Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is a medical condition that causes you to fall asleep two or more hours later than the average person, and results in you staying asleep for longer in the morning. According to the American Sleep Association, approximately ten percent of chronic insomnia cases are a result of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. They’re the first thing someone usually notices when he or she looks at you. Not only can they hint at your age, but they can signal how much sleep you had the night before or give clues to the bagful of salty chips you had yesterday. While sleep quantity and quality changes and dietary adjustments can help reduce bags under the eyes, medical conditions and genetics also play a role.
Hollywood stars and starlets are known for their weird habits—from underarm botox, to wearing latex gloves 24/7 (I’m looking at you, Howie Mandel), to playing with Barbies (it got creepy when you turned 40, Johnny Depp). I guess their eccentricities are part of the reason we love them so much. After all, nobody wants to watch a reality show about a nine-to-fiver in a business suit who takes his kids to soccer practice. When it comes to sleeping habits, the stars are just as strange, and I wouldn’t expect anything less. Would you? Still, I keep wondering, if they just got good natural mattresses, if they’d have to be so extreme. Yes. The answer is yes.
With Veteran’s Day passing yesterday, it’s interesting and helpful to discuss the difficulties servicemen and their families can have in completing everyday tasks that most of us don’t even think twice about. One of the basic needs of all humans is sleep, but for those who are under stress or have been through a traumatic event in the military, sleep isn’t always easy to come by. We’ve talked about the effects of PTSD on sleep, but let’s talk about how soldiers and the families of soldiers can get sleep despite their very stressful and unique lifestyle.
When we look at the lives of our favorite celebrities, we often see them as quite perfect. Sometimes it’s hard to wrap our heads around the fact that even celebrities have little quirks and qualms, especially when it comes to sleeping. Have you ever wondered if your favorite celebrity couples are sleeping in separate beds? Let’s see which dynamic duo needs two latex mattresses tonight!
It’s nice when you feel like you can relate to a celebrity. Sometimes, no matter how rich and famous a person is, they still struggle with the same things we struggle with. One of the most universal monuments in a person’s life is that of having a baby. For some reason, especially in the United States, we are all obsessed over the celebrity babies in Hollywood. We love to know the clothes they are wearing, the play dates they go on, who’s celebrities kids play with who, and basically every other detail imaginable. One thing we often don’t consider is the sleep habits of these diva infants. While they may be raised in a world that most of us can only dream about, a lot of them often suffer the same sleep problems that “regular” babies do. No matter what kind of talalay mattress your sleeping on at night, sleep deprivation and babies is a problem that knows no class system.
Halloween is a mere twenty days away and while for the kids across the world, this is seen as a great thing, for many parents, it’s a time of year they hope will pass quickly. Besides costumes and parties and tricks, the most beloved part of every kid’s perfect Halloween is of course, the Halloween candy. While it’s all well and good to pig out on October 31st, it’s important to limit your children’s intake of candy for the month of October for more reasons than one. While the obvious rotting of your children’s teeth is seemingly obvious, the affect candy has on their sleep might slip your mind. It’s important to know why candy so negatively impacts a child’s sleeping pattern so that this October, you won’t be running around into the wee hours of the morning with your sleep deprived kid.