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  • E-readers proven to change sleep chemistry
    E-readers proven to change sleep chemistry
    E-readers that emit blue light have been shown to interfere with the natural chemistry that produces sleep if a person used the device to read before attempting to sleep. Dr. Anne-Marie Chang, associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women's...
  • The Sobriety :60 looks at how alcohol confounds sleep
    The Sobriety :60 looks at how alcohol confounds sleep
    A mythology surrounds the impact of alcohol on sleep. A January 2012 Edinburgh Sleep Centre study confirmed that people do fall asleep quicker under the influence and alcohol increases deep sleep in the first half of the night, but has a major...
  • Broken news? Alcohol and sleep study is old news
    Broken news? Alcohol disrupts sleep, a 'new' report examiner.com had in 2013
    Contrary to "new" news items the week of Dec. 7, a report on the way alcohol disrupts healthy sleep and creates (rather than eases) insomnia has been around for nearly two years. A review of several sleep studies, including one reported...
  • 10 things you can do to improve sleep and reduce stress
    10 things you can do to improve sleep and reduce stress
    There is a direct connection between sleep and stress. Not only does inadequate sleep interfere with the body's ability to repair itself for the effects of stress but according to a research published by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Early risers get most out of college so prepare now
    Early risers get most out of college so prepare now
    Getting adequate sleep isn’t enough for students to get the most out of their college education. They have to be morning people according to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) released on November 20. The survey found &ldquo...
  • The importance of sleep and how it affects different age groups
    The importance of sleep and how it affects different age groups
    Published with full permission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterThis time of year most of us enjoy the extra hour of sleep as we get as we turn our clocks back, but it’s not nearly enough to make up for the massive amounts...
  • The best time to workout is when you're most alert
    What is the best time to workout?
    I like to workout when I feel the most energetic and strongest. This can vary from day to day.On days where I don't get as much sleep, I know that I want to get my workouts in the morning or early afternoon before fatigue and sleepiness sets...
  • 3 sleep-related phobias
    3 sleep-related phobias
    Sleep is absolutely essential to the body. All species of animals need some form of sleep in order to rejuvenate their bodies and properly exert energy. Human beings are especially reliant on sleep and if a person does not get enough sleep their...
  • Be Happy
    The Happiness Factor
    Earlier this week, I strolled idly down a busy Sacramento street and asked (anyone) who established eye contact with me, "Are you happy?"Imagine my surprise inquiring such a direct question at the general populace?Predictably, there was...
  • S+ by ResMed
    Sleep Better with the S+ Monitor
    If you have been sleep deprived you know how absolutely frustrating it feels to not be able to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. Sadly, there are millions of Americans who suffer nightly.There are many effective methods that can lead to better...
  • Are you not sleeping?
    Having trouble sleeping? Eliminate these mistakes.
    As in most things, quality of sleep is often more important than the quantity of sleep one gets; however, that does not mean you can constantly slide by with 4 – 5 hours of “quality” sleep a night without paying the consequences...
  • Sleep For Healthy Living
    Sleep Better. Live Longer.
    Have you ever wondered, if we, as a community, sleep enough?Just drop in on a Sacramento coffee house Sunday morning. You can view the answer.A coffee house, early on a Sunday, has a completely different vibration than, say - the hustle and bustle...
  • Many books have been inspired by dreams.
    5 dreams that inspired creativity
    Dreams can be wonderful or terrifying. They can entice us into wanting to go to sleep or make us afraid to get into bed. Dreams can come from seemingly nowhere or they can be directly related to something that is happening to us in our waking...
  • Writing dreams in a diary helps you remember them. You can even include illustrations.
    5 reasons to keep a dream diary
    Almost everyone has experienced dreams in their lifetime. Dreams can be wonderful or terrifying. They can come from seemingly nowhere or they can be directly related to something that is happening to us in our waking lives. Some dreams are...
  • Sleep is vital to health.
    5 ways to induce sleepiness
    Sleep is one of the most important actions that the human body can perform. Without sleep people are far more likely to experience mental, emotional and even physical problems. Lack of sleep has been associated with: diminished immune systems,...