You don't have to be a 'morning person' to enjoy all the benefits of waking up earlier. For the longest time, my mornings consisted of up to six snoozes with a minimum of three. It doesn't take a behavioral psychologist to understand that this was both inefficient and unhealthy. The mornings that started like that never amounted to much at all - a quick shower and then off to work. No productivity to be seen.Read More
In some cultures and careers, sleep deprivation might feel like an accomplishment; you're working so hard that you don't have time for sleep! While this may have earned bragging rights in high school and college, the reality is that fatigued minds don't work nearly as well as properly rested ones. Mistakes get made and you work at a slower pace.Read More
Lucid dreaming is the ultimate form of entertainment. It's free. It happens while you're getting rest. You can do anything you want, anywhere. It has unlimited potential. So why do so few people attempt to develop this ability?
Lucid dreaming doesn't come naturally to most. A lot of people can't even remember their dreams upon waking. To develop this skill, you must form a few habits that help dream retention and dream recognition.Read More
As a past stomach sleeper, this topic is dear to my heart. And spine. I recently injured my back pretty severely from standing up at work. I was just sitting at my desk and stood up to grab a dish and bring it to the kitchen. In the process of standing, an intense, sharp pain exploded in my lower back, immobilizing me. I set the dish down and grabbed my back like those commercials of elders with back troubles. When the pain didn't subside, I slowly eased back into my chair. The pain continued for over an hour before I could even turn left or right in my chair. Another hour later and I could walk again. It still hurt like hell though, so I emailed my naturopath to see if I could visit their in-house chiropractor. Two hours later I was in the middle of my first-ever chiropractic appointment. After some popping and locking, we got to talking about sleep positions. Turns out sleeping on your stomach with your neck turned 90 degrees to the left or right isn't the best for your spinal alignment. So let's look at our options.Read More