Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

5 Tips to Help You Wake Up Earlier (Or More Reliably) When Daylight Savings’s “spring forward” rears its ugly head, we all feel like zombies for at least a few days. Sure, there’s more light in the sky, but who DOESN’T need an extra hour of sleep! But if you’re...
Why Do Lullabies Work?

Why Do Lullabies Work?

The science of why lullabies are proven to help babies sleep.  Few babies can resist the slow, sweet tones of a song sung by their parent, even if that parent is completely tone-deaf. But why?   Many parents remember the sleepless nights where an infant...
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...
Sleep and Weight Loss: How Sleeping Works Out Your Body

Sleep and Weight Loss: How Sleeping Works Out Your Body

Would you be interested in sleeping more if you knew sleep could lead to weight loss? Well, that was a loud YES! When you sleep, your body uses energy to burn calories. Several factors, such as your basal metabolic rate (BMR), determine how much energy your body uses...
Sneezing, Wheezing, and Fitful Sleeping

Sneezing, Wheezing, and Fitful Sleeping

Many pet owners know the troubles of being allergic to their furry pal. There’s the usual drill of dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, bathing said furry friend, and washing everything they’ve touched. While some go to extremes to enjoy their time with their pet, we have an...