It’s almost like newborn babies distrust totally quiet rooms. This makes sense, since they lived for nine months in an environment that was filled with a 24/7 sound-surround of noises: heartbeat, digestive system gurgling and the whoosh of blood through veins. If we consider this history, we can understand how a gentle thrum of background […]
This morning, when my alarm went off, I carefully had to peel my little boy’s arm off my head (and his legs from under my pillow!) before I could quietly get up (and tip-toe out of the room, as to not wake him or his sister, who at some point during the night must have […]
Participants were asked how often they napped during the day and were given three choices – never/rarely, sometimes or usually. Some were also asked to wear an activity monitor, or accelerometers, to make sure they reported their snoozes accurately. GWAS identified 123 regions in the human genome, which were associated with having a sleep during […]
We think of eating a nutritious diet and exercising as healthy behaviors, but sleep is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Why is this? Sleep sets the stage for our days. If we experience sound sleep for seven to eight hours, we arise energized in the morning. Diet, exercise, and sleep work synergistically, […]
Instructions: This sleep balm can have a calming effect on the body. Regular users may find that it helps them sleep better. While people can find sleep balms commercially available, it is easy to follow this how-to recipe to make sleep balm. This content was originally published here.
Sleeping in a hot room not only makes us uncomfortable and sweaty, but we also miss out on a lot of benefits that we could get just by sleeping in a cold room. Setting the temperature to around 65°F could make all the difference between a poor night’s sleep and a night of peaceful sleep. Bright Side wants you to make the most out of your slumber, so we listed some of the advantages of making […]
Cmdr. Jefferey Servello, executive officer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117), conducts a berthing inspection on Sept. 5, 2020. US Navy Photo The Navy’s surface fleet has a new set of orders that updates a sleep policy to give sailors on watch rotations a bit more sleep and create a culture […]
Daily stressors and responsibilities can lead to making your mind go into overdrive when it’s time to sleep, causing insomnia or regular disturbances in your sleep pattern. Even though it might seem like an impossible task to drift off into a deep slumber, it doesn’t have to be. What you eat (and what you don’t […]
Every parent is different in the way they chose to parent their child – and there is no right or wrong way in doing so. Many mums and dads will have their own opinions when it comes to co-sleeping with their children. Whether you’re for or against the arrangement, it seems that sharing a bed […]
Obstructive sleep apnea is common and linked to many medical problems. One common problem you may not be aware of is sudden cardiac arrest. “When you have obstructive sleep apnea, not only are you likely to wake up with a headache and fall asleep during the day, but you’re also at risk of dying suddenly,” […]
There have been countless debates on how to sleep training your baby. Some say to do the ‘cry out method’, others look to soothe at all times. This article explores lots of research and different links to better educate yourself on the topic. A lot of it is based on research and shares a library […]
Melody Yazdani is a mother of four, and has been at this whole parenting thing for over 12 years now. But even after more than a decade of raising babies, Melody learns something new everyday. This week, she shared a HUGE red flag that all parents should be aware of saying, “it may just change […]
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