Unplug and Connect – Global Music Icon Reflects

Do you feel like the craziness of life is coming at you at 100 mph? Finding the time to unwind, reflect or even connect with those closest to you can be beneficial to your mental health. A global music icon chats with Arianna Huffington about living life to the fullest and the importance of sleep and prioritizing your mental…

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The #1 Most Powerful Routine

Brought to you by New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker, Erik Qualman. A common phrase that all of us hear is, “I just need to break out of this routine.” I’d argue this should rarely, if ever, be said again. Why? Having been blessed to meet and interview some of the top performers…

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Open Up to Your Spouse For Better Sleep

For better or worse — why you should share your woes with your spouse. You just had a fight with your boss. Your kids’ room looks like a post-tornado mess. Your dog chewed your favorite pair of shoes. No wonder stress is eating away at you, inevitably affecting your sleep. The solution? Share your woes…

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Does Your Bedtime Affect Your Metabolism?

Staying up an extra hour doesn’t just impact tomorrow’s energy levels – it could impact your weight, and potentially increase the odds of developing diabetes. Yikes! A study published in the journal Sleep found that changing bedtimes among people who weren’t shift workers had an impact on their metabolic health. Researchers looked at 338 women…

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Weekend vs. Weekday Sleep Routines

It can be tough to find the perfect sleep routine. Many variables can interfere – nighttime exercising, television/phone use, or a too long to-do list to name a few. Life can throw you all sorts of curveballs, but keeping a consistent bedtime routine during the week and weekend can help you and your family achieve…

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5 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster

Brought to you by our featured guest blogger, Katie Bower, author and founder of Bower Power. We all love binge watching our favorite new shows. We all know the guilty feeling when Netflix’s ever-so-polite, “Are you still watching?” message appears. It’s HARD to turn it off! Why can’t I just say No to one more episode?! But the fact…

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Why You’ll Never Catch Up on Sleep Debt

More than a third of American adults aren’t clocking enough shut-eye on a regular basis—so much so that insufficient sleep has become a public health problem, according to the CDC. If you’re suffering from sleep debt, all is not lost; read on for tips to help you feel better each day. Lack of sleep increases…

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Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It

Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, getting enough sleep, or staying awake during the day? Are you fatigued or tired? Do you panic about insomnia? These are all important distinctions to make when evaluating why your sleep is broken and how to fix it – which is also the subtitle of Dr. Chris…

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Zeitgebers and Sleep

Do you know your zeitgebers? Whether you log a solid seven and a half hours of snooze time or sheet-wrestle all night long depends solely on a funny little word you’ve likely never heard of. The term zeitgeber, German for “time giver” or “synchronizer,” was coined by biologist Jurgen Aschoff, one of the founders of…

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What My Baby Taught Me About Sleep

I didn’t realize how bad my sleep habits were until I had a baby. I’d never been much of a scheduled person myself, going to sleep when the Zzzs overtook me and waking up whenever my reporting interviews required, like 10 a.m. That’s why the early days with a newborn baby weren’t so difficult for…

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