Wellness

The Mysterious Answer to My Unrelenting Insomnia

Nothing helped—until one day my dentist told me I had the so-called "young, thin, beautiful women's sleep disorder."<p>I'd wake in the middle of the night, gasping for breath as though surfacing from a near drowning. My heart would be racing, my skin clammy, my organs suffused with grief and fear, …

Health

5 Tips for Sleeping Through Warmer Nights

It’s time for all the perks of spring and summer: outdoor dinner parties, colorful sunnies, and plenty of opportunities for travel and adventure. But one challenge of the season’s warmer weather conditions comes at night, when it’s time to hit the hay and rest up for another day of fun. Have you …

5 physical signs you’re way too stressed out and need to take a breather

To state the obvious, life is really stressful, and many of us (*raises hand*) fall victim to the pressure to “do it all.” Our stress drives us to …

Insomnia

Spending 45 Minutes in a Crystal Light Therapy Bed Is Like Xanax but Better

I'm addicted.<p>As marathoning <i>The Hills</i> taught us many times over, Spencer Pratt isn't exactly a mostrike citizen. Taking a page out of his book is inherently suspect—but when the going got tough i.e. there were five planets including Mercury in retrograde, I was stressed to a clinical degree, and …

15 natural ways to fall asleep faster besides melatonin

If you’ve become accustomed to staring at the ceiling for hours on end as part of your nightly ritual, it’s time to take action. Difficulty falling …

Sleep

Exactly What You Need To Know About Healthy Living In Your 30s

Turning 30 can be both joyful and perplexing. Especially if the majority of your twenties was spent partying, pulling all-nighters, and eating all …

Well-being

Nobody needs more than one energy drink a day – here’s how to tackle your addiction

Pop quiz, amateur scientists: what happens if you down six espressos-worth of caffeine, 108g of sugar (that’s roughly three cans of Coke, or two full-sized Waitrose Victoria Sponge cakes) and an unspecified amount of ‘taurine, ginseng and carnitine’?<p>Pencils down, gang: if you said ‘I don’t know, …

Sleep

Could You Be Allergic To Alcohol?

What's your hangover type? Do you get a little headache the next day? Are you more of a barf-on-the-sidewalk-the-morning-after person? Or do you get a stuffy nose, red skin, and diarrhea while you're still at the bar? If that last one sounds like you, that could be a sign of something more serious …

Health

The Fundamental Principles of a Clear Mind and Peak Performance

Maybe you have a chaotic mind that you want to control or understand better. Or you want to be smarter, be more focused and have a better memory. Or …

The Brain

A Weighted Blanket That ‘Hugs’ You, Helps You Relax And Fall Asleep Faster

It may sound a little odd, but a blanket that is a little heavy can do wonders for your mind and body—the Gravity weighted blanket “harnesses the …

Yoga

Sparkling Water Is 'Extremely Acidic' And Can Ruin Teeth, Dentist Warns

Is nothing sacred?<p>Sparkling water is often perceived as the “healthier” option when it comes to fizzing drinks, but it can still damage your teeth.<p>According to Adam Stone, a dentist in London’s Harley Street, the majority of people have no idea that sparkling water is “extremely acidic”.<p>“It’s pH3 …

Beverages

What Alcohol Really Does To Your Brain — MyScienceAcademy

Everybody likes a good alcoholic beverage every now and again, but you may want to rethink your nightly cocktail. Alcohol might do more harm than it …

The Brain

This Blanket Relieves Stress As You Sleep, So Get Ready To Be A Morning Person

My bed is my sanctuary; it’s my safe place to retreat to at the end of a long, stressful day.<p>It welcomes me home every day with open, comfy arms, …

There's a new gym class where you just sleep for 45 minutes and still burn calories

Ever feel like you should conform to society's rules and get a gym membership - but you just really hate exercise?<p>Well, there's a new gym class in …

Fitness

A sleep class for tired parents

A gym in London has started a new concept called 'Napercise,' a 60-minute sleep class to relax the body and mind.

