Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

A recent study 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 can help you lose weight:… Read more »

Surviving Daylight Savings

Saturday, March 12th, daylight savings ends, and we move our clocks ahead one hour.  Meaning we’re losing an hour of sleep! That one hour can wreak havoc on our internal clocks.  Our bodies are extremely sensitive to changes in light and schedules.  It will now be darker in the morning and lighter longer in the… Read more »

Relief for 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 »

Starting Tonight – Sleep Better

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. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes.  Scientists have found that over the last few decades,… Read more »

The Dangers of Daylight Savings

Do you welcome the extra hour of sleep that comes with ending daylight savings and returning to standard time?  Some medical experts suggest that daylight savings may have unintended negative consequences on our health. Disrupting Circadian Rhythm – Setting the clock back affects your body’s circadian rhythms — the physical, mental, and behavioral changes in… Read more »

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated 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 consequence,… Read more »

Do You Have a Bedtime Routine?

Now that the kids are back to school, everyone is getting back into their routines.  We know that children thrive with structure and routine. That’s why so many of us have a bedtime routine for our kids.  It might involve a bath, reading stories and getting tucked in before the lights go out.  Well, it… Read more »

Blue Light Blues

After a year of many of us spending more time than ever on screens, it’s time to really examine the negative effects of blue light. Research suggests that the 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… Read more »

Sleep and Weight Gain

A recent study found that sleeping just five hours per night during the course of a week, as well as having unlimited access to food caused participants to gain nearly two pounds of weight.  Researchers suggest that sufficient sleep could help battle the obesity epidemic. Scientists were clear that extra sleep alone won’t lead to… Read more »

Reading Before Bed Improves Sleep

According to a recent study, reading for six minutes before bed can help you sleep better.   That’s right – 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… Read more »