Getting a good night sleep is vital for everyone; without enough sleep you run the risk of countless negative effects including an increased threat of heart problems.Now, research suggests that getting enough sleep is even more crucial for women. A study conducted by the University of Warwick Medical Center found that lack of sleep increases the levels of artery-damaging inflammatory markers in women, but there was no such increase in men. These inflammatory markers cause a thickening of the arteries and are a strong indicator of heart disease.
If the switch to daylight saving time has left you feeling groggy and run down, you’re not alone. Changing the clocks by only one hour may not seem like much, but it’s enough to throw many people off for several days. The one hour loss of sleep can leave you tired the next day, but it’s a change in circadian rhythms that can cause you to feel fatigued for days following the switch.
There are plenty of reasons people can't sleep at night. Stress from work or family life, noisy neighbors, or an illness keeping you awake are all reasons many insomniacs may reach for the sleeping pills. While popping a pill may bring temporary relief, it could be doing much more harm than good in the long run. Here are three reasons why sleeping pills may not the answer to a good night sleep.
Are you up all night while your partner snores away next to you? The effects of sleeping with a snorer may have more of an impact on you than just getting on your nerves. It could cause symptoms of insomnia in your daily life, including drowsiness, anxiousness and irritability, as well as cause a rift in your otherwise happy relationship. While occasional snoring can be caused by many different things, chronic snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is caused by obstruction of the upper airway.
The secret to healthy, beautiful, younger-looking skin doesn’t have to come from your local drug store or plastic surgeon. It’s available right in your bedroom: getting a good night of sleep can lessen the appearance of wrinkles in your face and neck, eliminate dark circles and help prevent breakouts.
There’s an ice machine clattering outside your door, vacation-happy kids racing up and down the hallway, and the pillows are too firm for your liking. All or one of these issues can leave travelers sleep deprived. Sleeping in a bed other than your own can be difficult; sleeping in a hotel bed can be near impossible. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept sleepless nights while traveling. There are things you can do to make travel sleep easier and more comfortable.
Here are three tips to help make falling asleep and staying asleep at a hotel as easy as at home:
The connection between lack of sleep and illness isn’t cut and dry, but there is some data that suggests being sleep deprived suppresses your immune system function and possibly leads to a great chance of catching a cold or bacterial infection. Think of it this way: after a poor night’s sleep, you may be unable to perform the mental or physical demands of your job the way you can with a good night’s sleep. Your immune system’s job is to ward off illness and infection; without adequate sleep, it may not do its job as well either.
There’s a reason moms the world over sing lullabies at bedtime. Music can help you drift off to a good night’s sleep. Listening to songs of about 50-60 beats per minute allows your brain to slow down and relax, helping you to fall asleep more easily. Here are a few recommendations for songs to listen to the next time you’re struggling to drift off to dreamland. Load your mp3 player, slip on your SleepPhones and fall asleep quickly.
SleepPhones is happy to announce its new iPhone App! There are 4 popular tracks to choose from. It's a free App that allows you to listen to soothing music all night long. There's even a cute sheep to guide you into serene dreams. Because it has 4 full-length (30 minute) tracks, the app is pretty large (140MB). It will take a few minutes to download. Go to the App store and download your free app tonight!
We apologize for your inconvenience. Amazon has been out of stock for most SleepPhones sizes and colors since Black Friday. They will be receiving shipments today and tomorrow that should replenish their supply somewhat. We have been shipping out as soon as they order, but they have not ordered enough to keep up with demand this year. If you were planning to order SleepPhones through Amazon, they should have SleepPhones in stock again by Wednesday (Nov. 30) or Thursday (Dec. 1) of this week. Thank you for your patience!