Are you Sleepless in Seattle? Does Disney's Sleeping Beauty make you hostile? Does the sight of a blissfully snoozing infant make you weep? Do memories of teenage sleepathons that last 12 hours make you misty with nostalgia? Take heart, you've got a lot of company.
You don't need scientific research to tell you that listening to music can quiet your mind and help you relax. But here it is anyway.
Either you're afraid of side effects, or you just don't like that next-day foggy feeling that comes with some sleep aids. Here are eight alternative, natural remedies that might help.
It can seem like a lot of things to consider -- this is a third of your life we're talking about, after all! And if you want to optimize your daytime experience, optimizing your sleep is a non-negotiable part of that.
Sleep will naturally and gradually begin to seep through when we let go of effort. Relinquishing sleep effort is about letting go of our waking self -- our sense of who we believe we are. It's about willingly losing the battle for control of sleep by realizing that falling asleep cannot be controlled. Sleep is, in essence, a free ride for all those who are simply willing to be passengers.
It takes effort to push back against the tide of small worries, to-do lists, people to call back, emails piling up as fast as you can delete them. Trying to meditate or to take a few moments out on the porch when full of anxiety can be infuriating. The cart is placed before the horse, and you don't get anywhere at first.
Just like clockwork, it's time to get up and pee again. If it seems like the bane of getting a continuous night of sleep in middle age and beyond, it may not have to be. Learn a surprising reason why you may have to wake to urinate at night and how improvement can occur without seeing a urologist, but a sleep specialist instead.
We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death.
Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.
Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.
Actor Debi Mazar spoke about sleeplessness this week at a press event for SILENOR, a new sleep drug. It's not that the star of Entourage, Younger ...
By raising awareness about insomnia, and by letting people know they are not alone and treatment options are available, I hope that people who are suffering will seek help and improve their quality of life. You do not need to let insomnia prevent you from sleeping well.
At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.
Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...
A good night's sleep is one of the most effective tools known to enhance mental and physical stamina. A chronic lack of sleep can be linked to certain symptoms, including poor concentration, dizziness, headaches, weight gain, depression and general fatigue throughout the day.
In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.