Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

We live in a culture of Yes. The common self-help wisdom is that we benefit from seizing opportunities, embracing the unknown, soaring headfirst into the possibilities presented to us. And this is all well and good: yes, do try hiking in Fiji! And yes, accept a date with that handsome Italian who works at the bar you frequent, even if it might make things awkward down the line. A well-timed yes can expand our world in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I am writing now to espouse the power of another simple word: no. In fact, 2015 was my year of no (not as inspiring as Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes but effective nonetheless) and I plan to make 2016 an even NO-ier one. I am in YES recovery. Like many humans, many women, I am a people pleaser. Can I be there at noon? Sure can! Will I bring three hundred bucks in foreign currency? Absolutely! Will I also promise to help a friend move, be late meeting them because I also agreed to babysit another friend's sick rabbit, then disappoint everyone in the process? I sure will! "No" is a word that could have served me well many times, but I didn't ever feel I had the right to use it. A delightful cocktail of self-doubt blended with the need for constant approval had me convinced that "yes" was the key to my like-ability. Without "yes" what did I have to offer? And so I sprinkled it liberally, and as my obligations built up, so did my resentments, so did my feelings of inadequacy. Nice cycle, that one. (For mor...
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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Helena Martynowicz, Anna Jodkowska, Robert Skomro, Paweł Gać, Agnieszka Brylka, Maciej Bladowski, Anna Wojakowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Rafał PorębaAbstractExcessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) has been reported in stroke patients. EDS in acute stroke was studied repeatedly, but there is a modest amount of data in post-stroke patients. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of EDS and characterize sleep architecture in patients>3 months after stroke and identify factors which may affect EDS.66 patients were en...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Journal of Biomedical InformaticsAuthor(s): Burçin Camcı, Cem Ersoy, Hakan KaynakAbstractSleeping is an important activity to monitor since it has a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of the people and society. In order to diagnose the problems in sleep, different monitoring systems are developed in the literature. The unobtrusiveness, reduced cost, objectiveness, protection of privacy and user-friendliness are the main design considerations and the proposed system design achieves those objectives by utilizing smart wearables, smart watch and smar...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Introduction. Over 1 million mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) cases are reported annually worldwide and may result in cognitive, physical, and emotional deterioration; depression; anxiety; and sleep problems. However, studies on long-term mTBI eff...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Intimate Partner Violence is a global health issue with higher prevalence worldwide, mostly in women, higher social and economic costs and devastating physical and mental health consequences for the victims. Sleep disturbances has been associated with othe...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Sleep disturbance and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) are well-known to be independently associated with depression. Yet, it remains unclear how sleep disturbance and impaired physiological regulation (indexed by RSA) may synergistically contribute to d...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Objective: Truck drivers represent a group at a particularly higher risk of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). Sleepy driving and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among truck drivers are major risk factors for MVAs. No study has assessed the prevalence of...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Since 2001, the United States (US) has been engaged in the longest and most expensive overseas conflict in its history. Sleep disorders, especially insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), are common in service members, and appear related to deployment ...
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An essential component to overall health and well-being is sleep. Likewise, being happily married is associated with better physical, mental, and emotional health. In the present study, we examined links between marital satisfaction (MS) and aspects of sle...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
HOW TO sleep: Do you sleep naked? If so, you ’re not alone, and the habit comes with some surprising health benefits such as losing weight.
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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Saranya Sundaram, Rachel L. Hughes, Eric Peterson, Eva M. Müller-Oehring, Helen M. Brontë-Stewart, Kathleen L. Poston, Afik Faerman, Chloe Bhowmick, Tilman SchulteAbstractRecent evidence has advanced our understanding of the function of sleep to include removal of neurotoxic protein aggregates via the glymphatic system. However, most research on the glymphatic system utilizes animal models, and the function of waste clearance processes in humans remains unclear. Understanding glymphatic function offers new insi...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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