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Lead Story

Self-service channel emerging


Industry Update

Industry afloat amid economic plunge

MasterCard rings in new year with fee hike

FACTA flags identity fraud

Comerica tapped for prepaid benefits


SEPA: Will the promise be realized?

Tracy Kitten

Sizing up merchant cash advance

Marc Abbey, Yuriy Kostenko and Myron Schwarcz
First Annapolis Consulting

Industry Leader

Holli Targan –
Lady of the law


Interchange debate a wake-up call

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

Have passion, success will follow

Biff Matthews
CardWare International


Street SmartsSM:
It's 'bons temps' with SEAA in New Orleans

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Requirement 10: PCI's Everest

Michael Petitti

Landing pages: Convert interest to action

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay Ltd.

Acquiring compliance

David Mertz
Compliance Security Partners LLC

Merchant services hierarchy

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Company Profile

Sonoma Technical Support Services

New Products

POS terminal cool to the touch

ST-A10 TouchPOS
Toshiba TEC America

Ensure health care claims at the POS

Impact PaySystem

A quick-draw scanner at the POS

MS9590 VoyagerGS
Metrologic Instruments Inc.


Business travel made comfy

When the sandman is AWOL





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 28, 2008  •  Issue 08:01:02

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When the sandman is AWOL

It's 3 a.m. You know this because you're in bed, hoping for some shuteye before the alarm rings at 6 a.m. Sound familiar? Insomnia, a common sleeping disorder in the United States, affects approximately 33% of adults; 10% have a persistent problem with it.

So, there you are: sleepless. You try to turn off your brain but can't. Thoughts circle through your mind. You start to panic about how tired you will be the next day. You wonder how you will make it through.

Here are some suggestions:

But what if the problem persists? Not to worry. Each evening offers a fresh start. After your appointments and before bedtime, take some of the following preventive measures to ensure you will slumber with ease:

Healthy habits

It helps to maintain good sleeping habits in your day-to-day life. Here are some wholesome practices:

Don't stress

In our time-crunched universe, we tend to feel there are not enough hours in the day. We put high expectations on ourselves, and our basic needs are often unmet.

Some experts say if you can't sleep, don't force it. If you can't sleep, just relax.

Once you stop worrying about it, you may soon be opening your eyes to the rising sun, instead of to red, glowing digital numbers in the dark.

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