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Insomnia Fix – Part 3: Sleep Deprivation and Cardiovascular Disease by Tamara Hoerner

I was 14 years old when my paternal Grandmother died of her 5th heart attack. I remember going to the hospital to see her, not knowing it would be the last time. My family was there, as she grabbed my hand and told me she loved me. After I left the hospital, all the adults read more…

Insomnia Fix – Part 2: Obesity and Sleep Deprivation by Tamara Hoerner

Have you ever sat on the couch, in the middle of the night, watching late night infomercials or old movies, while munching on potato chips because you can’t sleep? Most people can relate to this image to some degree. Insomnia and late night eating go hand in hand and are quite common. Unfortunately, coping with read more…

Insomnia Fix – Part 1: The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation by Tamara Hoerner

Could you stay awake for 11 days? In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year old high school student stayed awake for 11 days and 24 minutes or 264.4 hours, to study the effects of sleep deprivation. This is the longest documented case of intentional sleep deprivation without stimulants. After just 2 days, Randy struggled to remain read more…