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What You’re Eating Is Keeping You Awake At Night – The Sleep Consultant

Find yourself waking up in the middle of the night? Sleep quality not so great? If you feel like you’re never fully restored, your blood sugar could be the culprit. Below you’ll find out why and what to do about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k40I5pCXDN0&feature=youtu.be What is blood sugar? Blood sugar is a form of sugar known as “glucose” that gets absorbed into […]

Creative Decluttering Hacks: The Bedroom Edit – Better Sleep Council | Start every day with a good night’s sleep

Setting your intentions to get regular quality sleep takes some work. From changing lifestyle habits to being mindful of your sleep hygiene, there are a lot of factors to consider in the quest to get better rest – including creating a tranquil space to slip into deep, restorative sleep.   However, the bedroom tends to be a catchall for the […]

Can These Stress Apps Transform Your Life for the Better?

When your thoughts feel like a tornado, it’s hard to do stuff like plan healthy meals, or schedule gym time. Never mind falling asleep at a decent hour the night before so you have the energy to actually DO these things. Seems like an unlikely hero—but your phone might help. Specifically, via stress management apps. Stress management apps promise to […]

What’s the real deal with beauty sleep? – Better Sleep Council | Start every day with a good night’s sleep

The beauty industry is part of the big B club, i.e., it’s worth billions. The US cosmetic market is worth a staggering $62.46 billion, and sales in face skincare alone are projected to reach $28.16B this year. (1,2) Given society’s fascination with looking young as long as possible, these numbers aren’t all that surprising.    Here’s the thing – and […]

While inadequate rest may increase the risk of cancer, restorative sleep is an essential part of its treatment and recovery – Better Sleep Council | Start every day with a good night’s sleep

While inadequate rest may increase the risk of cancer, restorative sleep is an essential part of its treatment and recovery BY TERRY CRALLE, RN   Sufficient sleep is considered the cornerstone of health and well-being. Conversely, insufficient sleep has serious health repercussions, including an increased risk of stroke, depression, hypertension, heart attack, diabetes, dementia, obesity, osteoporosis, motor vehicle accidents, and […]

If You’ve Ever Wondered What a Wellness Coach Is—or How to Be One—Here Are All Your Answers

You know what you should do for good health. Get enough quality sleep most nights. Cook nutritious, satisfying meals at home, most evenings. Make time for sweating, meditating, time in nature—whatever helps you feel recharged and strong. It’s just that DOING these things (consistently) isn’t so easy. Just like your dog stubbornly lying in front of every doorway, life trips […]

How To Eat For Better Sleep – The Sleep Consultant

Up to one-third of Canadians are not getting enough sleep. With the importance of sleep to health and wellness, these statistics are worrying. This also highlights the need for newer or alternate interventions, such as looking at people’s diets. While there are many studies on the effect of sleep on diet, there is also growing evidence on the effect of […]

How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow? – Better Sleep Council | Start every day with a good night’s sleep

  A form of the “pillow” has existed for thousands of years – beginning with stone pillows used for sleeping in Mesopotamia around 7000 BC. However, these ancient pillows, which could not have been comfortable, served a different purpose than the beloved pillows of today. Back then, stone “pillows” helped users avoid insects crawling into their mouths, noses, and ears […]

The Surprising Science of Oversleeping.

Reviewed by Jennifer Martin, PhD Maybe you’ve seen the headlines about how oversleeping has been linked to a greater risk of disease and death. If you’re the kind of person who regularly clocks more than eight hours of slumber, these news stories have probably made you wonder, “Why do I sleep so much? And is it bad for me?” In […]

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