Posts Categorized: Sleep

34 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

When it comes to breakfast, the options are endless. Pancakes or waffles? Bacon and eggs? Muffin, followed by a pastry? So why limit chowing down on delicious breakfast foods to the morning hours? Here are 34 healthier snack options to keep filling those breakfast food cravings all month long. Better Breakfast Snacks 1. Avocado Toast…read more

Are You Sleeping Too Much?

You’re groggy, dizzy even. You can’t see straight and you sure as hell can’t keep your eyes (or your mind) focused on the screen in front of you. And you’re pretty sure your boss has noticed. You want to assure her that you’re not drunk and you got enough sleep. In fact, you got more…read more

7 Tips on How to Nap Like a Pro

Countless adults are short on sleep, and naps are a great way to make up for some of those lost winks – not that you shouldn’t focus on getting better quality sleep at night! Unfortunately, for many of us, napping is no longer as easy as passing out on a mat on the classroom floor…read more

The Smell of Sleep: How to Use Aromatherapy At Bedtime

Although the idea of using aromatherapy might seem a little off base, research has started to support the concept in recent years based on scientific findings. Difficulty with sleeping has become one of the most pervasive complaints in modern society besides weight gain, so studies have begun to search for new ways to help people…read more

9 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you’re not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 million Americans suffer from long-term sleep disorders. Missing sleep is nothing to yawn about….read more

Protein Powder Post-Workout — Are You Doing It Right?

After pressing, curling, sprinting, and crunching, the next logical step for many is shaking (and no, we don’t mean with a Shake Weight). Protein shakes, bars, and gels are marketed to be essential for an effective workout. But are these packaged and powdered foods really necessary for recovery, or do the whole-foods alternatives have them…read more

Why You Talk in Your Sleep

Watch the latest video at Sleep talking can be embarrassing and even disrupt other sleepers, but most people don’t even realize they’re doing it. We got this email from a viewer: Dear Dr. Manny, My roommate tells me that I talk a lot in my sleep, but I don’t know why. What does it…read more

17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The world’s oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds delicious, but unless Jones has upended decades of nutritional science, it is unlikely the secret to her long and healthy life. Eggs and grits aside, there are foods that, if eaten routinely enough,…read more