How to Sleep Better While Traveling

Julia Rosien | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Julia Rosien

Thick into the heat of summer travel, there's a whole lot of fun days ahead -- and they don't need to be as sleep deprived as you're worried they might be. With a few adjustments to your sleep habits while traveling (and some smart accessories), you won't have to check your sleep at the gate.

How I Get Through My Sleepless Nights

Keeley Milne | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

I am awake late again tonight, longtime sleep warrior that I am. Sleep and I, we have not yet found a way to comfortable exist together. I am forever hopeful. Bouts of insomnia tend to make one feel isolated, cut off from the world, so I try, these dark hours, to think of all the other people awake right now.

Sleeping Pills Are Not the Answer to Insomnia

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It can be tempting to use sleeping pills in such circumstances. But they can be habit-forming. And you may develop a tolerance to the pills so that you need a higher dose to have the same effect. Prolonged use can cloud your thinking and dampen your mood.

13 Things That Will Keep You Up Tonight

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living

After a long day, the only thing you want to do is crawl into bed for a good night's rest. Unfortunately, for 3.3 million Canadians, that isn't going ...

How Much Sleep You Should Get In One Handy Chart

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living

Many of us forget what it's like to be well-rested. Sleep is often the last priority in our daily routine, and by the time we're actually in bed, our ...

Germs Suffer "Jet Lag" And Can Make You Fat

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

One particular consequence of an altered circadian rhythm is altered glucose utilization leading to increases in weight gain, obesity and even diabetes. The reason for this has been examined at the molecular level and some paths to problems have been elucidated.

One Night Inside a Mom's Brain

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Did I take the meat out for supper tomorrow night? Uh, wait, we have no meat for supper tomorrow night. Great. Just great. And skating goes until 6. That's a problem. OK, you can't fix that now, so just go to sleep. I am sooo tired.

WATCH: How Insomniacs Can Finally Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Living

You know the drill. You're tossing and turning, watching the hours tick by on the clock — or even worse, just when you finally get to sleep, you wak...

Can't Sleep? Blame Your Neurons

University of Toronto News | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Reported online August 20 in the journal Brain, the new findings demonstrate for the first time that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, is substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Smart Sleep Strategies For Travellers

Julia Rosien | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Julia Rosien

Summer and travel -- our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel's uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, usually hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you to energized and ready for adventure.

This Is Probably Why You Can't Sleep At Night

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine explored the pathway that leads to short-term insomnia disorder af...

You Are Getting Very Sleepy...

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Living

Insomniacs and light sleepers alike might benefit from hypnosis to coax them into a deep sleep, suggests a new study published in the journal Sleep. ...

Can't Sleep? Reset Your Body Clock

Marilyn Linton | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

When calming tea and meditation don't help them fall asleep, many women plead with their doctors for prescription sleep aids. But there is another solution that's worth looking into. It's called cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT and it's all about changing your attitude and sleep behaviour.

Tossing and Turning? Six Superfoods for Better Sleep

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If you find yourself popping sleeping pills and still tossing and turning all night, you may want to look at a few foods you can add into your diet that will help you get a longer, deeper sleep.

Who's Afraid Of The Dark? Some Insomniacs Are

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - For some people with insomnia, the source of their sleeplessness may be an unexpected one.New Canadian research suggests fear of the dark ma...

Insomnia: How We Torture Ourselves

Isla Traquair | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Living
Isla Traquair

Look at the people around you. Who can't stop yawning? The clues are there, it's just that no one likes to admit it. Those who do confess get a barrage of unwanted tips. I have been tempted in the past to punch people who tell me warm baths, and whale music will solve my problems.

Sleep Problems Can Lead To Other Health Issues, Review Says

CBC | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Living

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder but it often goes untreated, which increases the risk for anxiety, depression and heart failure...