Far too often, we see sleep as an enemy, robbing us of time that could be spent getting things done. Truth is, getting a decent night's sleep not only makes you more productive -- for women, it can be a step toward a longer, healthier life.
By following these five steps, you can improve your sleep hygiene. This will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep, cutting down the number of hours you lay in bed frustrated about sleep difficulties.
There is so much more that you can control when it comes to getting enough sleep. Know how to access your Off button, and instead of staring at the ceiling feeling guilty, you'll sleep like a baby and wake up rested to start the day right!
Doctors and therapists often encourage people to decrease stress and "stop and smell the roses," but how can you accomplish this when your day-to-day life is hectic and overwhelming? Here are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce stress and improve your quality of life.
Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD.
The reality is we're often to blame for our own sleep deprivation -- clinging to bad habits and buying into the sleep myths that keep us perpetually tired. So, let's end this vicious cycle of misinformation and begin to feel better -- by revealing the truth behind common sleep myths.
There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.
The next time you feel your eyelids starting to droop, consider a power nap before reaching for more coffee. While it won't make up for a sleepless night, a nap can be the perfect prescription for late-afternoon fatigue.
Understanding how insomnia and other sleep problems contribute to hopelessness and thoughts of suicide can provide important new options for suicide prevention and treatment of depression and suicidal thoughts.
People often ask me how I handle jet lag, as I travel between time zones, countries, and even continents on a semi-regular basis. I've tried any number of "Jedi mind tricks" over the years, and there are a few that seem to work pretty consistently: