Free Celebrity Sleep Coaching During Sleep Challenge

Free Celebrity Sleep Coaching During Sleep Challenge

From Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1 ChiliSleep will host the Back to Sleep Challenge. It’s an online, free, five-day event featuring prominent speakers from the world of performance improvement and sleep medicine along with a dedicated Facebook group and homework to practice implementing what you learned. The lineup includes: Kelly Starrett—physical therapist and…

Marijuana Use For Sleep Has Real Drawbacks

Marijuana Use For Sleep Has Real Drawbacks

Cannabis today isn’t the same plant it was 50 years ago. It’s important to update our perceptions and forget about using it to aid sleep. Jeff Spicoli, Sean Penn’s much-loved character in 1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High, is an example of the old stereotype of the typical marijuana user. Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy…

Walking Is An Awesome Exercise Before Bed

Walking Is An Awesome Exercise Before Bed

Taking a walk before bed is wonderful. If you can, take a walk before bed whenever you can. Fitness experts consider walking at a leisurely pace to be a medium to light physical activity. Brisk walking is 3 to 3.5 mph and that’s considered to be moderate physical activity. While you should avoid strenuous physical…

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…

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…

“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…

Morning Affirmations are Mental Medicine

Morning Affirmations are Mental Medicine

Taking medicine first thing in the morning is common. It’s easy to remember. It can be done after using the commode, washing hands, and brushing your teeth. You can wait until after breakfast, too. Morning affirmations should be thought of as a pill too; a thought pill. They go down best when they’re short, simple,…