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Sleep Sabotaged by Stress

Sleep undermined by stress in the subject of a recent Globe and Mail article  by sociology professor Dr. Scott Schieman.  He points to  “cognitive intrusion” as being a major sleep disruptor.  In simple terms a cognitive intrusion is anything that disturbs your normal thought processes, in this case a blurring of the line between the […]

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Jet Lag is Real

In the Sleep, Travel, and Jet Lag article, WebMD gives some practical advice for handling jet lag and sleeping in a strange hotel room.  It’s all good: Adjust your sleeping habits Control your sleeping Fly hydrated (no, alcohol actual dehydrates you!) Avoid caffeine, etc. Guided Visualization is a technique that can support all of these […]

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Business Insomnia – Annoyances

There’s nothing wrong with you that 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep wouldn’t cure.  Business insomnia is about finding strategies to address the things that interrupt your sleep, the swirling ideas, the nagging concerns and the petty annoyances. It’s tough to sleep when you’re annoyed and there are lots of things to annoy business travelers: Cabin […]

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Sleeping Away from Home

Sleep Quality not Quantity

“Want to slim down?  Start with a better night’s sleep,” ran the headline. “No way, not with the hours I keep,” was my reaction, but Molly, my Travel Whisperers partner, said, “Read it again, Bill.  It’s talking about quality of sleep, not quantity.” Actually, it was talking about quantity of sleep, with recommendations like The […]

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