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Seven Areas of Self-Care

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As the New Year rolls around, many of us are reflecting on the past year and considering what we want to focus on during this next trip around the sun.  As I’ve spoken with clients and thought about my own goals, the topic of holistic, well-rounded self-care has come up regularly.  Self-care is paying attention to and making good choices for your mind, body, soul, and spirit.  Without being aware of this, we risk falling into complacency, remaining stuck in unhealthy patterns, and hindering our ability to live the kind of story we want to experience.



As you think about what kind of life you want to live this year, it can be helpful to separate the areas of your life into different categories in order to properly assess and plan.  Here are seven common categories of self-car ...

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Is Sleep Hygiene a Thing?

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Sleep hygiene may seem like an odd term. When we think of hygiene, we often think of brushing teeth or showering. Hygiene can refer to practices that maintain our health. Sleep is an important part of every person’s health. It can have an impact on mental health as well. As summer is nearing its end and school schedules begin, it is a good time to create structure and habits that foster health. Sleep hygiene is often overlooked as one of those crucial practices for our well-being.

 According to the CDC, school age children should be getting 9-12 hours of sleep per night. Teens need 8-10 hours per night, and adults should get 7 or more hours of sleep per night. It is important to note sleep disturbances can increase one’s risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and depression (https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/chronic_disease ...

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Sleep Hygiene

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Sleep Hygiene:

 

            When people hear the word hygiene, they think of areas such as showering or brushing your teeth. Most people do not think about sleep and often forget that sleep is a huge area of hygiene. Without enough sleep, sleep deprivation can set in and attack the body, both mentally and physically.

             Physically, sleep deprivation can throw off circadian rhythms, which result in deregulated sleep patterns, and deregulate metabolic, endocrine, and immune responses. It can also cause issues such as, but not limited to weight gain, insulin resistance, and hypertension.

            On a mental level, sleep deprivation can lead to behaviors that included increased drug and alcohol use, increases s ...

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