Disrupted sleep can cause all sorts of issues throughout the night and impact your sleep well beyond causing us to feel tired in the morning, so it makes sense that we want to avoid interruptions at all costs. Earplugs can be a lifesaver for light sleepers, but are they safe to keep in all night?
National Nap Day, March 11th, falls the day after the return of Daylight Savings Time to help ease us back into a new time zone. The unofficial holiday started in 1999 when Camille and William Anthony, a professor at Boston University, wanted to help educate people about the importance of getting enough rest.
Waking up from a vivid dream can be alarming, especially when you’re not sure what your dream was supposed to mean. Sometimes they play out as picture-perfect reenactments of your life, but, other times, you wake up with no idea why your dreams are playing out surrealist narratives, or why they involve people you haven’t seen in years.
We all know that we need sleep. At the same time, we live in a society that glorifies exhaustion. Conversations between busy people can sometimes sound like competitions about who got the least sleep, or who has the least time for a social life. For some reason, we find all sorts of excuses to resist something we know we need.
Similar to your diet and level of exercise, sleep plays a huge role in both your physical and mental health. Your mind and body continue to work while you sleep, as they recharge from the previous day and prepare you for the next.
I first picked up Marie Kondos’ book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2016. I was in a bit of a rut and felt the need to change something, I just wasn’t sure what.
Over two-thirds of adults in the US are considered sleep deprived—a startling number given how crazy the effects of losing just an hour or two a night can be. You might think you’re doing great on a limited amount of sleep, but these facts might make you reconsider how many hours a night you’re getting.
Fast forward to twenty-something-year-old me. I was a theater major looking for the next move post-college. Years of on-stage and back-of-house work had equipped me with knowledge about process, operations, teamwork, creativity, and show-biz. I realized that I could combine a fantastic career opportunity with a favorite passion to again potentially make something very cool.
You slept in your makeup, and now you're fighting an uphill battle to get your skin back to looking halfway decent. As much as we want to fight it, there are plenty of reasons not to skip taking your makeup off before you crash.
Most of us are particular about how we can and cannot sleep, so when you introduce a new factor into the equation (i.e., a new partner), you stand to learn a lot about yourself, your new sleep-mate, and your relationship in general. According to Patti Wood, a body language expert with more than 30 years of experience, the body language we use when sleeping with a partner can precisely pinpoint what's going on in our relationships when we are awake.
Let’s go ahead and start this post out really honestly: giraffes are really freaking weird. Like, don’t stop to think about it too much. It’ll turn into an existential crisis surprisingly quickly. It’s just a short hop from “Why are giraffes’ necks so long?” to “What does it actually, truly mean to be ‘alive’?”