Sleep Less At Night and Stay Healthy

Sleep Less At Night and Stay Healthy

Sleep takes up a major chunk of the day. That can conflict with your other goals. The dilemma: How can you sleep less yet maintain health? I spend hours every week writing a sleep blog. I’m also longtime a sleep science enthusiast with a 25-year background in healthcare. I’ve both read and experimented a lot…

Making a Bandana Blindfold Is Easy

Making a Bandana Blindfold Is Easy

In some situations, a bandana blindfold is a quick answer to improving sleep Morning sun creeps around the gaps in the curtains getting you up too early. Once again, the sunbeams have started cheating you out of a few extra hours of needed sleep. It’s not necessarily the fault of the curtains’ installer. It’s just…

Acid Reflux? How to Win At Eating and Sleeping.

Acid Reflux? How to Win At Eating and Sleeping.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to sleep with GERD GERD, acid reflux, and waking up suddenly in the middle of the night coughing and hacking: the terms and experience go together—especially after you eat a little too much a little too close to bedtime. They don’t have to. Until you develop what they call…

Zolpidem Fits Our Western Mindset

Zolpidem Fits Our Western Mindset

Zapped by zolpidem: part 2 of 2 When we have a physical problem in the West, our first choice is to take a pill to fix it. Not all people in the West, but most. Pills are a quick fix. Alternative medicine, also called integrative medicine, is getting more popular, though a long way from…

“Never Again!” Classic Ambien/Zolpidem Fails

“Never Again!” Classic Ambien/Zolpidem Fails

Zapped by zolpidem: part 1 of 2 Back in my teens and twenties, back in my days of work in food service and the Army, my coworkers and classmates would to talk about how wasted they got on alcohol. These drinking stories would inevitably involve a tale of someone drinking a lot, passing out, and…

Is Bedtime A Good Time For Self-Improvement?

Is Bedtime A Good Time For Self-Improvement?

The Bedtime Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others: Part 4 of 4 Lots of people are hungry to get better. Some are more than hungry; they’re starving. In the United States, the personal development/ self-improvement industry was worth almost $10 billion in 2019. That number represents serious spending. It’s a competitive world out there. In…

Should You Bore Yourself To Sleep?

Should You Bore Yourself To Sleep?

The Bedtime Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others: Part 3 of 4 Hearing about conflict has a way of making an impression on you. It heightens your senses, makes you sit up and pay attention, gets you thinking about who’s right and who’s wrong. It’s just the kind of thing you want to avoid before…

What Makes a Bedtime Story?

What Makes a Bedtime Story?

The Bedtime Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others: Part 1 of 4 If you asked me ten years ago, hypothetically, “What is a bedtime story?” I’d reply with something like, “A story is a tale of what happened. It could be either true or make-believe. A bedtime story is simply a story that’s told before…

The Power of the Serenity Prayer

The Power of the Serenity Prayer

It happens to every man. Sometimes you feel powerless. You feel like you’re a member of the security detail on Star Trek, the crewmembers who are always anonymously getting killed. You’re doomed to defeat. Sometimes you feel like someone who goes up against Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan in a martial arts movie. Figuratively or…