Do you find yourself having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or not feeling rested when you wake up? Let us dig into some of the reasons why you may not be getting your best night’s sleep. You might be surprised to learn that your sleep is intimately connected to your mental health — especially to … Continue reading The complicated relationship between insomnia, depression and anxiety
Sometimes, counting sheep just doesn’t cut it. Are you one of the 50-70 million Americans of all ages who are affected by various kinds of sleep disorders? Maybe you were sleeping soundly until COVID-19 came along. But from simple changes in sleep schedules to underlying mood disorders, many people are having more trouble resting than normal during … Continue reading Tossing and turning? 5 keys to better sleep during COVID-19
Is anxiety keeping you up at night? How often do you lie awake in bed, unable to turn off the gears in your brain? Whether it’s tomorrow’s to-do list, that conversation you wish had gone differently today or mounting financial stress, feelings of anxiety can chip away at those much needed 7 to 9 hours … Continue reading Weighing in on weighted blankets: Do they really help anxiety?
All of us experience stress in our lives. Some amount of stress is normal, but it can be hard to know when the amount of stress you’re experiencing — or how you’re handling that stress — is unhealthy. Did you know there is such a thing as perceived stress? We worry about things that really … Continue reading Is stress keeping you up at night?
Getting good sleep is like drinking enough water — a basic building block for good health. When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies and our minds feel the effects. But it’s one thing to talk about a healthy sleep schedule and another thing entirely to actually have a healthy sleep schedule. Whether it’s having … Continue reading 7 reasons you’re having trouble sleeping
Any break from school is time reserved for rest and recuperation from daily school routines. However, abrupt changes in sleep habits can leave both you and your child stressed instead of refreshed, and sleep deprivation can affect your child’s school performance. For extended breaks, parents should pay careful attention to their children’s sleep patterns and … Continue reading How to help your child keep a healthy sleep schedule over school breaks
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
The quality of your sleep can make or break your entire day. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling sluggish, forgetful and in a haze. Lack of sleep also increases your risk of making mistakes and impairs your judgment, which can be a hazard on the road and at work. Sleep deprivation can also … Continue reading Sleep numbers: Facts and figures for a better shut-eye
Want to do your heart a favor? Turn off the TV, log out of the video game, put down the book — and go to sleep. Lack of sleep doesn’t always show up on the list of risk factors for heart disease, but many studies document that it should. People who don’t get enough sleep, … Continue reading How sleep affects your heart health
You know what happens when you don’t get enough sleep: You’re less sharp and more irritable, and your reaction times slow. That’s because sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Well, it’s vital for children, too. It’s very important that children get the right amount of sleep at night. The younger the child, … Continue reading Sleep recommendations by age: Is your child getting enough ZzZz’s?