The causes of groggy mornings and strategies to avoid them. You know the feeling. Your alarm goes off, you (yawn) force yourself out of bed, and you spend the rest of the morning in a (yawn) complete fog. It’s a struggle just to (yawn) keep your eyes open, let alone (yawn) focus on anything. You’re […]

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Explore the complex relationship between sleep and mental wellness. October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The World Federation for Mental Health began observing World Mental Health Day in 1992 as a way to promote mental health advocacy and educate the public on relevant issues – which makes this a timely opportunity for us to […]

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Holiday gifts that promote a good night’s sleep lead to dreams of a white Christmas. (And a healthier new year.) What if you could give someone you love better health as a holiday gift? That would be amazing! What if you could reduce someone’s stress with a present? Everybody would appreciate that. You can. Just […]

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Saggy pillow giving you nightmares? Reset your sleep with a new pillow. Many of us can’t dream of sleeping without our favorite pillow. We’re even so attached we can’t part with them when traveling, so we bring along that go-to pillow for the trip. And yet, for all those times your head hits the pillow, […]

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Overview Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in which you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. A third of Americans report that they don’t get the recommended amount of sleep every night, which is at least seven hours. Periodically having trouble sleeping, also known as acute insomnia, is common. Acute insomnia lasts […]

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Most of us are aware that their diet and weight can contribute to our risk for diabetes. It’s less common to realize that our sleep habits are involved, too. Sleep plays a major role in your body’s ability to metabolize glucose. The quality of your sleep impacts how well your body responds to insulin and […]

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As if we didn’t have enough to worry about it already, many of us also worry about whether we’re taking too long to fall asleep. Up to 75% of people report worrying about their sleep at least some of the time, and nearly a quarter report worrying about it often. The amount of time it […]

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If you start each morning with a headache, there’s a reason for it. Consider the following findings, courtesy of the American Migraine Foundation: 50 percent of migraines occur during the sleeping hours of 4:00 to 9:00 am. 80 percent of people with regular migraines often wake up still feeling tired. More than half of patients […]

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When people find out from a partner that they’ve been talking in their sleep, they often get nervous that they revealed some deep, dark secret, or that something is wrong with them. It’s unnerving to say the least to discover that you uttered something in your sleep, especially when you have no recollection of doing […]

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