I Tracked My Sleep For A Month And All It Did Was Stress Me Out

For anxious high-achievers, adding one more metric is something to lose sleep over.<p>My first sleep log was five hours and four minutes. I was disappointed but also fascinated. My new Fitbit recorded how long I was asleep and how many times I was restless (19) ― just by wearing it to bed. But there …

Wearable Tech

The science behind why you shouldn't take your phone on holiday

The mobile phone is today’s most ubiquitous accessory and our use of them borders on obsessive.<p>The palm-sized portals come with us everywhere, including on holiday, where they are used, among other things, to take our photographs, book our taxis, message our friends and update our social media …

The Brain

Feeling Anxious? These Acupressure Techniques Will Ground You In Minutes

If you've ever felt thrown for a loop due to an unexpected turn of events, whether it's a small nuisance like a terrible commute or a bigger deal …

Yoga

4 stupidly easy ways to max out your nutrition

1. Wake up early<p>People who typically wake up earlier make more balanced and healthier choices throughout the day compared with night owls, who eat …

Nutrition

Doctors Think Heart Disease Is More About Inflammation Than Fat

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

Nutrition

Even fizzy water isn’t good for you, so we might as well all be dead

<b>We all know that most of the delicious things aren’t good for us.</b><p>National Stationery Week: Win free stationery from Flying Tiger<p>Bacon might be giving …

Beverages

Fivelements - A Boutique Luxury Wellness Retreat in Ubud, Bali

<b>We live in the time when tourism is rife, travellers are rampant and thanks to the many social media channels available at the touch of a button, few</b> …

Indonesia

On Your Feet Day 2017: Why it’s time to get off your chair

<b>If you are sitting in a chair right now – stand up.</b><p>That’s because today is all about raising awareness of how unhealthy it is to spend all hours of …

Productivity

Harvard doctors say a counterintuitive strategy can turn a stressful situation into a chance to shine

Stress isn't fun, but it can be productive.<p>In a new report, a team of doctors at Harvard Medical School suggest that turning a stressful situation into a chance to shine requires a simple change in mindset. Their findings are detailed in a Harvard Medical School health report called "Stress …

Harvard Medical School

Flavored waters — yes, including La Croix — are eroding your teeth

If sipping flavored water keeps you going throughout the day, I am sorry to burst your bubble. I know you are trying to do the right thing, staying hydrated and avoiding sugar and additives from sodas and other soft drinks. And the variety of fun new flavors on the market make otherwise boring …

Beverages

I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow’s 'Clean Sleeping' Regimen, And This Is What Happened

First of all, I'm not a Gwyneth hater. I loved her in <i>Sliding Doors</i> and <i>Shakespeare in Love</i>. But I'm not exactly a die-hard fan, either. I don't often …

Beauty

This Mask Is The Only Reason I Ever Sleep

I am bad at sleeping. As someone who started having bouts of insomnia in sixth grade, I've always been deeply jealous of people who can drift off …

Breakfast

Coffee and Snacks Didn't Make Me More Productive When I Pulled An All-Nighter. Here's What Did

Level-up your performance the next time you're working late with these 6 strategies from seasoned investment bankers, "hackathon" sleep doctors, and battle-hardened Navy SEALs.<p>How many times have you heard someone say that long hours and late nights are "just part of the job"?<p>These days it's …

Productivity

6 Ways To Overcome Career Anxiety

When my client, Lillian, sat down with me for our first meeting, I could feel the tension emanating from her before she even began to talk. She was a ball of nerves, so tightly wound that she was ready to burst—and burst she did. She sobbed about how miserable she was at her job, how bleak her …

Anxiety

Hormones Out of Whack? A Doctor Would Prescribe These 3 Surprising Foods

You are what you eat. Okay, not literally, but we do feel better or worse depending on which foods we decide to put in our bodies. It goes without …

Nutrition