Posts tagged "insomnia"

Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time Reminder

Just a small reminder that it's Daylight Savings today which you probably already knew because it's automatic now with smart phones! Either way, here are some tips to help get through your mini-jet lag as I always say, since you are losing an hour sleep. Don't day drink too much at brunch or your body…
By: Katrin Higher / March 8, 2015

Jeff Bridges’ Sleeping Tapes: An Insomniac’s Review

I woke up at 2 AM last night and didn’t go back to sleep! It was great, and by “great” I mean nerve-wracking and tiresome. The night before that, I had a trauma nightmare and woke up in the middle of the night. It’s great. Super great. So great that I’ve given up completely o…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

Here’s Why You Have Sleep Problems During Your Period

Damn hormones, they fuck up everything! Turns out that you’re probably not sleeping well right before and just at the beginning of your period because both your estrogen and progesterone levels are low during that time. The National Sleep Foundation says that a little less than a third of women have sleep disturbances because…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

Insomnia Update: Or, How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Earplugs

According to this piece in The Atlantic, these are the risks of getting insufficient sleep: It makes you “dumber and less able to concentrate” You’ll misremember things, have false memories, or not remember things at all You’ll be more suggestible You’ll be less able to remember motor sequences Apparently it’s possible to trick yourself…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

19 Things I’ve Done To Try To Treat My Insomnia (Without Any Lasting Results)

I have shared with you all lovelies before that I have PTSD and, because of it, suffer from pretty crushing anxiety sometimes. I’m pretty much on top of it during my waking hours, but lately (i.e. increasingly since May) that daytime anxiety just feels like it’s getting pushed to the nighttime. Here are all…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

A Catalog Of Thoughts I Had While Stricken With NyQuil Insomnia

Do weird things happen to you when you take NyQuil? Because they keep on happening to me and I am so over it. Last night, my boyfriend and I were watching the Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl, helpfully titled "The Dust Bowl" (be glad you were not an Oklahoma farmer in the '30s),…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 9, 2013

Beauty Solutions For Curing Insomnia

Some nights the tossing and turning is inevitable -- between deadlines, stress, and all the other crazy things you have going on, it’s always something. Obviously, you need a solution, because the under-eye bags are simply not cute or acceptable. Everyone knows that lavender is supposed to help induce zzz’s. But, besides filling my pillow…
By: Bianca Posterli / September 24, 2009

Can’t Sleep? Try Brushing Your Teeth

I am an insomniac. And I don't care how many times my shrink tells me to "try deep breathing" or "meditate before bedtime" or "stop drinking caffeine," I'm still going to go for the Ambien on sleepless nights. Here's one bedtime story she's probably never heard: Pearly Dreams, the toothpaste that puts you to…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2009

More Bed-Buying Tips

If you're in the market for a new bed and weren't drawn to this one, you might want to consider buying a soft bed, rather than a firm one. For people with low back pain, sleeping on a hard mattress may actually make the pain worse, according to a new report published i…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2008