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How to Sleep Better

Women Are Significantly More Sleep-Deprived Than Men

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

"Women are significantly more sleep-deprived than men," confirms Dr. Michael Breus, author of Beauty Sleep. "They have so many commitments, and slee...

Create a Personal Sleep Revolution and Thrive

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Third metric industries are beginning to take on the science of sleep combining the wisdom of ancient principles with modern technology. This has seen the most innovative companies aligning state-of-the-art wellness products that deal with everyday issues - discomfort, stress, health and well-being.

The 5 Stages Of Your Sleep Cycle

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Long

Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains and bodies while we are sleeping? Want to know how much sleep you really need in order to be productive and alert?

How Many of Us Know the Secret Behind an Adequate Night's Sleep?

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

There's practically no element of our lives that's not improved by getting adequate sleep. And there is no element of life that's not diminished by ...

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

Sleep Is the Most Underrated Health Habit

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

The most basic shift we can make in redefining success in our lives has to do with our strained relationship with sleep. As Dr. Michael Roize...

10 Ways You Can Make Your Mattress Last Longer

Rosie Osmun | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Mattress lifespan depends on many factors, but following these best practices can help ensure that you enjoy years of healthy sleep and that your investment lasts as long as possible.

The Sleep Paradox: We Need It, But Choose Not To Get It

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Adequate amounts of sleep are essential for optimal health. Sleep is inexpensive, does not require a visit to the doctor and has no side effects. If, as individuals and a society, we place more value on obtaining sufficient sleep, we will eventually be healthier, happier and more productive.

What Your Sleeping Position With a Partner Says About Your Relationship

LittleThings.com | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News
LittleThings.com

What happens when you throw different sleeping styles -- and personalities -- into one bed? Or really, any two individual personalities into one of the most intimate and venerable situations we humans experience? It's actually quite fascinating.

Struggling? Try More Sleep!

Pam Howard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

Do you know anyone who actually sleeps 7 or 8 hours a night regularly? Not many I bet. Let's face it, we are a sleep-deprived nation, which is sad because to feel and be our best a good night's sleep needs to be a priority.

Getting More Sleep Is Easier Said Than Done

Jackie Stroka | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Of course, getting more sleep is easier said than done -- believe me, I know! This is especially true in a culture that's wired and connected 24/7. An...

10 Superfoods That Can Help You Achieve More Restful Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Nutrition and sleep are both hot areas of research right now, and recent studies have found that what we eat affects how we sleep, and that in turn, how we sleep can affect what we eat.

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

Brava! Watch This Young Girl Play Piano in Her Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Sleepwalkers often wander aimlessly when in their somnambulant state. But a young lady in New Zealand had a precise destination in mind: her piano.

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

The Sleep-Weight Loss Solution

Jackie Stroka | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Weight Loss Begins With a Couple of Eight-Hours Nights of Sleep When I hit the workout machines as part of my morning exercise routine, I was lifti...

Sleepless In The City

Wendy Troxel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

For many, sleeping in big cities is a nightmare. All those people living in close quarters and all those vehicles plying crowded streets make a lot of noise, which can make sleep elusive for even the most weary urbanite. The omnipresent streetlights and headlights don't make it any easier.

Dreaming (REM Sleep) Improves Your Memory and Performance

Jackie Stroka | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Dreams Are a Key to Memory and Performance "Dreaming (most often in REM sleep) helps consolidate your memories. So what might that mean for you...

Exercise: The Steadfast Cornerstone for Maintaining a Healthy Weight and Lifestyle

Joe S. Moore | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe S. Moore

The mistake people make when they think about exercise and weight management is the perception that it's all about counting calories. It's not. Ex...

21 Great Quotes To Read Before Going To Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

On those nights that you struggle to turn off the day and quiet your thoughts, a little motivation and encouragement may be helpful for sleep.

Sleep Troubles In Middle Age Tied To Dissatisfaction With Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty

We've long known that quality of sleep can depend on a variety of factors -- everything from the lighting in your room to the feel of your mattress. B...

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep With the Same Woman for 20 Years

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Having trouble falling asleep is a real drag. Having no trouble sleeping, but being awakened with by a whispered, "Are you asleep? I'm not," is a reason for justifiable homicide in six states.

How Weather Influences Your Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Though many aspects of achieving good sleep are under our control, one often-overlooked factor is the outside environment. Changes to temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity and precipitation influence us in many ways, both positive and negative.

101 Stress-Busting Ways To Chill Out At Night -- And Get Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Turns out, plenty. Here are 101 surprising, electronics-free activities that will help you wind down at night rather than rev up, making it easier to fall asleep and get a good night's rest. Go ahead, give 'em a try. Your body will thank you.

5 Tips For Sleeping Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

We can't force sleep on ourselves. But we can create the ideal conditions for a long, restful night's sleep, and a comfortable morning wake up.