Sleep Guide: Tips for Better SleepLast Updated: June 21, 2021
Shortening the Half-Life of Caffeine for Better Sleep
According to Matthew Walker, author of the best-selling scientific tome Why We Sleep, caffeine is one of the worst drugs on the planet for anyone who is struggling to sleep at night. It completely disrupts our sleep-wake cycle in ways that lead to dependency, overindulgence, and an inverted sleep schedule. The point is: if you're trying to get your sleep schedule back on track, you should do your best to avoid caffeine as much as possible. Learn more.
Room Temperature and Sleep
Here's one thing that could be causing your insomnia that you probably haven't thought about yet: the temperature of your bedroom. We know it sounds crazy, but the room temperature of where you sleep at night can have a profound effect on how well you sleep, or whether or not you sleep at all. If you're curious as to why - or, more importantly, how you can use this information to improve your nightly rest - we're about to dig into the science. So get comfy, get ready to learn something new, and open your mind to seeing your thermostat in a whole new light. Learn more.
How to Take Melatonin Properly
Did you know that there is a right way - and many, many wrong ways - to take melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that your body is supposed to produce all on its own. But sometimes it doesn't do it right, sometimes you don't produce enough melatonin, and sometimes you need help producing it at the right time of day. Learn more.
Vitamin Sleep: Just What the Doctor Ordered for Your Immune System
Getting enough sleep is vital not only for a healthy heart and brain, but a strong immune system as well. Doctors recommend anywhere from 7 to 17 hours of sleep per night depending on age. Without the correct amount the human body can't function properly, which can lead to things far worse than spending an afternoon tired and cradling a venti double shot. Things like immune deficiency and increased risk factors for an entire range of diseases and illnesses, just to start. Learn more.
Top 3 Favorite Guided Meditations for Sleep on YouTube
- Spoken Sleep Talk Down: Meditation for Healing, Insomnia, and Relaxing Sleep
- Sleep Hypnosis for Floating Relaxation | Calm Your Mind for Deep Sleep
- Guided Meditation For Overthinking And Deep Sleep - A Walk In The Snow
Sleep Versus Stress: Which One Will Rule the Night?
Prior to the culmination of events which 2020 has piled on month after month, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimated that upwards of 40 million Americans already suffered daily from at least one sleeping-related disorder. Now, the stress level of the world seems to skyrocket by the moment, and so do the sleep-related disorders we see developing or presenting continue to climb. This is because sleep and mental stress are intrinsically linked. Learn more.