Modern urban living can bring with it a myriad of distractions, making it harder and harder to get a good night's sleep. Ideally we are supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don't hit that target every night. Sleep has incredible health benefits, like boosting metabolism, improving our memories, and even making us generally happier. If you face any one of these common sleep problems, here's what science says you should do.
Most of us really don’t know what to look for as far as signs and symptoms of cancer are concerned. Other than the well-publicized, self-test for breast cancer, awareness of which signs and symptoms we must look out for is nearly non-existent.
Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs): Genetically modified crops are getting into our food supply at a frightening rate. More than 90% of corn and soy are now genetically modified. Experts are in general agreement that not enough testing has been done before GMO foods were added to our food supply. No one – and this includes growers and manufacturers of GMO foods – knows the long-term effects they will have on our health.
I know that I’ve had countless weekend mornings when I’ve wanted to stay in bed, weather to nurse a hangover or to just enjoy the extra precious minutes one gets only on weekends, only to find, that I can’t seem to get into or stay in a comfortable position, which is giving me back pain and my pillows are lumpy and now I have a stiff neck!
It wasn’t until a recent bout of neck and shoulder stiffness (brought about by long hours at my desk and made worse by improper sleep posture) highlighted to me the importance of having the right pillow. Not to mention the time
As a working mother of two young kids I have learnt that there are few things in life as precious as sleep. However, many of those in my position will agree that a there are several factors that can affect a good night’s sleep, to name a few – the neighbor’s dogs that serve as live alarm systems for every passing vehicle, thin apartment walls coupled with neighbors who know nothing about the volume button on their TV remotes, or tossing and turning on a lumpy, creaky mattress. Of all the possible reasons to lose sleep, a bad mattress is not one of them.
My job takes me all over the country and and while I do enjoy the thrill of visiting new places, and as much as the travelling sates the wanderlust in me, the one thing I miss sorely when I’m away is my bed, or to be more specific my mattress. My precious memory foam mattress, which I arrived at after much trial and error, always ensures that I get the rest I need without waking up with any nagging aches and pains.