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Resources — Sleep

How to Sleep for Better Posture

How to Sleep for Better Posture

Do you wake up each morning with back or neck pain? What do you attribute this to? It is not necessarily a case of sleeping poorly or old age as you might think. Instead, you possibly don't maintain a good posture (proper spinal alignment while sleeping).

Poor posture while sleeping can result in increased tension, disrupted sleep, and poor blood circulation. This can lead to back, shoulder, and neck pain the following morning. Sadly, this pain can last all day and might even lead to chronic pain in the future.

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Light Deprivation: What Happens if You don't Get Enough Sunlight?

Light Deprivation: What Happens if You don't Get enough Sunlight?

Most of us learn early on in our lives what too much sun can do to us. We often hear, ‘Make sure to wear sunscreen -- you could get sunburnt or even develop skin cancer.’ or ‘Don’t look directly into the sun, or you’ll damage your eyes.’ But did you know that not enough sun can be detrimental too?

Proper sunlight exposure does more for our bodies than we may realize. It prompts our brain to produce serotonin, a hormone that wakes us up and gives us energy. That serotonin is then converted into melatonin at night, which helps us fall asleep more easily. Sunlight also helps our bodies produce vitamin D and can even benefit our heart, eye, and skin health!

Unfortunately, with Americans spending 90 percent of their time indoors on averagemost of us don’t get enough sunlight. Without enough sunlight, our whole lives can be affected. In this article, we’ll outline exactly what can happen when we’re deprived of that necessary light and what you can do to make sure you get it.

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How to Use a Knee Pillow

How to Use a Knee Pillow

Sleep is one of the essential facets of leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Adequate amounts of sleep (7 to 9 hours per night) allow us to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. If you struggle with pain, your sleep quality may be at risk. Sleep and pain don’t mix, making it essential to relieve pain for a good night’s rest. One method of doing so is via support cushions such as knee pillows. This guide will explain what a knee pillow is, the uses and benefits of sleeping with a pillow between your legs, how to use a pillow between your knees, and more.

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30 Tips on How to Restore Circadian Rhythm

30 Tips on How to Restore Circadian Rhythm

According to the Sleep Foundation, getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night is crucial for our physical and mental health. Yet, for some, sleep is a privilege. If you or someone you know does not get adequate sleep or has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, try some of the tips below to help improve your circadian clock.

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