Everything You Never Knew That You Never Knew About SLEEP!

Sleep. It’s something we all do, an important part of our lives from the very beginning, and every single day. We might think we know about sleep, because we have gotten very good at it over the years, but here are a few facts about sleep that may surprise you. Take note, this information may come in handy if you’re ever a contestant on Jeopardy! The word “sleep” comes from the Proto-European base word “sleb” meaning “to be weak.” Most of what we know about sleep science has come about … [Read more...]

How to survive life on the road

Blogger: Jane Kitchen Many people these days find themselves spending the night in unfamiliar territory throughout the year as they travel for business, often to other time zones or even other countries. But the combination of new surroundings, time changes, work pressures, alcohol intake, and potentially loud neighbors (especially if, like me, you often travel to places like Las Vegas) make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep -- often when you need it most. The point of business travel, … [Read more...]

Counting Sheep In Ireland

Blogger Deb Chapman If you follow this blog, you know that I was looking forward to a trip to Ireland. As most vacations do, it went by far too quickly.   I also mentioned the various methods I planned to hopefully sleep during the overnight transatlantic flight. Unfortunately, none of them worked and we landed at 5 AM local time without a wink of sleep. Our itinerary involved renting a car at Dublin Airport and driving two hours to spend the night at our first stop, Kilkenny.  We had a … [Read more...]

Sleeping (hopefully) on a jet plane

Blogger: Deb Chapman  In two weeks I’ll be heading off on a vacation in Ireland. I love planning travel so I’ve done all my research on TripAdvisor, booked a number of wonderful bed & breakfasts for our stay, rented a (tiny) car and mapped out our itinerary. One problem I’m still wrestling with is how to get some sleep on an overnight, transatlantic flight. I’m not the greatest sleeper anyway and I really want to arrive ready to tackle my other big worry… which is how to drive on the … [Read more...]