Dreams can be tantalizing and terrifying, surreal and so real – all at the same time. But, what happens when we dream? Many people suggest that dreams have meaning; and to take heed of the scenes that play out while we sleep. Others believe it is a way for our minds to deal with all […]
Archive | April, 2013
Sleep Apnea Sufferers More Likely to Doze Off at the Wheel
Sufferers of sleep apnea are more likely to fall asleep while driving, according to research that used simulated driving courses to test people with and without the disorder. The results indicate that individuals with sleep apnea are twice as likely to nod off at least momentarily than their peers without the disorder. Dr. Mark Elliott […]
Sleep and Sports: Next Up, the NHL
Many professional hockey players are not getting enough sleep. Furthermore, scores of players are using the prescription sleep-aid drug Ambien to help themselves doze off. The National Hockey League has taken notice of this problem and has taken steps in an attempt to minimize the issues. The NHL’s Players’ Association spokesman, Jonathan Weatherdon commented on […]
Could the Sound of Your Brain Moving Help You Sleep Better?
A new study points to better quality sleep, when people listened to the sound of their own brain rotating as they slept. Previously, many thought that white or ambient noise machines would increase the quality of one’s sleep dramatically. However, the research from the University of Tubingen in Germany questions if it’s really the best […]
8 Tips to Help You Get to Sleep, Now!
An overhaul of one’s lifestyle to improve sleep quality can be difficult and time consuming—although worth it! But, today, we’ve got 10 tips that you can use when you need to get to sleep quickly! 1. Take a warm shower before bed: Your body’s temperature decreases naturally as you lie in bed and drift off to sleep. […]
Would You Let Your Baby Nap in 5°F Weather?
Parents in Stockholm, Sweden often set up their babies to nap outdoors; it’s a practice that goes back as far as many can remember. Temperatures in Sweden dip to about 20°F during winter, and when factoring in the wind-chill, it can feel as cold as -4°F. So, what then, drives these parents to have their […]
How Much Would You Pay to Sleep Better?
New York City is often dubbed, “the city that never sleeps.” And for good reason—many New Yorkers are having an increasingly difficult time falling asleep in the bustling metropolis. A recent article found that some residents of NYC are spending huge amounts of money to improve their quality of sleep. Some of people and their […]
Sleep Helps Birds Retain Information
A new study has shown that sleep helps starlings remember tasks learned throughout the day. While sleep playing a crucial role in helping to recall actions and information from the day before may seem like old news, this research is different. In this case, researches at the University of Chicago trained 48 starlings to learn […]
Fact or Fiction: Dispelling Misconceptions About Sleep
In this blog post, we aim to discern between fact and fiction in relation to sleep guidelines. With so much information swirling at our fingertips, it sometimes becomes hard to tell what’s true or false. Read on for an assessment of common myths about sleep, according to Dr. Daniel Buysse, from the University of Pittsburgh’s Sleep Institute: […]
Fostering a Sleep-Improving Schedule
Today, we have an easy guide for you to follow, which may improve your quality of rest tonight! There are a number of things that can affect how well you sleep at night; everything from the mattress you have, to your diet, to whether or not you’ve got a newborn at home. They can all […]