Posts tagged "sleep"

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

10 Reasons You’re So Tired All The Time

"I'm so tired" is the most basic complaint in the entire world, second only to whining about the weather. I think we like to say it because it makes us seem busy or worthy of sympathy, but sometimes we say it because we really are running on fumes and trapped in a cycle of burnout. I…

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2015

The Simplest Way To Squash Your Anxiety And Feel Less Sucky

I slept for a total of four hours last night. I tossed and turned, because of a migraine, and stressed myself out about whether or not I'd call in sick today and, if I did, being a freelancer, would I be able to make my rent on January 1st? My brain was struggling and I…

By: YourTango.com / December 26, 2014

12 Signs You Love Napping More Than Anything Else In Life (In GIFs!)

Screw what everyone else says. When I’m lying on my death bed, I am going to remember the naps I’ve taken. And you want to know why? Because I’ve taken some pretty solid naps. Sleep is amazing. I could do it all day. You get to do nothing — for hours — and yet it’s still so rewarding. Here…

By: College Candy / October 30, 2014

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 of…

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 into…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Life After Dating: What’s The Matter With Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms?

I once had a friend whose mom and dad didn't just sleep in separate beds — they had entirely separately bedrooms in the same apartment. It seemed weird to me when I learned of it, despite the fact I knew nothing about their private relationship. When the parents eventually divorced, I assumed sleeping in separate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Can Anybody Actually Pass This Sleep Deprivation Test?

Try the test in this video by Richard Wiseman to see if you need to catch up on your catnaps (hint: you probably do). According to Wiseman, an easy way to tell if you're sleep deprived is if you need the help of an alarm to wake up in the morning. Seriously? I have known maybe two people…

By: Claire Hannum / May 13, 2014

The Daily Squee: Exhausted Meerkat Tries To Resist Sleep

A very sleepy meerkat at the a zoo  in Dortmund, Germany was caught trying and failing miserably to keep his eyes open. This is exactly what happens to me every single time I start to watch a movie on Netflix after the late hour of 9p.m. I'm out like a light, even though when my…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 20, 2014

$8K Smart Bed Can Stop Your Partner’s Snoring

The latest "smart" product? Your bed. Launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sleep Number has rolled out a dual-mattress bed that does everything from tracking your sleeping habits to making your partner stop snoring. No need to elbow him or her in aggravation! Read more on Newser ...

By: Newser / January 9, 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

Girl Talk: I Can’t Stop Sleeping

This story begins in a basement waiting room in Brooklyn. My boyfriend and I stare at our phones on a dirty looking love seat across from the reception desk. There's no service, and cellphone games give me headaches, so I pick up an issue of Parenting magazine, even though I am not a parent and --…

By: Caroline Jarvis / January 29, 2013

“Sleep Sex” Is Not A Real Thing, But Raping Someone While They Sleep Is

Advice columns bring out the worst in journalism outlets, I have found, and Nerve.com is no exception. Today, the website asked readers to play "advice columnist" and dish out advice to a woman who had written asking what to do about her boyfriend who raped her while she was sleeping. She had taken a sleeping…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2012

Why Do Men Get Morning Wood? Here’s An Explanation

Ever rolled over in the morning to snuggle your dude and got jabbed in the belly button? Thought so. That's because all men experience "noctural penile tumescence," AKA morning wood.  As the folks as ASAP Science explain above, morning wood has to do with REM sleep, a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine, and even the dude's bladder. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2012

I Think You Need An Ostrich Pillow

Technically, this is called The Ostrich Pillow. I prefer to call it a nap helmet. I want you to have it, because no matter how exhausted I am, I'm physically incapable of napping. But I fully support your power nap. Plus, you'll look really silly wearing it so I can laugh at you when you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 26, 2012

Stomach Sleepers Have Sexier Dreams

Snoozing on your stomach may increase dreams about sex, says a new study. Hong Kong researchers surveyed 670 students, collecting data about sleep postures and dream content and found that stomach sleepers reported more erotic dreams than anyone else. They also described more feelings of "persecution," "being tied up," and "being locked up," reports the…

By: Newser / August 12, 2012

Help! How Do You Deal With Nightmares?

A few nights ago, I watched a giant spider slowly creep across my bedroom wall, leering at me with eight beady eyes. I held my breath as its hairy legs traversed framed pictures, approaching me with increasing speed until it finally leapt off the wall and landed in my hair. I screamed and madly raked…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2012

Sniff Your Way To A Full 8 Hours

If lack of sunlight or too much stress or "Downton Abbey" is interrupting your beauty sleep -- I know I've been sleep deprived lately -- 21 Drop's Sleep aromatherapy roller ball may help you get the eight hours you need. A soothing blend of sandalwood, ylang ylang and vetiver essential oils work to  quiet your…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 27, 2012

On Sleeping Naked

Last night I did something I've never done before: I slept naked, alone, in my bed. I usually sleep with my window open — there's a screen, of course — so gusts of wind can circulate in my room. Last night, though, there was not a single gust of wind. It might have been 75…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2011
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