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
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
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
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
Good morning everyone. Could not sleep well last night. So at midnight I got up, and started cleaning up, that made me hungry so I eat my breakfast way to early. Now it is the normal time for my breakfast and I am hungry. ??... Read more
Happy Tuesday Sparkpeeps! No sleep last nite. Had a bit of an anxiety attack w/the neck brace & had to be calmed down, then I burned thru my blood sugar because I'm still not really on solid food, because of my throat, then I was just exhausted. Ha!... Read more
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
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
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
...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
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