WWN - Jan. 19: Let's Sleep On It!

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Registered: 10-23-2009
WWN - Jan. 19: Let's Sleep On It!
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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 3:01am
This week's Your Total Health Women's Wellness Newsletter is about sleep. Most of us don't get enough, and this issue includes links to:



     â€¢ 5 Reasons You Need More Sleep

     â€¢ 9 Ways to Get Better Sleep

     â€¢ Sleep Yourself Slimmer



And, I'll throw in a bonus link for those who remain unconvinced of the importance of adequate sleep:



     â€¢ 8 Serious ways sleep deprivation can hurt your health

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Registered: 02-09-2000
Sun, 03-21-2010 - 8:41am
I know I'm on the deprived side lately, and even when I'm asleep, I'm stressed...dh has told me that I've started grinding my teeth again =(
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Registered: 10-23-2009
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 3:14pm
Uh oh. Do you have a mouthguard you can use to prevent you from grinding your teeth while you're sleeping? Have you been able to pinpoint the main source of your stress? If you have, is it something with an end in sight, or is it an ongoing problem?



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health



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Registered: 02-09-2000
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 2:51pm

No mouthguard since it's not a "normal" thing for me.

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Registered: 10-23-2009
Wed, 03-24-2010 - 12:37pm
After I asked about your primary source of stress, I read another message in which you mentioned your husband quitting his job and actually said aloud, "Well, that has to be it!" I didn't know you had your own work-related problems weighing on you as well. Wow, that is a lot to deal with all at once. I hope things start to settle down for you soon!



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health





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Registered: 06-23-2009
Wed, 03-24-2010 - 7:32pm

I found this informative. I know today's youth on the average are just barely limping along with very little sleep.

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Being Tired Is a Bummer
Kids are famous for throwing tantrums when they’re tired, but even grownups can get irritable or weepy when they’re sleep deprived. Now research is asking whether or not too little sleep can cause mental illnesses such as depression. Studies at the University of London and the RTI International in North Carolina have found that kids who suffer from insomnia, trouble falling or staying asleep, and other sleep problems, are at greater risk of developing depression later in life. Teens whose parents allow them go to bed at midnight or later are 24 percent more likely to suffer from depression and 20 percent more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those whose moms and dads mandate a 10 p.m. lights-out policy, according to a study published in the January 2010 issue of Sleep.


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Registered: 02-09-2000
Wed, 03-24-2010 - 9:02pm
I don't know if my work situation will soon get better or soon get worse.
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 03-25-2010 - 2:48pm

Think about yourself first and make your decision based on whether or not honestly you can take on more work.


Sometimes as women we take on way more than is healthy for us and also we find it hard to say no.


If you do accept the responsibility are they going to get some help for you and maybe a pay increase?


You are definitely worth it.


You stepped up and took on another person's job and responsibilities on top of doing your own and in the same amount of time which is simply amazing.


You Go!


Can you try it for a say three-month trial period and opt out if it's not working for you personally?


~hugs~


Maybe they can give you a little more time to make the decision...it's a big one!


<3

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Registered: 10-23-2009
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 4:48pm
I thought it was an interesting slide show as well. About the link between insomnia and depression, I question whether it is really possible that insomnia causes depression later in life. A more likely explanation, I think, is that suffering from insomnia as a child is a marker of a chemical imbalance in the brain that may later present itself as depression in adulthood.



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health





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Registered: 10-23-2009
Fri, 03-26-2010 - 4:53pm
Accepting the position officially may result in less stress than trying to do both jobs at once in half the time. Either way, best of luck in making your decision!



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health





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Registered: 02-09-2000
Sat, 03-27-2010 - 9:38pm
Yes, they would hire someone as my assistant (my former title) and I suggested a trial period just the other day, but then I couldn't figure out how a trial period would be any different from the past few months where I've been doing the job as interim director

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