Getting enough sleep is always hard for the nearly 41 million US adults that struggle with chronic sleep loss. But sleeping well during the hottest months provides many additional challenges. If you sleep six hours or less each night, you may find yourself cranky, irritable, […] Read more »
Sleep and Your Brain
Sleep is one of the most undervalued lifestyle habits. Lack of high quality sleep and sleep deprivation affects the brain particularly negatively.
In these articles, you'll learn how sleep impacts your brain health and fitness and what you can do to improve the quality of your sleep. You'll discover how sleep is related to health risk factors like stress and how to use this knowledge to keep your mind sharp.
Did you remember to ‘spring ahead’ this weekend? Until we moved to Arizona from the US east coast, I assumed that everyone followed Daylight Saving Time (DST) and set their clocks ahead in the spring. But that isn’t so! Daylight Saving Time is referred to […] Read more »
Melatonin is one of the most widely used supplements to induce sleep. But there is a lot more to this naturally occurring “super hormone” than most people realize. It is a potent antioxidant that, since it readily crosses the blood-brain barrier, works on the brain […] Read more »
Artificial light and other sleep disruptions affect brain function and increase rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Learn what to do … Our culture doesn’t place much value on sleep. How often have you thought that sleeping is a waste of time or heard […] Read more »
Your brain repairs itself and creates new cells while you sleep. Make sure you aren’t making any of these common sleep mistakes… Are you one of the millions of people who has insomnia? If so, you aren’t alone. 60 million Americans report regularly having trouble […] Read more »