Ever wondered what’s the key to happiness? It turns out you don’t need more money, you just need more sleep!   The Living Well happiness index, developed by Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research in the UK, has found that sleep has the strongest association with a person’s happiness and wellbeing – well above […]

Can Too Much Homework Hurt Teens’ School Performance?

Students have complained about homework for generations. Be honest. You probably made a gripe or two yourself in high school. As it turns out, teens actually do have a real problem with it. While there is evidence that doing schoolwork outside of the classroom leads to academic achievement, the Better Sleep Council found that high […]

Goodnight, Sleep Tight, Make Sure You Sleep Like a Kid Every Night

Afternoon naps. Falling asleep in the back seat of the car. Having a favorite blankie to help you drift off. Kids know what they’re doing when it comes to sleep. In honor of Better Sleep Month, we’re encouraging you to reconnect with your inner child and sleep like a kid again. Take Advice from the […]

Don’t Let Your Summer Vacation Sabotage Your Sleep

“I need a vacation from my vacation.” Sound familiar? Whether you’re heading to Rio or Mount Rushmore, your summer vacation could sabotage your sleep. Jet lag, your hotel room, even alcohol can cheat you of deep, restful slumber and leave you feeling less than refreshed. Happily, our tips for a more restful vacation will have […]

Refresh Your Bedroom Before You Reset Your Clocks to Daylight Saving Time.

Out with the old, in with the new. Spring is the season for renewal. But it’s not limited to the daffodils blooming and bluebirds chirping outside. Now is a great time to freshen things up inside too, by giving your sleep space a makeover with some bedroom spring cleaning. Why Spring Calls for a Seasonal […]

Are You Ruining Your Chances of Good Sleep Before You Even Lie Down?

Trouble falling asleep? You might have one of these five common bad bedtime behaviors. Learn how to kick the habit and get back to sleep with these tips. You’re tired of being tired. We get it. Plenty of people notice the effects of poor sleep – everything from inability to concentrate to irritability to weight […]

Limit Your Exposure to the Wrong Kind of Light and Live Healthier

Modern society has brought a lot of light into our lives. Streetlights to guide us, warning lights to alert us, floodlights to protect us. All of which are good. But all that light isn’t always positive – particularly at night. Here’s an illuminating fact: the negative effects of using LED and blue lights at night […]

How To Sleep Well The Night Before You Go On Holiday

While counting down to a break away is great, the excitement, anxiety and stress of jetting off on a long-awaited holiday can take its toll on your sleep – especially the night before. When you’re stressed or excited your body produces more cortisol and adrenaline which raises heart rate meaning you may find it harder […]