…