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Why Women Need More Sleep Than Men

I remember when the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” generated a lot of buzz. That book became a go-to tagline about how different men and women are and it still resonates today—The Huffington Post actually has a blog on relationships that’s named after the book. Some would argue that men and […]

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Why Weight Loss Leads to Better Sleep

Every New Year I write down a list of goals, and take a look at my list from the previous year. I’m getting better at writing SMART goals—Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound—because when I set specific parameters, I have a greater chance of meeting my goals. The top New Years resolution for 2015 was […]

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Decrease Sleep Apnea Symptoms with Tongue and Throat Exercises

Obesity and sleep apnea are linked, in part because excess fat puts added weight and pressure on throat, neck, soft palate and jaw muscles. In addition to regularly using a CPAP machine, sleep apnea patients can do tongue and/or throat exercises to strengthen face and throat muscles and decrease OSA symptoms. It’s understandable to react […]

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Sleep Your Way to a Thinner You

Who’s ready for a new exercise plan? Step 1: Remember to go to bed on time so you can get your 7-8 hours of sleep. Done! Can it be that easy? The answer is YES. Getting enough sleep at night can ward off excess weight and maybe even help you lose weight. Simply heading to […]

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Short Sleep Can Cause You to Pack on the Pounds

Information about obesity and weight gain clog the media airways these days, and for good reason. Weight-related morbidity is estimated to account for 6.8% of healthcare costs in the United States. It has become increasingly important to pin point potential risk factors that could influence preventative practices. Cliché by now, however accurate, indicates America is […]

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