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B.C. professor's NEW SLEEP TRICK gets attention from Oprah, Forbes, Guardian. A B.C.

B.C. professor's NEW SLEEP TRICK gets attention from Oprah, Forbes, Guardian

-based researcher has caught Oprah's eye with a technique he came up with to help people fall asleep faster. Luc Beaudoin's "cognitive shuffle" helps redirect a person's focus away from stressful thoughts that could otherwise keep them awake. Earlier this month, the method was featured in O Magazine. It's also been mentioned by Forbes and The New York Times. "I guess word gets around," said Beaudoin, who's also an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. To do the shuffle, people first imagine a word — that doesn't repeat any letters — as they're lying in bed. Then they think up lists of words that start with each letter of the root word they chose. Waking Up Is Hard to Do – Matter – Medium. Attempt 6 Calibrate, calibrate, calibrate There are lots of elements of personal wellness that aren’t a matter of opinion.

Waking Up Is Hard to Do – Matter – Medium

Don’t smoke. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. What Is Sleep Inertia, and How Can I Beat It? If you’re like most people, the first 15 minutes after you wake up aren’t your finest moments.

What Is Sleep Inertia, and How Can I Beat It?

Aside from morning breath, bed head, crusty eyes and grumpiness, you’re not firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking, right after getting out of bed. This transitional state is known as sleep inertia. It’s a period of grogginess when your body is actually still in a sleep state, including some parts of your brain that haven’t quite warmed up. Yeah, just brushing my teeth feels complicated right after I wake up. The brainstem arousal system is the part of the brain responsible for basic physical functioning. Unbiased Sleep Number Bed (Select Comfort) Reviews 2013 : Ratings For Classic, Performance Memory Foam Innovation : c2 c3 c4 p5 p6 i8 i10 m7 m9 : Comparison Complaints : Consumer Reports.

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The Sleep Number Bed offers adjustable firmness / comfort for each side. THE BAD. Make Your Own Padded Air Mattress. How to Make Your Own Mattress In the fall of 2011, my husband and I had a serious problem.

Make Your Own Padded Air Mattress

The mattress I had been sleeping on for several years had finally given up the ghost, and we did not have enough money to replace it. Nutrition Inc. » Do you wake up at 2-3 every morning? HomeBlogDo you wake up at 2-3 every morning?

Nutrition Inc. » Do you wake up at 2-3 every morning?

Jan 29 2013 by Kate 11 Comments If you are one of the many people waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning and can’t get back to sleep, you might want to read this… While you could pop an over-the-counter sleep aid, there might be a better choice out there for you. So maybe you could just pop a natural supplement instead, right? So what’s one to do? The solution to the root cause of the problem is likely to be blood sugar control.

Alternative Sleep Cycles: 7-10 Hours Are Not Needed. The average person requires 7-10 hours of sleep per night according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Alternative Sleep Cycles: 7-10 Hours Are Not Needed

But is it possible that using different sleep cycles, where the benefits of sleep are still achieved, we can sleep less? SLEEP!! Jolie Goodnight - All of my life I've been accused of... Of all the events we experience each day, which will be retained and which forgotten? JN2013. How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body.

I awoke in a bed for the first time in days.

How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body

My joints ached and my eyelids, which had been open for so long, now lay heavy as old hinges above my cheekbones. I wore two pieces of clothing: an assless gown and a plastic bracelet. I remembered the hallway I had been wheeled down, and the doctor’s office where I told the psychiatrist he was the devil, but not this room. I forced myself up and stumbled, grabbing the chair and the bathroom doorknob for balance. I made it to the toilet, then threw water on my face at the sink, staring into the mirror in the little lavatory. In those first moments, I remembered the basics about what had landed me in the hospital: Some pseudo-philosophical ranting and flailing brought on by a poorly executed experiment to see how long I could last without sleep. I was 18, in Italy, on a school-sponsored trip with that pompously misnamed group for American teens who earn As and Bs, the National Honor Society. Why? Dr. Sleep spindles in midday naps enhance learning in preschool children.

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Sleep spindles in midday naps enhance learning in preschool children

Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, and approved August 19, 2013 (received for review April 5, 2013) Significance Lacking scientific understanding of the function of naps in early childhood, policy makers may curtail preschool classroom nap opportunities due to increasing curriculum demands. Here we show evidence that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memories acquired earlier in the day as compared with equivalent intervals spent awake. Abstract Despite the fact that midday naps are characteristic of early childhood, very little is understood about the structure and function of these sleep bouts.