Sleep Health

Do Women Need More Sleep Than Men?

It is a common complaint among many men that their wives and girlfriends tend to fall asleep on the couch halfway through watching a movie. A lot of these women will also want to go to sleep a bit earlier than men, and wake up later. Is this a coincidence, or is there...

The Correlation Between Aging and Sleep

Nobody wants to grow old. It can literally and metaphorically be a real pain, with various consequences that occur simply because of our bodies age. Consider the way that vehicles need repairs and replacements as they age, our bodies are the same way, and it’s...

The Best Tips for Sleeping on a Plane

Flying. Jetlag. Perhaps one of the best views of how difficult travel can be on a person comes in the form of Edward Norton’s monologue in Fight Club. "You wake up at O’Hare. You wake up at Sea-Tac…Pacific, Mountain, Central. Lose an hour. Gain an hour. This is your...

How to Stop Sleep Paralysis

It’s the stuff of nightmares and – recently – the subject of several horror movies. Sleep paralysis is a terrifying condition that comes with a number of complications. Classified as a parasomnia, which is an undesired event that comes with sleep, it’s estimated that...

The Correlation Between Shift Work and Sleep

Working nine to five is the standard for most Americans, but over 22 million Americans participate in shift work. Shift work is defined as any schedule that does not strictly adhere to a day shift, with a typical ‘nine to five’ or similar hours. While many people are...

Getting To Know Polyphasic Sleep & How It Works

Most of us are monophasic pattern sleepers, which means that we get all of our sleep in one stretch. According to the National Institute of Health, you spend about 26 years in bed out of your 78.21-year average life expectancy. We all need sleep to help retain our...