Is It Possible to Have a Carefree Summer?

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Probably not.  Realistically, what is carefree?  How long can that feeling last? As adults the reality of a carefree summer is very doubtful. But often summers remind us of that “carefree” feeling we had as kids.  Maybe it was sleeping in, or playing with the neighborhood kids in the nearby backyards, walking to the local pool for free swimming lessons, staying up late, getting ice cream treats, chasing lightning bugs (or fireflies!) or going to baseball games, the beach, camping, hiking. Ahhhh! The memories are sweet even if in real time, it wasn’t truly “carefree” it is nostalgic to look back on it that way. Continue reading

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep at the right time, or find yourself falling asleep at the wrong time?  Have you felt exhausted after a night’s sleep, or wish you could take a nap or have caught yourself nodding off while driving?  If you have answered yes to these questions, then you may have poor sleep hygiene.

According to National Sleep Foundation most healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night – but some individuals are able to function without sleepiness or drowsiness after as little as six hours of sleep. But there are those who can’t perform at their peak unless they’ve slept ten hours. Sleep aids, a sleep-friendly environment, relaxation techniques and sleep schedules can help us achieve a good night’s sleep. Continue reading