We really underestimate how exposure to certain types of light may impact our sleep, mood and overall health. We, after all, already have so much on our plates and so much to think about. Now we have to think about light, seriously? You may think light is light, but there is so much more to it than that.
Aside from making us feel good, I cannot say enough how crucial sleep is to our overall health and wellbeing. To give you a bit more perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared sleep deprivation as a health crisis.
In my opinion, every day is a day to celebrate these amazing creatures. Not only are they cute, but they can potentially benefit your health in so many ways. For one, dogs are great companions. Reportedly, dog adoptions and sales have dramatically increased since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.
A recent study conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence which suggested that in older adults, insomnia may increase the risk of having difficulty overcoming depressive symptoms.
There is a large body of evidence which suggests that sleep deprivation and a lack of quality sleep may contribute to a slew of health issues, including impaired immune function. And we need to be as healthy as possible in order to win the battle against COVID-19.
It’s been quite a week. And, of course, the main topic of discussion has been the novel coronavirus. This topic will undoubtedly be top of mind for at least the next month.People are scared, confused and overwhelmed with the wealth of information coming from the news and social media. If you need a break, take one.
TV host and actor Jon Stewart started smoking cigarettes when he was just 15-years-old. He is now 57 and allegedly quit smoking back in 2000.
Millions of Americans are not getting enough sleep. Sometimes this is by choice. Some may be workaholics and choose nighttime for working even though they should be sleeping!
Some people say that the best way to die is peacefully in your sleep. I agree, but not when you are as young as 60-years-old.
Actress and wellness guru, Gwyneth Paltrow, said she takes a bath every night. “I fell in love with the ritual of it—lighting a candle and having a cup of tea or a whiskey, depending on my day,” she said, in this report. “It’s non-negotiable. It’s just like, I do it every night.”
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Sleep is an important part of your daily routine—you spend about one-third of your time doing it. Quality sleep – and getting enough of it at the right times -- is as essential to survival as food and water. Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly.”
Any parent of a baby or toddler would likely agree that nap time is key for preventing a cranky, moody child. My son is in his twenties now, but, of course, I can certainly remember those times when he was younger and I could just look at him and know he needed a nap. Stat!
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