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 […]
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 […]