• How is Alcohol Affecting Your Sleep?
    Health

    4 Bad Ways Alcohol Affecting Your Sleep

    If you’re like a lot of people, you might be under the impression that a late-night drink can help you get to sleep just a little bit faster. While alcohol consumption just prior to bed affects everyone a little differently, there are two important considerations to be aware of. The first is that, yes, alcohol will help you jump into deep sleep. The second is that your nightly sleep requires multiple cycles for you to get quality sleep, and alcohol messes with this – a lot. In fact, after assisting you to induce sleep, the negative effects of alcohol can hit you within ninety minutes, and this is how it…

  • Why Won’t My Teenager Get Out of Bed on Time?
    Parenting,  Teens

    Why Won’t My Teenager Get Out of Bed on Time?

    As a dad, one of the most trying tasks of parenthood can be getting your kids to go to sleep and then getting them out of bed in the morning. Teenagers are a challenge when it comes to sleep. They usually don’t want to get off their digital devices at night and can get crabby when you try and roust them for school. So, why won’t your teenager get up on time? Your Teenager is Hard-Wired to Hassle You Neuroscientists Dr. Sarah Blakemore did a fascinating TED Talk on teen brains and says your teenager finds it difficult to take direction from you at a biological level. So, when you…

  • Staying Healthy During the Holidays
    Health

    5 Easy Tips to Keep You Healthy for the Holidays

    We all want to be healthy, but some of us have issues staying healthy throughout the year. The holidays are well underway- has your belt-line felt the strain, yet? If so, you can fix that before the holidays are up! With a few small changes, you can keep yourself healthy (or get healthier) while to holidays are still underway. This will give you a leg up when it comes to those new year’s fitness resolutions! Below are 5 easy tips to keep you healthy for the holidays! Don’t skip the workouts It’s tempting to just give up on working out during the holidays, whether you currently have an exercise routine…

  • Healthy Habits Before Bedtime
    Featured,  Health

    5 Healthy Habits Before Bed

    Do you suffer from poor sleep? I know I have had points in my life where I have just not been able to get a good night’s sleep, whether it takes me a really long time to fall asleep resulting in me not getting a proper amount of sleep, or I have also had issues of waking up multiple times throughout the night. Broken sleep is so hard on your body because you never truly go into REM sleeping which is when your body is the most rested and will result in your feeling refreshed and revived. You could be suffering with poor sleep because of your before bed habits.…

  • Advil PM
    Product Reviews

    Advil® PM Help Relieve Pain Through Hard Times

    I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by the maker of Advil® PM and I received a free sample of Advil® PM caplets. All opinions expressed are my own   As I’ve gotten older, there’s one person I knew I would have with me on this journey called life, and that’s my dad. He’s always been the constant throughout my life and even more when I become a father myself when I was 21 years old. Through all the ups and downs, he was there for me, whether it’s having my back when I was being a knucklehead, needing advice or when I needed someone to put me in…

  • Sleeping
    Daddy Talk,  Featured,  Health

    A Guide to Sleep: 4 Ways Men Can Sleep Better Tonight

    Men tend to need less sleep than women, and they also are able to fall asleep faster than women. But, men also tend to have a poorer quality of sleep because of things like snoring and not being ready for bed the way women are. These things can help men get a better night of sleep right now. Make Sleep Schedule and Ritual One thing women do often, without even thinking of it, is a nighttime ritual or routine. They tend to go to bed at the same time every night and do the same thing before going to bed. By doing this, they signal to the brain that it…