A Thank You to All Our Mothers

Written by Lorraine P. Vierzba May, the month we honor and celebrate mothers.  A group of women, who carry, labor and endure great physical, mental, and emotional feats for no other reason than love.  From kissing baby toes to empathizing with grown children, our mothers are a constant reminder of endurance.  Women who have the … Read more

Moms and Sleep Deprivation

For many moms, constant sleep deprivation is a standard feature of motherhood — just like blouses stained with spit-up and Cheerios crumbs in every purse. And it’s not only sleep-deprived mothers of newborns who are dragging. Whether you have a preschooler demanding encores of You Are My Sunshine at 4 a.m. or a high schooler … Read more

Spring Has Sprung But Is Your Sleep Falling Flat?

by Lorraine P. Vierzba Spring is FINALLY here! After months of enduring cold temperatures, brutal winds and wintry precipitations, so many of us are eager to open the windows and smell that fresh spring air…unless you are one of the millions of individuals who suffer from seasonal allergies. Too many of us are familiar with … Read more

Can Exercise Help You Sleep Better?

It is no surprise that sleep affects our overall health and wellbeing and many different aspects of our lives that go into how well we sleep at night. One them being exercise. A 2013 poll done by the National Sleep Foundation revealed just how exercise helped people in America sleep better. People who said they … Read more

Is it Healthy to Sleep with Your Pets?

Half of American dog owners and 62 percent of American cat owners report sharing the bed with their furry companions at night. But is it actually healthy to let your pets sleep with you? There have been numerous studies looking at how sleeping with your pets affects your health. There studies showcase many pros and … Read more

Seven Tips for Better Sleep in 2019

As 2018 is coming to an end and we begin a new year, you might be thinking about making some new year’s resolutions. Maybe think about how well you slept this past year and see if you can make some improvements to sleep better in 2019. Here are a few tips that can help you … Read more

How Does Nutrition Impact Sleep?

There are many different aspects that go into a good night’s sleep. One being nutrition. Hippocrates, the father of medicine noted “Sleep and watchfulness, both of them, when immoderate, constitute disease.” He also stated “Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This established the vital nature of nutrition and sleep to well-being. … Read more

Sleep Deprivation and its Correlation with Alzheimer’s

Many American’s are effected by Alzheimer’s disease. Whether it be a relative or even themselves. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and it … Read more