You’re running on empty and you can’t wait to finally collapse into bed after a long, exhausting day. You run through your sleep rituals: change into your pajamas, put your iPhone on Night Shift, switch off the lights and then: nada. You just can’t sleep. You’ve shut everything off except yourself.
According to a new report, there are certain things that add up to give you a good night’s sleep. These include the right time to go to bed, the benefits of a cooler room and why it’s important to switch off before bedtime.
To maintain a healthy weight Poor sleep disrupts the appetite and satiety hormones Leptin and Ghrelin, causing us to crave more sugary food, eat more and gain weight. To strengthen your immune system Regularly sleeping less than 6 hours sleep per night increases our risk of catching the common cold by 4.5 times, as well as increasing the time taken to recover.
Good news, dog lovers: Letting your four-legged friend into the bedroom does not worsen your sleep, according to a new Mayo Clinic study-and it may actually help you rest easier. But before you cuddle up too close, know this: Researchers still caution against snoozing in the same bed.
Is your partner irritating? Have you stopped having a laugh, gone off sex and no longer care if they seem unhappy? Before you reach for a counsellor or lawyer, check how much sleep you are getting.
As we spend nearly a third of our lives asleep, these hours of rest are prime for multitasking. One such task you can accomplish during your daily sleep is overnight hairstyling. Women – particularly those with long hair – report spending as much as 55 minutes on morning hair and cosmetic routines, devoting up to twenty-five minutes of that time to using damaging heat hairstyling tools. To save your locks from heat damage, as well as some time in your mornings, consider styling and prepping almost dry hair before bed.
The men and women in the study had been married from three to 27 years. They reported varying amounts of sleep – anywhere from three and a half to nine hours a night. Each couple made two visits to the lab, where the partners were prodded to talk about the issues that caused the most conflict in their relationship.
Are you looking for a secret to better organizational skills, improved communication and decision-making skills, and a way to be more popular with coworkers? If you are falling short on being better at business, it’s time to hit the sack. Studies show that 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with daily activities.
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In Evelyn De Morgan’s numinous painting, Night and Sleep (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved son Hypnos, the sweet-natured god of sleep. The painting and the Greek gods it captures depict a radically different way of understanding and relating to sleep.