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Sleep

5 Podcasts for your Health

Podcasts have gained popularity rapidly over the past couple of years. Whether you’re commuting to work, cleaning your home, or cooking a meal, podcasts make it easy to learn more about topics that are important to you straight from the experts! Thats what we are so excited to announce that our founders Alyson Ryan, LCSW and Danielle Zanzarov, PhD will be launching their own in the next couple of months! But if you just can’t wait, here are some of our favorites to listen to!

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Bedroom rules

There is no doubt that electronics have become essential in the 21st century. They are present in business offices, homes, and even the bedrooms of homes. As our dependence on these nifty gadgets increases, the quality of our lives, and our sleep, may be decreasing. A survey by the National Sleep Foundation discovered that a vast majority of the population (95% to be exact!) use some form of technology within one hour before they go to sleep. While this may seem harmless, it’s been discovered that light emitted from our beloved devices may be disrupting our sleep. How can this be possible? It’s really a simple explanation. The hormone that controls our sleep, melatonin, is released at a slower rate when exposed to light, especially blue light in the 460-nanometer range. Unfortunately for electronic addicts (a.k.a most people), the light emitted from our electronic devices give off light in this range. In the presence of this blue light, the body is tricked into staying awake longer than it should ...

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