Sleep Advice

Practical advice on getting a good night’s sleep.

A Little Bedtime Reading Works Wonders For Better Sleep Patterns

Reading for better sleep

There are avid readers, occasional readers and those that rarely ever pick up a book. A love of reading sometimes fades as we grow up, or we struggle to find the time to sit down and enjoy a chapter.

Reading is important for learning and mental health. It relaxes us, provides escapism and brings knowledge on a vast range of subjects. It always helps to pick up a book for a break at any time of day. However, there is now plenty of evidence to show that we are better off setting a regular reading schedule with a chapter or two before bed. So why is bedtime reading so helpful for better sleep and mental health?… Read the rest

How To Sleep Better If You Are A Light Sleeper?


Some people face a lot of difficulties falling asleep and for others staying asleep is even harder. If you fit into the category of light sleepers, you can imagine the trouble and know well how irritating it gets to stay asleep. So here are few remedies which will help you in how to sleep better and stay asleep.

1. Drink Warm Milk or Decaf Tea

Drinking warm milk or hot decaffeinated tea before going to bed has been proven to be the best sleep aid, which has great benefits on your health. But there are few things which are linked to it. Instead of using the normal caffeinated teas, you need to go for the specialized types of tea as suggested by the famous Dr. Oz. Because the caffeine … Read the rest

The Essentials Of Healthy Sleep Habits For Your Child

Healthy Sleep Habits in Children

Good sleep is vital to your child’s growth, development, and overall health. In fact, sleep is probably just as important as good nutrition, and as such, we need to make sure that our children develop good habits when it comes to sleep early in their lives, habits that they will hopefully keep for the rest of their lives.

How much sleep is enough?

Here are the prescribed amounts of time that children should sleep, according to the American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Infants from birth to one year should be getting 12 to 16 hours of sleep per day.… Read the rest

Tips For Shift Workers To Get Quality Sleep

Tips To Get Quality Sleep

Ever received a complaint from your wife or kids for not giving them quality time, especially during the weekends? Well, perhaps you are pretty comfortable with your traditional working hours which allow you to spend your free time as you wish. Imagine what your family would do if you were a shift worker?

In a nutshell, the shift workers have several challenges in organizing their schedules and activities. However, that is not the thorn in the flesh. Getting adequate and quality sleep is the biggest problem that these hardworking men and women face. It is not easy to adjust the biological sleep clock, not as you may think.… Read the rest

Essential Oils To Help You Sleep Better

Essential Oils

Between the daily work and stress, most of the people today are suffering and struggling with the issues of lack of sleep syndrome. Nothing can compare to having a tranquil sleep and waking up feeling rejuvenated.

Relaxing oils come in handy to help soothe and relax your body to the point of releasing sleep hormones. Depending on your body, oil that soothes someone else to a sweet and peaceful slumber may not proof as effective for you.

So, finding the right essential oils for better sleep is a matter of trial and error till you find one responsive to your body needs. Once you identify the right combination for your body, then you can kiss the sleepless nights, goodbye.

Here are some of the top essential oils that may … Read the rest

Most Effective Natural Cures To Help You Sleep Better

St. John's Wart flowers

Why do you take all those prescriptions that you can hardly swallow and that have side-effects too, when you may be able to try to treat yourself with natural supplements. Scientists have researched and found out that these natural cures and natural remedies can help control blood sugar, cholesterol, and many other ailments. These natural remedies may have abilities to reduce dangerous diseases such as cancer. Let’s have a look at some of the natural remedies that the best diet plans should include.… Read the rest

Sleep Deprivation Explained For Teenagers And What To Do?

Sleeping Teenager

In 2006, a study was conducted that showed that more than 80% of American high school students were suffering from sleep deprivation. Now 10 years later, the problem is still a massive concern for students, parents, schools and health care providers.

This is not a case of a few students losing an hour here or there; instead, this is a vicious cycle of teens losing hours of sleep every night as they try and catch up on their work, work they missed by being sleep deprived during the day. At its worst, students can find themselves struggling with their school work, which leads to greater stress, insomnia, depression and worse.

Studies have shown a strong link between teenagers sleep deprived and suicidal thoughts.

The longer the pattern continues, the … Read the rest

The Sleep Stopper Habits To Avoid!

sleeping man

There is nothing quite as good and healthy as getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Healthy sleeping habits are associated with higher levels of happiness and better emotional stability among other benefits. Lack of sleep or in other cases, bad sleep quality is a common problem for many people and it is a problem that if not resolved, can have long lasting effects on their overall health.

However, it is possible to improve the quality of one’s sleep by avoiding certain habits which have been proven to be sleep stoppers.… Read the rest

A New Method to Treat Insomnia: Sleep Boot Camp

Counting sheep


It is estimated that in the US alone, up to 60 million people suffer from insomnia.

Acute insomnia is the more prevalent type as it affects 30% of the population.

Chronic insomnia on the other hand is a problem that affects 5% of the population.

While most sleep experts and general practitioners prescribe sleeping pills for insomniacs, the pills tend to be powerless against the condition most of the times.

All is not lost though as there is a relatively new non-pill treatment that promises to solve these sleeping difficulties once and for all; Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).Read the rest

5 Easy Steps to Sleeping Better Tonight

5 easy steps to sleep better tonight

Current research findings have confirmed way how to sleep better.

Researchers have noted that lack of sleep leads to several alarming body changes like obesity and disease. You may have a hard time getting those precious 8 hours.

The tossing and turning in your sheets stops now, with these 5 easy steps to sleeping better at night.

Step One: Put Away the Checklist

Whatever tasks you have to do brought from the office into your home should be put away.

It is either you finish them up without tiring yourself, or just set them aside for the next day.

Clear your mind of everything you have to do by writing them down and reserving it for tomorrow.

This will help you sleep with fewer worries.

Step Two: Schedule Your Exercise

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