Interview with Keith and Sheila Hittner from Your Healthy Homes

Interview with Keith and Sheila Hittner from Your Healthy Homes
Having a consistent sleep schedule is one of the most important steps to creating a perfect night's sleep.  Catherine talks with Keith and Sheila Hittner about several sleep strategies for better quality sleep.
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The Truth about How Much Sleep You Actually Need

The Truth about How Much Sleep You Actually Need
A typical sleep cycle is about 90 minutes long, and it consists of three phases of non-REM and REM sleep. Everyone will cycle through all three stages of non-REM and REM sleep several times during a typical night with increasingly longer, deeper REM periods occurring toward morning. 
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Are Sleeping Pills Safe to Use? The Risks of using OTC and Prescription Sleep Aids

Are Sleeping Pills Safe to Use?  The Risks of using OTC and Prescription Sleep Aids
Although Sleeping Pill prescriptions have been on the rise since 2006, more and more people are exploring non-pharmaceutical and less invasive ways to sleep better. Working with someone who understands your sleep issues and helps you routine is more common now than ever.  Certainly those who take prescriptions can expect to feel short term relief and yet some have decided that the side effect of unnatural sleep, drowsiness hang-overs and possible addiction are starting to outweigh the benefits.
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Technology and Sleep; It's Not Just About the Blue Light

Technology and Sleep;  It's Not Just About the Blue Light
Social media and mobile device use at bedtime is having a bigger impact on our health than we might believe.  Does scrolling through your social feeds just before falling asleep impact your mental health as well as your physical health? So far the research does not look good.
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Sleep, blue light, screen time