Tagged: August 2014 – Sleep

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Sleep: When to Get it and When to Skip it

Pop quiz time! Don’t worry, there’s only one question: What do all of these people have in common? Answer: 3-6 hours of sleep per night. Are you surprised? My guess is no. Because even with all of the research about the importance of sleep, it’s common knowledge that people at the very top do not make sleep a priority: “How...

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The 10 Things You Need to Do To Get Kids To Sleep

There are 610 results for books for sleep + parenting on Amazon. And 223 million results on Google. I have 4 books on the subject, all of which I have read and refer to regularly. I’ve even hired a sleep consultant. I try to do everything I am supposed to be doing, and yet… AND YET… my kids continue to give...

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How to Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Feeling Awesome

I spent the spring semester of my junior year of college in Spain. I ate (not well), I drank (too much), I studied (too little), I explored (constantly), I danced (poorly), I tutored (English) and I slept (not enough). And I loved every minute of it. My body – not so much. There was one week in April that was...

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Sleep: Why Roger Federer Gets 12 Hours of It & How to Hack Your Own Sleep

Fun fact #1: You will die from sleep deprivation before food deprivation. That’s right. 11 days without sleep will kill you, but the body can survive without food for about two weeks before it starves. Turns out a lot of complicated and important things happen when we sleep – things that repair, recharge and rebuild the body and the brain. Even your...