So, where sleep is concerned, how much is really enough? The National Sleep Foundation (yes, this exists!) has the first-ever concrete guidelines for how much sleep we need on a daily basis: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 ... Read More about How much sleep do you really need? And what happens when you don’t get it?
I come from a long line of insomniacs, so chronic sleeplessness has been a very normal way of life for me since, well, forever. In fact, I do my best work late at night – think post-1 am on a good day. After all, isn't the world a much more productive place when everyone else has gone to sleep, ... Read More about Sleepytime Saturdays: Why sleep is THE new black and my experiments with insomnia
The mental fogginess, crankiness, tendency for making poor decisions and horrid headache that surrounds you after a sleepless night? Science finally has an explanation for this: studies conducted by Dr. Maiken Nedergaad, a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Rochester, show that while we ... Read More about Our brains LITERALLY sweep themselves clean of toxins when we sleep!
Don't remember the last time I managed to sleep for more than a couple of hours at night. Not because I am overtly-stressed or over-worked (well, at least no more than usual) or anything else that might be keeping the zzzzzzzzzzzs at bay. And that's the worst thing – because my insomnia doesn't seem ... Read More about Is this really the most relaxing song EVER? All the scientists say so!
Not getting enough beauty sleep? Sleep specialists now warn that working on your computer right before bedtime can be a major cause of insomnia. According to Dr. Chris Idzikowski of the UK-based Edinburgh Sleep Centre, “Just the simple act of checking your email upto an hour before bed has the same ... Read More about Not getting enough sleep? Skip the screen