From the very first time that your mother admonished your grandmother for letting you have a bunch of candy when you were under her care,
Short answer? No.
Although when the days get shorter, the air outside bites the skin, and outdoor activities require forethought and preparation…
We tend to get hungrier, sleepier, and grumpier. Sounds like we’re preparing to hibernate, doesn’t it?
Hibernation is a state of minimal movement and low metabolic activity characterized by low-body temperature, slow breathing, slow heart rate, and low intensity.
There’s a famous saying about avoiding buying green bananas… But it’s pretty morbid. It’s all to do with whether or not you’ll live to see
The human body is home to trillions of microorganisms, known collectively as the microbiome. These tiny organisms play an important role in our overall health, including our athletic performance.
During our waking hours, we’re told to consider our posture. Our form when we’re exercising. How we lounge when we’re watching TV.
We’re told that it’s vital to concern ourselves with our spinal alignment, that we can seriously injure ourselves if we’re not careful, and that anything from the functioning of our organs to the number of migraines we get can be affected by something as simple as positioning.
It turns out that the same is true for our sleeping hours!
If you’re worried and you can’t sleep…
Have a nightcap to unwind! Take some cough medicine. Eat a second helping. Pace the hallway. Squeeze your eyes shut. Give your social media one final scroll.
For a need that all humanity has in common, there are some pretty common misconceptions about sleep, how to get it, and what it looks like when it’s healthy. And frankly, most of the advice is Western-leaning.