Mornings with Dave & Jen

Sleep, Glorious Sleep!
Sleep, Glorious Sleep!

How often do YOU get a good night’s sleep?

If stress (or other things is keeping you up at night, Real Simple has six tips to help you get the sleep that you need:

1.  Maintain a schedule   Make it STRICT…even on weekends.  And if you allow yourself a half hour LESS sleep than you ACTUALLY need, you’ll be more tired the next day, and you can break the cycle and fall asleep more easily.

2.  Your bed should only be used for TWO things…and one of them is sleeping.   Don’t watch TV or surf the internet in bed.

3.  Get some exercise each day.  Ideally, about five to six hours before bed.  Exercise raises your body temperature and it’s easier to sleep when you’re in the cooling down process.

4.  Take an hour to wind down before bed.  Your brain associates bright light with daytime and in response it releases stimulants.   So dim the lights and stay away from your computer or ANY screens.

5.  Eat a light snack about 30 minutes before bed.  Something like cheese and crackers with tryptophan which releases calming serotonin that relaxes you.

6.  Use guided imagery.  Experts recommend that you imagine yourself in a relaxing place, like a beach.  You want to engage your senses, but not get overstimulated.  That’s why counting sheep doesn’t always work.

Our eyes are drooping already!

Just don’t get TOO much sleep, though…

According to a new study from MSN getting too MUCH sleep is actually worse for you than getting too LITTLE.

Researchers found people who slept more than nine hours a night had a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and anxiety.  People who slept under SIX hours also had higher risks of those, but not AS high.

D&J

Dave & Jen Podcasts

sumo

The FREAK Files

Are you ready for the “Sumo Run”?

trump

Hollywood Dirt Report

“The Donald” gets ROASTED on Twitter

jewelry

Money Talks

The things you should always “haggle” for

animal

The FREAK Files

This “Stoopid Criminal” was easy to find!

garner

Hollywood Dirt Report

We remember “Rockford Files” star James Garner

More Podcasts

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ruins your favorite movie

stay-puft

Again, the internet proved it's awesomeness with #AddAPuftRuinAMovie. These are some of our favorites!

in Music

Sam Smith’s inspiration? Unrequited love

samsmith

The chart-topping debut album, "In The Lonely Hour," is a reflection of a love that wasn't reciprocated.

in Entertainment

Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

From left: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip) in "Napoleon Dynamite," a comedy about a quirky teenager growing up in the remotes of Idaho, trying to understand his life.

Which of these supporting characters should have their own movies?

in Music

Nicki Minaj gets animated for children’s cartoon

nickiminaj

The rapper is guest starring in an upcoming episode of "Steven Universe."

in Entertainment

Zach Braff: Not dating Taylor Swift

zachbraff

The "Scrubs" star says he isn't dating the "Love Story" hitmaker.