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…

Does CBD Tea Help You Sleep?

Does CBD Tea Help You Sleep?

One much-talked-about weapon against insomnia these days is CBD tea. What is it, exactly? How does it work? What is CBD tea? CBD tea refers to a herbal tea infused with cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, commonly abbreviated as CBD, is a therapeutic compound whose popularity has grown tremendously in recent years.  CBD comes from cannabis, the same…

Walking Is An Awesome Exercise Before Bed

Walking Is An Awesome Exercise Before Bed

Go walking before bed whenever you can. It has many benefits. It’s okay to take a leisurely pace unless there’s another reason to walk faster. Fitness experts consider walking at a leisurely pace a medium to light physical activity. Brisk walking is 3 to 3.5 mph and is considered moderate physical activity. While you should…

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…

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…

Is This Sleeping Pill Simply Too Strong?

Is This Sleeping Pill Simply Too Strong?

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…

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…

Never Let Yourself Become Sleep Deprived

Never Let Yourself Become Sleep Deprived

Some people lead a staid, predictable life.  Lucky them. They can count on being at home almost all the time.   They’ve got a consistent routine. They’re the furthest they can be from sleep deprivation. Nothing bad ever seems to happen to them. They live in a place with quiet neighbors or space between the…

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