Sleep

8 Ways To Get Great Sleep, Via Food And Exercise

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living

There's no question about it — we could all use more sleep. Whether it's staying up late reading on our tablets or waking up early to get a head sta...

Do This To Get a Good Night's Sleep

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Many people with sleep troubles are tempted to take sleeping pills or supplements containing melatonin and the likes, and that may indeed be part of the solution. But there can also be a risk of addiction. Be advised that most of these remedies have side effects and should not be taken without consulting a physician.

This Sleeping Mask May Trump The Snooze Button

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.19.2013 | Canada Living

Napwell is a sleeping mask that uses in-built lights to mimic the sunrise, so that wearers wake up naturally and energized. As its name suggests, N...

The One Thing All Couples Should Do in Bed

Susan Valentine | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

Sure, you may still end up fighting, but it won't be nearly as acute. And haven't you noticed how much easier everything seems when you and your loved one are close? How life feels better? Deadlines seem less daunting, children seem less demanding, and other stressors become more manageable.

Starting to Get Sick? Treat Your Body Like a Car

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

We wouldn't ignore our car's gas light for days or weeks at a time. In the very least, we wouldn't be surprised if our ignorance of the warning light resulted in our car being side-lined because we had run out of fuel. So why do we treat our most precious asset, our health, with the disregard afforded to that old clunker, hand-me-down car.

How to Keep Energized as the Seasons Change

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Were you happy to get that extra sleep with Daylight Savings Time, only to find yourself feeling sluggish for weeks after? You're not alone. Changing clocks shifts our circadian rhythm -- the principal time cue of light which sets our natural cycle for sleep. As such, not all of us adapt well. Here's a deeper look at how time changes not only impact our sleeping cycles but also our meal and activity plans.

Kids: Go The F To Sleep Or Get An F

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

A recent study has concluded that children who get regular sleep perform better in school and have less behavioural problems, than those who didn't have a set bedtime. Enforcing a bedtime can be tough at the beginning, but there are ways parents can increase their chances of success.

True Confessions of Sleep-Deprived Parents

BabyPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
BabyPost

Whoever coined the term "sleeping like a baby" clearly had no children. It is amazing how much being sleep deprived can affect one's ability to function. You assume it will be hard but you'll manage. In reality, often times managing would be an improvement. Here are some things sleep-deprived parents feel that they don't always share.

How to Repair The Damage From Four Bad Health Habits

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

I was recently on The Dr. Oz Show and he asked his viewers what their most-regrettable health habits were. We collected the top four and I provided holistic ways to counteract them. Read on for what I told Dr. Oz, and use these tools to make up for some past mistakes.

Melatonin Can Do Much More Than Help You Sleep

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

There's a reason melatonin is on many doctor's must-have anti-aging list and touted by celebrities like Suzanne Somers for its powerful ability to encourage sleep and slow aging. From reducing PMS and migraines to slimming waistlines and boosting thyroid, this little magic pill does more than just put the 'beauty' back in sleep.

8 Reasons to Get 8 Hours of Sleep

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of people don't realize how much better they would feel if they got an extra couple of hours of sleep. In addition to heightening your overall well-being, there are also myriad health benefits. I would like to focus on eight reasons why you should aim for eight hours of sleep a night.

Why Sleep Loss Makes You Fat

AFP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living

Scientists said Tuesday they had found evidence that a lack of sleep causes changes in brain activity that lead to people feeling hungrier and craving...

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.

The Nap Paradox, in Rhyme

Andrea Traynor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

One nap, two naps, three naps, four; Why's my newborn such a bore? Come on, wake up! It's time to play! My dear, don't sleep the day away. I know you...

Five Overlooked Reasons Why You are Stressed Out

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done. However some stresses are more subtle and can in many ways be detrimental to your health, and certainly not great for your health. Here are a few overlooked examples of chronic stress and some tips on what you can do about it.

Five Ways to Fight Feeling Overwhelmed

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed like this, I get trapped in that mindset where I think, "I can relax when I'm finished." The problem is that life and work don't stop. The key, then, is learning to create those pauses for yourself. Here are five ways to calm down.

Don't Skimp on Sleep

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Want to look years younger? Want a beautiful complexion? Sleep. When I started doing seminars for business seven years ago, sleep became a major focus for me and what I spoke about. Weight loss needs to be the byproduct of a healthy life, then its ROI is almost immeasurable.

Do Seals Sleep Like Humans?

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Some new insight into the sleeping patterns of seals could help shed light on the chemicals that lull humans to slumber, researchers said Tu...

Why I Trade Sleep for Alone Time.. Even When I Desperately Need Sleep

Robin Farr | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Robin Farr

I know some parents who can function on very little sleep and so can quite handily go to bed late and still be fine when their offspring disturb their slumber. I'm not one of them. I need sleep - the undisturbed, drool-on-the-pillow-and-wake-up-when-I'm-damn-well-ready kind. And I'm sure I don't have to tell you that I haven't had enough of that in the last four-and-a-half years.

Ways to Improve Your Health for the New Year

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Contrary to popular belief, improving your health is possible with just a few basic habits that take only minutes a day. Follow my advice and try these simple, fast and effective tips below -- and I promise you will boost your total wellness and see a new healthy glow as soon as tomorrow's sunrise.

Tired of Looking Tired? How to Handle Puffy Eyes

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If you find that you are spending more and more money for the perfect under-eye concealer, or treatments to combat puffiness in your face, you should look at the root causes. In my practice I have found that the culprit behind those dark circles and puffy eyes can range from thyroid problems to food allergies. Here are some solutions to the five most common causes.

10 Health Conditions That Disrupt Sleep

Everyday Health | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living

By Jan Sheehan; Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Having problems going to sleep or staying asleep? A health condition could be ...

Could Sleeping Too Little Promote Weight Gain?

CBC | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living

Not getting a good night's sleep can lead people to pack on pounds over time, say researchers who suggest regular sleep patterns to manage weight. ...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Hours Of Sleep You Really Need

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Living

There's a reason why you shouldn't necessarily be sleeping like a baby. According to an infographic by viral website Fogs.com, sleeping like a bab...

Kaitlyn Terrana, Ontario Teen, Suffers From "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome"

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - There was nothing sweet about Kaitlyn Terrana's 16th birthday. And she has virtually no recollection of her last birthday, her 17th, either....