diurnal mood variation

Why Do I Wake Up Crying for No Reason?

Waking up sad and crying can be disturbing, especially if you’re not sure why. It would be one thing if you had a particularly sad dream. That’s easy enough to understand, after all. But what if there’s no clear reason to cry? What about if you woke up feeling normal, but started crying for no real reason? It’s enough to make you worry about your health. If you just woke up and started crying, don’t […]

How to improve mental alertness
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How to Function on 4 Hours of Sleep

Getting 8 hours of sleep every night for optimal functioning is common knowledge. An increasing number of studies show the benefits of sleep on our mood, productivity, weight and overall health, so there’s no doubt that getting enough sleep is critical for us to perform well. However, sometimes, 8 hours of sleep is not possible. Whether it’s a crying baby, work, or stress, there are days when we have to force our bodies to function […]

Is going to bed at separate times good or bad?

Is It Important for Couples to Go to Bed at the Same Time?

Many marriages end due to the loss of connection and intimacy – especially 10-12 years down the line, according to a Gottman Institute research. Not sleeping together creates feelings of loneliness, and being emotionally and physically detached. Perhaps one of the most significant aspects of being a couple is that warm, intimate time you spend together before falling asleep – but going to bed at separate times is more common than you think. Within three […]

What can I drink or eat to stop snoring?
Stop Snoring

Which Food and Drinks Cause Snoring?

Research confirms that cutting out certain foods can reduce your snoring at night considerably. According to the National Sleep Foundation, noisy breathing during sleep is widespread among all ages and genders. It affects nearly 90 million Americans. Almost everybody snores at some point. For most people, it occurs more frequently resulting in pillows over the ears, late-night jabs, and just poor sleep. Whether you’re the bed partner of a loud snorer, or you’re the snorer […]

What's the effect of fasting on sleep?

Do You Need Less Sleep When Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days in the health and fitness world, with numerous studies supporting its ability to reduce inflammation, improve cellular repair, and optimize gut health – while helping you lose weight. Also, cutting out certain foods can reduce snoring if that is an issue for you. If you’ve just started intermittent fasting, you probably feel like you have more energy to work out and carry out your daily functions. You probably […]

How Does Sleep Promote a Healthy Lifestyle?
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How Does Sleep Promote a Healthy Lifestyle?

We all know how it feels to get a lousy night’s sleep.  You feel groggy in the morning, yawn all day long and can’t seem to “get going.” When this happens, we tend to get through the day on a combination of caffeine and sheer willpower. Everyone has an off-night every now and then, for whatever reason. But for many people, including those with young children or demanding jobs, a lack of sleep is not […]