Natural Wellbeing Blog

Survive Daylight Savings 'Spring Forward' Without Skewing Your Sleep

It seems like only a few weeks ago we all “fell back” for Daylight Savings. Now, we’re getting ready to “spring forward.” Given the choice between the two, most people tend to prefer falling back, since it means they get an extra hour of sleep! In fact, many people dread springing forward because it effectively means losing an hour.

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

Sleep is a necessary component of health. After just a day or two of poor sleep, you’ll probably begin to feel irritable, unfocused or exhausted. After a week or more, your mental health might be in the dumps, you might experience short-term memory loss and your stress levels might be off the charts.

Here's Why Anxiety Hits the Hardest in the Middle of the Night

Anxiety is a common feeling caused by challenges, worry or stress. Unfortunately, some people feel anxiety much more often, even when nothing is wrong. In response to a real or perceived “threat,” the body may generate an increased heart rate, sweating, feelings of worry or panic, rapid breathing and more.

How Traveling for Business Can Affect Your Sleep Quality

Today's professionals make over 405 million long-distance business trips per year, with many taking to the road on a daily basis - as per research compiled by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Rather than catching cross-country flights, most are traveling within 250 miles of home by car - a distance that often requires sleeping away from home for at least a night (or more if further travel is undertaken the next day).

Do Women Need More Sleep Than Men?

Sleep: It’s something we all need, regardless of sex, age or lifestyle choices. However, while most people know that your sleep patterns and needs are likely to change as you age or alter your activity levels, not many people realize that there are some fundamental differences between how men and women sleep, as well.

Easy Ways to Make Holistic Living Part of Your New Year's Resolutions

With the new year only a few days away, you might be locking in your “word of the year,” yearly plans and, of course, your new year’s resolutions. Selecting the perfect new year’s resolution is something that a lot of people struggle with—how do you dedicate yourself to a goal that, one, you’ll actually commit to all year, and two, has the power to improve your life?

6 Easy Steps to Start a Restful Sleep Ritual

Insomnia affects thousands of people each night, preventing them from getting restful sleep. Whether caused by medication, anxiety, stress, a medical condition or something else entirely, insomnia has the potential to affect your mental and physical health—not to mention your concentration and mood day to day. Improving your sleep health and getting good sleep night after night will ultimately lead to a happier and healthier you.

As the Nights Get Longer, Use These Tips to Wake Up Before the Sun

For people living in the northern hemisphere, the approach of fall and winter means saying goodbye to long, summer days and welcoming longer nights and shorter bursts of sunlight. The sunrise each morning will continue to get later and later, and the sunset earlier and earlier until mid-December, when we experience the shortest day of the year.

Put Down the Sleeping Pills and Get Some Natural Rest

If you’re someone who suffers from insomnia, you may be willing to try just about anything to get a decent night of sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation is dangerous for your health and mental wellbeing, but many people with sleep troubles turn to medications that are almost as dangerous.