When you find yourself nodding off during important meetings, it’s easy to recognize that more sleep could be the solution. However, the symptoms of chronic sleep loss can be sneaky and less-obvious than yawning, feeling sleepy or having low energy. Here’s what The Huffington Post suggests we all be on the lookout for: You have […]
Archive | June, 2015
Sleep Tips: Getting Back To Sleep At 4 a.m.
It can be difficult to get back to sleep after awakening during the night as you become more anxious to enjoy dreamland once again. More frustration arises as you stare at the clock watching your precious sleep time drift away. For the occasional bout of insomnia that we all get at times, try these tips […]
Restless Legs Syndrome May Increase Risk of Stroke
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that keeps an estimated 5-15% of Americans awake at night. However, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that a new study is bringing RLS into the spotlight for its association with an increased risk of stroke. Characterized by a constant, uncontrollable urge to move your legs […]
The Benefits Of An Extra Hour of Sleep
You may think you are better off without a full night’s rest, but the truth is we are all more productive with even the slightest increase. According to BBC’s Michael Mosley, increasing the time you spend snoozing by an hour, you can upgrade your sleep quality, which in turn upgrades the quality of your day […]
Study: Parents and Friends Impact the Sleep of Teenagers
The life of a teenager is unique, as it is full of hormonal and social changes, with both playing roles in amount of sleep they get. Published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the results of one study suggests that the relationships teenagers have with their parents and friends may have more of […]
Is There a Connection Between Hoarding and Sleep Issues?
In recent years, many people have become more familiar with compulsive hoarding thanks to popular television shows. Typically, viewers receive an inside look at the struggles hoarders face to de-clutter their homes and let go of items they view as valuable. Professional help is provided and we get the opportunity to learn and understand the […]
3 Keys to Better Snooze Each Night of the Week!
What’s makes up a good night’s sleep? According to The Huffington Post, focusing on 3 metrics of sleep can help you make you a better sleeper, helping to improve your overall quality of life: Sleep Duration: For most people, this is easiest to focus on and identify. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get […]
Lower Life Satisfaction Linked to Trouble Falling Asleep
Does quality sleep truly bring you more happiness? According to lead study author and recent graduate of Ohio Northern University Hayley O’Hara, sleep issues are linked to lower life satisfaction during midlife. “These findings support the idea that life satisfaction is interlinked with many measures of sleep and sleep quality, suggesting that improving one of […]
Have You Ever Seen a Giraffe Sleeping?
If you wish you could sleep less and do more, you may be a little of jealous of giraffes. As researchers work to unlock more mysteries behind human sleep, studying how animals and insects collect their snooze has already led to some pretty big discoveries, including using squirrels and lemurs to learn about hibernation and […]
The Habits of The Extremely Well-Rested
We’ve all met people who never seem to be tired. Why do they always look so refreshed? What are their secrets? The answer isn’t necessarily that they have the luxury of sleeping more than you, instead they have simple habits that contribute to achieving plenty of high-quality rest. So what exactly are they doing? Here […]