Sleep

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.

14 Signs You're a Sleep Deprived Parent

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Parents
Glynis Ratcliffe

I know I'm not the first person out there to write about being a sleep deprived parent. If you have kids, there is a 99 per cent chance that you've had a period of time where you weren't getting enough sleep. And if that's not true, I don't want to hear about it from you -- you and your smug face can leave.

'Doctors Are Humans, Too'

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Living

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How I Get my Son to Sleep on Planes

Angie Campanelli | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Angie Campanelli

Some travelling parents totally spaz over getting their baby to nap (on schedule or not). On point, I stressed over this issue for nights leading up to our first family trip. Throughout our travels, my husband and I tried many different methods to get our son to sleep in transit. Here are some tips that helped us succeed.

Five Steps to Better Digestive Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew with simple steps towards better digestive health. The body constantly requires adaptation in response to related periods of life, the change of seasons, as well as everyday environmental and lifestyle factors. I'm thrilled to share with you my top five steps to refresh and renew your digestive system this spring season.

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.

Try This Simple Trick to Get More Energy

Mandy King | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy King

A factor that can often be overlooked when dealing with the determinants of one's energy levels is routine. Do you have one? Do you go to bed at the same time most nights? Do you wake up at a similar time each morning? Do you eat your meals around the same time each day?

10 Soothing Songs To Help You Sleep

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living

Soothing lullabies can put even the fussiest babies to bed, and as you get older serene songs can have the same effect. In 2005, researchers studi...

Blue Is Better For The Bedroom

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you sleep too much or sleep too little, it's the quality of sleep that counts. After all, sleep has been linked to weight loss, a stronger ...

18 Tiny Sounds Guaranteed to Keep Your Baby From Falling Asleep

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

If your child is anything like mine, he can sleep through the apocalypse, once he's deep in sleep. Seriously, 15 minutes into a nap, the fire brigade could pull up in front of our house with sirens wailing, and he wouldn't do anything more than sigh deeply and roll to one side. However, falling asleep requires a special kind of silent juju that I still haven't got straight, after two kids.

The Female Viagra May In Fact Be Sleep

AFP/.Relaxnews | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

In the midst of controversy over whether or not a female Viagra should be made available to women, U.S. researchers say we could be overlooking one ba...

How to Beat the Winter Blues and SAD

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

SAD tends to present in adulthood and affects eight times more women than men. As we gain a deeper understanding of how circadian and seasonal rhythms are at play within our bodies, we will be better equipped to help patients combat wintertime blues and SAD. Here are six steps to get started.

Taking Care of Yourself This Valentine's Day

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

On the way to an appointment the other day I heard two teenage girls discussing Valentine's Day. One was distraught because her boyfriend had just bro...

Wellness in the 21st Century

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Wellness isn't simply about getting enough exercise, eating our greens and ensuring that we have enough good-quality sleep. Wellness is also about paying attention to all the other things that constitute well-being: it's considering the toxins we're being exposed to every day.

Get That Tablet Out Of Your Kid's Room. Now.

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living

Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night, a U....

Don't Rush To Get Back in Shape After the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chances are the holidays have left you sleep-deprived, perhaps even more than usual. So you may want to go to bed a little earlier or sleep in for a few days, if you can. There are plenty of things you can do to readjust your sleep pattern, so you wake up refreshed instead of hung over.

Is Sleep the Missing Factor in Weight Management?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

As most health professionals who work in the weight management field already know, the simple advice of "eat less and exercise more" is far removed from the complicated answer to weight loss. Research suggests there is another major factor that can influence your risk for gaining weight and it has nothing to do with how much or little exercise you do or food you eat: SLEEP.

Three Holiday Foods to Boost Immune Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

You may think it's more difficult to be healthy over the holiday season, but many of your favourite holiday foods are stuffed with nutrition. When you practice portion control and tweak preparation techniques, you'll cruise through the season with the health benefits and energy to fight off any germs lurking on the scene. Here are three immune-boosting holiday foods to include on your menu all season long.

The Best Defence Against Colds and Flu Is More Sleep

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Studies to unveil the marvels of our daily hibernation -- and the deleterious effects of deprivation -- will continue and many more discoveries will be made. In the meantime, as the cold and flu season continues to spread in Canada, we should take heed from the research suggesting slumber is critical to health.

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.

Sleep Apart and Have a Better Sex Life

Zarqa Nawaz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Living
Zarqa Nawaz

Like many couples, we learned early that the bed was ruining our marriage. I'm a light sleeper that awakens to the sound of someone else worrying while he can sleep through an earthquake. So we started sleeping apart. When I tell people about our arrangement, I know what goes through their minds and the answer is yes, the elephant in the room is still having sex.

Stop Fooling Yourself: You Need Your Sleep

Notable.ca | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

If there's one thing we've realized recently, it's that we aren't as super human as we once thought we were in the sleep department. Meaning, we actu...

Yes, You Should Let Your Lazy Teen Sleep In

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone knows sleep is important for teenagers, but a new study says that ensuring they get enough of it could call for a later start to the school d...

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.

The Only Sleep Training Method You'll Need for Your Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

When my son turned four months old I was at my wit's end. He barely slept. I was exhausted and stressed. On the verge of having a mental breakdown (truly), at my husband's suggestion I tried the dreaded Cry-It-Out Method. This was truly a last resort for me. It didn't make me comfortable.