You may be among the 45% of normal adults who snore at least occasionally or you likely know someone who does. They may be the brunt of jokes at family gatherings (“Uncle Joe snores so loudly he rattles the windows!”), but snoring is serious business. For one, a snoring spouse often keeps the other person from a […]
It may seem harmless to knock out a few emails before bed or unwind with a favorite movie, but by keeping your mind engaged, technology can trick your brain into thinking that it needs to stay awake.
What is blue light? The effect blue light has on your sleep and more. Although it is environmentally friendly, blue light can affect your sleep and potentially cause disease. Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of […]
Can’t sleep? You don’t have to lie awake for hours past your bedtime to have insomnia—this sleep-robbing condition can manifest in several different ways. Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and even waking up too early are all signs of a sleep disorder. To help you determine what kind you may have, Health has compiled a list of […]
What you can do during the day It may seem silly to think about falling asleep during the day, but if you’re as annoyed by insomnia as I am — not to mention the exhaustion it can cause the next day — it’s worth giving a bit of thought.
Around one-third of American adults1 sleep less than seven hours per night, and many of them use medications and sleep aids to try to get the sleep they need. In recent years, more people have turned their attention to natural sleep aids with an estimated 20% of adults2 having tried a natural sleep remedy in the last year. Sold […]
Why should I use a natural sleep aid? Difficulty falling asleep is a common occurrence. For many people, this means trouble sleeping every now and again or for a short duration of time. In many cases, this can be corrected by improving your sleep hygiene. This includes: limiting daytime napping to 30 minutes or less exercising […]
Though no particular food is a magic cure, there are certain food groups or properties that are beneficial to overall health.
Sleep is an invaluable aspect of health and wellbeing for adults, but it’s especially important for kids. Studies show kids who consistently get quality rest have improved attention, behavior, and memory, but a shocking 50% of kids aged 6-17 aren’t getting enough sleep. That’s why it’s crucial they rest on a bed that supports their growth. By investing […]
There are three simple changes you can make to your sleep environment for sleeping better in 2021 and beyond.
While small children typically take naps in the afternoon, our culture generally frowns upon mid-day sleep; however, even in those who get enough sleep (but particularly in those who don’t), many people experience a natural increase in drowsiness in the afternoon, about 8 hours after waking. And research shows that you can make yourself more […]
Not all naps are created equal, and many factors impact how helpful naps can be. By understanding the role of napping, you can learn to take effective naps that support your body’s internal clock and maintain your energy level throughout the day.
Need to recharge? Don't lean on caffeine -- a power nap will boost your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy level.
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