7 Cool Sleep Tips for Hot Summer Nights

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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, and accident prone. Insufficient sleep can seriously impair your ability […] Read more »

10 Food Tips To Get Off the Poor Sleep Treadmill

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If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you are setting yourself up for memory and concentration problems, inability to handle stress, and depression. When you are sleep deprived, it’s natural to try to make up for your lack of energy by eating more and drinking caffeine to get through the next day. This sets you up […] Read more »

4 Reasons Not to Take Daylight Saving Time ‘Lightly’


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 as “summer time” in some countries. Only the countries in […] Read more »

Avoiding Chronodisruption: A Dangerous Modern Malady


Our culture doesn’t place much value on sleep. How often have you thought that sleeping is a waste of time or heard someone utter “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”? If you don’t sleep well, you could be dead a lot sooner than you might like. Not getting enough sleep has been found to increase increase […] Read more »

8 Ways Napping Recharges Your Batteries


Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, John D. Rockefeller, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo DaVinci are all said to have taken naps. John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Lyndon B. Johnson took naps while in office, as did first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. So if you like to take naps, you’re in good company! While there’s no […] Read more »