If you ever spend a night tossing and turning, it may not surprise you that two out of three women have trouble sleeping. And even though studies have shown that the minimum amount is seven hours for us (seven and a half for men), the majority of us don’t get that. Not only will this lack of shut-eye make you–and likely everyone around you–miserable, but a continued lack of sleep can contribute to a variety of health problems, including a 50% increased risk of viral infections, an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, plus mental decline, overeating and accelerated aging. So what to do? We’ve all heard the advice about darkening your room, turning off the TV and drinking warm milk, but here are some other tips you may not have heard: More
Topic: trouble sleeping
I think smartphones are making people dumb.
Now before you go off on a rant about how you can’t live without your iPhone, or the fact that you have your “life” stored on it in the form of 300 contacts, 400 songs and 500 photos, not to mention apps that allow you to calculate your heart rate while simultaneously purchasing a skinny latte, hear me out: Smartphones have turned into an obsession. How do I know? I have conducted my own very scientific research which consisted of sitting in a restaurant one day and simply watching people. More
I like to read the news first thing in the morning, as we all do, but sometimes it can be a real downer of a way to start my day. There’s poverty, disease, war; all of which can do serious damage to our happiness and wellness, even from afar. Today, when I read two different studies back to back, first that women’s sleeping patterns are the cause of marital strife then that women are more prone to depression than men, I really began to feel like the scientific community was reaching out beyond the pages of my Google Reader, grabbing me by the throat, and shaking all the loose marbles about in my head. Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m getting the impression scientists and researchers want me to know I was born a moody cow, there’s nothing I can do about it, and all relationship problems I’ve ever had, am currently having, and will have in the future, are my fault. Yeah, this is getting a little tiring, and is totally bumming me out. Science, I thought you were my friend!
If you complain about having trouble sleeping, one of the first things most people will tell you is to get more exercise. The more we ramp up our fitness routine, the more our bodies will tire, and we’ll sleep more … More
As you all know I am trying to stay positive and have been working hard on what i have in my life rather than what I have lost, however this month sleeping has been a real issue. Have you had … More