Just when I was enjoying the convenience of easily checked out or purchased books on my iPad for my bedtime reading routine, a study out from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that has another type of light going off in my head — a light bulb, that is! Yes, a light bulb has now gone off in my head… the kind of light bulb that makes one say, “Ahhh! Now I get it!”
According to a recent study cited by PainMed.org, a significant number of people are experiencing pain that is great enough to interfere with business and society. Leading causes of this pain include headaches, back pain, and neck pain. About four in 10 Americans say pain interferes with their mood, activities, sleep, ability to do work or enjoyment of life. Two-thirds report interference with any one of these.
Most people know that sleep deficit is bad for their health and dangerous on the road, but did you know it is bad for business and bad for any type of physical or cognitive performance? Dr. Charles A. Czeisler, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is an expert on sleep and how it affects us.
I frequently blog about memory foam mattresses, natural latex mattresses, and sleep. I personally have a very keen sense of smell, so Top 5 Serene Bedroom Scents jumped out at me as something that might be interesting. Scents are also very strong triggers of memory and can remind us of things or places in our past too.
I found some great tips off of the website www.helpguide.org, involving some self-help cures for reducing mild snoring. If you do snore, one or two of these might just do the trick for you. Remember, however, that snoring can also have serious health implications, such as sleep apnea, and chronic snorers who are often middle age or who are overweight, might indicate a serious health problem. So, check with your physician if you have these issues to rule out any serious health problems.
We talk to a lot of people that are having sleep problems. And while our memory foam topper pads and memory foam mattress help a lot of people sleep better, we thought we would share these tips that we came across from the National Sleep Foundation for better sleep to give those in need some other ideas: