Fight For Your Right To Nap

Fight For Your Right To Nap

Whether you call them naps, siestas, or something else, they’re natural. Work structure, social class, the environment, and other considerations dictate whether you get to take them. Thank you, COVID-19. I guess. More freedom for more people is better than less. The pandemic triggered massive changes in work habits, at least among some social classes…

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. 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 with sleep.…

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? Win At Eating and Sleeping.

Acid Reflux? 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…

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