Special Exercises Before Sleep Can Help Your Blood Pressure

Special Exercises Before Sleep Can Help Your Blood Pressure

Sometimes doing an action can take the place of taking a certain medication. Positive morning affirmations can work like an antidepressant. Grounding can decrease inflammation. Some doctors have said, “If exercise was a drug, I’d give everyone a prescription.” Sometimes what you’re doing is making a drug with your own body. It’s generally better to…

Having An Out-Of-The-Body Experience Doesn’t Make You Special

Having An Out-Of-The-Body Experience Doesn’t Make You Special

Having an out-of-the-body experience doesn’t make you special. They’re pretty common. According to surveys, around 10 percent of the population has had one. That makes it a pretty common experience. That’s something that needs to be said and understood. No need to feel weird about it. Maybe you were dehydrated at the time you felt…

How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

Am I crazy? It’s a question people can have after they have an experience—or experiences—that defy easy explanation. Skepticism is valued in our society. Being skeptical shows you’re no fool. Knee jerk skepticism, even cynicism, is easy. Sometimes it takes work and courage to ask questions. You may not like the answer either. The truth…

Have Vivid Dreams With Pyridoxine — The Dream Vitamin

Have Vivid Dreams With Pyridoxine — The Dream Vitamin

When you’re learning about nutrition, it’s hard to distinguish one B vitamin from another. That’s probably because of how they’re presented to the learner: all in one group. They all sound alike.  They’re distinct, however. Biochemically separate. As B vitamins, they’re grouped by function. It’s an attempt to organize the information in an understandable way. All of…

The Power of Nap or The Power of Walk?

The Power of Nap or The Power of Walk?

To nap or not to nap: that is the question. Some people swear by the power of naps, actually calling them “power naps.” They’re powerful, they say, because they feel recharged, refreshed, and rejuvenated after they wake up. Others, not so much. They insist that if you’re struggling through your day after a night of sleeplessness,…

Sleep & Science: Adventures with Leptin

Sleep & Science: Adventures with Leptin

The human body frequently gets compared to a machine. It’s not. Making a comparison like that is taking a mental shortcut. Writers searching for convenient analogies are guilty. We should forgive them, however, because they’re just trying to explain how stuff works in easily understood ways. Besides the fact humans are living and machine aren’t, machines operate…

Fun Facts About Sleep

Fun Facts About Sleep

Here are some basic, interesting facts about sleep and dreams. While there are differences in the way everyone dreams and in the content of those dreams, there are commonalities. The commonalities are good to keep in mind when discussing dream journaling ►12 percent of people dream only in black and white, so they say. Personally,…