Entries tagged with “Sleep”
Stress is the new smoking. Studies have linked stress to countless health problems including insomnia, inflammation, obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety, depression, asthma, hear…
How to get on that long, slow brain wave to feeling refreshed
One of my favorite quotes of all time is by science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, from Starship Troopers. He writes, “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, no…
Here are five new ways to make peace with your pillow.
Cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington wants to put you to bed with her latest book, The Sleep Revolution. She will be the keynote speaker at the …
If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, you may want to address these common sleep disruptors.
If these signs feel familiar, here's what you can do about it.
“While dietary change is a great first line of defense, calming inflammation calls for a multi-faceted approach that delves into all aspects of lifestyle.”
Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.
Find the right crystal for your sleep issue, and you'll soon be lost in dreamland.
Vanquish middle-of-the-night stress.
An expert in cognitive behavioral therapies targeting better sleep, Dr. Nicole Moshfegh, author of The Book of Sleep, provides six strategies to help you ward off sleeplessness during the holidays.
So you stayed up too late binge-watching “Scandal,” or burning the midnight oil on an important work project—what’s one night of lost sleep, anyway. Actually, scrimping on as littl…
Is anything better than waking up refreshed? Are you unable to answer that question because you don’t remember what waking up refreshed feels like? We can relate. Read on if you or anyone you love needs tips on how to get a good night's sleep.
A guided visualization to help guide you to a deeper sleep.
Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.
Naps used to be seen as the purview of infants and the elderly. But now that naps have become more acceptable for healthy adults, we’re starting to hear terms like “strategic nappi…
“Because it’s the universal symbol for sleep,” I tell the tattooist, explaining the moon design he’s about to put into my skin. The needles shine like the moment after an eclipse. …
Rediscovering an ancient hour alone, at night, with GodFor a full decade, starting in 1998, I woke for an hour or two every night around two o’clock in the morning. By 4 a.m. I cou…
The effect of the full moon on sleep patterns.
Skimping on sleep means we’re also missing out on the crucial dream stages of sleep.
We’ve all heard how even the slightest bit of light during sleep can affect our mood and sleep patterns. But new compelling research shows it may also have a link to melatonin levels affecting breast cancer.
This meditation is ideal if you need a pause from your day to slow down and calm down, and you may wish to put it on as you are lying in bed at night preparing to sleep.
It’s true, not a bedtime fable! During the night, the body repairs its store of collagen.
Giving your bedroom a digital detox will ramp up your sex life, lead to more sleep, and improve your health.
The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.
Follow your natural breath to help relax your mind and your body. Gently switch into the parasympathetic rest-and-digest state by effortlessly allowing each exhale to drop you deeper into relaxation so that you can sleep sweetly.
Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall asleep at night.
It’s 3 a.m. You look at your blinking clock and think, “I have to get up in four hours. I need to get to sleep.” You toss and turn, worrying about the fact that you are not sleepin…
Recent research reveals the restful benefits of craniosacral therapy.
Getting less than eight hours a night can lead to repetitive, intrusive thoughts.
An Ayurvedic fix for a better night’s sleep—great for calming Vata, or any flighty, fractured, anxious, can’t settle down sort of energy.
Calling all insomniacs! Check out these 7 stories for creative ideas and testimonials on how to improve your sleep.
The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.
Get to sleep using this guided visualization.
A guided visualization for better sleep.
Walk into an evening field and settle by a warm fire to enjoy the stars. Settle into a relaxed state, imagining your ancestors there to support you, your heart making wishes on shooting stars. Let your mind rest while your body makes its way toward sleep.
Slow down and take a breath. Allow your nervous system to calm, as you focus gently on your breath, progressively relaxing your body and gently deepening your breath into your belly. This gentle, progressive breathwork will help your body return to the rest-and-digest state so you can calm down, detoxify, rest, clear your mind, soothe inflammation. If you would like to play it at night, it will also help you to sleep.
