When you go to sleep, your brain and body do much more than simply enter ‘shutdown’ mode. Instead, there are five different stages of sleep that you go through during the average 7 to 9 hours of sleep that most of us need. You’ll experience some of these stages multiple times during a single night.
Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a lot of different opinions on the different ways you can sleep. Some will swear by side sleeping. Others are back sleeping advocates. What’s the best sleeping position for you? The answer is that it really depends. Many people can sleep in any position without troubles. Unfortunately for
Why do you need a good night’s sleep? Well, we all know what can happen when you’re sleep deprived. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, getting through the next day can be a struggle. You’ll feel tired, maybe even sleepy, which can make even simple tasks feel harder than they need to. By
Do you have insomnia? If you find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, the answer is “yes.” Insomnia comes in many different forms. Maybe you have a hard time falling asleep. Or you find yourself waking up throughout the night. Or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get
Do you snore? If so, you’ve probably tried all sorts of snoring remedies. Some of them, even the ones that worked for your brother or best friend, probably didn’t work for you. Then there were the snoring aids that worked, but had drawbacks. There was one that was so uncomfortable you couldn’t use it for
Do you snore? Or maybe it’s someone in your household, like your partner, who’s the snorer. In either case, you’re a member of a very large club. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 90 million Americans are affected by snoring. And 37 million of those people are affected by snoring on a regular
So what are the most common reasons married couples get divorced? There was a time when the most likely answers to that question were financial problems, infidelity, or one partner’s drinking problem. And those things are still to blame for the dissolution of some marriages. However, some of the reasons given for divorce now days
When some people sleep, the tissues in their airways relax. As they breathe, the air vibrates these tissues. The result is snoring. Many people snore some of the time. It can happen when you’ve got a cold or sinus infection, if you’re sleeping on your back, or even if you’ve had a bit of alcohol.
You’ve probably invested more than you realize in your quest to get a good night of sleep. A decent mattress and box spring can cost upward of a thousand dollars. Then there are sheet sets, blankets, comforters, sleeping masks, and the perfect pillow. You adjust the lighting in your room, and the temperature too. That’s
A few years ago, the CDC set out to answer this very question. The answer is that the average person takes about 22 minutes to fall asleep. You can take quite a bit longer than that and still have normal sleep patterns, or fall asleep much faster. Still, the rate at which you fall asleep