Could bad sleep be affecting my behavior?

Almost everyone has had the experience of waking up after a bad night of sleep feeling tired and a bit “off”. Our brain feels sluggish – like it’s not “hitting on all cylinders” – but does this directly affect our mood or behavior? The association between sleep disorders and mood disorders has been known for quite some time: it is … Read More

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Company Resonea Recognized for Sleep Health and Wellness Technology Innovation

Neal Beswick (VP Business Development) and Margaret Mitchell (VP Product R&D) meeting with AZ Governor Ducey and the President & CEO of the ACA, Sandra Watson.  SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) JANUARY 16, 2018 Biotechnology and life science company Resonea Inc. was chosen as a recipient of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) Fall 2017 Awards, powered by the Arizona Commerce Authority to recognize … Read More

Bad night of sleep = bad day at work

With the vast growth in wearables and apps claiming they help determine “sleep quality”, combined with a growing public movement led by celebrities such as Arianna Huffington, sleep is finally being recognized as an major part of our health and wellness.    Beyond just the health implications, we all understand, intuitively, that a bad night of sleep impairs our activities of … Read More

Your Brain Works Faster With Restful Sleep

Have you ever said to someone, “I’m a little slow today — I didn’t get enough sleep”?   We all seem to innately know that being deprived of sleep results in changes in how we function mentally.  Most of us describe this as being “slow” likely due to the perceptible delay in how quickly we are able to perform different mental … Read More

It’s Time to Start Prioritizing Sleep

Getting good sleep can change your life – it did mine. by Karen Underwood, MD MBA, Mother, doctor, businesswoman, & sleep advocate I knew that sleep was important, but for nearly my entire life I didn’t realize just how important it was to sleep well. Everyone feels better after a good night’s sleep, but few people realize that crucial processes occur during … Read More

Wellness Apps – Are They Good For My Health?

Over the past 10 years, the boom in smartphones has led to a similar surge in all types of smartphone apps, particularly disease and wellness-related apps. By 2014, there were already over 40,000 of such apps available with the number probably approaching or surpassing 100,000 today. Industry estimates are that by 2018, over 50% of the more than 3 Billion … Read More

Too Little Sleep: It Ain’t Pretty!

All of us have noted at one time or another that someone we know looks “tired”.  We often don’t give it a second thought but we are quite good at assessing someone’s sleep condition just by observing them.   As we have discussed in previous blogs, Americans generally don’t get enough sleep.  A 2014 Gallup survey (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) of … Read More

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease, The Chicken or The Egg?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of research linking sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Anybody who has taken care of people with AD knows that the patients have very abnormal sleep patterns. The big question researchers have been asking lately is whether the sleep disorder is due to AD alone, or could sleep disorders, in … Read More

Are Fitness Trackers Fit to Track Your Fitness? Part 3: Sleep Tracking

Welcome to the third part of this series examining: are fitness trackers fit to track your fitness? In this three-part series, we are reviewing the scientific data on the accuracy of such trackers for the three most popular uses: 1) activity/step count tracking, 2) heart rate tracking, and 3) sleep tracking. In our first part, we examined activity/step count tracking … Read More