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National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Awareness Week is almost here. Take time during this week to educate your clients on the benefits of deep, restful sleep. Getting enough sleep at night is extremely important for feeling rested in the morning and having enough energy to get through your day. While specific activities influence the amount of sleep you need, there are several aspects of sleep apply to everyone. Let’s take a look at the importance of restful sleep, REM, and napping (yes adults should nap too)! Benefits of Restful Sleep While you are sleeping your mind is still running a million miles an hour. In fact, through a process called consolidation, you are strengthening the memories that you acquired while you were awake; this means restful sleep will improve your overall memory functions. Not only does restful sleep help strengthen your memory it also reduces inflammation, providing overall health benefits and prevention. Benefits of REM: Rapid Eye Movement National Sleep Awareness Week focuses on the importance of REM sleep, otherwise known as rapid eye movement. It is during REM sleep that these movements occur. Your body will enter REM sleep about 90 minutes after you have fallen asleep. REM sleep is not constant […] Read More

The Benefits of Restful Sleep for Patients

In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, sleep is one of the major cornerstones of health. The National Sleep Foundation notes that many Americans get by on six hours of sleep each night, rather than the seven to eight hours most people actually need. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates about  25 percent of US adults report they occasionally don’t get enough sleep. Promoting healthy sleep is important for anyone in the healthcare field or supporting industries. The Link Between Sleep and Health During the period when humans sleep, the body carries out a wide variety of chemical and biological processes necessary for health. In addition, sleep is absolutely vital for brain health, and the brain controls all other organs, systems, and processes in the body. Sleep and metabolism are linked in many ways and the body’s ability to regulate many hormonal processes depends on getting sufficient sleep. Sleep Strategies A healthy diet with adequate protein is necessary for the body to manufacture the chemical messengers in the brain (neurotransmitters) that promote cognitive function, relaxation, and healthy sleep patterns. Regular exercise helps relieve stress and is another way to promote sleep. People who are having […] Read More

Increase Client’s Muscle Development by Encouraging Restful Sleep

You maximize your client’s time at the gym to help them reach their muscle-building goals and you teach them the importance of including a variety of exercises, switching up routines, teaching them proper nutrition. All of the bases should be covered, yet without a solid sleep schedule, they only see smaller results. As a fitness trainer, your well-rounded approach toward your client’s muscle gain is key, so don’t let your job stop when they walk out the door. Muscle growth and repair occurs during rest and sleep. This critical component of a health and fitness program can make or break your client’s success. If your client is not getting a full night of sleep, they are not fully recovered for the next workout session. A tired body and overworked muscle tissue can lead to strains and tears that can damage the body. The goal is to teach your client how to achieve the deepest level of sleep so that their brain and body are at a completely relaxed state. This is where muscle repair and growth occur. Sleep is divided into two stages: REM and Non-REM. REM sleep is the most beneficial and deepest state. If you have a discussion with […] Read More

How to Improve Patient’s Sleep Quality

A healthy lifestyle begins and ends with a good night of sleep. The answer for improving the quality of sleep isn’t the same for everyone, but we’ve put together a few things to discuss with your patients when they come to you with questions. Read More

Healthy & Happy Patients with Seditol®

In the United States about 20% of Americans get less than six hours of sleep per night, two hours less than the recommended eight. That’s 14 hours of missed sleep per week, which can lead to fatigue, increased risk of disease, driving or machinery related accidents, and more. Many of your patients could be suffering from lack of sleep and helping them identify issues that may be correlated with their lack of sleep could help them get back on track to hitting that eight hour goal. There are a variety of sleep aids that people can take to help them relax and get to bed at a decent time. InterHealth’s ingredient Seditol® helps support healthy sleep patterns, relaxation, and reduce fatigue.   Plant-based Blend Seditol® is a proprietary, plant-based blend of Magnolia Officinalis bark and Ziziphus Spinosa seed. Magnolia Officinalis bark can be used to decrease anxiety and nervous tension as well as improve sleep. Ziziphus Spinosa seed helps promote sleep and relaxation. This seed has been used for over 3000 years to help people relax and sleep. Combined, they create a relaxing and sleepy effect, making falling asleep within an hour smooth and simple.   Benefits of Seditol® Loss […] Read More