SAVE THE DATE: Sleep Summit Oct 8-11, 2024

Autism Charities Receive Proceeds from July Event!   

Each charity received $27,593 from the annual event! The 15th Annual Ante4autism set a new record and raised $160,943, Saturday, July 29 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas!  The proceeds of that event were recently distributed to the 5 Autism charities:  Project FOCUS at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at UNLV, The Hope Fund – a […]

The Yellow Pillow Debate

The “Yellow Pillow” debate recently went viral on the internet, generating strong reactions from both men and women. It all began when Cam Thomson shared a photo of his well-worn, yellowed pillow on a social media platform. He claimed that this aged and stained pillow provided him with the best sleep, sparking a discussion on […]

The Crucial Role of Sleep in Adolescent Brain Development

During adolescence, the prefrontal cortex (PFC), responsible for cognitive and emotional functions, undergoes vital development. A recent study highlighted the critical role of sleep in shaping the adolescent brain.  Adolescence, spanning from 10 to 20 years, relies on sleep for optimal maturation. Sleep disturbances, like chronic sleep loss, raise the risk of mental health issues […]

Sleep Disorder May Predict Dementia

REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a relatively unknown and poorly understood sleep disorder that occurs during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. During REM sleep, the brain is active, muscles are relaxed, and eyes move rapidly. However, individuals with RBD act out their dreams, often involving violent actions such as kicking, punching, […]

Benefits of the Perfect Amount of Sleep

In a world that often prioritizes productivity over rest, the value of getting the perfect amount of sleep is frequently underestimated. Recent scientific findings have shed light on the significant impact of sleep on various aspects of health, particularly its role in maintaining youthful skin and unlocking beauty benefits.  The recommended ideal sleep duration for […]

Dieting and Sleep

One-third of Americans do not get enough sleep, which can have detrimental effects on decision-making and weight management. Chronic insomnia and sleep deprivation can lead to late-night snacking and unhealthy food cravings, potentially causing weight gain.  A lack of sleep increases cortisol levels, promoting fat retention. Conversely, dieting can also disrupt sleep patterns. Calorie restriction […]

Night Owls at Risk

A new study finds that “night owls” are more likely than “early birds” to have unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  Being a night owl isn’t about staying up late to party. It’s about a person’s circadian preference, or having a natural body clock that is partly genetically set […]

Overcoming Sleep Anxiety

Sleep anxiety is a condition where individuals feel worried or anxious about falling asleep or staying asleep. It differs from generalized anxiety disorder because it specifically revolves around sleep-related concerns, such as fears of not getting enough rest or experiencing harm while asleep.  People with sleep anxiety may struggle to relax at bedtime and may […]

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is a crucial aspect of our well-being, impacting various facets of our lives. It plays a pivotal role in regulating emotions, weight, the immune system, and cognitive functioning. Contrary to the common belief that everyone needs a fixed eight hours of sleep, individual sleep requirements vary significantly. Consistency in sleep patterns is essential, benefiting […]