#Sleep Hygiene

Psychiatric Times

Sleep Attitudes Influence Sleep More than Knowledge

How can knowledge—and positive attitudes—about sleep improve quality of life for patients?. Research shows that a combination of sleep knowledge and education about sleep can have a substantial impact on a person’s sleep habits. An often underrecognized fact is that healthy sleep habits are not intuitive, and attitudes about sleep vary widely. Inconsistent sleep schedules, sacrificing sleep, poorly timed naps, and use of electronics before sleep are all common habits among individuals of all ages, including those with and without sleep disorders. These habits can lead to consequences like behavioral and emotional issues, even among individuals who do not fit the criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis.1.
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“’I Can’t Sleep!’ Bedtime Basics for Buzzing ADHD Brains”

As a pediatrician with a specialty interest in children with ADHD, I know that sleep problems are practically the rule, not the exception, for this group. It’s an issue that frustrates and concerns many parents, who come to me after they’ve run out of ideas for getting their child to fall and stay asleep.
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How a Mathematician Spends His Sundays

Steven Strogatz, a math professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., has temporarily moved to the city to serve as a math ambassador, of sorts, at the National Museum of Mathematics, known as MoMath. As a numbers guy, he looks at the city in his own way. There’s the geometry...

Weighted blankets: How they work & the best ones to buy

Weighted blankets have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, becoming a crucial tool in helping to form healthy sleep habits for many. But just what are weighted blankets, how exactly do they work and are they even worth the hype? Scroll on for everything you need to know about weighted blankets, including the best ones to buy now.

UAE - Dear Therapist: I find it hard to get out of bed

I have been trying to correct my sleep schedule for many years but am unable to rectify it. Even when I make amends, I fall back into the cycle of sleeping late. I have always wanted to be someone who wakes up before sunrise but that's when I go to bed. — Akshay B.

Can’t sleep? These 20 healthy foods could be the cure

If stress from Covid has left you anxious or you can’t sleep, these 20 healthy foods can help to make bedtime the best time. Lucy Gornall reports. Covid-19 has been the word on everyone’s lips for two years now, and although experts suggest we’re nearing the end of this pandemic, the aftermath is likely to continue for a while…

Establishing Daily Routines for a Child with Prenatal Exposure

Parenting a child with prenatal exposure often requires additional scaffolding to help them learn the daily routines we take for granted. Establishing consistent daily routines for your child with prenatal exposure gives repetitive experiential learning that supports him as he acquires the skills to grow to adulthood. The impact of...

How Heavy Should a Weighted Blanket Be: Determining the Right Size

Do you suffer from low-quality sleep? Does anxiety, insomnia, or ADHD stand in the way of good rest? If you face such obstacles, then you might’ve considered switching the blanket at least once so far. However, then comes the task of choosing a suitable size and material. There are...

Americans Have Been Losing Sleep Over the Pandemic — and These New 'Sleep Retreats' Are Here to Help

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is here to help you catch some Zs both on vacation and at home. In January, the brand announced its new Alchemy of Sleep program, a global collection of immersive retreats designed to promote rest through sleep-inducing treatments, movement-driven activities, and special amenities. According to a spokesperson, the retreats are ideal for those "setting intentions for profound change in the new year." And really, it appears as if we all need this, considering about 50-70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. Additionally, 56% of respondents to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine survey say they struggled with pandemic-related insomnia.

Is PCOS Affecting Your Sleep?

Sleep is a crucial part of the body’s restorative process and affects our overall health. However, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can find their sleep negatively impacted and are more likely to experience sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea. What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?. Polycystic...

What Are the 8 Types of Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders are conditions that consistently ruin your sleep or hamper you from getting a peaceful night’s rest, resulting in excessive daytime sleepiness. Reduced or impaired ability to perform day-to-day activities. At present, 70 million people in the United States suffer from sleep disorders. There are more than 80...

What Are the Causes of Poor Sleep?

Getting a good night’s sleep is an essential part of life due to its obvious health benefits. Sleep deprivation can be one of the major reasons behind most chronic diseases. Besides medical conditions, sleep deprivation can lower immunity against most infectious diseases. Sleep helps improve the overall performance of...

Hotels Refresh Better Sleep Strategies for Reimagined Wellness

When it comes to sleeping and good sleep habits, hotels would be best served to market the experiential, not just just the material — especially if science supports the potential benefits. Leisure demand drives the hotel industry’s pandemic recovery, and hotel companies see merit in offerings combining wellness experiences....

Want good grades? Stick to a sleep schedule, Wash U study finds

Getting enough sleep is important to our health and well being — that much is well known. But a recent Washington University study suggests that consistency in our sleep patterns is just as important, if not more important, than quantity. The study authors asked first-year college students to track...

How to Improve Sleep While Pregnant

Sleeping while pregnant can be one of the most difficult things of the entire journey. Women's bodies are changing, becoming larger and taking on a new shape, all of which can impact the mechanics and comfort of sleeping. This can lead to many women feeling sleep deprived and having trouble getting through a full night's sleep. However, it's very important that pregnant women get enough sleep throughout their pregnancy. Women who are habitually sleep deprived often have more complications than those who got their recommended number of hours. Here are some tips and more information on how to sleep while pregnant.

Need Help Drifting Off? Here Are The 9 Best Sleep Pillow Sprays

If you lay in bed swarmed by thoughts from the day past or are a light sleeper, waking up from the slightest disturbance, there are ways in which we can create an atmosphere to sleep quicker or deeper. One of these is to create a relaxing atmosphere through aromatherapy. Whether that's a candle, a diffuser or sleep pillow spray – scents allow us to change our physical and mental state, which can help us to fall asleep.

The Value of a Healthy Bedtime Routine

Many people struggle to fall asleep or don’t get the good quality sleep the body needs. And a variety of factors affect our brain’s ability to shut down, some of which are unavoidable. Unfortunately, sleeping is not as simple as pushing an off button. Just like a computer, we need a little time to start in the morning and a little time to shut down in the evening. This is where having a healthy bedtime routine comes in. Good nighttime habits will go a long way to help your mind and body wind down and prepare itself for rest.