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sleep deprivation

In Stress and Health

Are you depressed or just exhausted?

It’s pretty obvious when you’re sleep-deprived. The fogginess and fatigue in your body and mind are unmistakable. But how can you tell if you are just really tired, or if you are actually experiencing depression? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, 1 in 3 adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep. The CDCTrusted Source further reports that people who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to report 10 common chronic…

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In Stress and Coping

Getting a good night’s sleep

In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury when, in fact it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. Sleep recharges the brain, allowing it to learn and make memories. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleep deprivation also raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and stroke. Steps to Better Sleep Consider the following steps that…

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Stress and Immunity

Stress often feels like a parasite slowly sucking the life and light out of its host. In a country where 6.7 million of its inhabitants ages 15 and up report “most days were ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely stressful,’” according to Statistics Canada, it is no wonder there is such a strong focus on health and wellness in Canada. Stress affects Canadians’ health in more ways than most can imagine, and in more people, which Dr. Inna B. Mertsalova has…

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