Keep Calm and Love Sleep

Keep Calm Love Sleep
It's SATURDAY! Based on recent recommendations for healthy sleep duration - more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a recent study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. To promote optimal health and well-being, adults between the ages of 18 - 60 years are recommended to sleep at least 7 hours each night. However, the report indicated that an estimated 83.6 million U.S. adults ...

Sleep and Caffeine

MDI Can't Sleep with Caffeine
Having a hard time catching the zzz's you need? Recent study results were conclusive that drinking caffeine before bedtime caused significant sleep disruption. One study also found that caffeine can delay the timing of your body clock. These effects will reduce your total sleep time. Caffeine also can reduce the amount of deep sleep that you enjoy. Recommended minimum that one should ingest caffeine before bed is 6 hours. Caffeine is often talked about for its negative effects on sleep and anxie...

Sleeping with the TV On

MDI Can't Sleep with the TV On
How many times have you fallen asleep with the TV on? Huge numbers of people are watching TV as they fall asleep. You lay down, turn on the set, turn to a random episode of your favorite nighttime tv show, and before you know it, you've fallen asleep before the start of the show. and sleep experts tell us that falling asleep with the TV on is not good for you. Studies show that the effect of blue LED light, the wavelength of light that comes from most of our electrical devices, on our hormone...

Is Fido Keeping You From Sleeping?

MDI Can't Sleep with Pets
When you hit the hay at night, is there a cold wet canine nose snuggling under the covers with you? You're definitely not alone. Sleeping with pets isn’t unusual in this country. According to a survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association, nearly half of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds. The survey found that 62% of small dogs, 41% of medium-sized dogs and 32% of large dogs sleep with their owners. The survey also found that 62% of cats sleep with their adult owners, and another...

Let Me Sleep

Keep Calm and Sleep On
Having a hard time catching the zzz's you need? Lack of sleep can wreak havoc with your day and even your health. Has it been years since you slept like a baby? Well, you’re not alone. Two in five Americans don't get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night, according to a Gallup report. This number has not changed dramatically since 1990 (when 57 percent of Americans said they got seven or more hours of sleep a night). However, the figure is a stark co...

How Much Sleep Do You Need At Night

We spend, on average, a third of our lives sleeping -- well, some of us. It helps restore our minds and strengthens our immune systems. But do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? If so, you’re in good company. Not getting a good night's rest is a very common problem that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function. And not getting enough sleep can even contribu...