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.
Logical moderation is the key to living. There is clearly a dose-response relationship between screen time and sleep and a threshold for screen-based recreation.
When I have commitments that require me to be up and moderately functional before 9 a.m., I have a strict routine I follow so as not to upset my delicate "night owl" constitution. If you thrive when the sun goes down, try applying these practices to keep your cool during those dreadful morning hours.
PTSD is commonly thought of as something that affects soldiers once they return home from war. The public all too often only sees stories in the media of military veterans returning from overseas and the vast majority of these stories and images feature male soldiers, but women experience PTSD just as often.
At this point in my life as a parent (8.5 years!), I don't really think about my parenting choices, at least not in the way I used to when my first child was a baby. It basically works, and if it doesn't, I'm too tired to question it.
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.
Wearing a fitness bracelet from FitBit, Jawbone, Microsoft, Withings, and others has become increasingly common. About one in ten people in the US now do some sort of fitness monitoring.
Happiness is not bought with the same currency used to purchase a car. You cannot buy happiness with dollars. You may be happy with a new car, but continued happiness must come from within. But you can buy happiness with a different currency. The currency for happiness is intangible. It comes from within and it is never depleted.
Complete the preparations for bed time: pajama selection, lotion(s) slathering, diaper change, and pajama application. Do not let his fussiness and repeated rubbing of the face and eyes lull you into a false sense of optimism.
With all the new science regarding the impact of sleep on skin function, I think it's safe to say that the term "beauty sleep" is far more important that it implies.
There are many causes for sleep disturbances in breast cancer sufferers, including age, socioeconomic status, lifestyle choices, and other co-existing medical conditions. Some of the prominent contributors to poor sleep, however, are the treatments themselves.
Joan C. Williams is an expert on matters of work and family and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. In our conversation she shared her insights on the origins of our culture of sleep one-upmanship, how that culture differs for men and women and how periodically disengaging from work can boost your creativity and efficiency.
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World ...
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.
Is it just me or do you also notice that every entrepreneur has one thing in common? Business comes first. Before everything else including health.
The key to making bedtime yoga work for you is to use it consistently and to adopt it as part a healthy approach towards sleep. Try to incorporate yoga as a part of a regular bedtime routine. Practicing the same behaviors and winding down at the same time every night tells your body what to expect, and consistency helps train your internal clock.