Lights Out Part II // Eat to Sleep

2023-12-14T03:28:23-05:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: General Information, Nutrition Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Karen Davis Warren PT, MPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS Sleep plays a vital role in your health.  Many if us are aware of the benefits of sleep, yet not so sure how to get a good night’s sleep. While research has shown the body’s naturally produced melatonin helps regulate sleep, synthetic melatonin has proven less than impressive.  However, there are many foods that help the body’s natural melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. It controls your circadian [...]

Lights Out // The Importance of Sleep

2023-12-14T03:58:17-05:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition Articles, General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lights Out // The Importance of Sleep Sleeping well directly affects your physical and mental health, and the overall quality of your life. Lack of sleep can have negative effects on your daytime energy, productivity, physical health, emotional balance, and even your weight. Since there are many factors that affect sleep let’s start with the basics. Control your exposure to light! A naturally occurring hormone called melatonin regulates your sleep-wake cycle. Light exposure controls when your brain produces melatonin. [...]

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