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
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?
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?
You may call yourself a night owl, but the reality of sleep deprivation is that staying up too late is bad for your health. “There is no doubt that adequate duration and quality sleep is important to our health,” said Peter Yau, MD, a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – … Continue reading What staying up late is doing to you
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