Making your bed is one of those chores that is easy to neglect. If you’re feeling pressed for time, or are even just feeling sluggish in the morning, you might look at your bed and think that it’s just going to get messed up again, so why bother? The truth is, there are several reasons […]
When faced with the decision between leaping out of bed at the first sound of the morning alarm or hitting the snooze button to catch a few more minutes of sleep (maybe more than once), many people elect to stay in bed a little while longer. After all, if we’re all told that we should […]
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious but often undiagnosed sleep disorder that affects millions of American adults. The most common type, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when the soft tissues of the throat collapse, temporarily closing the airway during sleep. This causes the sufferer to repeatedly rouse to catch their breath due to low oxygen, though […]
Most of us look forward to spring, especially when we live in climates where winter means long, dark days stuck indoors while the temperatures plunge below freezing. For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, though, nature awakening in March and April comes with a new set of woes. Those blooming flowers and sprouting leaves herald […]
In the wee hours of the second Sunday of March, Americans once again moved their clocks forward an hour to daylight saving time. There’s been a lot of recent debate about whether or not the effort to align our waking hours to enjoy more sunlight in the evenings during the summer is worth the turmoil […]
When brisk temperatures and blustery weather keep us indoors, they’re often accompanied by an uptick in the types of illnesses that make life miserable. If you feel like the past couple months are marked by shaking off one cold just to get hit by the next, you’re not alone. Getting adequate rest is important to […]
Stress is often an unfortunate side effect of a busy life. If you have lots of responsibilities to your job or family, you may feel like it is impossible to keep up with all the demands on your time. Sleeplessness is commonly associated with being under stress, leaving you feeling physically as well as mentally […]
Choosing a mattress can feel like a high-stakes test—with so many options out there, how do you know you’re getting the right one? The reality is that what constitutes the “right” mattress is different for each individual. Getting a mattress that you’ll be happy with depends on a number of different factors that are largely […]
Waking up groggy after a night’s sleep is a terrible feeling. Who wants to face a busy day when all you want to do is crawl back into bed? If you’re experiencing this feeling more than once in a while, your lack of quality sleep could be impairing your effectiveness during the daytime. You don’t […]
When the days are short and outdoor temperatures frigid, crawling into a cozy bed for a long night’s sleep is divine. But if you’re shivering your way through the night, it can be impossible to get decent rest. Instead of cranking up the furnace and paying an astronomical bill to try to stay warm, here […]