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 »

Seniors Struggle with Sleep

A recent poll of 1,065 of the nation’s seniors found that nearly half of individuals between the ages of 65 and 80 in the United States report sleep problems. A staggering 1 in 3 said they regularly take something to help them sleep. Over half of those polled believe that sleep difficulties are a normal… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Sleep needs vary across ages and are easily impacted by your health and lifestyle. To determine how much sleep you need, it’s important to examine your sleep habits and how you’re feeling. A recent paper published by the National Sleep Foundation suggests that although there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to how much… Read more »

Why You Can’t Sleep

If it’s been years since you slept like a baby, you’re not alone. An estimated 25 to 30 percent of American adults suffer from insomnia. The figures are even greater for people over 65. Men start out with a higher rate of sleep issues, but women catch up to them by around age 50. Here… Read more »

Five Benefits of an Afternoon Siesta

From boosting memory to lowering blood pressure, a little midday siesta can do wonders for your health. Many of us are chronically sleep-deprived and a quick nap 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… Read more »

Are You Plugged in and Losing Sleep?

Recently, the National Sleep Foundation released the results of their Annual Sleep in America poll. The bottom line is that many people aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. The survey found that 43% of Americans say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep during the week. An astonishing 60% say they experience a… Read more »

Six of the Best Bedtime Snacks

Sometimes you just need a little something before bed to help you sleep. Whether it’s to settle your tummy or because you ate an early dinner, a bedtime snack can help. But you have to be careful that it doesn’t become a full on fourth meal and will actually help you get to sleep. Here… Read more »