This Sunday the universe will pause for an hour while you get one extra REM cycle. It’s like the snooze button someone else pushes for you, or an extra espresso shot you didn’t have to request. However you want to think about it, it’s not fiction, it’s Daylight Savings Time.
To celebrate the extra hour of sleep that you’ll get this weekend, we’ve partnered with The Good Trade to put together a Daylight Savings Day Guide to taking full advantage of your extra hour on Sunday.
Don’t Overthink It, Do What Works and Stick With It
Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make you feel groggy; it can also wreak havoc on your physical, mental, and cognitive health, too. If you’re not getting a good night’s rest and can’t figure out why, your diet may be to blame. Here’s why eating too much sugar may not be as sweet as you think:
High Glycemic Index Foods & Sleep
When you eat foods with a high glycemic index, your blood sugar level rises. The higher the number on the glycemic index, the more rapidly your blood sugar rises. While starchy and high carbohydrate foods can cause blood sugar levels to rise, the most obvious culprit is sugar itself. And over time, eating a lot of sugary foods can lead to consistently h
Your body needs sleep on a daily basis - that is a fact! Some people require only eight hours a night to function well, while others may need more or less. If something is keeping you up at night, your entire waking hours will be affected. Your sense of concentration suffers, your body might feel sluggish, and you may experience a feeling of overall malaise. Pinpointing what is causing your restless nights will help you correct the problem so you can achieve a blissful, rejuvenating slumber.
Here are 5 things that might be preventing the shut-eye:
Back, neck, shoulder, leg and hip pain are all culprits of keeping you awake at night. Chronic pain is the number one reason many peop
What's that you say? The only things you can think of to do in bed start with the letter S? Sure, those might be some of the most popular human activities, but your bed is good for so much more than that.
1. Avoid Your Mom
Sure, she gave birth to you, but now she won't let you forget it. When your mom pops over for yet another chat, close your bedroom door. Tell her you have a headache and need a nap. Proceed to binge watch "Orange Is the New Black."
2. Jump for Joy
If you haven't jumped on the bed since you were a kid, you've been missing out. It's great cardio, loads of fun and maybe just a teeny bit dangerous (especially if you have a ceiling fan). If
"Work hard, play hard" is not a full equation. You can't do either very well without a good night's rest. Sleep deprivation negatively effects cognitive performance, including memory recall and decision-making skills. This means that whether you're chatting up someone at the club or trying to close a deal at the office, not getting enough quality sleep is going to put a wrench in your game. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution: a gel memory foam mattress.
Rest and Recover
Just because you can't remember what happened last night doesn't mean your bed will forget you. A memory foam mattress adjusts to your weight and body, so when you crash after a long night out, you're in familiar hands. You'll actua
There is absolutely no debate that a good night's sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Sleep is even vital to our appearance. That's why everyone suggests getting seven to eight hours of beauty sleep to prevent dark circles under our eyes and to produce more HGH (human growth hormone) that helps keep skin thicker and more elastic. But is there a wrinkle hiding in all that beauty sleep?
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) warns that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to an accumulation of wrinkles or sleep lines that etch into the surface of the delicate facial skin. These aren't the impressions of the pillow or wrinkled sheet that eventually disappear. These wrinkles remain and increase as we age due to the repe
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Do you wake each morning with puffy eyes and a stuffy nose? The cause could be a reaction to allergens in your bedroom. Allergies can cause physical symptoms like breathing issues that interfere with sleep and leave us feeling groggy the next day. Severe allergies require the help of a doctor; but there are things you can do to reduce the allergens in your home, especially in the bedroom, to help you get a good night's sleep.
Your mattress used to be your friend. You could feel it give in just the right places as you settled in for a comfortable night's sleep. These days, however, it's like the two of you are strangers. What went wrong? Why has your bed forgotten you?
If you wake up feeling like you've been sleeping on a piece of plywood, that colorful mental image may hit closer to the mark than you think. Yes, traditional mattresses react to the pressures exerted on them by your various contours, but only up to a point. Some examples:
- Inner-spring mattresses develop uneven spots as individual spri
If you're an average sleeper, you spend about 7.5 hours (1/3 of your life) sleeping. It's fine to be frugal, but if you want your sleep to be the most pleasant and refreshing part of your day, rather than achy and restless, you don’t want to skimp on your mattress. Instead, do your homework and select a mattress that will make nighttime and nap time a pleasure rather than a pain.
Types of mattresses
When you head out to shop for mattresses, here are the most common types you'll come across.
These traditional mattresses are constructed with springy coils that support your body weight, topped by cushioning and insulation that provides padding and comfort.
Long-lasting latex mattresses are constructed with natural or synthetic latex, or a