Sleep can be quite the mysterious subject, and what we think we know about it can often be totally wrong. Constantly evolving studies on sleep help us debunk common sleep myths and better understand what our bodies need while we’re drifting off to dreamland.
It only makes sense that stress and sleep would be closely tied, we all tend to lose sleep when things are chaotic or something is negatively impacting your day-to-day, but the impact of stress on your health and sleep goes deeper than forcing you to lie awake at night thinking and freaking out.
You wake up in a cold sweat, clutching onto your sheets and wait, was that you screaming? It all starts flooding back before you can stop it—the nightmare. You were being chased by something this time, but you couldn’t see it, stumbling through pitch black, legs pumping through an endless sea of black.
While I personally believe that horror movies are a year round sport, October is the perfect time of year to roll out the spooky, scary, and downright creepy. This breakdown is everything you need to organize a horror movie marathon of any caliber.
Halloween is upon us and so is the inevitable sugar rush that hits right around 9PM when the last little goblin leaves you with half a bag of Snickers on your hands. If you eat them all tonight you can start your post-Halloween pre-Thanksgiving diet tomorrow, right?
It’s seven o’clock, October 31st, and you’ve been too busy living your life to come up with an actual costume. The party won’t wait for you, so you go with what you know—for some reason, what we all know—is a classic, if not boring, option waiting right in your own linen closest.
When I was about eleven years old I started finding myself laying in bed staring at the ceiling for half the night, dreading that I wasn’t getting enough sleep.
It’s an eye-catching name for something, that’s for sure, but exploding head syndrome, or EHS, is a real parasomnia that people experience either as they fall asleep or wake up. Parasomnias are disorders characterized by abnormal and hard to explain nervous system phenomena.
You don’t notice it right away. It sneaks up on you, washing everything in a soft, golden glow. The light starts shifting away from a bright, clean white in the early fall and as the weather cools down, the light warms up—but how does this impact your day-to-day?
As the sun dips below the horizon, most of us embrace the night and start getting ready for bed without a second thought. We wind down and cuddle into soft pajamas and fluffy bedding, grateful for another long day’s end and looking forward to a night of deep sleep