Whether you're concerned about that one hour of sleep you lose when the clock springs forward, or whether you simply want to enhance your sleep, fall asleep faster, or improve your physical and mental performance by sleeping better or longer, you're about to discover five important sleep factors most people don't think about, but probably should.
Treat sleep as a learned experience. As much as we'd like to think of sleep as natural, and the ability to do it well as an inborn skill, the fact of the matter is that many healthy sleep habits are learned. Which means that they often need to be encouraged, taught, and reinforced -- often on an ongoing basis.
Bad dreams and nightmares are among the most startling and emotionally potent of remembered dreams. Even a partially remembered disturbing dream can linger in our waking minds. But what do we know about this phenomenon of disturbed dreaming? And what's the difference between a bad dream and a nightmare?