How Trauma Impacts Sleep

According to the National Center for PTSD, roughly 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. These traumatic events may be physical and/or psychological and can have devastating impacts on one’s life. While the effects of trauma differ greatly from person to person, the … Continued

Spring Break Sleep-In? (Not!)

So what does Spring Break mean for you? In just a few days, many of us will learn it will be different than what we envisioned it to be. And, while things will happen that will be out of our control (for example, our daydream of vacationing in the islands might not become reality), we … Continued

Creating a Bedtime Routine.

Guest Post: Samantha Kent with The Sleep Help Institute. We humans tend to like our routines in every part of our lives. When things go the way we expect them to, we’re much more comfortable and happier, no matter what part of our day it applies to. This includes when it comes to bedtime. Setting … Continued

Lights, Camera…Sleep?

In 2007, acclaimed journalist and founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, suffered “the wake-up call that changed (her) life.” (Sleep Revolution, 2014)  It was a major collapse just as she was developing her now famous online news portal. In her book, The Sleep Revolution, she says after much testing, her doctors said the episode … Continued

Athletes Need Sleep.

Usually conversations post-Super Bowl revolve around the type of (extreme) regimen professional athletes are committed to. One of the more common myths in sports is that athletic training equals performance to the point of exhaustion without consideration for recovery. Mind over matter, push more, strive more — be more (than the average person) and that … Continued

Spotlight Self Care: How to Relax Anywhere.

Close your eyes. Imagine that you are in a place where time has no meaning. What do you see? Is it a calm, crystal blue ocean with white sands? Is it a remote cottage in the middle of the forest? Is it the quiet nook in the corner of your living room? Was it hard … Continued

Spotlight: Self Care. Easy to Sleep In 1, 2, 3…

We’ve all been there. The pull-out sofa at Aunt Connie’s house, the top bunk at Cousin Dave’s, the cheap motel we booked last minute because “we’re not going to be spending that much time in the room after all.” Even the times we splurge for a suite, when it comes to sleeping in that unfamiliar … Continued

Why it Gets Harder to Sleep as You Age

A guest post by Alicia Sanchez As you age, it can become challenging to get the sleep you need. This fact has been documented many times, and most older adults will confirm it for you, but researchers are only beginning to discover why this happens and what, if anything, you can do about it. If … Continued

Summer Sounds Can Stress Pets

June, July and August are known as the official months of camping season; the family get away, road trips and vacations, season. We celebrate the first day of summer, 4th of July, baseball, picnics, barbecues and other gatherings, all events that will get us out of the heat and into a good time. During any … Continued

Surviving the Infamous Four Month Sleep Regression

A guest post by Kelly Murray Sleep As a new parent, chances are that you have heard about the dreaded four Month Sleep Regression from a friend or family member or maybe you are currently going through it (I’m sorry!) with your babe.  The war stories usually sound like this…. “Up until around 16 weeks … Continued

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