“Falling” into a Healthy Sleep Lifestyle

  Autumn is officially here, and with it comes beautiful fall foliage and the crisp and cooler “sweater weather” that many of us welcome after the dog days of summer. The shorter days and earlier sunsets mark the nearing of the end of daylight savings time on November 5, 2017—and the inevitable change in our sleep schedules that accompany it.  Let’s hear it for an extra hour of sleep                                                                                                If … [Read more...]

Start Every Day With a Good Night’s Sleep — There’s An App for That!

If you're anything like me, then you don't have the best night of slumber every night, but you try to. On any given night, it could be anything from noise to tossing and turning in bed to staying up in the wee hours of the morning catching up on my weekly shows. No matter the cause, my sleep is being affected and I can tell in my waking hours. So after some careful research --or using Google on my smartphone-- I came across an article from Paste Magazine that I felt could help point me in the … [Read more...]

Tips for Creating a Sleep-Friendly Dorm Room

While college life can be a wonderful and exciting new adventure, it does come with its share of challenges. Academic, financial, personal, and social stressors on top of a new environment and a hectic schedule mandate students’ vigilance in putting their physical and emotional health first and foremost. Why is sleep so important to a college student? Unfortunately, irregular sleep schedules can lead to inadequate sleep and daytime sleepiness, which plague many college students and put … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Time for Sleep & Why it Matters

A woman once asked me if I think the recommendations for appropriate sleep durations of 7–9 hours of sleep are totally unrealistic (with much emphasis on the word totally). I explained how very few people are truly “short sleepers” —about 3% of the population by some estimates. Many are short-sleeper wannabes, trying to function on less than they need—which usually does not yield good results. The woman insisted, “no one I know can afford to spend that much time sleeping.” My response was that … [Read more...]