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“There Is More Refreshment and Stimulation in a Nap Than in All the Alcohol Ever Distilled” —Ovid

Most of us are so busy all day long that we never think about taking naps. Whenever the urge to lie down occurs to you, you just brush it off and keep doing whatever you need to do. Who has the time for a nap when there’s laundry to be done or business emails to…

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What Effect Does Relaxation Have on Serious Illnesses? You’d be Surprised

The 20th century was remarkable for discovering how preventive measures in agriculture, medicine, industry and a lot more caused serious illness in the body. At the same time, curative measures were discovered for formerly “big” illnesses like polio and epilepsy. The 20th century was also notable for the “discovery” of the mind-body-spirit connection.  The medical…

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Are Poorly Constructed Beds Contributing to America’s Obesity Problem?

America’s ongoing battle against obesity has long been documented. At last count, at least 1/3 of the nation is carrying around more weight than they should. The reasons behind the extra poundage are as diverse as our nation’s population and therefore, it’s hard to reach a consensus on how to solve the problem. However, health…

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The Science Behind Naps: Fixing Sleep Deprivation in America

It’s not reported enough how many people in the United States have continual deprivation of sleep. Even the CDC declared it a chronic public health problem that never seems to get an adequate solution. Yet, the media frequently touts how naps easily alleviate the problem. This doesn’t necessarily mean everyone can shake the old stigmas of…

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Want Better Wellness? Get Some Sleep!

Do you wake up feeling tired most mornings? Does your energy lag throughout the day? If so, then you’re not alone! The National Sleep Foundation recently reported that nearly half of Americans don’t feel rested, and you can probably guess why; social pressures, busy work schedules, light pollution, stress, caregiving responsibilities, and a number of other…

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How to Use the Right Relaxation Techniques for a Good Night’s Sleep

Relaxation is a challenge for many people. Lying in bed, wide awake, thinking about life’s little nuances leads to exhaustion and reduced production the next day. Many people find themselves lying awake at night, worried over family, work, money, relationships, or health. It’s difficult to get to sleep when these worries take over the brain, however, nearly…

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The Best Part of the Day: How to Take Better Naps!

Taking naps can be a great way to rest and recharge during the day, but not all naps are created equally. Some forms of napping can affect your nighttime sleeping patterns, and some can leave you feeling more tired than you were when you first laid down! Luckily, there are steps that you can take so that…

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Have Trouble Going to Sleep at Night? Try These Natural Tips

Getting plenty of sleep each night is critical for your overall health. Once you fall asleep, you might not have any problems with waking up in the middle of the night. When it comes to actually falling asleep in the first place, however, you might have a bit of trouble. If so, you aren’t alone. However, this…

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