Alcohol & Sleep - A Bad Combination

Alcohol & Sleep - A Bad Combination

For years people have been under the impression a drink after work or a nightcap at bedtime would help them relax or perhaps better yet get a good night’s sleep.  In fact, 20% of Americans currently use alcohol as their preferred sleep aid. Scientific evidence points to the fact that alcohol has complex effects on our sleep and in aggregate is detrimental to our health.

Anxious Because You Can't Sleep or Can't Sleep Because You're Anxious?

Anxious Because You Can't Sleep or Can't Sleep Because You're Anxious?

Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover the connection between sleep and anxiety and whether your fluffy companion can improving your sleep.

Start With Sleep Rhythm

Start With Sleep Rhythm

Did you know that by simply going to bed and rising at the same time daily (Sleep Rhythm) you might be able to gain significant benefits? Sound too good to be true? Well, there's science behind those possibilities.

Sleep: On the Nature of Larks & Owls in Their Modern Habitat

Sleep: On the Nature of Larks & Owls in Their Modern Habitat

Have you ever wondered why some people hit the gym at 6:00am and others tell you they never go to sleep before midnight and prefer to sleep in until 10:00am or 11:00am?  

Why is it that some people love mornings, while others hate getting up?

Which one is better for your body, anyway?

How to Sleep: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

How to Sleep: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Did you get up this morning feeling somewhat-rested or not rested at all? Are you ordering that third cup of coffee mid-morning to keep your eyes open? Are you having trouble concentrating by early afternoon? These signs might suggest that you did not have a good night's sleep. Light seeping into your sleeping environment may be a factor in preventing a restful sleep.