Your Partner’s Joint 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 »

Five Foods to Help You Fall Asleep

Adding these five foods to your diet may help you fall asleep more quickly and get a great night’s rest. Oatmeal – The grains in oatmeal trigger insulin production. They raise your blood pressure naturally and make you feel sleepy. Oats are also rich in melatonin, which has been shown to relax the body and… Read more »

You Might Have Sleep Apnea If…

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breaks in breathing typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, causing major interruptions to your natural sleep rhythm. As a… Read more »

Back to School Bedtime

Summer is coming to an end. You can no longer let your kids stay up just a little bit later knowing that they can sleep in the next day. Take this opportunity to get everyone back on schedule. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggests that consistency of young children’s… Read more »

Five Ways Sleep Helps You Lose Weight

A study from Columbia University found that people who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are heavier, gain more weight over time and have increased difficulty losing weight. So if you’re looking to lose a few pounds, start with getting a good night’s sleep. Here are five ways sleep helps you lose… Read more »

Five Sleep Inducing Foods

The clocks are springing ahead this weekend and we need all the help we can get. Try these five sleep inducing foods to give yourself a head start on surviving the time change. Honey – Honey contains glucose, which tells your brain to shut off a chemical known to trigger alertness, known as orexin. It… Read more »

How Reading Before Bed Improves Sleep

According to a recent study, reading before bed can help you sleep better.  In fact – just six minutes with a good book can improve your sleep quality. How? Scientists believe that reading is the best way to help you relax before bed because immersing yourself into another world takes your mind off of the stress in… Read more »

Ten Tips to Surviving Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings is right around the corner and unfortunately, springing ahead means we lose an hour of sleep. Don’t despair. There are plenty of things you can start doing now to prepare for the change in time. Here are our top ten tips to surviving Daylight Savings: Start Prepping Now – In the days leading… Read more »

Five Perfect Bedtime Snacks

If you get the munchies at bedtime, there are some bedtime snacks that are better than others for encouraging a good night’s sleep. Bowl of Rice – New research shows that a diet containing rice is associated with a decreased risk of poor sleep by up to 46%, compared to bread (which had no effect)… Read more »

The Truth About Blue Light

Research suggests that blue light, emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops, and many other electronic devices, is negatively impacting the quantity and quality of our sleep. Darkness is a natural cue to our bodies that it’s time for sleep, but the light coming from our devices as we scramble to do just one more thing is… Read more »