Entries tagged with “Sleep”

A Bad Night’s Sleep Is As Dangerous As a Poor Diet

A new study found that one night of sleep deprivation and six months consuming a high-fat diet had similar effects on the body's insulin sensitivity.

A Cornucopia for Sleep: Figs, Tofu, and ZZZs

Include these foods in your dinner banquet, and you'll find that your winter's rest is a little bit sweeter.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Is anything better than waking up refreshed? Are you unable to answer that question because you don’t remember what waking up refreshed feels like? We can relate. Read on if you or anyone you love needs tips on how to get a good night's sleep.

A Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Country Road

A guided visualization to help guide you to a deeper sleep.

A Purpose-Driven Life Leads to Better Sleep

Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.

An Easy Fix for Frustration

Naps used to be seen as the purview of infants and the elderly. But now that naps have become more acceptable for healthy adults, we’re starting to hear terms like “strategic nappi…

An Insomniac Learns to Let Go

“Because it’s the universal symbol for sleep,” I tell the tattooist, explaining the moon design he’s about to put into my skin. The needles shine like the moment after an eclipse. …

Appointment with the Wolf

Rediscovering an ancient hour alone, at night, with GodFor a full decade, starting in 1998, I woke for an hour or two every night around two o’clock in the morning. By 4 a.m. I cou…

Are Children Like Werewolves?

The effect of the full moon on sleep patterns.

Are You Dream Deprived?

Skimping on sleep means we’re also missing out on the crucial dream stages of sleep.

Artificial Lighting During Sleep Linked to Breast Cancer

We’ve all heard how even the slightest bit of light during sleep can affect our mood and sleep patterns. But new compelling research shows it may also have a link to melatonin levels affecting breast cancer.

Audio Meditation: Relax into Your Breath

This meditation is ideal if you need a pause from your day to slow down and calm down, and you may wish to put it on as you are lying in bed at night preparing to sleep.

Aware and Asleep

Take a dive into the lucid dream world and explore advice for new dreamers.

Beauty Sleep: It’s Real

It’s true, not a bedtime fable! During the night, the body repairs its store of collagen.

Better Sex, Better Sleep, Better Health: 3 Reasons to Be Mindful of Technology in the Bedroom

Giving your bedroom a digital detox will ramp up your sex life, lead to more sleep, and improve your health.

Better Sleep, Better Marriage

The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.

Book Review: How to Sleep The New Science-Based Solutions for Sleeping Through the Night

FOR THOSE WHO NEED evidence-based convincing that rest is essential to wellbeing, the new book by Rafael Pelayo, MD, a sleep specialist at Stanford’s Sleep Medicine Center, off…

Breath-Focused Meditation for Deep Sleep

Follow your natural breath to help relax your mind and your body. Gently switch into the parasympathetic rest-and-digest state by effortlessly allowing each exhale to drop you deeper into relaxation so that you can sleep sweetly.

Breathing into Balance: Explore Alternate Nostril Breathing

Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall asleep at night.

Can Spiritual Sleep Help You Learn, Heal, and Reach Your Full Potential?

Through dream incubation, yoga nidra, or a general meditative practice, spiritual sleep can bring on creativity and help you problem-solve.