12 Nap-Sized New Year’s Resolutions for Better Sleep in 2014

This amazing post by our very own Better Sleep Council really says all that needs to be said about making sleep your New Year's resolution.  Make sure to give this a read!  You'll be sleeping better in no time.     … [Read more...]

It’s 2014 and you already feel like a failure

New Year's Resolutions

Have you given up on your New Year’s promise to yourself, already?! BTW, if you made a resolution in the first place, you’re not alone. Check out this cool data visualization at Fast Company’s Co.Exist website of “the promises people will try to keep in 2014, as seen on Twitter.” As you can see, a heck of a lot of New Year’s resolutions relate to personal health—whether it’s giving up smoking, or exercising more or sleeping more. If you’ve already flunked out—failed—tossed in the … [Read more...]

Sleep: It Counts

Guest Blogger:  Terry Cralle, RN, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator One of my favorite sayings from my work in healthcare quality is "If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” The same holds true for sleep. Measuring sleep can make you more aware of how much sleep you are actually getting as well as the factors affecting your sleep.  Measuring and tracking sleep can also help you identify things interfering with your sleep as well as a possible sleep disorder. Measuring sleep can help … [Read more...]

Free Pass

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, hands down. For me, Thanksgiving represents the very best parts of the holiday season without the pressure or expense of gift giving! There are thousands of articles about Thanksgiving, holiday stress, over-eating, weight gain, and last minute travel tips. I am telling you to ignore them and let yourself indulge. You can run on Monday, go to the gym on Tuesday, and eat salad on Wednesday.  Traffic might be bad, but you'll get there, eventually. Pack snacks … [Read more...]