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4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

  Many people are searching for ways to improve their quality of sleep here are 4 of the hacks from an article on KSL. Check your sleeping surface– Do you wake up with muscle pain? Or does it take forever to get comfortable at night? If you are not getting the hours of sleep needed each night it might be time to invest in a better mattress or even a better pillow. Do your research! Your time spent on finding the…

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S.A.D In Children?

S.A.D In Children?

When people think of depression they usually imagine an adult. However depression and anxiety can affect children as well. One type of depression that affects both adults and children is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is sometimes not recognized right away because the depression comes and goes according to the seasons. Some external factors that can trigger S.A.D are cold and dark weather or the chaos of holidays or the loneliness from not seeing friends because of school break. Clinical…

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How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

Sometimes our sleeping habits happen within us. Some kids like to arise with the sun while others just want to dance in the moonlight. So how do you help your child who just can’t sleep at night and then is sleepy at school? Here are some tips to help your little night owl get the Zzzz he or she needs. One helpful tool can be melatonin supplements. Pediatricians advise to only use this supplement  short-term. Use this as a re-setter…

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How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

Many children and adults have trouble getting to sleep at night. This might be caused by bad “sleep hygiene” this term is defined as things that can help facilitate good, continuous and adequate sleep. Creating good sleep hygiene can be quite simple by following these tips. Create a Quiet Room – Remove items that can disrupt sleep. For example electronics, TV, or even noisy pets. Also have light blocking curtains to block out the glow from street lamps if you live…

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Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

We have previously written about what jet lag is, the symptoms and how to overcome it. In this article we will discuss tips on how to prevent Jet Lag. Arrive early. – If you need to preform at your best for an important meeting or event arrive a few days early to adjust to your new timezone.  Get plenty of rest before your trip.  Get the rest you need before your trip. Set a good sleeping schedule. Gradually adjust your…

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Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Many adults toss and turn at night. There can be many causes for being restless. These can include loud noises, snoring, anxiety, habits, device use etc. The following are summarized expert advice on how to cope with sleeping problems. Accept Waking Up-  Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating. If you accept this instead of getting annoyed with yourself you might be able to get back to sleep faster. If you lay in bed wondering what…

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Melatonin and Pups

Melatonin and Pups

Do you have a new pup or older dog in the family? Was New Years Eve filled with whines as your little “mans best friend” hid under the bed out of fear?  Or does your dog have patches of fur falling out? If yes then melatonin supplements might help. These supplements come in a few forms. These include tablets, liquids, capsules or powder. Plain tablet form is the most recommended for dogs simply hide it in their food.  This supplement…

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New Year New Sleep Habits

New Year New Sleep Habits

The New Year’s weekend is starting. Many might already have a list of things they want to try to do better in 2017.  After staying up till midnight on New Years Eve, one resolution suggestion we have is to improve your sleep and therefore improve your health with the following tips. Turn Off Devices an Hour Before Bedtime  We have discussed the damage blue light emitted from devices can cause to melatonin development. I know times get busy and some…

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How To Recover From The Holidays

How To Recover From The Holidays

The holidays are full of excitement, stress, sugar and squished homes. These can all put a damper on sleep schedules. So how can you and your children recover from the holidays and get ready to return to the school and work schedule? The following are some tips on how to “Return to Reality” Decrease The Snacks  During the holiday season a lot of neighbors drop of treats as gifts. This can be a nice gesture but make sure you or…

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7 Things To NEVER Eat Before Bedtime

7 Things To NEVER Eat Before Bedtime

In the past we wrote these three articles on what to eat and drink to help you fall asleep. To read those click 6 Bedtime Snacks, Bedtime Beverages, or 5 Bedtime Snacks. This article is all about what NOT to eat before bedtime and why it can disrupt your snooze.   Chocolate Even though dark chocolate is considered healthy because it contains antioxidants and magnesium it is not a good bedtime snack because it has caffeine. This ingredient is a stimulant which…

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