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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »