Shirley Martindale

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This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

How to Sleep Better, Together

One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is a sacred part of the partnership. Mikel Theobald …

How To Transform Your Chaotic Mornings Into Something Worth Getting Up For

Transform your mornings from a hectic routine of chaos, into a tranquil time for preparing to face the day.<p>When I wake in the morning, my mind slowly gathers, and I begin to move, the early morning light just starting to seep in.<p>I have a glass of water, start the coffee, then meditate. Then I enjoy …

'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep

<b>Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.</b><p>Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".<p>They say people and …

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Why We Need Sleep — And How To Get Enough Of It

There's Marissa Mayer admitting to 130-hour workweeks at Google, pulling at least one all-nighter a week and sleeping under her desk when she had to.<p>There's Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey who worked 16-20-hour days in 2009, 8-10 hours a day at each company, shrugging it off with a "I …

10 Surprising Signs You're Sleep-Deprived

<i>By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty.com</i><p>You may boast that you're already asleep before your head even hits the pillow, but if you're conking out that quickly, here's your wake-up call: That's a clear sign of sleep deprivation. And that's just one of the warning signs that you need to get more …

Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight

Sleep experts close in on the optimal night's sleep<p>By<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@rddysum<p>Sumathi.Reddy@wsj.com<p>How much sleep do you really need?<p>Experts generally recommend seven to nine hours a night for healthy adults. Sleep scientists say new guidelines are needed to …

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The Mental Trick That Will Help You Fall Asleep, Fast

<i>By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>We've all been there. You're lying in bed, exhausted, stressed and staring at the clock, counting down how much time you have left before your alarm goes off. Chances are, stress is what woke you up early in the first place and now the stress of …

Why We Sleep Together

A long time ago, beds were expensive—but there's more to it than that.<p>With a guest in town occupying the second bedroom of our Manhattan apartment, my three-year-old son, a notorious sideways sleeper, bunked with my pregnant wife and me. Too many snores and little feet in the back of my neck, I …

The 3 Things You Should Be Thinking About Before Bed (And 3 You Need To Forget)

Let's face it: Nothing feels more recharging than a good night's sleep. In a culture of incessant text messages and even more incessant thoughts, it's nice to crawl into bed and let go of the constant newsflashes of our minds. But what happens when you settle in your sheets and your brain just</i> …

7 Things Sleep Experts Wish You Would Stop Saying About Getting Your Zzs

Despite being the third pillar of health -- along with nutrition and exercise -- sleep is still too often maligned as a weakness. Too many of us still operate as if we will sleep when we're dead or participate in sleep deprivation one-upmanship.<p>But the experts in the realm of sleep know that …

10 Ways To Get More Sleep

<i>By Rebecca Scritchfield for U.S. News Health</i><p>It's 1 a.m. on a Tuesday, and you're awake, sluggishly trying to finish every last item on your jam-packed to-do list. Sound familiar? You're not alone. Sixty-three percent of adults report that getting enough sleep is extremely or very important to them, …

How Can I Stay Cool While I Sleep?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>We don't have air conditioning, and with this hot weather its easy to get out of the house to cool off in the daytime, but at night …

5 Free Apps For A Better Night’s Sleep

If you need a better night’s sleep, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>Sleepytime (Android)</b><br>Being dragged from a great REM cycle by a buzzing alarm causes some serious sleep inertia. Natural …

The Way You Handle Stress Could Be Keeping You Up At Night

In news that will not surprise those who struggle to sleep through the night, a new study confirms that ongoing stress — and the way we perceive and react to it — could have an effect on a common sleep disorder.<p>Publishing in the journal SLEEP, researchers from Henry Ford Hospital found an …

The 6 Things You Should Always Avoid Before Bedtime

Been tossing and turning lately? Not getting enough time in dreamland can lead to weight gain, weaken the immune system, and make you feel foggy the next day. If you're constantly having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, avoid doing these six things before hitting the hay.

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Science-Backed Tips to Pick the Perfect Mattress

Sleep matters—so much so that six in 10 Americans report craving sleep over sex. The key to rest good enough to forgo sex? It just might be in the …

How Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Sleep

You need to sleep well if you want to be alert, live for a while longer, and remember what you did today. Too bad the phone you’re playing with disrupts the whole sleep thing.<p>Some people might say that sleep is wasted time. Clearly, they haven’t heard that sleep is where you put your memories away …

Your Guide To The Best (And Worst) Sleep Positions

Whether you're a side, back or stomach sleeper, chances are you feel pretty strongly about your preferred sleeping position.<p>Most Americans -- 74 percent, according to a 2012 survey conducted by home décor company Anna's Linens -- sleep on their sides, while 16 percent and 10 percent say they sleep …

Turn Off to Tuck In: 5 Sleep Tips for Gadget Junkies

Nearly 100 million Americans have difficulty falling to sleep or sleeping soundly, regardless of how exhausted they might be, according to the …

Study: Believing You’ve Slept Well, Even If You Haven't, Improves Performance

The positive effects of "placebo sleep"<p><b>Problem:</b> Who even sleeps anymore? You and everyone you know are probably loading yourselves up with coffee or whatever your stimulant of choice is so you can plod through your day as some semblance of an upright human being. Then you get home and you don’t go …

22 Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Most of us have been there: a super-productive morning finishing projects, working towards inbox zero, and fighting the urge to tweet at co-workers. …

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Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that when someone is tired, motivation and mood suffer and stress becomes more difficult to cope with. Feeling stressed may also make it harder for a person to get a good night’s sleep, which can create a vicious …

What 93 Hours Awake Does to Your Face

Over four days last month, from May 12 to 15, Andrew Bunch, 31, got a collective three hours of sleep, as best he can recall. (As bad as that sounds, …

32 Solutions for When You Can't Sleep

It’s oh, I don’t know, <i>3 o’clock in the freaking morning</i>, and I’m lying in bed, staring at the ceiling and wanting to cry with frustration. I'm trying …

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Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized

The early bird gets the Pulitzer … sort of.<p><i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King observed in his excellent meditation on the art of “creative sleep” and wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational</i> …

Use The "Egyptian Method" to Sleep Well on a Hot Night

Tossing and turning all night because the scorching heat wouldn't let you get your much-needed sleep is most unenviable. Next time the temperature …

The Everything Guide to Sleep

Getting sleep is not easy. For one thing, 89 percent of American adults have a glowing gadget in their bedroom, keeping us engaged and bathed in …

How To Turn Your Bed Into The Ultimate Haven For Sleep

Even if you do everything else right -- you stay away from caffeine after lunch, you don't let Fido share your bed, you give yourself some time to unwind before expecting to fall straight asleep -- the very thing you rely on most to get your rest might be sabotaging your sleep.<p>It goes without …