Losing weight is as easy as 1, 2, Zzzz.
As summer 2012 is rapidly fleeting, it’s time to look towards fall. For some that means a new school year or maybe a new job. Whatever it means for you, you’re going to want to look good doing it. What a lot of people don’t know is that losing weight starts with a good night’s sleep. In a study quoted by WebMD.com, researchers found that people who get less than six hours of sleep a night weigh more than people who sleep longer. Let’s look into the effects sleep can have on a person’s metabolism.
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There are so many sleep ailments out there, that some tend to get overlooked. One such ailment that is often put into a comical category is sleepwalking. While the very idea of sleepwalking does present a humorous element, serious sleepwalking is no laughing matter. According to Aasmnet, sleepwalking occurs in 17% of adults and 4% of all children. Those are high percentages but there are ways to prevent sleepwalking in its tracks.
If you’ve watched any TV lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of commercials for medicine to help in the fight against restless legs syndrome. I’m not sure about you, but before seeing commercials for this ailment, I had no idea that it even existed. Restless legs syndrome affects more people than you would probably think. Have you ever wondered if you are at risk for developing restless legs syndrome? Well before diagnosing yourself, let’s learn a little more about this seemingly “popular” sleep ailment right now.
So your kids are finally past the stage of diapers and drooling and it seems that your life might finally settle down for just enough time so that you can get a full night of sleep. You hit that wonderfully comfortable botanical mattress and just as your eyes start to close, you feel this tiny tap on your shoulder…your toddler has wandered into your room and is now looking to take up residency in your bed. While you and your significant other may not be pleased, exhaustion has won in the battle against reason and you shimmy over to make room for the intruder in footy pajamas. While most parents shake their heads, giving into the lack of sleep, calling their bed hijacking a “phase,” there are ways to avoid having your child sleep in your bed, which in the end will mean a better night of sleep for you and them.
For all the topics we’ve discussed on sleeping patterns and problems, there’s one we haven’t touched upon and it’s one of the most common: snoring. It’s a problem most of us try to sweep under the rug, but if you’re sleeping with a significant other it will definitely affect your sleep and theirs. Let’s look at some natural ways to stop snoring before it becomes a problem rather than just a nuisance.
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The summer cold catches the best of us off-guard. Is there anything worse than feeling stuffed up and suffering from a headache in a heat wave? If getting through the day with a cold is a challenge, then trying to sleep during the night is full-out competition. Before going into a panic, let’s look at some options for gaining some relief from your runny nose and heavy head, at least while you sleep.
Pregnancy can be an amazing time in your life. You’ll be welcoming a new life into the world and soon you’ll experience the purest love in the world: motherhood. With joy, naturally, comes stress and overwhelming times. A normal amount of stress can cause us to lay awake at night, so pregnancy stress only multiplies this. Getting a good night of sleep while you’re pregnant may seem like the last thing on your mind, but it shouldn’t be. According to a study done by the University of California, the number of hours you sleep each night during pregnancy correlates with the number of hours you’ll be in labor. To avoid unwarranted labor pains, let’s go over the best options for getting a good night of sleep while you’re waiting on the stork.
The first week of summer has arrived and along with the sand and sun, it’s also brought quite the heat wave. While basking in the sun’s rays feel glorious during a dip in the pool, the sweaty heat of the day doesn’t always translate well into your bed at night. In the upcoming months, many of you will be asking: What’s the best way to beat the heat and get a good night’s sleep?