The Importance of Good Sleep Hygiene

The Importance of Good Sleep Hygiene

What it is, why it’s important, and how to cultivate it One of the most important qualities of good, restorative sleep is something you might not have heard of: sleep hygiene. Chances are, you might know what sleep hygiene is, even if you don’t know the name. Sleep...
Sleep and the Holidays

Sleep and the Holidays

Do the holidays give the gift of better sleep? Or do the lights and stresses keep you awake at night? Happy holidays! The season is in FULL swing – the days are full of friends, family, gifts, plans, lights, good food, and maaaaaybe a little magic, if we’re...
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...