5 Tips to Combat Fatigue

5 Tips to Combat Fatigue

Fatigue is a major safety concern and one associated with higher injury and accident rates at home and in the workplace. Fatigue reduces one’s attention to detail and reaction time, which can cause impaired physical skills, induce simple operational errors,...
Create a Rest Ritual

Create a Rest Ritual

 2 hours prior to bed: No more eating. No more caffeine.No more alcohol.Wrap up all cardiovascular exercise.Verify your sleep watch is charged.Set up the coffee pot for auto-start the next morning.  1 hour prior to bed: Close all bedroom shades and...
Want better sex? Wear socks.

Want better sex? Wear socks.

“So, what do you wear to bed?” I asked my friend.  “Socks,” said my friend.“Say again?” My friend, “Socks.” “That’s it?”  …  Again, my friend, “Yes, that’s it.”  “Okay, I will play along naked sleeper, why the socks?”  A study from 2007...
Try these tricks to keep your body cool at night

Try these tricks to keep your body cool at night

The body core temperature needs to drop for effective sleep. Consider… Setting your bedroom thermostat at or below the recommended 68° F (20° C). Wearing socks while sleeping to help increase blood circulation and reduce core body temperature.Using a fan to...
Try this 4-7-8 breathing routine

Try this 4-7-8 breathing routine

Once in bed, there are several recommended breathing techniques designed to slow down body functions that keep you tense and anxious. Slow, deep breathing slows the heart rate and makes it easier to drift off to sleep. 4-7-8 is one such breathing technique. With mouth...
Can audiobooks help you sleep? You’d be surprised!

Can audiobooks help you sleep? You’d be surprised!

Play an audiobook all night to help distract an otherwise excessively active mind. Use a book greater than 8 hours long. Too loud is not helpful, but too soft can make you strain to hear and potentially wake you up. Too interesting can be a problem so consider a story...