Some pretty remarkable things happen while we sleep. Recent studies show that during sleep our brains clear out toxins that are associated with degenerative brain disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. For those who snore, this “cleaning” process does not occur. Not only do snorers lose out on this opportunity, they crawl out of bed feeling exhausted and irritable. And that leads to increases in stress and anxiety, and also exacerbates any current mental health issues.Continue reading
As we globally respond to the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, epidemic, we have likely seen the funny memes suggesting that most couples and families won’t make it through quarantine. It’s good for a chuckle.Continue reading
Confession: When I reached my breaking point with Dan’s snoring, I did not handle it well. The roar of his snoring, along with a baby and a toddler interrupting my sleep for weeks on end, turned me into a shadow of my former self.
There’s not much about our lives and our health that sleep doesn’t affect. And that includes sex. Both men and women can face sexual problems that are linked to sleep—problems relating to sexual desire and also to sexual function. For...Continue reading
Turns out, we’re not that good at knowing when we’re sleep deprived. As sleep experts explain it, we quickly adapt to not getting the rest we need, in order to get through the day. Then we tell ourselves we don’t...Continue reading