how to get over jet lag from Asia
Sleep Problems

How to Get Over Jet Lag When You Get Home

Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, is a fun and exciting experience. However, it has its downsides too, especially if you’re unable to sleep during your flight. Visiting a part of the world which runs on a different time zone can result in the dreaded jet lag. Whether you’ve just arrived on vacation, or you’ve just got home, jet lag can make life difficult. It leaves you feeling disoriented, as your body is running on […]

is a 2-hour nap too long?
Tips and Advice

Is Taking Naps Healthy or Bad for You?

A quick power nap of 20 to 30 minutes can give you significant performance-based benefits. Furthermore, napping by choice also boosts your coordination, productivity, thinking, and problem-solving skills. A nap is a healthier alternative to a caffeine boost, as it gives you a healthy dose of energy minus the jitters. However, the key is to not nap for too long. Although a short nap can be rejuvenating and restorative, snoozing for too long can immerse […]

How to Stop Going to Bed Late at Night
Tips and Advice

How to Stop Going to Bed Late at Night

Deciding to go to bed a certain time is easy enough, but doing it is another story. Most of us get carried away late in the night, trying to tick off just a few more things we wish to do from our to-do list – whether it is work or for entertainment. Just like we procrastinate when it comes to working out, completing our work, studying and other activities – we do the same thing […]

Why do I feel thirsty in the middle of the night?

What Makes You So Thirsty at Night?

You’re just getting ready to sleep, and you get this inexplicable urge to drink water. Or you’ve just woken up from a dream in the middle of the night to discover that your mouth is dry and you’re extremely thirsty. Has this ever happened to you? For most people, drinking a calming chamomile tea or a glass of warm milk is the last thing they do before getting to bed. If you have kids, you […]

does nicotine make you tired or awake?
Tips and Advice

Does Smoking Tobacco Help You Sleep?

Many people like to “wind down” before going to sleep with a cigarette. But, scientific research shows that tobacco hurts your sleep. The nicotine in tobacco disrupts your sleep patterns and leads to sleep-disordered breathing and insomnia. Smoking is associated with many health risks, including anxiety, depression, heart disease, routine infections, cancers, and more. Although the heavy metals and toxic chemicals are to blame, nicotine – the stimulant that makes tobacco so addictive –often disrupts […]

how to stay awake when tired

How to Stay Awake Without Coffee

It can be tempting to reach for an espresso or an energy drink to stay awake when tired. However, drinking coffee when you’re sleepy causes more harm than good, placing you in a vicious cycle. Just 500 to 600 milligrams of caffeine, from roughly 4 cups of coffee can cause side effects, such as jitters, nervousness, and stomach issues. The caffeine rush that helps you beat your daytime drowsiness takes up to 8 hours to […]