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Bedtime Should Not Be a Negotiation Between You and Your Teens

Strict bedtime routines are best for teens Now that summer vacation is about to start, getting your teenager to sleep at a decent hour is going to be so much harder. For a while, parents were adopting a parenting technique that involved negotiating with their kids about bedtime. However, as we begin to understand how vital sleep is to our health, parents are quickly dropping the laissez-faire type of parenting and setting stricter rules about bedtime. 2014 Sleep in America® study In 2014, The National Sleep Foundation did a study on Sleep in the Modern Family. The study found that although parents were in support of regular bedtimes and understood how sleep would have a positive effect on mood, health, and performance, almost...

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This Music is Scientifically Proven to Help You Relax and Fall Asleep

It’s not a secret that music is a powerful universal language. It can pump you up during workouts, inspire you before going into an important job interview…. It can help you relax and reduce anxiety. In fact, music has been scientifically shown time and time again to calm the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine, and psychological stress response. Classical music and sounds of nature seem to be particularly effective. But what happens when a group of scientists and musicians decide to create the most relaxing music by employing scientific principles? The British Academy of Sound Therapy set out to create the world’s most relaxing song. In collaboration with the Manchester band Marconi Union, the song “Weightless” was born. According to the Mindlab Institution,...

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Want to Lose Some Weight? Go to Sleep.

We all know that sleep plays a key role in both health and beauty. Besides, affecting your skin and face appearance, sleep is also important for weight loss. Not surprisingly, the quality of your sleep determines a few factors in weight loss. So, if you want to skip the gym and not feel guilty about it, we advise you to get some snooze. The processes while you’re catching zzzs Sleep is an important time for the body to restore itself by packing wastes for removal. One study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine established that inadequate sleep decreases fat cell response to insulin by a third, which in the long-term, can cause not only weight gain but also Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver...

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Leave the Party Early and Avoid Social Jet Lag

We’ve already talked about how the lack of sleep can have a negative impact on your social life. In fact, sleep deprivation can make you appear less physically attractive. However, once you get enough sleep and your social life starts improving, there’s another danger, and that’s Social Jet Lag. The importance of sleep regularity The more we learn about sleep, the more we become aware that the best type of sleep, the healthiest and most restorative sleep, is consistent sleep. Sleep regularity is just as important as sleep duration. Too little sleep can lead to health problems, but so can inconsistent sleep. You can’t store up sleep by sleeping an extra few hours one day and then sleeping a few hours less the...

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