Turn Your Bedroom into an Oasis of Tranquility

Your bedroom is one of the most essential rooms in your home.  It is your sanctuary. This is often a creative space where you can express your own unique style.  Designing your bedroom can be fun and enticing. However, did you know that the interior design of your bedroom can be the reason you are not getting adequate sleep each night?  Interestingly enough, your bedroom décor plays a vital role in your sleep hygiene. While you may want to paint your walls bright yellow to show off your bubbly … [Read more...]

A Sleep Oasis for Clean Sleeping

Spring cleaning time is here! Many of us see spring as an opportune time to clean our homes from top to bottom—ensuring our living environment is conducive to the overall health and well-being of our families. And for that reason, bedrooms need to be at the top of our spring-cleaning project lists. A clean sleep environment can promote and support what is now coined “clean sleeping,” a healthy, natural regimen of consistent sleep in adequate amounts that serves as the foundation for a healthy … [Read more...]

Sleeping Through the Ages–Overcoming Sleep Challenges at Every Age

As human-beings we all need sleep. Just as every living animal does. But the amount of sleep we need, and the challenges that prevent us from getting the sleep we need, changes as we age. Let’s start at the very beginning; newborns sleep from 16 to 20 hours a day. Of course, not all of the hours a baby sleeps are in a row – as new parents know very well! It can be challenging to get your little one into a sleep routine so that they sleep through the night, and their parents can, too. After 4 … [Read more...]

Cancer and Healing: The Sleep-Health Connection

Sufficient sleep is considered the cornerstone of health and well-being. Conversely, insufficient sleep has serious health repercussions, including an increase in the risk of stroke, depression, hypertension, heart attack, diabetes, dementia, obesity, osteoporosis, motor vehicle accidents, and on-the-job accidents and injuries. Recent research has demonstrated even more alarming downsides to sleep deprivation, including an impact on some of the most prolific cancers: breast, prostate, and … [Read more...]