Spring forward, and fall back. Daylight savings is coming up, and unfortunately our internal clocks do not automatically adjust like our phones do. Not only can losing that hour of sleep make you feel groggy and irritable, studies show the desynchronization of our body’s internal clocks is linked to health risks such as depression, obesity, heart attacks, and even car accidents. To prevent this, there are ways to cope and adjust to this. Some people can adapt in a few days, and some take longer. Sleep equals better health!
We’ve all practice good personal hygiene, like washing your hair and brushing your teeth. But can you say you know what sleep hygiene is? Sleep hygiene is not a common term everyone knows, but it is one of the most straightforward ways to set yourself up for healthier sleep.
It's time to hit the sheets. You crawl into bed and assume "the position." (The sleep position, that is.) You've likely slept the same way since childhood, and like most people, you'd struggle to fall asleep in any other position. Sleeping positions will vary from person to person; however, your particular preference may reveal something interesting about you. Keep reading for the psychology behind the way you fall asleep.
Holidays are that special time of year where you get to indulge in delicious foods, make gingerbread houses, clean your home, shop for presents, watch Elf for the fifth time in a row with your kids...time and quality sleep can get away from you. How can you avoid turning into a sleep-deprived Grinch over the Holidays?! Here are five hacks that can help!
Sleep problems are becoming more common, and people are always seeking natural alternative treatments to get a better night's rest. Let's be honest - there's no exact science for how to attain the perfect sleep. Some people meditate before bed, where others will read chapters of a book, sip on some herbal tea or listen to their favourite ASMR sounds. Some leverage the power of crystals to promote a blissful slumber. After doing a little research of our own, we decided to share the top 5 crystals commonly used to improve sleep.
We all know the saying.
"The early bird gets the worm." But for many of us night owl's, this quote often inspires a dramatic eye roll. Just the thought of a 6:00 am alarm makes us yawn - and let's face it. Waking up early can be HARD, especially when you've never been a morning kind of person. Is it even possible for a night owl to become the infamous "early bird?" After doing a little late-night research on the internet (oh the irony...), I stumbled across some helpful information that just might be the wake-up call we're looking for.
In these days of high uncertainty and anxiety, getting a good night’s rest is more important than ever. Quality sleep and the state of your mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation can have an impact on your psychological state and mental health. And conversely, if you have mental health issues, you are more prone to insomnia.
Having a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep because you’re too warm?
When temperatures soar, it becomes more difficult to fall — and stay — asleep. Your body needs to cool down at night to get the rest you need for optimum wellness and vitality.
Having respiratory issues can be challenging. One of the biggest but often overlooked culprits are dust mites which are often found in mattresses.
With travel restricted between the U.S. and Canada, internationally and in some instances, provincially, those who are taking a vacation this summer may be looking at camping or road trips.
With all the stress and chaos which exists in the world right now, there are few of us who are not feeling drained of energy. Many of us are not sleeping well. For decades, people everywhere have turned to crystals for their healing benefits. Now they can also find the healing power of crystals incorporated into some of their furniture including mattresses.
Most of us spend approximately 30% of our lives sleeping. With more evidence appearing almost daily about how important sleep is to overall health, it’s also critical to think about what you’re sleeping on. It’s essential for your well-being to spend the right amount of time in the land of Nod. If you’re sleeping in an unhealthy environment, your health can be impacted.