By Martin Mak
If you need to recall something that you learned just a few seconds ago or maybe 2 minutes ago, you are using your short term memory. Many factors affect your short term memory, also known as working memory. Understanding, or being aware of these factors, can help you dramatically improve your short... Read More
Sleeping your way to weight loss sounds like a gimmick, but there is a correlation between how much sleep you get and how lean you are. One study shows that lack of sleep disturbs metabolic and hormonal process, increasing hunger and making it harder to drop those extra pounds. Lack of sleep seems to decrease the amount of leptin, a hormone that is thought to decrease appetite -- less leptin meant more hunger. Another study showed the... Read More
By John Purfield
Sleep deprivation is when your body does not get the required sleep it needs. Sleep deprivation could be voluntary or not (through a sleep disorder). There are many signs of sleep deprivation. Some are noticeably obvious and some symptoms are not because you may think the other symptoms you're... Read More
Everyone benefits from a good night's sleep. Children also need to learn how to unwind at the end of the day with an uninterrupted period of restorative sleep. For some children, this comes easily. For others, it may mean a night of counting sheep and difficult morning rises. Break the poor sleep cycle with these 7 tips for better sleep for your child.
Tip #1 - Develop a Bedtime... Read More
by Todd Pheifer
The New Year's resolution is an opportunity to "start over" and work to redeem failures of the past year. It is not uncommon for one of these resolutions to include weight-loss, which stems from the three-month "eating season" that runs from Halloween through the Christmas holidays. As a society we very much enjoy our food, and the fall season is fraught... Read More
If you look at a photo of a friend that was taken a few days after the birth of her child, she probably looks pretty good, in that new-mom sort of way. She's likely exhausted and nowhere near ready for a night out, but she's dreamy-eyed and glowing, caught up in the wonder of this awesome life experience and the brand new person she made happen.
Fast forward a bit and take a look at a picture of her when her baby was about 3... Read More
How many sleepless nights have you had all in the name of keeping your children close? Many parents just don't have the energy to fight with their little ones when they come crawling into bed in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, it becomes a pattern in time, and old habits die hard. If having your child sleep in his bed through the night sounds like a dream come true, here are some things you can do to make it a reality. Decorate... Read More
May is National Better Sleep Month, and for moms, better sleep - and more sleep - may feel like an unattainable goal. But if you're sleep-deprived, life goes on; your kids still need you and all your usual obligations still loom. How do you deal with not being well-rested and your energy being sapped? Guzzling as much caffeine as possible? Maybe you wake up early or go to bed late to get a handle on all the chores that fall by the... Read More
Feeling like a zombie even after eight solid hours of counting sheep? You're not alone -- women complain of fatigue and tiredness twice as much as men. Sleepy symptoms can be exacerbated by the tasks many women find themselves taking on, including a career, household chores, caring for children...oh, and having a social life.
However tiring these things can be, there could be more to blame for tiredness... Read More
Naptime is a blessing for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to make this important time as beneficial as possible for you both.
Why Should Babies Nap?
Naps are not just important for their restorative value, although that is their most obvious benefit. Children's sleep expert Elizabeth Pantley describes some of the other advantages to napping:
- Adequate sleep is important in brain development. Some... Read More