Move through a guided relaxation process for your mind, your nervous system, your muscles, and your bones to help you calm down, slow down, and get the rest you need—whether you actually fall asleep or not.
This simple guided meditation is inspired by the Yoga Nidra meditation practice, which is a progressive relaxation of the entire body.
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Try this 15-minute Norse-inspired ritual before bed for blissful sleep.
A new study suggests that listening to audio hypnosis just before bed may help some people reach a state of deep sleep and remain there for a longer period of time. The research, p…
A new study suggests evening types have it a bit rougher.
Getting a good night’s sleep can seem like an impossible dream for those in chronic pain. And to make matters worse, the situation tends to worsen over time, resulting in a never-e…
Wander through a delicious fantasyland filled with benevolent flowers with nourishing, healing properties to occupy your thoughts, calm your mind, and allow your body to enter in…
Immerse yourself in a colorful city in your mind to rock you to sleep.
A guided visualization to help you drift off to sleep.
An audio meditation for sweet dreams.
A guided visualization to lull you to sleep.
Fall asleep while visualizing yourself in a field of flowers.
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Pretty much every night, for 46 years, I woke up in a semihypnotic state and ravaged for food…
You don’t need to be conscious to learn—who knew?
A useful tool to get to sleep.
Do you tend to ruminate on the negative events of your past or the fears of tomorrow? Many of us do. When we allow this pattern to continue, however, daily stresses and traumas hav…
This adaptogen can help you reclaim a good night's sleep.
False ideas about sleep may be sapping you of energy, vitality, and health.
Science & Spirit: Brain fog, deep sleep for anxiety, and why you should lace up those running shoes.
This week, the world of science made some interesting connections. Researchers found that inflammation may be the cause of brain fog, that deep sleep stages calm an overly anxious mind, and that any amount of running is better than no running. For details, read on.
This week in research, a good reason to try jogging. Also, optimism has been linked to better sleep. And finally, people are getting serious about figuring out what the heck an emotional support animal really is. Read on for more.
How do we remain healthy while successfully navigating a type-A lifestyle?
For most of my life I was an unrepentant sleep snob. When I lay my head upon the pillow, sleep and I were one. I used to test my talent for flowing fluidly in and precisely out of …
Adapted excerpt from Leopard Warrior by John Lockley.
Try these tips for getting comfortable in your favorite sleeping position.
Author Katharina Lederle describes the dance between our emotional wellbeing and the quality our sleep.
For a tired brain, the judicious answer is probably “no.”
Autonomous sensory meridian response videos, exploding in popularity online, help people relax and get some sleep in a stressful world.
Humans have a love affair with the moon. And rightly so. This beautiful celestial body has been the subject of fascination from ancient times—in mythology and folklore—…
Disrupted circadian rhythms play a bigger role than previously thought in our health.
Some sleeping woes can be blamed on the Internet.
Useful tips to prevent insomnia due to anxiety.
Humans sleep in all sorts of crazy contortions: flat on their backs, left side, right side, facedown, curled up, sprawled out. And don’t get me started on hammocks. But no matter h…
Deepen your rest with these tools for better sleep, selected by the editors of S&H.
I was on the hunt, seeking amrit, the nectar of immortality. I had to cross a river, so I found a boat made of ghost bones and stealthed to the opposite shore. I discovered a back …
If you're like most people, you will spend approximately 1/3 of your life span in bed, but don't realize how many dangerous chemicals are lurking between your sheets. On this episo…
It’s exciting to see sleep getting some well-deserved publicity lately for the important role it plays in overall life balance, physical, emotional and spiritual. From Fortune 500 …
And what to do about it if you can’t
Research shows that dreaming is not just a byproduct of sleep, but serves its own important functions in our well-being.
For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.
Quarantine is causing abrupt changes in our body time clocks that may hinder digestion, immune system function, energy, and mood. Here’s how to create a healthy schedule.