We live in a wired world at the height of a digital age. But even if our technologies have advanced at lightning speed in recent decades, our bodies remain unchanged and in many ways, ill-adapted to a fully plugged-in lifestyle. This mismatch between man and machine is never more clear than in the pursuit of quality sleep. An understanding of how electronics affect sleep is the first step toward healthier living in the digital era.
For many of us, the greatest struggle is right before bed when we’re more likely to choose the wrong food to eat, leading not only to a restless night of sleep but also to feeling a bit heavier the following morning.
Certain foods, however, contain distinct ingredients that can actually contribute to a better night’s sleep and even help suppress hunger and speed up metabolism, leading to weight loss. In this article, we’ll dive into both the best and worst foods for each goal in mind.
Think about your sleep: How much do you know about it? Do you regularly track when you go to sleep and when you wake up? Do you know how deeply you’re sleeping, and how much you’re tossing and turning?
The answer might be—maybe, a little bit, and maybe not. That’s because many of us are simply sleep deprived and we don’t realize how bad the problem is. It’s so bad, in fact, that Americans spend about $52 billion on sleep aids and remedies, and still one-third of us aren’t getting enough rest.
That lack of rest is impacting us in profound ways, too, and not just when we nod off at our desks. Lack of sleep means that our hearts are stressed and we’re more prone to certain health conditions. So where do you fit into the sleep cycle continuum, and what things can you do to cultivate a better night of sleep? This graphic has some ideas.
If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, rely on caffeine to get through the day, and stare at your alarm clock all night waiting for sleep to come, you’re not alone. As many as 75 percent of us don’t get enough quality sleep each night to feel refreshed and function at our best.
In this comprehensive guide, is attempted to explain the reasons behind the current sleeplessness epidemic, the extent to which it can affect your health and well-being, and specific steps you can take to get a better night’s sleep starting tonight.
Poll five people and odds are good at least one of them cops to feeling tired. In fact, chronic exhaustion is so pervasive the medical field has coined a new acronym for the condition: TATT, or “tired all the time”.
This helps explain why there are countless resources devoted to teaching people how to get better sleep. While that information is hugely important, it’s not the end-all be-all of fatigue. Sometimes, tiredness isn’t the result of poor sleep habits. It can also stem from a variety of conditions that have been proven to zap people of their mental and/or physical energy.
If you’re chronically exhausted and sleep tips aren’t cutting it, it may be time to consider these more surprising reasons for feeling TATT.