Miguel’s Musings & Things to Read – 9.1.14

Good morning! Or rather, hope your sleep was well enough to get you going for the rest of your day.

One thing I’ve been keeping track of very recently are my sleep levels, the amount of sleep I get, along with what times I actually sleep.

Sleep Tracking


Hopefully this is not like your sleep schedule.

With this in mind, I’d like to divulge a few links and interesting readings that I’ve come across on how I can reduce stress levels, get to sleep faster, and what effects coffee has on your body.

All About Coffee: Is It Good For Us? Or a Disease Waiting to Happen? by Brian St. Pierre

In this post by Brian St. Pierre, the good and the bad of coffee are weighed, which provides some valuable insight and research findings in a very non-biased way.

Sleep Aids by Examine.com

Whenever I hear any of my clients talking about feeling groggy or tired, I understand the reasons could be multi-factorial. However, when it comes down to it, sleep can be a great equalizer in terms of getting energy “back” with regards to recovery. The folks at Examine.com have a page on “sleep supplements”, along with a greater guide seen with their Stack Guides product.

Examine.com Stack Supplement Guides



An Unusual Cure for Not Enough Sleep by ScientificAmerican.com

The placebo effect is well documented, and sleep quality is no stranger to it. This article divulges how our sleep habits may be affected by our own interpretation of how well we slept. Interesting, because I always think my sleep habits are awful. Maybe I can think my sleeping problems away… Regardless, it is an interesting article that got me to thinking!


As always,

Keep it funky.


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