Difficulties in falling asleep and staying asleep are extremely common. There can be any number of factors at work, such as anxiety, stress, jet lag, or a medical condition. But relief could be as simple as optimizing your sleeping environment for peaceful rest.
A good night’s sleep is important for a lot of reasons and it can feel nearly impossible to have a good day following a poor quality sleep. Tiredness can lead to irritability, a lack of concentration and problems with sleep over longer periods of time can lead to other health problems. We all have the […]
Your mother says you must get eight hours of sleep every night for good health. Margaret Thatcher famously ran the United Kingdom on four hours’ sleep each night. And your boss is like a bear with a sore head if he gets less than ten. So how much sleep do you really need?
Sleep deprivation has a negative impact mental acuity, mood, and physical health. Symptoms of fatigue, moodiness, and unhealthy food cravings can often be resolved simply by getting enough sleep. However, with busy schedules and tons of stimulation, getting enough sleep can be a challenge. Here are five easy-to-follow tips to get you on the right […]
According to the CDC, as many as 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, including temporary and chronic insomnia. Everyone knows that getting enough sleep is important, but many people struggle to get to sleep and stay asleep. Below are some of the most effective strategies to beat insomnia and get a good night’s rest.
Whether you’re a big-time Hollywood actor, a sought-after cosmopolitan supermodel, or an average Joe trying to make ends meet, getting the right amount of sleep is crucial to your ability to function properly. However, many Americans are astounded to hear from their doctors that they may, in fact, be getting too much sleep. And although […]
Waking up and dragging yourself out of bed is no easy feat for the average person, but, for a night owl, every morning can turn into an epic battle between your alarm clock and your brain’s insistence on just five more minutes. If you’re one of those people who functions best at night but can […]
If you have trouble falling asleep and sleeping through the night, it might not be your fault. You might think that stress is keeping you awake at night, but it could be your nighttime routine. Here are some simple tips you can use to create a more sleep-friendly nighttime environment.
Serotonin is an important brain chemical that influences mood and sleep. When serotonin levels are low, you can quickly become depressed, have trouble sleeping, and experience low energy levels. Many anti-depressants specifically work to increase your brain’s serotonin levels. While these drugs can be quite helpful, they also come with serious side effects.
If you suffer from daytime drowsiness and low energy levels, you are far from alone. At any given time, one out of five adults feels unusually tired. One in ten suffers from long-term, persistent fatigue. Sometimes the problem is linked to insomnia, but many people are exhausted in the daytime despite having had eight hours […]