Sun Risk Management Blog
Live Well, Work Well – August 2018
Health and wellness tips for your work and life—presented by Sun Risk Management, Inc.
Trouble Sleeping? Your Phone May Be to Blame
Yes, you read that headline right. According to a new study, using your phone before you go to bed can disrupt your sleep schedule and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Specifically, the study found that those who use smartphones or tablets before bed went to bed later and had a later sleep onset than those who didn’t. The study also found that those who used their phone or tablet before going to sleep had lower levels of the sleepregulating hormone, melatonin. Lastly, the study found that electronic device usage before bed reduced the period of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a vital component in our sleep patterns.
So, if you’re having trouble sleeping, try putting your phone or tablet away before heading to bed.
Sunrays Aren’t the Only Thing You Can Catch at the Pool
As the temperature climbs, many Americans will flock to the pool to find some relief from the heat. While the cool waters can be refreshing, they could also be contaminated with bacteria that can make you sick. Read on to learn about the three most common illnesses you can catch from spending a day at the pool.
Cryptosporidium (Crypto for Short)
To avoid getting this infection, wear well-fitted goggles every time you get into the water.
|Spinach Power Salad with Mandarin Vinaigrette
Makes: 4 serving
Are You Up to Date On Your Immunizations?
Every August, the National Public Health Information Coalition sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month to promote the importance of immunizations at all life stages. Vaccination protects everyone, from infants to the elderly, from serious illnesses and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Being properly vaccinated not only protects you, but everyone else around you, from falling ill with serious illnesses like measles, polio, hepatitis and meningococcal meningitis.
Follow the provided links to learn if you and your loved ones are up to date on the recommended vaccinations for each stage of life:
For more information on vaccines, or to learn more about what vaccines you may need, click here or talk with your doctor.