Why do we sleep?

We all know that sleep is important, and if we if we go long enough without ZZzzzzzs, we face some real health consequences. But do you ever wonder WHY we sleep? Interestingly enough, researchers really aren't sure, but have their own hypothesis on why we close our eyes and zone out every night. While we don't 100% know what makes us sleep, we do know that the brain is highly active during sleep. According to a popular current theory, the resting brain is nearly as busy as the waking brain … [Read more...]

Save your moolah (and social life) by sleeping!

Oh boy...Daylight Saving Time continues to totally kick my butt. Turns out I'm not alone, over 61% of Americans surveyed by the Better Sleep Council feel the effects from DST.  (Read: WE ARE TIRED, and WE NEED NAPS.) As you know, being tired has a lot of adverse effects--everything from weight gain to mental fogginess. Boy oh boy am I feeling all of the above. Thank goodness for Dr. William Anthony for creating one of my favorite holidays, National Napping Day. Sure, it's only celebrated on … [Read more...]

I’m too excited to sleep!

I feel like my feelings would best be described in this gif. I'm headed to the Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa this week for the 2013 ISPA Industry Conference. Yes, I'll be working my tail off, but come Friday, I'M GOING TO DISNEY. I went for the first time when I was 19 years old and have always wanted to go back. No snow or lack of sleep is going to stop this girl! Since I'm basically 30 going on 3, when it comes to this whole Disney trip, I figured a few sleep tips might be in … [Read more...]

Win the battle against your alarm clock

For anyone that knows me, in the battle of my bed vs. the alarm clock, my bed wins. Every. Single. Time. I LOVE sleep and love being snuggled up in bed. In fact, Mr. M. nicknamed me "the sloth" because I love sleep so much. I'm not ashamed of it either, I've always been this way. As a child, my Mom would beg, plead and then scream for me to get out of bed. I did so, begrudgingly, and not much has changed in my 20+ years of life since then. (Well except for the fact that instead of my Mom … [Read more...]