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Sleep Cycles Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sleep Cycles.

Wake Up Naturally to a More Energized Day

7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake. 7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed. 8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic. 2:30 p.m.:...  Read more

The Sleep Quiz

Snoring is a common problem, especially among men, but it isn’t harmful. (True / False)   You can “cheat” on the amount of sleep you get. (True / False)   It is important to maint...  Read more

6 Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time

It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have troubl...  Read more

How to Work the Third Shift and Stay Healthy

The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your...  Read more

No More Exercise Excuses!

We begin a new fitness routine with the best of intentions—telling ourselves that we’ll hit the gym three times a week—but actually accomplishing what we set out to do can be harder than expected. Combining a busy work week with oth...  Read more

Getting ready to start carb cycling
Updated 7/5/2014 8:34:01 AM

Hello. I am trying to get my meal plan together for the week so I can start carb cycling on Monday. I am excited to get started. I do I is that the books had a sample week of foods already made up to make this process easier. I'm afraid of getting so...  Read more

Sleepwalking and sleep talking as an adult
Updated 7/7/2014 8:51:19 AM

I was wondering if any of you talked and walked in your sleep as a child and still do so today. I used to do both as a child and even into my teens (at least the talking part). The last time I talked in my sleep, that I know about, was back in...  Read more

HELP! Exercise=Getting A Cold=Stop/Start Cycle
Updated 7/7/2014 9:29:14 AM

Okay Site Experts...Here's the deal. I recently identified one of the things that contributes to an on again / off again exercise discipline for me. There seems to be something of a pattern that goes like this: 1. Exercise resistance (and s...  Read more

Need help breaking the cycle
Updated 7/11/2014 12:53:01 AM

I am super addicted to drive thru breakfasts... cant seem to get going in the morning without one. Any tips helping me stop making that quick stop at the drive thru in the morning??...  Read more

Chris Powell- carb cycling
Updated 6/16/2014 2:26:20 PM

I'm looking for anyone who has done Chris Powell's program or is currently doing the program to be on my support team. Let me know if you are interested....  Read more

sleep

I am trying real hard to get my sleep cycle in line with normal living....  Read more

Sleep well!

Turn off everything with a lighted screen 2-3 hrs before bedtime. This includes, but is not limited to, TVs, computers, cellphones, iPads/iPods, etc. Also, try to eliminate all sources of light in your bedroom, like the LED alarm clock, the light fr...  Read more

Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing

Discussion forum for those who like all forms of cycling (road, tour, mountain, leisure, race)...  Read more

Confession: I'm A Napper

It's true- I LOVE to take naps. I think it comes from my dad, who has always been a napper. My mom used to joke that he could sleep anywhere- on a bus, at a party, etc. The naps never had to be long, but they were (and still are) always a crucial...  Read more

11 Easy Ways to Rest Better--and Why That's So Important

Editor's Note: Today we're sharing an excerpt of Get Well & Stay Well, a book by two of the foremost experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Steve Amoils and Dr. Sandi Amoils. The Amoils are co-medical directors of The Alliance Institute for...  Read more

Downloaded an app to monitor my sleep cycles

...and it turns out I am a pretty crummy sleeper! The app is called Sleep Time and it monitors your awake/light sleep/deep sleep cycles. I've used it for about a week now, and have learned that I get my deepest sleep from 11 pm to 2 am, then spend t...  Read more

sleep cycles

how many hours is sufficient to sleep rest and be well rested?...  Read more