Category Archives: Sleep

Are You SAD in the Summertime?

June 12th, 2018
For most of my life, I lived in Pennsylvania and for a while in Ohio. What these states have in common are the dark, dreary, depressing winter months. For me, they were really depressing because I suffer from SAD, seasonal affective disorder. I even ordered a therapeutic lightbox from Alaska, which I willed to my former officemates in Cleveland when I moved to Florida. I’m not the only one who gets depressed during the dark months of the year. SAD…

Skin Deep and Beyond

November 13th, 2017
Let me ask you this: How often do you think about the health of your skin? When you do, how often do you consider the skin that’s NOT on your face? After all, the skin is the largest organ in the human body, safeguarding everything underneath. Want to learn a little more about this protective organ and how to take better care of it? Read on. Skin has many functions, including shielding our bodies from germs and the harsh elements…

Seeing the Light about Sleep

April 3rd, 2017
The promise of better sleep makes me want to go camping. Sleeping outdoors for just a few nights – without a smartphone – is enough to reset body clocks in a way that makes it easier to get more sleep, according to studies. The crux is how light affects circadian rhythms, the body’s built-in system for signaling sleep time and when to wake. Camping provides exposure to plenty of natural light and dark, which researchers suggested prompted a shift in…