How Reading Before Bed Improves Sleep

According to a recent study, reading before bed can help you sleep better.  In fact – 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 the stress in… Read more »

Ten Tips to Surviving Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings is right around the corner and unfortunately, springing ahead means we lose an hour of sleep. Don’t despair. There are plenty of things you can start doing now to prepare for the change in time. Here are our top ten tips to surviving Daylight Savings: Start Prepping Now – In the days leading… Read more »

Five Perfect Bedtime Snacks

If you get the munchies at bedtime, there are some bedtime snacks that are better than others for encouraging a good night’s sleep. Bowl of Rice – New research shows that a diet containing rice is associated with a decreased risk of poor sleep by up to 46%, compared to bread (which had no effect)… Read more »

The Truth About Blue Light

Research suggests that 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 cue to our bodies that it’s time for sleep, but the light coming from our devices as we scramble to do just one more thing is… Read more »

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 »