Have you ever been traveling but no matter how tired you were at the end of the day you stood wide awake all night just because you were somewhere new? According to researchers this is a common occurrence and there is a specific reason for it.
According to the study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, spending 5 min. before bed writing down your tasks for the next day could be all you need to fall asleep faster.
Often we can't fall asleep because we've been working the late shift or staying up late to surf the net. If you can't fall asleep or you wake up as a result of overeating or heaviness in the stomach, you can also use herbal concoctions.
The human body is at its lowest vital activity during a full moon and often that is exactly when dark thoughts begin to haunt us. That is precisely the time when we make the biggest mistakes in our lives.
Research by medics from Harvard University has found the reason why elderly people sleep less than younger folks. It's due to the decline in certain neurons.
It turns out that many people have difficulties falling asleep. For some the problem is short-term, for just a few nights, while in others it becomes chronic. This means that the lack of quality sleep could have been ongoing for a month.
The one thing that you should be aware of is physical exercises, which disrupt sleep if done up to 3 hours before bed. In some cases, watching TV in the evening with the goal of becoming sleepy can lead us to the opposite effect.
The artificial light, which is present in the period between sundown and the point when we fall asleep, suppresses the release of the hormone of sleep - melatonin.
The red fruits contain a high content of melatonin, the hormone of sleep. It is to it that sour cherries owe their hypnotic effect. Experts recommend sour cherry juice instead of pills, since it improves a night's rest, without causing side effects.
Electronic devices, such as laptops and iPads, fool our brain into thinking that it is still day and thus help to increase our chances of suffering from insomnia.