How much sleep do babies and kids need? The answer to that question depends very much on the age of the kids! Are your kids 4, 14 or 24 years old? Some adults act as though they were still kids. For our purposes here we shall call a halt at 17 years. Let’s start with babies. How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?When discussing how much sleep do kids need, we are referring to … [Read more...] about How Much Sleep Do Babies and Kids Need?
Can you die from a melatonin overdose? Is melatonin safe to use or can you overdose on melatonin? These are all good questions, but let's begin by discussing melatonin safety, and why we should be asking such questions. What is melatonin and why should we concern ourselves about it? Table of ContentsQuick NavigationWhat is Melatonin? Natural Production of … [Read more...] about Is Melatonin Safe? Can You Die from a Melatonin Overdose?
Before discussing the best and worst sleeping positions, let's first dwell on some general aspects of sleep. The amount we sleep is just as important as how we sleep, and it's amazing that something as ubiquitous as sleep is still a mystery to many people. Too much sleep can be as unhealthy as too little sleep.Among the many health conditions affected by sleep are … [Read more...] about The Best and Worst Sleeping Positions
There are several health benefits of sleeping on a waterbed mattress. First, let's have a brief look at the history of the waterbed. It all started in 1833 when Scottish physician Dr. Neil Arnott devised a 'Hydrostatic Bed' to help prevent bed sores in people confined to bed for long periods.This bed took the form of a bath of warm water covered with canvas that … [Read more...] about The Health Benefits of Sleeping on a Waterbed Mattress
There are many reasons why it's a bad idea to fall asleep on a couch. A simple one to understand is that a couch or sofa is designed for sitting on, not for sleeping on! Mattresses are designed specifically for sleeping on, and many are designed or recommended particularly for people who sleep in specific positions: on their side, back or stomach.If you sleep on a … [Read more...] about Why It’s a Bad Idea to Fall Asleep On a Couch
It may seem comfortable to you, but is sleeping on your stomach bad for you? Perhaps, and here is why sleeping on your stomach is a bad idea. The vast majority of people give no thought to the position they sleep in. Perhaps they should! If you sleep for the average of 7-8 hours each day or night! that is the length of time that your body weight is distributed over the … [Read more...] about Why Sleeping On Your Stomach Is a Bad Idea
How long should it take to fall asleep? Good question – and one that many people would the answer to! Normally, you should be able to sleep within around 10 - 15 minutes after putting the lights out. However, many find it takes them longer than that to fall asleep and wonder why.There is a term given to the time it takes you to fall asleep once you have finished … [Read more...] about How Long Should It Take to Fall Asleep: Tips on How to Get to Sleep Quicker