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Science Says Sleeping in a Cold Room Is Better for Your Health

Science Says Sleeping in a Cold Room Is Better for Your Health

Health, Lifestyle
Many couples argue over the temperature in the bedroom, but we are here today to reveal that the one who likes it colder at night, is actually right. Dr. Christopher Winter, medical director at Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine, claims that there are several reasons why you should keep your thermostat between 60-67 degrees F while you snooze. Namely, he has found that if the temperature falls below or climbs above that range, one will toss and turn more during the night, and get worse sleep. Apparently, the human body has a natural, 24-hour cycle in which the temperature rises in the late afternoon and drops to the lowest point around 5 am. As the body temperature drops, we become more able to fall asleep. Therefore, a cold bedroom will encourage and support high-...
Can You Really Catch Up on Lost Sleep? Here’s What the Science Says

Can You Really Catch Up on Lost Sleep? Here’s What the Science Says

Lifestyle
Experts have long said that you can’t make up for lost sleep by snoozing more on your days off. But in 2018, a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research called that conclusion into question, suggesting that sleeping in on days off could cancel out at least some of the health risks associated with work-week sleep deprivation, including the threat of early death. But a study recently published in Current Biology echoes previous convictions. It says extra weekend rest is not enough to make up for sleep lost during the week, and concludes that the “benefits of weekend recovery sleep are transient.” Can you catch up on lost sleep? Here’s what the science says. Losing even an hour puts you in sleep debt Many people think of sleep like a bank account: Withdraw an hour on Monda
Can You Really Get Away With Sleeping Four Hours a Night?

Can You Really Get Away With Sleeping Four Hours a Night?

Health, Lifestyle
Some of the world’s most successful people swear that sleeping as little as four hours a night is the secret that gives them the extra time they need to achieve their impressive goals. This list of sleep braggers includes fashion designer Tom Ford; former chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi; entrepreneur and kitchen queen Martha Stewart; and former US President Barack Obama. The thought of having an extra hour or two every day to take on the world while everyone else is sleeping might be enough to get you out of bed early — but is it actually a good idea? HOW MUCH SLEEP DO WE NEED? The short answer is that adults need seven to nine hours a night. “This gives us sufficient time to allow for deep and REM sleep, which contribute to us feeling refreshed in the morning,” expl
8 Tips for Cultivating More Patience

8 Tips for Cultivating More Patience

Good Advice, Lifestyle
You’ve heard that patience is a virtue, and that all good things take time, and that hard work pays off. These are all really nice sayings, but actually practicing patience day in and day out? In your relationships and on the job and with the changes you’re making to your lifestyle to feel healthier? Yeah, practicing it is harder. If you’re like so many others, you probably find it difficult to be patient. Keep scrolling for eight tips on how to develop it as a habit in your own life. 1. Boost your empathy. Often, the struggle to be patient actually has to do with the other people involved in a given moment. With that in mind, eharmony chief of advice Jeannie Assimos suggests practicing more empathy. “Patience is all about reminding yourself that there are others to consider in
IN DEFENSE OF CANCEL CULTURE, COMPLICATIONS AND ALL

IN DEFENSE OF CANCEL CULTURE, COMPLICATIONS AND ALL

All Fabulous, Good Advice, Home and Garden, Lifestyle
Cancel culture—the phenomenon of deeming someone or something worthless, irrelevant, and over in response to transgressions big, small, ephemeral, and chronic—is our buzziest catchphrase as of late: There have been calls for canceling Saturday Night Live’s Shane Gillis, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, and comedian Dave Chappelle in the past month alone. President Trump told the U.N. General Assembly on September 24 that “a free people must never, ever be enlisted in the cause of silencing, canceling, or blacklisting their own neighbors.” (RIP, irony.) And on the Emmys red carpet, Sarah Silverman described cancel culture as “righteousness porn.” I get where she’s coming from, but I don’t think canceling is a bad thing. It’s also not a new thing, and before we
PERIMENOPAUSAL DEPRESSION IS THE SIDE EFFECT MANY WOMEN DON’T SEE COMING

