Dr. Mercola For Americans, it’s that time of the year again—time to move your clocks an hour ahead; losing a precious hour of sleep in the process. For many, the time change associated with daylight savings time1 (DST) also means spending several days or even weeks feeling generally off-kilter. As reported by Prevent Disease:2 “A […]
Clearing the energy in your home and workspace makes it lighter and more positive, removing toxins and improving your overall health and well being. Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy. Other space clearing techniques include dowsing; smudging with herbs or incense; clearing with bells, cymbals and singing bowls; and clearing with chanting.
We take it for granted, but most people have to wake up for work (or school or other morning obligations) long before they want to. Sleeping in is treated as a cherished luxury—it’s somehow become normal that people wake up still exhausted, and anything but is a notable exception.
Sustainability is not a onetime affair. It is a string of efforts made consciously to build and retain. A sustainable green environment requires certain measures, such as switching to bamboo and silk bedding, offering advantages not just to nature but also to individuals.
As our day wears on, even when we get enough sleep at night, our focus and alertness degrade. While this can be a minor inconvenience in modern times, it may have meant life or death for our ancestors. Whether you are finishing up a project for work or hunting for your livelihood, a nap can rekindle your alertness and have your neurons back up and firing on high in as little as 15 to 20 minutes.
Several foods can naturally increase melatonin production, eliminating the need for a supplement. According to GreenMedInfo, researchers with Thailand’s Khon Kaen University found that some tropical fruits have significant effects on melatonin production.
Ever since I’ve been a student of Ayurveda, I’ve begun paying more attention to the nuances of the seasons. It has changed my life so profoundly that frankly, I want everyone else to jump on board! Just the simple act of aligning with Mother Nature can reverse health issues, balance relationships, combat depression and anxiety, and help us lead a more purposeful life.
leep is vital not only for surviving, but also for thriving. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine revealed that irregular sleep patterns can lead to unhealthy fat deposits around vital organs. This dangerous fat accumulates around the middle region of the body and is extremely dangerous.
How much sleep do you need? There’s little consensus on how much sleep we should get each night—and there’s good reason for this. Each person has different sleep needs. Some people operate at their best after 9 hours while others seem to only need 5 hours each night. But, what is really the optimal amount of sleep for the average person?
We use our sleep and dream state to process our day, work through issues, problem solve, and even do soul work. Our bodies rejuvenate and heal. It is important that we get a good night’s sleep, but many complain to me they don’t. Good habits and spiritual practices conducive to sleep can help.
A new study indicates that, depending on what we hear during the night, it is possible to reinforce existing memories and enhance our recall after we wake up.