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Bedtime routines are important

Having bedtime routines is important for anyone who wants a good night’s sleep, but may be even more helpful for individuals who have difficulty falling asleep at night. The benefits of bedtime routines include allowing for time to relax, unwind, and disconnect from activities that can cause emotional or physical arousal that may disrupt sleep. … Continue reading Bedtime routines are important

Helpful hints for a better night’s sleep (part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Helpful Hints - Sleep

The previous post referenced several helpful hints. Let’s explore a few additional hints related to getting a better nights sleep. Attempt to get regular and adequate exposure to natural light. Daylight exerts powerful effects on our internal biological sleep/wake systems. As a result, exposure to daylight, particularly in the early morning can promote healthy sleep … Continue reading Helpful hints for a better night’s sleep (part 2)

Helpful hints for a better night’s sleep (part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Helpful Hints - Sleep

Follow these helpful hints below to improve your sleep: Avoid taking naps during the day. Though taking a nap can certainly feel very refreshing, napping during the day can also lead to you feel less tired at night and can disrupt your normal sleep and wake rhythms. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine late … Continue reading Helpful hints for a better night’s sleep (part 1)

How the PMD app integrates self-regulation—evaluating

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series PaceMyDay and Self-Regulation

Before we jump to the last phase, let’s do a quick review of how we’re defining self-regulation and its first two phases. Self-regulation — planning, monitoring, and evaluating your behaviors in order to learn from and optimize end results over time. Planning phase — considering various aspects of a situation and establishing a plan (e.g., … Continue reading How the PMD app integrates self-regulation—evaluating

Your personal energy stores are like a bank

This quote from the Cleveland Clinic addresses cancer-related fatigue and really gets at the essence of the PaceMyDay app. “Think of your personal energy stores as a ‘bank.’ Deposits and withdrawals have to be made over the course of the day or the week to ensure a balance between energy conservation, restoration and expenditure.”—Cleveland Clinic: … Continue reading Your personal energy stores are like a bank

How the PMD app integrates self-regulation—monitoring

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series PaceMyDay and Self-Regulation

Let’s do a quick review of how we defined self-regulation in our last post before we jump into the next phase of the process. Self-regulation is the process of planning, monitoring, and evaluating your behaviors in order to learn from and optimize end results over time. We discussed planning previously, so you should have a … Continue reading How the PMD app integrates self-regulation—monitoring

How the PMD app integrates self-regulation—planning

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series PaceMyDay and Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the process of planning, monitoring, and evaluating your behaviors in order to learn from and optimize end results over time. The PaceMyDay app encourages self-regulation in a number of ways. Onboarding — The onboarding process is a one-time process to establish certain app-related guidelines such as wake-up time, bedtime routine, and lights-out time … Continue reading How the PMD app integrates self-regulation—planning

What is the PaceMyDay app?

You’re probably asking yourself, “What is the PaceMyDay app?” You’ve come to the right place. The BEST app blog will provide information about the PaceMyDayapp app (and many more), the concepts upon which the app is based, the app development process, and much more. Let’s start with some basic information about fatigue. According to the … Continue reading What is the PaceMyDay app?