psychology behind hugging a pillow and sleeping
Sleep Problems

Why Can’t I Sleep without Hugging a Pillow?

We are most honest when we sleep as we aren’t consciously deciding to hide our actions. Therefore, we choose the sleeping position we feel most comfortable with – mentally and physically.  For most people, pillow hugging allows them to get cozy and feel like they’re being cuddled. The way you sleep can tell a lot about you. People who hug pillows and sleep or sleep surrounded by pillows, often cherish their relationships with the important […]

when can you sleep without earrings after piercing?
Tips and Advice

Should I Take My Earrings Out When I Sleep?

It turns out that it’s not just the discomfort that should prevent you from wearing earrings to sleep. Not taking your earrings off before going to bed has a host of consequences. These range from skin irritation to sagging skin and infections. Sure, you may get away with wearing your earrings to sleep a few times, but the consequences of doing so can catch up with you later. You should take your earrings out when […]

What are the causes of an afternoon energy slump?
Tips and Advice

How to Prevent an Afternoon Energy Crash

If you’re like most people, you probably want to curl up in a quiet corner of your office and fall asleep every day after 2 p.m. An afternoon energy crash can severely impair your mental focus and thinking skills, leading to loss of productivity and careless mistakes at work. However, it is entirely normal to feel incredibly tired during mid-afternoon. Blame your circadian rhythms. Your circadian rhythms also called your biological clock or your sleep/wake […]

can't sleep because I'm angry
Tips and Advice

What to Do When You’re Angry and Can’t Sleep

Ever heard the saying “never go to bed angry?” Science confirms that this is valid advice as not only is it difficult to fall asleep following a heated argument, going to bed when you’re feeling annoyed can preserve negative thoughts in your long-term memory. This makes it harder for you to get over these difficult situations than if you were to stay up throughout the entire period. Our brains have the tendency to ponder over […]

Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms
Health

What Are the Symptoms and Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. Although the first description of restless legs syndrome appeared in 1672, no diagnostic criteria existed until 1995. As the name suggests, the primary symptom of restless legs syndrome is a desire to move the legs. It is relatively common – around 10% of the population may experience it to some degree. However, it is still not completely […]

Wake Up in the Middle of the Night Screaming
Dreams

Why Did I Wake Up in the Middle of the Night Screaming?

It can be very alarming to wake up in the night screaming. After all, sleep is supposed to be a peaceful and relaxing experience for you. It’s designed to refresh, heal, and restore your brain and body ready for the next day. Night screaming is bound to affect your quality of sleep, and it will almost certainly be affecting your partner or others in the house. Nightmares and night terrors are quite common in childhood […]