Sleep and White Noise

When you’re sleeping, your brain continues to register and process sounds. Noise can interrupt your sleep causing you to wake, move, shift between stages of sleep or experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure. It happens so briefly that you might not even remember it the next morning. Whether a noise actually disturbs… Read more »

Spring Ahead Without Feeling Tired

Spring Ahead This Saturday, March 11th, daylight savings ends and we move our clocks ahead one hour. You’ll go to sleep at 10:00, but really it’s now 11:00. You’ve lost 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…. Read more »

Five Foods to Improve Sleep

Sleep has a significant effect on your daily mood, productivity and health. Nutrition plays a large role in how well you sleep. Food relates directly to serotonin, a key hormone that — along with Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid — helps promote healthy sleep. If a good night’s sleep is important to you, try… Read more »

Physical Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

A startling study published in the journal Sleep found that nearly one quarter of people who sleep fewer than six hours a night have some kind of cardiovascular disease (clogged arteries, an abnormal or weak heartbeat, etc.). Worse – Harvard Medical School experts say that if you routinely fail to get five hours of sleep,… Read more »

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 »