10 Surprising Things You Probably Don’t Know About Dreaming

There has been a lot of talk about dreaming, despite no concrete facts as to why we dream and what our dreams mean. That being said, there is so much about dreaming that we don’t know of, or understand. Here are 10 surprising things you probably didn’t know about dreaming. 1. Science on dreaming There…

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Vital Key To Health and Happiness

Children have no idea how or why it is that steaming hot pancakes make it to their breakfast table on Saturday mornings (organic sprouted buckwheat, of course). A little girl can scarcely imagine the planning and even the sacrifice that went into her birthday party. All she can tell is that the decorations are up, the…

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Relieve Stress, Sleep Better With These Relaxation Techniques

A working mom wakes up in the morning. She makes the bed, cooks breakfast, prepares her kids for school, dresses herself and then off she leaves for work. Meanwhile, a college student prepares his morning routine, checks if he has all the reading stuff for school, then he starts the heavy day with exams. Another…

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Is Your Bedroom Sleep Friendly?

A good night’s sleep can keep you active the whole day. Many of us understand the importance of a good sleep and benefits associated with it. Unfortunately many people suffer from sleep deprivation and lack of quality sleep because of lifestyle choices, sleeping posture, etc. In the past, many scientific studies have been conducted by The National…

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How Sleep Deprivation Makes You Fat

A new study adds to the mounting evidence that losing sleep results in gaining weight. (1)(2) Researchers kept 23 volunteers up all night and then scanned their brains as they viewed pictures of food. Two key regions in the brain showed significant changes in activity. The Amygdala The amygdala is believed to play an important…

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What Is Melatonin and Its Effects?

Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland. This hormone is responsible for the regulation of our internal body clock which is also referred to as the “circadian rhythm“. The production of melatonin is influenced by the amount of light in the external environment. Darkness stimulates the production of melatonin while brightness produces the…

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How to Reset Your Circadian Rhythm

Circadian rhythm refers to any biological process which displays an endogenous oscillation of 24-hours. In simpler terms, it refers to your body’s internal biological clock. The term circadian comes from the Latin word circa meaning “around” and diem meaning “day”. Our biological clocks are governed by a group of interacting molecules throughout the body.  A “master clock” in the…

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7 Powerful Herbal Sleep Remedies

A restful sleep at night is essential for good health. A good night sleep rejuvenates the body and mind and prepares you for the challenges of the following day. Insomnia is now becoming a common problem amongst those living in the city and following a fast passed lifestyle. Many people take medications to help them sleep at…

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