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6 Reasons to Love to Sleep-by SleepTracker

February 24th, 2015 Raquel Rothe

6 Reasons to Love to Sleep

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Songs romanticize it; fairytales reference it. Sometimes we even dream about it. It’s sleep and many of us can’t (or don’t) get enough of it.

Why is sleep so wonderful? Everyone has their own reason for valuing their beauty rest, but like love, it all comes down to how it makes use feel. Here are six reasons to love sleep:

  1. It can help you lose weight
    Studies have suggested links between sleep and weight, which means that more sleep means that you could actually gain less weight.
  2. It’s beauty’s ally
    Beauty sleep isn’t a myth! Recent research shows there’s a link between getting a good night’s rest and physical appearance.
  3. It helps support your immune system
    Lack of sleep can help make us more prone to catching illnesses, including the flu.
  4. It makes you happier
    Studies show that lack of sleep has a powerful impact on mood.
  5. It can help manage stress
    Running short on sleep can hinder focus, causing concentration and effectiveness to suffer and energy levels to decline. All of which diminishes our overall performance which can, in turn, lead to stress.
  6. It’s good for your brain
    Research suggests that both quantity and quality of sleep have an impact memory and learning.

Love your sleep, but feel like you can never get enough? Visit our website to learn more about SleepTracker, a revolutionary portable sleep monitor that wakes you up feeling refreshed and energized!

What is Cholesterol?

February 15th, 2012 Raquel Rothe
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in every cell of your body.
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It’s essential for normal body
function, but your body produces all the cholesterol it needs, so cholesterol in your diet is deposited
in your blood vessels. Eventually, this surplus can lead to narrowing of the arteries, stroke and heart
disease.
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In fact, high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of
death in the U.S. Depending on race, between 40 and 51 percent of American adults have high blood
cholesterol.
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Get Healthy. Stay Healthy.
What is Cholesterol?
LDL vs. HDL cholesterol
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Cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream by particles called lipoproteins, which are made up of cholesterol on the
inside and protein on the outside. There are two main types of lipoproteins:

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in every cell of your body.

1- It’s essential for normal body

function, but your body produces all the cholesterol it needs, so cholesterol in your diet is deposited

in your blood vessels. Eventually, this surplus can lead to narrowing of the arteries, stroke and heart

disease.

2- In fact, high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of

death in the U.S. Depending on race, between 40 and 51 percent of American adults have high blood

cholesterol.

3-Get Healthy. Stay Healthy.

4-What is Cholesterol?

LDL vs. HDL cholesterol

Cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream by particles called lipoproteins, which are made up of cholesterol on the

inside and protein on the outside. There are two main types of lipoproteins:

Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are the major type of lipoprotein carrying cholesterol through the body. LDL cholesterol builds up on the walls of your arteries and can lead to coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.

High-density lipoproteins (HDL) carry excess cholesterol back to the liver to remove it from the body. HDL cholesterol is what’s referred to as “good cholesterol.