Depression and Sleep

Did you know Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. More than 16 percent of Americans experience major depressive disorder during their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And depression and sleep problems often go hand in hand. A lot of people with depression experience… Keep Reading


Seeing a Psychologist about Sleep Disorders

  People experience insomnia because they develop a pattern of behavior that interferes with good sleep habits. Sleeping difficulties are often connected to underlying problems such as stress, depression or anxiety. Consult with a physician or another medical professional to learn if medical issues may be contributing to your sleep… Keep Reading


Chronic sleep disorders

I was wondering how many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to… Keep Reading


TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP, READ ME A STORY

Its late, and your mind is racing. Ah, to be a kid again and be lulled to sleep with a story.  Enter another thing. A smart phone app. I wont give away the names because we think its ridiculous. Get your kid on an organic mattress. Maybe pretend it’s the… Keep Reading


LOSING SLEEP OVER MONEY

Tossing and turning? For 56% of Americans surveyed by Bank rate, financial worries topped the list of problems keeping them up at night. The annual survey, conducted by the New York base consumer financial services company and published June 27, found that the number of people up at night feeling… Keep Reading


Kids sleeping and Back to School

  The Organic Mattress Store in Hellertown Pa thinks kids face a lot of stress when they go back to school.  New kids, teachers, and classrooms are stressful as kids like familiarity and comfort.  The most important time for them to recover is while sleeping.  As a parent, you can… Keep Reading


Sleep Apnea linked to faster aging

Sleep apnea can cause a host of problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.  Now accelerated aging is added to the list. They checked out breathing patterns, oxygen levels in the blood, heart rate, arm and leg movements and brain waves. They sound more severe sleep disordered… Keep Reading


Sleeping tips for Travelers

    Its vacation time and time to travel. So no matter how exotic or familiar your destination, it’s bound to affect your sleep. So what to do. Avoid taking long naps. Take a short nap for half an hour or so.Consider a white noise machine. It will help focus… Keep Reading


Stress, Pain and Money

    What makes it easy for some people to snooze and difficult for others? Young women, in particular students and mothers, have the hardest time getting adequate rest. Male retirees, on the other hand, tend to report getting the most sleep. The second report digs into the factors that… Keep Reading


WHY 2 BEDS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Maybe Lucy and Ricky had it right all along.  Research shows there may be grounds for sleeping separately like the bedroom scenes in the 50’ show “I love lucy”. Couples who sleep in the same bedroom are more likely to experience nocturnal disturbances from their partner (like snoring, bad hygiene,… Keep Reading