If you’re a typical adult, the idea of getting too much sleep may seem like an impossible fantasy. You’re much more likely to be struggling with getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night, and wishing for an opportunity to sleep in. Believe it or not, though, routinely exceeding the recommended amount […]
For something that we spend so much time doing, sleep is still not a well-understood phenomenon. Scientists are still learning more and more about the purpose sleep serves in restoring our minds and bodies. Until the 1920s, when modern sleep research began, scientists thought that your brain simply shut down during sleep. When the electroencephalogram […]
When you’re focused on building muscle and getting in shape, your first thoughts probably go to finding the right routine, figuring out the proper nutrition, and motivating yourself to stick with the program you choose. However, if you really want to get the most out of your workouts, you also need to think about what […]
Millions of college students will be heading off to school in the coming weeks, and yours may be making the jump to living in their own apartment, either after a year or two in dorms or after living at home. Naturally, you want to get them set up right—so what’s the best gift to help […]
It’s a familiar experience: you check into a hotel after a long day of traveling, exhausted and eager to get some shuteye, but you just can’t sleep. Many people have a hard time getting a good night’s rest unless they’re sleeping in their own bed, unfortunately. However, there are ways you can improve your chances […]
There are many things to love about the summer months—beach days, barbeques, vacations—but tossing and turning on a hot, sticky night, trying to get to sleep, is not one of them. When temperatures may be pushing triple digits, it’s often hard to get the rest you need. Here are some tips to stay cool to […]
Sleep problems are all too common in modern times. With competing demands on your time from work and/or school as well as home, you may find yourself cutting corners when it comes to getting proper rest, and then trying to make up for it on the weekend. Unfortunately, that strategy is not a good one […]
Summer, with its long days and golden sunshine, is usually associated with fun and relaxation. However much we might enjoy warm temperatures during the day, though, it’s often another story entirely at night. If you think that it’s hard to sleep well when it’s hot outside, you’re not imagining it. A 2017 study, which analyzed […]
World-class athletes do many things differently than ordinary people do. On top of having inherent talent in their chosen sports, they train harder, eat better, and yes, generally sleep more than the rest of us. As it turns out, achieving top performance in athletics isn’t just about how hard you work, it’s also about proper […]
It’s hard to think of an ordinary thing that feels more unfair than waking up after a night’s sleep with a headache. When you expect to be rested and refreshed, and have a day of tasks ahead of you, starting out with a headache is exactly what you don’t need. As it turns out, your […]