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Using White Noise With Sleep

  As long as mankind has lived we’ve had trouble sleeping. Not only is it one of the most common problems among adults, but it’s one that has actually increased over time. Between light pollution, sound pollution, busy streets and alternatively-scheduled jobs there are countless things keeping us up at night. It’s been reported that around 25-30% of people have trouble sleeping every single night, with almost 70% of people experiencing that problem each week. Billions of people around the globe are tossing and turning, often left wondering about what solutions there might be to their sleeping problems. Now that the average person is working longer than ever before, many recreational or family-related activities get pushed into the late afternoon or...

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Foods That Help You Sleep Versus Foods That Keep You Up

  There are hundreds of factors that impact how long a person sleeps and whether they get good quality rest. Food choice is one factor that will affect how well a person sleeps, but most people never give it a thought. According to Sleep Health, "in America, 70% of adults report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report insufficient sleep every night". Experts estimate that sleep-related problems affect around 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes. The Sleep Association found that insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, with short-term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. For many people, insomnia is typically a phase that...

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Spring Clean Your Sleep Space

  Spring time. The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it’s time to address the clutter in your bedroom. According to the National Sleep Foundation, de-cluttering your room and creating a dark, clean sleep space allows you to sleep better. It makes sense right? Especially for those of us with allergies or other breathing issues, I cannot stress the importance of keeping a clean space. Let’s dive into spring-cleaning. Spring-cleaning your sleep space is going to encompass a little more than your average cleaning. It is the time of year where we start looking towards bright and fresh new chapters. It is also a time to go above and beyond our regular level of clean. You will want to...

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Causes of Anxiety and Its Effects on Sleep

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* Anxiety disorders can detract from an individual’s quality of life, job performance, relationship stability, and sleep quality. As of 2017, roughly 20 million Americans were living with some kind of anxiety disorder. Today, let’s take a deeper look into the causes, symptoms, and treatment options of this varied and intricate disorder. What is Anxiety? Almost everyone experiences anxiety to some degree. For the majority of people, this anxiety manifests itself as infrequent worry, doubt, or fear surrounding a specific event, situation, or person. For those individuals with a variety of anxiety disorders, this fear and worry can be persistent. According to...

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How Does Caffeine Affect Our Sleep?

  Caffeine has been one of the most discussed aspects of food and beverages for decades now. It’s in some of our favorite drinks; we rely on it for some much-needed energy. Tea and coffee are a huge part of human history not just because of their taste and use, but because of our reliance on them and their place in our everyday life. The truth is that with coffee and tea shops on every corner and coffee makers in every kitchen, caffeine has become one of the most important “drugs” that humans use. However, caffeine seems to give us trouble with one of the most important parts of that daily routine - sleep. It should be obvious to any...

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