Posts Categorized: Sleepy’s

Face-Slapping Alarm Clock Refuses To Let You Sleep In

Simone Giertz describes herself as a professional maker and robotics enthusiast. She also acknowledges a special expertise in crummy robots. Her latest project is the stuff nightmares are made of. It’s a mechanized alarm clock that uses a fake arm to smack the sleeper awake. The Wake-Up Machine is a DIY wall-mounted robot that you…read more

Be Smart About Sleep

Small changes to your habits and lifestyle can have a big effect on sleep.   You might have heard some women talk about their biological clocks in regards to fertility; all living creatures have another type of internal clock, called the circadian rhythm. It refers to the 24-hour cycle of activity and sleep affected by…read more

Teens and Sleep

Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends…read more

Oversleeping: The Effects & Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

Setting the Stage for Healthier Sleep The field of sleep science is still looking into the cause and effect relationship between oversleeping and health, but some habits and steps that promote better quality sleep and a healthy sleep duration are known. While a small percentage of people naturally sleep longer, for many long sleepers (especially…read more

How High Blood Sugar Steals Sleep Time

It’s probably far from obvious, but your diabetes could be the reason that you’re having trouble sleeping. Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans—and the numbers are growing. Though most of us are aware that the disease has a serious impact on a person’s diet and blood sugar, fewer are familiar with the many…read more

13 Easy to Prepare Sleep-Inducing Dinners

Advice for better sleep typically focuses on evening habits like limiting electronics and keeping bedrooms comfortable, but there’s one important aspect you might be overlooking. Dinner. You’ve heard that you are what you eat, but what you eat may also affect how you sleep. Certain nutrients are required by the body to carry out daily…read more

The Best Sleep Position for Your Body

Your p.m. pose can affect a lot more than just your slumber. Your sleeping pose can have a major impact on your slumber—as well as your overall health. Poor p.m. posture could potentially cause back and neck pain, fatigue, sleep apnea, muscle cramping, impaired circulation, headaches, heartburn, tummy troubles, and even premature wrinkles. Wondering which…read more

How Often Do We Dream?

You may be shocked to discover exactly how many dreams you have while you’re fast asleep. Dreams may be a secret window into your feelings, act as inspiration for a creative project, and even help you solve problems.Whether you recall many of your dreams or none at all, read on to find out how many…read more

The Ideal Temperature for Sleep

Find out what the ideal thermostat setting is to help you snooze longer. Are you too hot or too cold when trying to snooze? Maybe you’re trying to be money conscious by keeping the temperature as low as possible in the winter and as high as possible in the summer, but if you didn’t know, your thermostat…read more