Five Ways to Battle Insomnia

We’ve all been there – lying awake in the middle of the night when we should be asleep.  It’s frustrating to say the least.  Do you turn the light on, read a book and “give in?” Or do you just lie there with your eyes closed wishing and hoping you’ll fall back asleep?  If only it… Read more »

Refresh: Brain Benefits of a Nap

From boosting memory to lowering blood pressure, a little midday nap can do wonders for your health. Many of us are chronically sleep-deprived and a little siesta can do wonders. Most experts recommend a nap of 10 to 20 minutes, since any longer can lead to “sleep inertia” – a deep grogginess that can be hard… Read more »

Your Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sleep

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting.  The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »

Your Partner’s Pain Is Keeping You Both Awake

Sleep is meant to be a time of renewal, so that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.  Getting enough sleep is vital for good health.  Lack of sleep can affect you in many different ways—whether it’s your mood, appetite, focus, or health in some other form—chances are you will notice… Read more »

Six Tips for Relieving Nighttime Leg Cramps

Are leg cramps keeping you up at night? Leg cramps are not only painful, but they are also a leading cause of fitful sleeping, insomnia and daytime fatigue. They speak to bigger problems too, such as dehydration, nutritional deficiencies and sometimes depression. Researchers believe that leg cramps are caused by an imbalance in one of… Read more »

Is Pain Stopping You From Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting. The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »

Your Day Begins with Sleep

Join the National Sleep Foundation in celebrating Sleep Awareness Week. This year’s theme  “Begins with Sleep” highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. But how much sleep do you really need? Sleep needs vary across ages and are easily impacted by your health and lifestyle. To… Read more »

Seven Sleep Inducing Foods

The most common sleep disorder is insomnia. One in every 3 adults has occasional insomnia while one in every 10 suffers chronically. Insomnia is normally a short-term phase often linked to stress. Once the stress is gone, the insomnia goes away as well. However, if you suffer from insomnia for long periods of time, you… Read more »

Ten Ways to Improve Your Sleep Tonight

A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Research shows that poor sleep can have immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance and brain function. In both adults and children, lack of sleep can cause weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes. Over the last few… Read more »

Just One More Hour of Sleep Could Save Your Life

The holidays are almost here and we’re all running on empty. There is so much to be done and yet the days still only have just 24 hours each. And so, we stay up later to get everything accomplished. But recent research suggests that getting just one extra hour of sleep each night could dramatically… Read more »