10 Ways to Leverage Light and Darkness for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a problem. More than one out of every three adults in the United States aren’t getting enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control; and just as many struggle with daytime sleepiness and falling asleep each night. Sleep deprivation is at an all-time high, and worldwide Google searches for “sleep hygiene” have been increasing since 2008. In 2020, these searches reached their highest yearly peak ever. In other words, people want to know how to sleep better, and they’re prepared to make changes to do so. Nevertheless, sleep medicine is still a comparatively young field in academia, …

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Importance of sleep and how to get the most of it

Whether you want to optimize health and performance or beat a health problem, sleep is a key ingredient. With the modern lifestyle and technologies, we are getting less sleep and worse sleep quality—over 35% of US adults get less than seven hours every night1. Since March is sleep awareness month, we explore the in’s and out’s of better sleep and how infrared sauna sessions can help. What happens when you sleep Sleep isn’t just laying still through the night. Rather, sleep is when your body performs many vital functions as it cycles through different stages, including rapid eye movement (REM), …

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How to Self-Care This Winter

December is National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. With the dangers that can accompany high blood pressure, like kidney failure, stroke and heart disease, this month is an important time to reflect on your well-being and look after your health. While high blood pressure can be caused by unavoidable things like genetics or other illnesses, other common contributors like high stress and poor diet can be managed, and sometimes avoided, with self-care. Self-care’s relaxing and meditative qualities can lower your blood pressure, ease your stress and ultimately improve your sense of well-being.  At Sunlighten, we work to encourage others to …

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How Muscles Grow During Sleep

Everyone has bumbled through a day at work because of a poor night’s sleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep does more than making your eyelids droop. It affects all aspects of your health from your blood pressure to appetite. When you’re trying to build a healthy lifestyle and improve your physique, lack of sleep can get in the way of building muscle. Are you amongst those who put off getting the rest they need? Maybe it’s binge-watching Netflix or scrolling through social media late into the night. You may have good reasons like work obligations or a full family schedule. You …

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Sleep Cave Hacks – 8 Ways To Sleep Easy

Sleep can be an elusive trickster. Just about in the snore zone, and the sleep transition moment slips through your fingers like sand. You find yourself staring at the ceiling. For many, it is our brains that are the pesky bedmate. The moment we lie down our brains start one long run-on sentence.  “Wanna think about stuff? Did you call the electrician? What if you don’t remember in the morning? Do we need apples? What are Catskills?” Not being able to fall asleep is frustrating, and lack of sleep can negatively affect our health in dozens of ways. Anxiety, depression, …

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