Tips on getting a better sleep

Stop tossing and turning. Here’s how. Create and maintain a consistent schedule. The more consistent your body functions become as a result. Set a regular bedtime.Stick to a sleep schedule. Use blackout curtains. Use earplugs and a sleep mask if you have to. Make your room dark. Nap early preferably… Keep Reading

Covid-Somnia.. the new normal

This is the epidemic of insomnla. Our lifestyles have changed as we shelter in place. With more people staying indoors, it means they are not getting enough light exposure. We need some sun to make things work in the evening. Sun helps set up our normal sleep-wake time. But if… Keep Reading

Devices that emit blue light are not a good idea before sleep.

With the knowledge that the blue light emitted from almost all devices and LED TVs is disruptive to the foundational pathways for sleep, it’s important to take steps to remedy this if you’re having trouble sleeping. First and foremost, do not use your device in bed. At all. In fact,… Keep Reading

Do not read e books before bed

In one interesting study, 12 adults were randomly assigned reading from a light-emitting eBook for 4 hours before bed or reading from a print book for 4 hours before bed for 5 consecutive evenings. They found that those reading an LE-ebook displayed decreased subjective sleepiness, decreased EEG delta/theta activity, suppressed… Keep Reading

Sleep is divided into two forms – non-REM and REM.

 Non-REM sleep is further subdivided into 4 stages, each with its own properties. During non-REM sleep neuronal activity is low, metabolic rate and brain temperature are at their lowest, heart rate decreases, blood pressure lowers, and muscle tone and reflexes are intact. Contrast this with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep… Keep Reading

Humans display a 24-hour circadian rhythm

 This rhythm is endogenous, meaning it is maintained even in the absence of environmental cues. Human beings placed environments with no light, no time cues, no social cues, etc., will still display a 24-hour rhythm. However, external timing cues do modulate and adapt the rhythm to the environment. For example,… Keep Reading

Sleep is an important factor as it heavily influences our performance at work

 Our risk for chronic disease, and our overall quality of life. Sleep researchers, however, aren’t clear on the exact reason why humans even need to sleep. From an evolutionary perspective sleep would certainly have left primitive humans vulnerable to attack so it must offer some great advantage. Generally speaking, sleep… Keep Reading

Dr William Dement

He woke the world to the Health value of sleep. He used to say “Drowsiness is a red alert”, meaning it was the last step before falling asleep, or making a mistake. He used to make his students say it out loud in class. He studied insomnia, and narcolepsy in… Keep Reading

Mattress Dimensions to Match Your Budget and Style

  What you sleep on greatly affects the quality of your nightly rest and because good sleep is essential to health, finding the right mattress for you and your family should be taken into serious consideration, especially when you’ve been, for the longest time, putting up with discomfort due to… Keep Reading

What’s the Difference Between Synthetic and Organic Mattresses?

A BLOB OF CHEMICALS VS 97% PURE   Bedding materials vary widely, but among them, natural latex and latex alternatives (synthetic blends) are a popular choice among consumers and for good reason. This is because latex provides superior comfort and relief from common sleeping woes like pressure points, spinal misalignments,… Keep Reading