Effects of Electronics Before Bed

Technology is great! It helps us stay in tuned to the world and makes it easier to stay in touch with one another. Whether it’s an email, a text, the TV, or a video game, electronic devices keep millions of people connected 24/7.  Electronics are an amazing advancement that we all use as part of…

Signs of Sleep Deprivation

I’ve always wondered what the effects of not getting enough sleep would have on my day to day life. Growing up, I was told to sleep so I could grow and be well rested for the next day, but no one really explained what could happen if I didn’t sleep enough (you know, other than…

Foods To Help You Sleep

When you think about food, how often do you associate it with sleep? Not quite often, right? I mean who really asks themselves: “What food should I eat to put me to sleep tonight?” The more common question is “What should I eat that will taste ‘ono and will make my stomach and taste buds happy?” Well,…

The Infamous Yawn

Its 9am as I sit down at my desk to begin writing this week’s blog about yawning. I notice as I begin thinking about what I am going to say, my eyes start getting a little glossy, my mouth gapes open and…yes there it is. A yawn! What is it about simply thinking about yawning…

Thoughts on Music and Sleep

Hidden fact about myself that barely anyone knows? I am addicted to ambient music. Whether it is New Age, Electronic, World, Celtic or straight Nature sounds, the more relaxing the better! My favorite ones? Anything that features cultural chanting or haunting melodies. It’s pretty much an addiction, and it makes my husband laugh! I have…

This Mothers Day: Do Something Different!

My mother was my first idol. One of my favorite memories of my mother is of her as a ballerina. I remember going to watch her at one of her recitals at our local theater. She and her partner danced to Richard Marx “Right Here Waiting.” I sat in my seat at 4 or 5 years old watching…

Futons: Savvy Space Savers

Chances are, you’ve owned one or at least slept on one at some point in your life, but have you ever wondered where futons actually came from? The word “futon” comes from the Japanese word “shikibuton.” A shikubuton is a thin cotton mattress that would be placed on a Tatami mat directly on the ground.…