Which Wins: Pulling An All-Nighter or 2 Hours of Sleep?

We’ve all been there: No matter how hard you try to fall asleep, you end up tossing and turning throughout the night without ever getting those zzz’s you need. Or you stay out later than you’d like and only have time for a few hours of sleep. When it comes to sleep deprivation, which one wins: an all-nighter or two hours of sleep? Pulling an all-nighterBefore energy drinks, college students relied on coffee and other carbonated beverages to stay awake to finish term papers and study for finals. That feeling of euphoria is actually your body trying to tell you to get some shut-eye. You might not ace the exam either because lack of sleep causes short-term memory loss. The same goes for your sleep schedule in your adult life. Over time, too many sleepless nights will affect your performance and your ability to make it to those workouts you love. Two hours of sleepAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25 percent of the population is sleep-deprived. Most people need at …

Yoga for Sleep

Blame it on the full moon, restless leg syndrome or your Netflix addiction. Not being able to fall asleep or to sleep well is a drag. Here is a 7-pose yoga sequence that will put you in the mood to rest and restore the whole night through. Pose 1: Downward Facing DogFocus: Hug the muscles of the arms and and legs onto the bone. By engaging significantly in your limbs so that you are using up excess energy and your body and mind will be more willing to relax when you release the pose.Hold: for 1 minute Pose 2: Thread the NeedleFocus: Use your abdominal muscles to emphasize the twist. If you have threaded your right arm under, spin your belly to the left. Even if you can’t get your belly to turn, visualizing it twisting will increase the benefit of of the pose. This gentle twist will relieve your spine and send fresh blood flow to your organs.Hold: each side for 45 seconds Pose 3: Pigeon Pose Focus: Imagine your breath could move through your …

6 Ways to Get Yourself Out of Vacation Mode (Sorry)

Vacations, honeymoon, longs weekends—they’re all hard to come back from. After all, no one wants to spend 10 days in paradise and then go back to the office (and a full inbox) on Monday. Turning off vacation mode is often tough, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some smart strategies you can employ to make your transition from leisure time a little bit easier.      Whether you’re a world traveler or a staycationer, these pro tips for snapping out of vacation mode will help you get your head back in the game.   Detoxify Sometimes vacation can mean one too many cocktails, rich foods or even lack of sleep if you’re an adventure buff. While fun, these vacation habits can make it hard to feel “normal” once you’re back at work. There are simple and effective ways to rid toxins from your body and feel healthy again after vacation that don’t include depriving yourself. Water is one of the best tools in your detoxing arsenal. “Focus on increasing your water intake. This will …

The Ways Working Out Can Make You Better in Bed

Working out makes things hotter—in more ways than one. Endorphins, health, confidence—the incredible benefits of exercising are endless. Besides being fun (sometimes),  it helps you relieve stress, try new things and become an overall happier person. But we’re not kidding when we say working out benefits all aspects of your life, including the love department! We chatted with sex experts to learn exactly how working out can make your sex life hotter, longer and better. So grab your partner and read up on these tips. Helps you last longer Sex can be heart-racing in more ways than one, but feeling out of shape (and breath) isn’t exactly a great feeling when you’re trying to be sexy in bed. Working out already increases your endurance when running and stamina when climbing those stairs, but it can help you last longer in bed, too. If you want to worry less about wearing yourself out, try focusing more on cardio exercises. Simply put, a stronger body that is used to cardio can handle more activity and, therefore, won’t get …