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 […]
By this time in January, those resolutions we’ve undertaken with such high hopes at the turn of the year may be a distant, disappointing memory. The plans we make to exercise more, eat better, and lose weight often go by the wayside when they crash up against the reality of returning to work and our […]
Exercising is one of those things that always makes the list of what you should be doing to take better care of yourself, right up there with improving your sleep habits. Too often both of these goals are neglected if you’re busy. But did you realize that working out can actually make it easier to […]
Sleep may seem like a fairly uncomplicated thing, especially when it’s going well—you crawl into bed at night, fall asleep in the morning, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. In reality, you pass through many different stages of sleep through the night in a cycle that repeats about every 90 […]
Of all the common advice given to promote healthy sleep, the caution against using electronic devices such as computers and cell phones right before bed can be the hardest to follow. If you’ve been busy at work or school all day, or you’ve been taking care of your family, the evening may seem like the […]
Everybody knows that getting a good night’s sleep is important. Even without facts and figures to guide us, the feeling of trying to slog through a day (or several days) after insufficient sleep is enough to tell us that without proper rest, our bodies don’t get what they need to function at peak efficiency. So […]
If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and restored after a night of slumber, how you sleep is a critical factor to monitor. Sleeping in the wrong position can exacerbate or even cause neck or back pain. Before such problems get to the point where you feel like you need medical attention, you should […]
Busy schedules and lack of sleep go hand in hand—after all, when you’ve got a long to-do list, it’s tempting to work into the wee hours to try to get ahead of the curve. However, it turns out that shortening your sleep schedule night after night is a bad idea. If you want to be […]