How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

Spoiler alert: It’s not good.   St. Patrick’s Day is here! Celebrating Irish heritage in America often means wearing a good deal of green, listening to fiddle-filled folk music, maybe some Irish step dance for good luck.  It also often means a good excuse to buy...
Sweets, Drinks, and Valentines

Sweets, Drinks, and Valentines

It’s no wonder that chocolate coated confections are the prime gift to give on Valentine’s Day. Some claim that, “Chocolate can stir affection and awaken the taste buds…” (O’Connor). While this may occur, there are some important things to know about this sugary...
New Year’s and Sleep Deprived

New Year’s and Sleep Deprived

New Year’s is probably the shortest holiday of the year, considering its focus is on that one-minute countdown to midnight. That isn’t to say that some don’t celebrate with parties, dance competitions, or that such celebrations don’t go into the next day. While that...
Understanding Insomnia

Understanding Insomnia

What is insomnia?             Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep at night (or day depending on your sleep schedule). What can cause insomnia?...
Spring Break Sleep Tips

Spring Break Sleep Tips

There are plenty of things that can put your sleep schedule into disarray, including vacations and school breaks. These times can be great for catching up on sleep, particularly for the sleep deprived, but they can also disrupt sleep schedules which can disrupt a...