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Will Losing Weight Help You Sleep?

Research has established that getting the sleep you need each night can help you lose weight, but is the reverse also true? According to a new study, the answer might be yes. The study found that losing 5% of their body weight improved both the quality and quantity of...

5 Weeks to Better Sleep

When it comes to sleep, you need to get in the ‘goldilocks’ zone. Getting too little sleep can affect your health in the short term and cause problems with everything from remembering to driving. But getting too much sleep isn’t good for you either. Over time,...

Is Your Cold Keeping You Up?

If you have ever had a cold you probably know the answer to this question because it is often very difficult to sleep when you are feeling under the weather. This is unfortunate since one of the things you need most when you are sick is sleep. While it might seem like...

Is Your Smart Phone Stealing Your Sleep?

Our smart phones have become our constant companions, so much so that many people don’t even realize how often they are checking them or how disruptive they are to important parts of life like sleep. Most of us take our phones with us to bed, using those last few...

5 Surprising Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The evidence is piling up….sleep is critical to health and chronic sleep deprivation leads to real problems.  But as the body of research about sleep grows it has helped to expand our understanding of sleep deprivation, both chronic (long-term) and acute (short-term),...