After Sleeping, Make Your Bed For A Productive Day

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Nov 18, 2015 12:09:18 PM

Did you make your bed today?

If you didn’t, you’re not alone. One survey shows that 59% of you don’t make your bed. Not a big deal if you don’t mind the mess, right? Believe it or not, the answer hinges on how much you want to accomplish during the day. 

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Topics: SLEEP TIGHT, sleep, sleeping

Sleep Better By Brushing Your Teeth In The Dark

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Nov 13, 2015 11:16:02 AM

I came across an article from Good Housekeeping that offered an interesting tip for how to sleep better: Brush your teeth in the dark.

According to a neuroscientist from Oxford University, turning bright lights on just before bedtime disrupts your circadian rhythm, which is influenced by light levels. The bright light in your bathroom tells your body that it’s time to wake up, rather than unwind and go to sleep.

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Topics: SLEEP TIGHT, sleep, sleep better

Clock Change Affects Your Sleep & More

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Nov 3, 2015 3:32:18 AM

Now that it's been a few days since daylight savings ended, how have you been adjusting?

It's amazing how one little hour can have all kinds of effects - from a higher incidence of heart attacks to more car accidents. Most of the negative effects are more likely to occur in spring when we lose an hour of sleep. But researchers at Carnagie Mellon University found that "the time switch seems to have an impact on the number of pedestrians killed by vehicles in the immediate aftermath of the change back to standard time in the fall."

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Sleep Cold, Sleep Better

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Oct 30, 2015 11:09:34 AM

I came across an interesting read on Simplemost.com that discusses the health benefits of sleeping in a cold room. And by cold, we're talking about a room temperature of 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Topics: sleeping better, SLEEP TIGHT, sleeping in a cold room, sleep cold

Sleep Can Improve Memory

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Oct 9, 2015 11:05:18 AM

SLEEP CAN IMPROVE MEMORY. Oh wait, did I write that already?

More often than I care to admit, I find myself forgetting things. And rather than freak out and attribute it to self-diagnosed early onset Alzheimer's disease, I've started thinking of it as having too many windows open on my computer in my head. I lead a busy life. There's only so much RAM to go around.

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Topics: SLEEP TIGHT, sleep, lack of sleep and memory loss

Trouble Sleeping? Blow Some Bubbles!

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Sep 30, 2015 4:35:22 PM

Yes, you read that right. If you're having trouble sleeping, blowing bubbles may actually help you to fall asleep. Seriously! A neurologist from Johns Hopkins says doing it mimics deep breathing and helps to relax your body. Read about this and other sleeping tips in the article 7 Surprisingly Helpful Tips To Make You Fall Asleep Faster that appeared on the progressive news website Salon.com.

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Topics: sleep aids, SLEEP TIGHT, sleep, sleeping

Back-to-School Sleeping Cheat Sheet

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Aug 31, 2015 2:56:31 PM

The new school year is starting, and in addition to getting all the necessary school supplies, it’s important to make sure your child gets the sleep that’s needed for optimal learning.

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What is Good Sleeping Weather?

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Aug 28, 2015 12:02:13 PM

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THE LAST 10 DAYS in Milwaukee have been unseasonably cool for August, with temperatures dipping into the low 60s at night. While many of us at the Verlo corporate office have been grumbling about having our summer shortchanged, we’ve begrudgingly admitted, “It sure is good sleeping weather.”

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Sleep Quote of the Day

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Aug 10, 2015 4:41:54 PM

“People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.'

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Lack of sleep "as bad as smoking or being drunk."

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jul 28, 2015 4:57:25 PM

Well, here's an interesting comparison. A leading neuroscientist in the U.K. says not getting enough sleep is as bad a habit as smoking, and that if we wake up too early, we have the brain skills of someone who's drunk. Really? Learn more by reading an article written by Health Editor Laura Donnelly for The Telegraph.

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