Bedtime Stories

10 Unexpected Things That Are Stealing Your Sleep

From the moon to your marital status, here at some zzz's disruptors.<p>Without sleep, your health -- both mental and physical -- as well as your ability to focus seriously suffers. And let’s be honest, without an adequate amount of rest, none of us are fun to be around.<p>There are a few tried and true …

Sleep

65% of Americans Are Losing Sleep Due to This Major Worry

It’s no surprise that many Americans — people around the world really — are lacking in the sleep department. Studies around sleep behavior have proven time and time again, that if we want healthier lives, we’ve got to fall in love with our beds again. Though, once we slip into bed, actually getting …

Personal Finance

Wake up on the right side of the bed with this sunrise alarm clock, now 75% off

Not a morning person? No problem. This Deluxe Edition Vansky Sunrise Alarm Clock eases you awake with natural light and sound, simulating a soothing …

How bright lights may help wake patients from a coma

Could shining bright lights on comatose patients to encourage their natural circadian rhythms help them awaken? A small study from Austria says yes.<p>The body's ability to awaken from a coma after severe brain injury is tied to its maintenance of its natural circadian rhythms, according to the study, …

Health

Put children to bed early so parents can rest, says Prue Leith

Celebrity chef says she did it with her own offspring.<p>Children should be put to bed early not just for their own good, but for the parents, according …

Parenting

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

Nagging your kids to stick to a set bedtime each night may feel like a thankless task. But here's some justification that your efforts are setting your kids up for a healthier life: A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight …

Obesity

Chris Evans is following in Tom Hardy’s footsteps and reading us a CBeebies Bedtime Story

<b>We thought Tom Hardy reading a CBeebies’ Bedtime Story was set to be the highlight of our lives but now the BBC have given us another treat.</b><p>Unhinged …

Marvel Universe

Could eye drops cure jet lag?

Jet lag is a waste of perfectly good vacation days, but a cure to all that yawning, stumbling, and sleeping through breakfast may be in the eye of the (very sleepy) beholder. As <i>Popular Science</i> reports, a recent study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> could translate to a cure for jet lag that's …

Business Travel

Here's the Science Behind Why You're Always Tired, Even if You Get Enough Sleep

Brb, having a nap.<p>When you're feeling exhausted, the first advice is always to get more sleep. It makes sense that you're nodding off in the …

Well-being

5 Mind Tricks to Convince Yourself to Sleep More

You can find thousands of tips about sleeping better, but before you do that, you have to convince yourself that it's worth it to sleep more.<p>Given the choice (and the guarantee that you would not suffer any negative consequences), how many hours would you prefer to sleep each day? Five? Six? Zero? …

Time Management

Experts Say This Is What You Should Actually Eat Before Bed

Who else has a love/hate relationship with sleep? There are those nights where it’s just so easy to drift off, and then others where you literally …

Well-being

20 Things you should know if you want to let your dog sleep with you in same bed

We’ve given you seven astounding reasons to let your dog sleep with you on your body in our previous article. Among many surveys, Metro.co.uk’s …

Sleep

Washington home intruder watching women sleep in their beds, police warn

Jericka Northness said she is terrified to close her eyes at night, knowing she might wake up to the same eyes staring back at her.<p>“We wake up in the middle of the night and adrenaline is going, even though nothing is wrong,” said her boyfriend, Brian McCartney. The young couple said it was in the …

Crime

It’s National Stop Snoring Week: What causes snoring and how can it be stopped?

This week is National Stop Snoring Week, which aims to raise awareness about the impact snoring can have on someone, from their wellbeing to …

Wellness

Meditation App “Calm” Can Now Read You To Sleep with Grown Up Bedtime Stories

<i>The Calm app - known for helping people relax on a daily basis - has a new feature to help you fall asleep.</i>We all know how important it is to wind …

Meditation

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Wellness

10 Common Sleeping Myths, Debunked

Here’s a stat that sounds like hyperbole but is not: Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery. A …

Sleep

African Americans get less sleep than whites, an inequality stretching back to slavery

When we study racial inequality, we tend to consider factors that affect people while they are awake. Differential access to safe neighborhoods with good schools, decent jobs and unbalanced treatment by police and the courts surely have much to do with the stubborn disparities in wealth and …

Racism

Dr. Meir Kryger Reveals the Mysteries of Sleep

A fascinating Google talk.<p>Renowned sleep expert Dr. Meir Kryger from the Yale School of Medicine recently gave a Google talk called “The Mystery of …

Arianna Huffington

Drowsy driving more common than many realize

Photo: Thinkstock.<p>Photo: Thinkstock. less<p>About once a week, a patient comes to see sleep expert Dr. Catherine Darley with a startling – and scary …

Health

No. 17 Wake Forest Splits Doubleheader at No. 3 Clemson

<b>April 22, 2017</b><p><b>Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)</b><p>CLEMSON, S.C. -- No. 17 Wake Forest won the nightcap, earning a doubleheader split …

Baseball

9 years ago, I started a love affair with a supplement that makes me sleep like a baby

Falling asleep is hard work. After spending a day solving the complex puzzles of daily life, you are expected to lie down, turn off the lights, and quiet your whirring whirlwind of thoughts within a few minutes.<p>In my early years, this process was fraught with frustration and despair: I would lie …

Melatonin

25 Important Facts about Nap that every College Student must know

Things should have been different by now in the world of education. But it’s not. Imagine your life before you went to school. You could sleep …

Wellness

7 mistakes you make while getting ready for bed, and how to rectify them

Everyone has their own little routine each night before they climb under the covers. We brush our teeth, wash the makeup off (you do that, right?!), …

Sleep

These 5 Plants For Your Bedroom Will Cure Insomnia and Sleep Apnea

Sleep deprivation can be either chronic or acute. It has adverse effects on the brain and the cognitive function, and it can cause various health …

Gardening

The best time of day to do different types of tasks

Picture this: It's 1:30 p.m., and you're just getting started on an important project that's due to your boss first thing the next morning. But rather than brilliant ideas flowing from your head to your keyboard, you're struggling to stay alert.<p>If you're like most people, early afternoon isn't your …

Time Management

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Part 3: Cognitive Restructuring

In the last post I discussed the use of stimulus control methods to help manage and overcome insomnia. This post will discuss the use of cognitive …

Anxiety

Having a Hard Time Sleeping? Do Nothing!

Do you toss and turn in bed? Can’t get to sleep (or go back to sleep) no matter what you do?<p>I’ve been there and one thing is sure: insomnia is …

Chronic Pain

10 Products for Sleeping on Planes That Look Ridiculous but Are Actually Amazing

Just trust us.<p>There are two types of travelers in this world: those who can sleep on planes, and those who can’t.<p>This one ability — or lack thereof — …

Business Travel

Relaxation and Sleep

Over the years I have often recommended relaxation training to patients for various stress related disorders such as chronic pain and anxiety. …

Meditation