Sleep

Getting Too Little Sleep May ‘Age’ the Heart

Some life coaches will preach to strive for balance in all things. Medical researchers investigating sleep might agree. New study data shows that both a deficit or excess of sleep can increase your risk of serious cardiovascular danger. While it’s not entirely uncommon for people to be aware of how getting too little sleep can […]

How to Sleep Well During Retirement

Retirement brings dreams of, well, dreams. Of being able to sleep in, or grab that afternoon nap, just whenever you want. Because you’re retired. No one’s expecting you at the office, and you can run errands whenever you want. On your own schedule. But some people are finding that retirement, even though they’re leaving work […]

Protect Your Baby From SIDS and Other Sleeping Injuries

There are a few things parents can do to prevent the event of SIDS from occurring. SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and each year it affects 1,500 babies. Usually SIDS is the result of the babies breathing being blocked somehow while they are sleeping. One of the things parents can is to make […]

How to Create a Safe Sleep Space for Elderly Parents

One of the uncomfortable realities for all adults is that as we age, we might need assistance with just the basic tasks of life. Physical maturity, becoming an adult, is associated with independence and ability. But as life moves on, as we continue to age, and enter our elderly years, the reality is our physical […]

When Do Babies Sleep Through the Night?

Every parent of a newborn quickly learns babies sleep differently than adults. They sleep more frequently, for most of the time, but will rouse themselves repeatedly throughout the day and night to let you know they need something. Most infants will sleep about two thirds of the twenty-four hours in a full day and night […]

This 50c Breakfast Staple Is Scientifically Proven To Help You Sleep Better

Eggs have been shown to be a great source of melatonin, which is a hormone that helps the body sleep, and stay asleep. Many people’s diets are low in melatonin which can lead to poor sleep conditions. The recommendation for eating an egg, or eggs about two hours before sleeping has been shown to increase […]

Insomnia After Baby: Causes and Treatments

Having a new baby is THE source for postnatal insomnia. The experience of having a new infant is exhausting, stressful, and anxiety-causing, often appearing soon after the new addition to the family arrives. Being overwhelmed by new experiences and responsibilities are often triggers for the new sleepless experience. There are some things to do to […]

Good, Fair, or Poor: How Well Do You Sleep?

The National Sleep Foundation graces us with a results spectrum about our sleep. They remind our overall health is important. Sleep is known to be part of that overall health. Traditional habit suggests getting the right amount of hours (usually thought at 8) will maximize this overall health. The NSF suggests this may be an imbalanced/unhealthy […]

How to Handle Restless Leg Syndrome During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of major change in not just the routine of life, but in a woman’s body. Some are expected, some are uncomfortable but necessary, and others are just problems. Restless legs and restless leg syndrome might not seem like a major problem, but it can be a significant disruption in an expectant […]

6 Expert-Approved Ways To Calm Your Anxiety Enough To Get Some Sleep

Falling asleep when you have anxiety is always difficult. Unfortunately, a lack of sleep can also worsen anxiety, so it can become a self-fueling cycle. Luckily, there are some easy steps you can take to make sure that you fall asleep, and stay asleep, at night and don’t let your anxiety keep you up. The […]