Can a messy room affect sleep?

When I was a child, I felt like nothing mattered more to my mother than for my bed to be made and my room to be clean. She stressed the importance of how a clean room shapes your day. At the age of 12, I couldn’t care less and personally, I only felt she wanted me to keep my room clean in case company came by. I kept it clean but slacked off as I got older. Once in college (and Mom wasn’t there to nag me), I never made my bed because I figured I was only going to get back into it between … [Read more...]

Happy Little Zzz’s…

Blogger: Deb Chapman  Lullabies aren’t just for babies. Research in the International Journal of Nursing Studies found that music therapy significantly improves sleep quality for those with sleep disorders. People of all sorts benefited — from hospital patients to college students to seniors. Classical music was mainly used but all selections in the study were characterized by a tempo of 60–80 beats per minute, slow stable rhythm, low-frequency tones, and relaxing melodies. I have been … [Read more...]

Better sleep through wearable tech

Blogger:  Barbara Nelles. If you're interested in improving your sleep and health, you can stop your tossing and turning right now. Coming soon, there will be many new assistive gadgets at your fingertips—or on your wrist. This week the Mobile World Congress Feb. 24-27 wraps up in Barcelona, Spain, and product news from the show is everywhere on tech sites and in mainstream media. Among the coolest show introductions are the latest wearable tech devices, especially “health wearables” like … [Read more...]