You probably enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner or cocktail with friends, but did you know that even light alcohol consumption can negatively impact your sleep? Does this mean you should avoid alcohol altogether? Today, we dive deeper into the connection between alcohol and sleep to discover if a harmonious relationship between the two is possible.
Pillows are soft, cozy accessories to our sleep environments that we likely don’t think twice about, and because of that, their important role in our sleep health is often overlooked. Yet, they are critical for getting the best quality sleep possible.
Pillows provide your head, neck, and spine with support. The right pillow will support the natural curvature of your neck, leaving you well-rested and ache-free in the morning. Because people come in all shapes, sizes, and builds, pillows do as well. There are pillows made to better suit front sleepers, back sleepers, and side sleepers, and a wide variety of materials are available.
If you suffer from a sleep breathing disorder, chances are you’re trying to do everything you can to reduce its effects. The correct pillow can be a big help. Here’s how to make the best decision for you.
It’s that time of year again. Rain showers bring bright, blooming flowers, and flowers bring the dreaded sneeze attack. And coughing. And red eyes. And, well, the list goes on. For many, this is the reality of springtime: a long list of complications caused by a large number of allergens.
Lynn consistently felt tired and unable to be present, both at work and in her personal life. As a seventh and eighth grade science teacher, having enough energy to get through the day with her class was becoming more and more difficult — but it was her snoring, which was affecting her husband’s rest at night, that ultimately led her to seek answers.
With 40-50% of marriages in America ending in divorce, it’s no wonder that the psychology of marital relationships piques interest. According to one study, with additional data from the INSIDER data team, there are 11 main reasons for divorce, with the first being lack of commitment, the second being infidelity, and the third being excessive conflict and arguing.
Sleep and mental health are undoubtedly connected, with a reciprocal relationship — poor sleep tends to worsen mental health ailments, and mental health ailments can cause poor sleep.
Sleep is necessary for optimal mental functioning. Generally, when we think of sleep advice, most of us may admonish ourselves for simply not getting enough of it — seven to eight hours’ worth every night. But, when it comes to mental health, sleep quality may be more important than sleep quantity.
It’s finally 2021. For much of the world, this year will mark the tail end of an unpredictable global pandemic. It will also mark the end of a year in which the United States experienced its largest and most drastic spike in unemployment; individuals who remained employed were affected by changing routines and being forced to work from home, some in a space they hadn’t set up as an office.
According to astudy by Tuck Sleep, a sleep product review company, nearly one in ten surveyed Americans reported that they had been doing most or all of their work from bed (24 to 40+ hours) since the pandemic began. While this is understandable given the unexpected disintegration of the traditional workplace, there are potentially serious negative consequences to sleep hygiene and overall sleep quality to consider.
According to a recent study, individuals with generalized epilepsy have a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in comparison to individuals who experience focal epilepsy. With new awareness brought to this link, doctors, patients, and parents can potentially get the care they need much sooner and prevent a host of additional health issues.
Learn more about the link between generalized epilepsy and sleep apnea below.
2020 was not an easy year for anyone. For many, finding coping mechanisms to deal with the stress of a global pandemic became essential; and from the increase in sales that companies such as Peloton (at-home biking) and Hydrow (at-home rowing) experienced, it’s safe to say that focusing on fitness became one of those key mechanisms – more specifically, at-home fitness.
Ahhh, being a parent: possibly the source of the greatest joy and greatest stress out there! While it may be stating the obvious, new parents’ sleep health tends to suffer once they welcome their greatest gift(s) into the world (although there are ways to improve it) — but there is another time in every parents’ life that results in a severe decline in their sleep: the holiday season.