“I’ve written about how microbes help produce melatonin, as well as other hormones, like dopamine, serotonin, and GABA to regulate sleep cycles. We also know that not sleeping enough can disrupt that balance. And now new research reaffirms just how critical taking care of both sleep and gut health is.”
🦠 “Go with your gut” is an adage for using your instincts, but when it comes to good sleep, gastrointestinal health isn’t usually the first thing that leaps to mind. The Sleep Doctor reveals the importance of your body’s beneficial bacteria in getting a good night’s rest, as well as tips to keep your internal flora flourishing.
🧘 Are you struggling to stay focused on the present? According to a study among nurses at the University of South Florida, the answer could be getting an extra half an hour of sleep.
Firstpost uncovers how snoozing an extra 29 minutes each night made its subjects more alert, mindful and attentive while reducing instances of insomnia.
☕ If you take your hot chocolate as seriously as we do, you’ve gotta see these cocoa bombs. Just add hot milk and watch the delicious explosion of marshmallows in your mug as the chocolate exterior melts away. (Don’t worry, that extra time on the treadmill will be totally worth it.)