What’s the last thing you do before you fall asleep? Do you look at your phone? What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you look at your phone? Before the coronavirus pandemic hit and pushed me to work from home, I had a wonderful, organized, efficient routine in the morning and before bed.
Every year after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we always vow to be better in the new year. We’ll lose weight, wake up earlier, be more present. You know the drill. We tend to make drastic changes at the strike of midnight, but do we stick to these new ways of life for longer than a month—or two, if we’re lucky? Not usually.
Alan Rudick, DO, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute in Green said that not everybody is getting their sleep wisely. Dr. Rudick identified 10 common mistakes people make when trying to doze off.
Every night, millions of Americans toss and turn in a futile quest to get a good night’s sleep. Statistics show that as many as 60 million of us fail to get the full eight hours health experts recommend, due to stress, diet, our sedentary lifestyles and perhaps the two biggest culprits: TV and social media.
It’s Monday night—well, technically Tuesday morning. And I’m trying not to look at the alarm clock. It’s illuminated red numbers, which have long slipped into the single digits, are taunting me. A glowing reminder that I am awake despite all of my efforts to the contrary.
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.
We’ve all been there … that day you somehow forgot to set your alarm so you’re running around with your hair a mess and a toothbrush hanging out of your mouth while you try to gather your things for work.
Todd, what is better for you: 30 minutes of exercise or 30 minutes of sleep? Well, if this ain’t a chicken-or-the-egg question, and the definition of “better” varies from person to person. It really depends on the person you ask.