Did you know… about shift work disorder and cancer?

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Did you know… about shift work disorder and cancer?

This entry in our “What about…?” comorbid conditions series discusses how shift work disorder has a defining influence on the development and progression of cancer. In order to understand how poor sleep influences shift work disorder and cancer, first you need to understand what sleep does for us at the cellular level, and how shift work leads to circadian disruption.

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You’re invited to join our new digital AWAKE group in Facebook!

We hope you will become part of our community! The admins and moderators for the A.W.A.K.E. group look forward to friendly chatter and information sharing at the group. Working together to help each other find support, solutions, and smart tips for the best sleep ever is what this group is all about.

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Sleeptember Tip: 5 ways to a flawless bedhead

Would you prefer to wake up with Flawless hair? That may mean making a better effort to achieve Flawless sleep. Here are 5 tips for making that happen. And while you’re there, take our poll! After the poll, share your morning bedhead selfie (tag it with #ASAABedhead) at our Facebook page; your selfie could win you four day passes to Disneyworld! And don’t forget to pledge to get a little extra sleep in September!

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World Hypertension Day is May 17: Women, do you know your numbers?

When women become hypertensive, they run the risk of having strokes, heart attacks, or developing heart disease or heart arrhythmias, as well as other conditions related to pregnancy, such as preeclampsia. … Certain sleep problems can aggravate preexisting hypertension and may even lead to its development, such as circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), primary snoring, restless leg syndrome (RLS), shift work disorder, and sleep deprivation by any cause.

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