PERIMENOPAUSAL DEPRESSION IS THE SIDE EFFECT MANY WOMEN DON’T SEE COMING

Good Advice, Health, Lifestyle
Photo: Stocksy / Bonnin Studio Thanks in part to the period positivity movement, it’s normal (and welcome!) for people to talk about their menstrual health like experts. But unfortunately, the same can’t be said for menopause and perimenopause. At age 49, I have certainly experienced my fair share of perimenopausal symptoms. But it was only until recently that I learned about perimenopausal depression—a condition that sits in nearly as much silence as perimenopause itself. Perimenopausal depression (PD) is essentially depression that manifests during the transition into menopause. It’s not experienced by everyone who goes through menopause, but like clinical depression, the symptoms can be debilitating. Think: increased fatigue, slowed cognition, inattentiveness, mood
THE 6 GOLDEN RULES OF GUT HEALTH DOCTORS ARE BEGGING YOU TO FOLLOW

THE 6 GOLDEN RULES OF GUT HEALTH DOCTORS ARE BEGGING YOU TO FOLLOW

Good Advice, Health, Lifestyle
Photo: Getty Images/dragana991 Having a thriving microbiome is the cornerstone of living your healthiest life. A healthy gut ensures more energy, fights off germs flying around your office, and gets you your dream job. Okay, maybe not the last one, but considering that every doctor, dietitian, and kombucha-loving wellness influencer is constantly preaching about gut health, it’s clear that it’s wildly important. Everyone wants a healthy gut, but steps you can take to achieve it aren’t always clear. I asked four doctors who specialize in digestive health what gut health rules they wish everyone would follow. The golden rules of gut health 1. DON’T OVEREAT According to integrative medicine doctor and gastroenterologist Marvin Singh, MD, one of the reason why so many Amer
TAKE NOTES ON THIS BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE GURU’S BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS—AND STAYING VIBRANT AT EVERY AGE

TAKE NOTES ON THIS BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE GURU’S BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS—AND STAYING VIBRANT AT EVERY AGE

All Fabulous, Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Lifestyle
To celebrate women embracing their power at every age, our “Better With Age” series with MitoQ—a mitochondria-supporting super supplement that powers your cells to fuel your ambitions as you age—is telling stories of inspiring women who have loads of game-changing advice for generations behind them. Ever had a dream statistics said you’d never achieve? Not all of us are lucky enough to beat the odds, but you can increase your likelihood of accomplishing your goals with a bit of well-timed inspiration. That’s why we’re taking notes from Ty Alexander, a badass entrepreneurial woman who’s accomplished her dreams by defining success—and beauty (she’s rocked naturally gray hair almost her whole life)—for herself. Her definition of success? Being continually open to growth
5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Skin Moisturised 24/7

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Skin Moisturised 24/7

Hair & Beauty, Lifestyle
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that keeping the skin hydrated is the secret to soft, supple skin. When our skin is moisturised, we give off a vibrant, lit-from-within glow that keeps us looking and feeling fresh. While many people think the answer to keeping our skin hydrated is as straightforward as applying moisturiser, this isn’t always the case. Skin moisturisers work by locking in existing moisture in the skin, but if your skin is plagued with dryness especially during the cold months, then you won’t be reaping the benefits of the product. Here, we look at different ways you can keep you skin moisturised that can be incorporated into your everyday habits. Don’t take hot baths or showers Taking a hot bath or a long steamy shower is one of life’s best pleas
10 Ways To Support And Empower The Women In Your Life

10 Ways To Support And Empower The Women In Your Life

All Fabulous, Health, Lifestyle
We’re all about supporting women – women from all walks of life, women in the workforce and women who truly want to live an extraordinary life. Why? Because women do better together. Instead of tearing each other down, women can empower, encourage and inspire each other. We can lift each other up. If you’re looking for a goal to work towards for the remainder of 2019, we challenge you to become a supporter of the women around you, be that the women you work with, the women who make up your circle of friends, or the women who may not be as fortunate as you. Together, we can champion other women. Together, we can become the best we can be. Here are 10 ways you can support and empower the women in your life. 1. Show up for women Call, text, check-in, listen, offer a shou