The Best Bedtime Tips for Adults

Having a nightly routine isn’t just for young children. Sleep experts agree that sticking to a nightly ritual can improve sleep quality for adults, too. Start with these bedtime tips and personalize them so they fit your needs and preferences. Unwind – You will have a hard time falling asleep if you’re still up doing… Read more »

Scary Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The immediate effects of not getting enough sleep are often obvious – you might feel groggy, unable to focus, sluggish and find yourself wishing for either a nap or a strong cup of coffee. There are even more subtle signs that you need more sleep including hunger, being overly emotional and clumsy. Usually a good… Read more »

Food to Make You Sleepy

There is some food to make you sleepy and adding these 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… Read more »

Study Finds Sleep Improves with Age

Despite the common belief that sleep quality diminishes with age, a new study published in the March edition of Sleep found that sleep quality actually improves as we get older, even as the amount of sleep we get diminishes. Using phone surveys of more than 150,000 Americans, researchers found that people in their 80s had… Read more »

Pain is Prohibiting Sleep

A 2015 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 »

10 Steps to Better Sleep

Getting a better night’s sleep doesn’t have to be hard. Here are ten steps you can start implementing right away. Melatonin – Take a natural melatonin supplement 15-30 minutes before bed, nightly. Dim Lights – Turn lights down or off in your bedroom to stimulate the release of melatonin and initiate the sleep process. Settle… Read more »

This is Your Brain Without Sleep

  Scientists in Canada recently published a study containing solid evidence that poor sleep quality inhibits the brain’s ability to clear itself of toxins by causing large spaces in the brain. The researchers from The Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto suggest that sleep is crucial to allowing the brain to rid itself of waste from… Read more »

Using Vitamin B to Combat Stress

Referred to as vitamin B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — play a crucial role in keeping our bodies running well and reducing stress levels. Here’s the lowdown on how you can use vitamin B to combat stress and where you’re most likely to find them:… Read more »

6 Sneaky Signs of Sleep Apnea

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 »

Ten Tips to Help You Sleep Better Tonight

If you’re already on your third cup of coffee or just can’t make it through the afternoon without a caffeinated pick-me-up, then you probably aren’t getting enough sleep at night. Here are ten quick tips to help you sleep better tonight: Eliminate the Screen – Studies show that stimulation and the blue glow emitted from… Read more »