Unsolicited sleep advice
A few months ago during one of our weekly library trips, Austin perused the new nonfiction section and brought home “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker. For the next few weeks, I was bombarded with all kinds of sleep knowledge, some of which I would rather not have known.
This book cleared up a lot of Austin’s sleep troubles. Who knew his occasional insomnia was caffeine-related? He realized the importance of a bedtime routine—something I’ve strictly enforced upon myself for many years.
He also let me know that my habit of drinking coffee until 5 p.m. is most likely the cause of my restless sleep and the reason I feel groggy the next day until I make another cup.
Getting a solid night’s rest can do wonders for your mood. While I know this and I know all about how caffeine can wreak havoc on your sleep cycle, I still can’t give it up. And no, I will not finish drinking it earlier in the day, no matter how many times Austin reminds me.
While slightly agitating when it came to my coffee consumption, Austin’s new-found knowledge in the sleep realm was exhilarating, and I found it rather fascinating. I noticed this quickly was becoming my go-to topic of conversation. And then it hit me: Why not share this information with you guys?
That’s exactly what this issue is all about. Jessica Holbrook, who works swing shift, tells of her struggle with sleep and got the inside scoop on one friend’s new sleep patterns since having a baby. Get sleep tips and learn what to do for the best slumber, as well as learn the most common myths about sleep and the mistakes we’re making when it comes to catching zzz’s, starting on Page 31.
Looking for more health-related information? This issue features the Stark County Medical Resource Guide & Directory, complete with a list of all of the doctors in the Stark County Medical Society. Find this 32-page section following Hitched, our bridal magazine, featuring the winners of the cover couple contest.
Think this issue can’t get any better? It also features LUXE, showcasing many wonderful local businesses. Flip past the medical resource guide for more information.
Until next month,
Kelsey Reinhart, editor