Don’t do this if you want a good night’s sleep

World Sleep Day is March 18, 2016

Sleep is crucial for our health and well-being, and research shows this. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours every day to function properly, but many people don’t get all they need. In celebration of World Sleep Day, March 18, 2016, the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center is offering a few tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Instead of counting sheep, look at how you may be sabotaging your sleep and then strive to change your habits.

Recipe for a Good Night's Sleep

Next steps for sleep

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Time for a digital detox

There’s no doubt about it: our digital world is here to stay. And that means more and more multi-ElectronicsBLOG.fwtasking, reacting, responding, connecting — often around the clock. No wonder we’re stressed!

In today’s world of non-stop electronic information and entertainment, “unplugging” might seem like an impossible challenge, but it can be done.

Although many of us claim not to be addicted to our smartphones, tablets, Facebook and Twitter accounts, the reality is that we often develop a certain sense of security in having ready access to them. However, many of us would do well to give ourselves permission to take a break from the cluttered and fragmented electronic world, particularly at night.  It’s time for a digital detox! Continue reading