Better Sleep

walking and sleep benefits

Should You Go for a Walk before Bed?

While a bit of screen time in the night may seem okay, scientists have come up with a better way of optimizing your nighttime habits to secure adequate rest – and that’s getting a mini workout before bed. However, it’s not some grueling endurance training or twisting yourself into a pretzel during a yoga sequence. The one exercise that experts suggest will improve your sleep is walking. But before you dismiss this saying “walking is […]

is reading in bed good for sleep?

Is Reading Before Bed a Good Idea?

Reading before going to bed is a longstanding tradition. As the saying goes, you never go to bed alone if you have a book in hand. An increasing number of studies show that reading can help you sleep more soundly in the night. It is an excellent form of brain exercise. Just like how running gives you that “runner’s high,” reading gives your brain a healthy mental boost. When you use your brain, it becomes […]

Is it good to drink chamomile tea before bed?

Does Chamomile Tea Help You Sleep Better?

Chamomile tea is made from the dried flowers of either German or Roman Chamomile. It’s used widely to treat conditions as varied as hay fever, inflammation, insomnia and ulcers, and even in cosmetics and aromatherapy. Chamomile tea is also well-known as a relaxing herbal remedy. There is a scientific basis for its use. Not only does it help you relax as a warm drink, but it contains all-natural compounds that have a sedative effect. Among […]

what colors make you sleep better?

What Colors Make You Sleep Better?

Identifying colors is one of the first skills a child learns. However, the broad concept of color is a lot deeper than it may appear at first glance. The psychology of color reaches into a wide variety of different parts of life, and the effects of color are not wholly understood. But, what colors make you sleep better at night? That’s what we’re here to find out! Some believe that colors like dark blue, green, […]

Which essential oils promote a better night's sleep?

6 Essential Oils That Help You Sleep MUCH Better

Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments and diseases. Some people doubt the effectiveness, and others worry that aromatherapy is nothing more than a ‘placebo’ science. However, over the last decade, biomedical scientists have started to explore the clinical efficacy of essential oils for improving sleep. A large-scale literature review published on NBCI concluded that they are an effective intervention for improving sleep quality. They are extracted from the flowers, roots, […]

listening to music while sleeping with headphones

Is it Good or Bad to Listen to Music While Trying to Sleep?

Music can potentially help you to sleep better, but it depends on the type of music you are listening to. If you are going to throw on some heavy metal or upbeat pop music, this will likely have the opposite effect. Studies do show that some types of music, like classical, can activate both the left and right brain at the same time. This results in maximized learning and improved memory. But, what about sleep? […]