Today is the Fourth of July. For some, that means barbecues and lots of red, white and blue, but the most common and well-known fourth tradition is, of course, fireworks. While many of us will watch these colorful pyrotechnics, we’ll eventually pass out from exhaustion. The problem is, others will continue to celebrate the nation into the wee hours of July 5th. Let’s go over how noise can affect your sleep and how to sleep through the Fourth’s festivities.
School’s officially out for the summer. While for kids that means three months of freedom, for parents it can mean a lot more mayhem. When family bonding can make all of you stir crazy, many parents opt to send their kids to summer camp. While the length and type of camps can endlessly vary, the most common ones are weekly sleep-away camps. For some kids, this camp is a welcome break from everyday summer life (especially the pre-teens), but for youngsters and first time camp goers, sleeping in a strange place can be unexpectedly overwhelming and stressful. Stanford University has come up with some tips on making sure your child adjusts to sleep-away camp this summer.
While it’s a pretty well known fact that exercising daily and getting a good night’s sleep can lead a person to a healthy lifestyle, an issue that’s rarely covered is the best time during the day to exercise in order to sleep soundly at night.
We’ve all seen the news and heard the horror stories- for a lot of people, a car will be the most dangerous weapon they will ever operate during their lifetime. While the effects of drug and alcohol on a driver are discussed on a regular basis, driving when you’re sleep deprived can be equally dangerous.
We’ve all experienced it before, that groggy feeling that could easily be mistaken for a hangover if not for the fact that you didn’t drink the night before, instead you were on board a 747 from JFK to LAX. While the flight went smoothly, it’s when you get off the plane where you really start to feel the effects of long travel time. The people who are most affected by jet lag are those traveling east to west due to the time they are losing on board the flight. Those traveling west to east will also feel the lag, depending on how many time zones they cross. Travelers least affected are those whose journey takes them north to south or vice versa because usually they are in the same time zone for the duration of the trip. If you’re doing a lot of traveling in the upcoming months, the National Sleep Foundation has come up with some solutions to jet lag: