Why quality sleep is so important for your day and your body

Not getting enough ZZZ’s? (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 7, 2016) Sleep deprivation is a growing concern throughout the country and even right here in our bedroom community of Rockwall.  You might be surprised that a lack of sleep is pervasive in our safe and comfortable Rockwall homes. You may be more surprised to learn that […]

Five Tips to Keep You Alert, Energized and Well-Rested After We ‘Fall Back’

(ROWLETT, TX – November 2, 2015) Daylight saving time often brings people to begin dreading going to bed and waking up.  Let’s be honest, no one likes the thought of shifting their schedule.  To those with kids, this is even a bigger challenge.  I encourage people to use this time to do an overall check […]

Happy holidays, happy hearts

(November 13, 2012) The decorations are going up and excitement is in the air. Gifts are being bought and parties are being planned. With all the fun and excitement comes a good bit of stress. Schedules get busy. The kids have programs at school. You need to work a few extra hours before you can […]

GOOD HEALTH: Happy holidays, happy hearts

The decorations are up and excitement is in the air. Gifts are bought and parties are planned. With all the fun and excitement comes a good bit of stress. Schedules get busy. The kids have programs at school. You need to work a few extra hours before you can take time off. Cleaning must be […]

Preparing to ‘fall back’: Circadian rhythms and sleep

Inside each of us is a natural clock that tells us when to sleep and when to wake. Exposure to light and darkness help set the clock. When you travel across time zones, change shifts at work or even stay up or awaken later or earlier than usual, your inner clock can go awry. According […]

Too few ZZZs? Maybe it’s Shift Work Disorder

Most people are going to bed at 10 o’clock at night – not going to work. But more than 15 million Americans perform some kind of nonstandard shift work1, including nurses, air traffic controllers, firefighters, radio DJs and truck drivers. Approximately one-fourth of those who work a night, early morning and/or rotating-shift may be suffering […]