The Gut-Sleep Connection + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: how silencing your inner-critic could benefit your health, why your gut could be keeping you up at night, and a look at the emotional toll of newborns in NICU.
The Trauma of Having a Newborn in the NICU
Sarah Stankorb explores the emotional trauma many parents experience after having a newborn in the NICU. As Stankorb notes, “While screening for postpartum depression has become common…PTSD screenings for NICU parents are still rare.”
Be Kinder to Yourself. Research Shows It Could Make You Healthier.
The Washington Post
Are you your own harshest critic? According to new research, a healthy dose of self-compassion could be the key to a long life.
Eager to Dye Your Hair with "Nontoxic" Graphene Nanoparticles? Not So Fast
Graphene nanoparticles have made headlines as a new “nontoxic” hair-dye alternative, but you may want to think twice about it. Writer Andrew Maynard explores the promises and the potential risks.
Could It Be Your Gut Keeping You Awake at Night?
If you can’t fall asleep, it could be your gut keeping you up. Researchers are finding new connections between your intestinal bacteria and the quality of your sleep.