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...
Creative Side

Creative Side

Perhaps one of the strangest periods of our day is the time in which we sleep. While much of our day may be consumed with routine exercises in work, travel, texting, eating, and general living, at night, all that changes. During sleep, our brains shift away from the...
REM Sleep

REM Sleep

Last month we looked at the importance and interesting qualities of Stages 3 and 4 of sleep. Now we’ll be talking about the most exciting part of the sleep cycle, rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep. Sleep is often described as either REM or NREM (non-REM) sleep; yet,...
Sleep Trackers and Their Accuracy

Sleep Trackers and Their Accuracy

Ever wonder if the device you wear is accurately tracking your sleep, or just how well it compares to other brands? The truth is, there’s always a better way to track sleep than the wrist bands available on the market. That doesn’t mean they aren’t at least...
Too much REM sleep is a bad thing!

Too much REM sleep is a bad thing!

Tired? Exhausted? Sleeping normal hours but waking up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? You may be getting too much REM sleep, and your diet could be pushing you there. REM sleep is the stage where dreaming typically occurs and has faster heart rate and...