Thanks to smartphones and smart appliances, most electronics will automatically make the switch for daylight saving time. But there’s a reason your body doesn’t adapt as easily as your gadgets. Nina Desai, MD, a family medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Austin North Burnet said good sleep is … Continue reading Daylight Saving: “Fall back” into a good sleep pattern
When an infant finally gets to sleep, it’s often time for mom and dad to relax too. But before you do, make sure you’re putting your baby to sleep safely. According to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics in August 2016, the majority of parents are not placing their infants … Continue reading Are you putting your baby to sleep safely?
A recent study led by a University of California, San Francisco sleep researcher confirms if we aren’t getting enough sleep, we are at increased risk for catching the common cold. The health community has long believed sleep is important, but there is always debate on just how much sleep we really need and what implications … Continue reading Sick of being sick? Get more sleep.
After a long day, we may find ourselves watching a TV program or scrolling through our smart phones. However, with so many Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, a better night sleep might require a new bedtime routine. If you need more convincing to turn off the computer and stop checking emails before bed, consider the … Continue reading Developing healthy sleeping habits may start with shutting off your screen
A recent study may broaden our understanding about what happens when we sleep, specifically in regard to our eye movements during dreams. Published in Nature Communications, the data suggests that the eye movements of a dreaming person and the activity deep in the brain, may reflect the movements of the eyes and the processing for … Continue reading Rapid eye movements during sleep help us better understand dreamland
You’ve heard the elderly woman in the grocery store tell you, “Enjoy raising that baby; it goes by so fast.” Yes, as the mother of three children I can already see how fast it is going. It was just yesterday I brought home my newborn daughter, trying to survive with three girls age 3 and … Continue reading 7 expert sleep tips for tired moms
When bedtime rolls around, you’re anxious to turn out the light and get to sleep. You assume a comfortable position and slowly drift off to sleep. But do you wake up with back aches? Do others complain of you snoring? These factors could be altered by simply changing your sleeping position. In order to get … Continue reading Which sleep position is best for you?
The alarm clock on my nightstand fills the room with its morning siren. Sleep time is now over. And because my son is battling an ear infection and my daughter had a nightmare, my night seemed even shorter than my snoring husband’s. But I am not alone in my sleep deprivation. It seems that the … Continue reading To nap or not to nap?
Are you getting the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye every night? Most likely not, says David L. Luterman, M.D., medical director of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Sleep Center. He offers seven tips to help you improve your sleep one day (and night) at a time. Day 1: Allow Enough Time … Continue reading 7 Days to Better Sleep
Nationwide it appears yoga has recently skied in popularity. Beyond the ”coolness” factor of it, yoga actually has many health benefits. I can tell you that personally because I was diagnosed with a low back problem several months ago, and I began taking anti-inflammatories for several weeks thinking it would go away. Needless to say, … Continue reading The health benefits of yoga