Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lauren Mergen's Posts

National Sleep Awareness Week

This week is National Sleep Awareness Week, an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. About 37 percent of American adults report they sleep less than seven hours a night, although the National Sleep foundation suggests at least seven to nine hours. Getting less that seven hours of sleep increase the risk... Read moreChevron

Sleep Resolutions for 2012

Usually around this time of year, the gym seems to fill with unfamiliar faces; the January Joiners.  Perhaps they have made a resolution to lose weight, tone up, or fit in their favorite pair of jeans. Though the crowded gym is annoying, I applaud the January Joiners.  Since I frequent the gym every day, I decided to make a sleep... Read moreChevron

Loads of Links: A Guide to Holiday Shopping

With the holidays just around the corner, I’ve compiled a gift guide for those special people in your life.  I am committed to a natural lifestyle and many of the products are 100% endorsed by me.  There’s something for the marathon runner, the yogi, the insomniac and everyone in between.  Staying active is an important... Read moreChevron

Narcolepsy Symptoms and Diagnosis: When Should You Go To The Doctor?

Have you ever experienced excessive daytime sleepiness?  The most common symptoms of narcolepsy include:             Sleep attacks: these can last for 15 minutes            ... Read moreChevron

Narcolepsy and Exercise

Lately, I was feeling especially bored with my workout routine.  I tried to spice it up by incorporating new exercises, doing more yoga and more interval training.  But I stopped seeing the same results I was this summer.  What was I doing wrong? Frustrated, I decided to meet with a personal trainer to refocus on my goals. ... Read moreChevron