Catnip is a perennial mint that grows up to three feet tall. The leaves are grayish-green, heart-shaped, and downy. The flowers are whitish-pink with purple spots. Herbalists also know catnip by its Latin name Nepeta cataria. The name Nepeta is thought to have been derived from the Roman town Nepeti, where catnip was once cultivated.
A lullaby, or cradle song is a soothing and soft piece of music, which is often easy and repetitive. Many lullabies are folk songs, and the word ‘lullaby’ is derived from the Middle English lullen, “to lull or soothe,” and bye, as in “bye bye.” Lullabies are sung for various purposes. In some societies, it
Elderly people often need help at night, especially if they don’t sleep well or need assistance getting to the bathroom. Demands on family caregivers seem especially difficult at night, especially for those who work full time jobs and need to get some sleep at night. One option to avoid burnout and ensure that your family
Getting a good night's sleep is necessary for the body and mind to function properly and complete daily tasks effectively and efficiently. Lack of sleep and in some instances, waking up in the middle of the night can prove to harm and disrupt the functions needed for completion of ordinary tasks. To counteract this lack
Different Tea Types and Their Health Benefits This article looks at the great health benefits of drinking tea. Tea has been around for centuries – and there's a reason for that. In the East, it is regarded as a key to wisdom, happiness, and good health. That is why it has attracted the researcher's attention
Other than feeling more alert and rested in the morning, it seems that many of us don't understand the benefits of sleep. If we did we might not be so quick to short ourselves hours of rest by working late, staying up watching TV or doing a host of things that we think are more
Melatonin is a chemical that plays an important role in the body. Many dogs have sleep problems that can easily be fixed by adjusting the amount of melatonin that is present within their bodies. This vital chemical helps the internal clock of dogs with insomnia to function the way that it should. The Body Clock
Sleep is such valuable and vital part of life and health. Almost six out of ten Americans report having sleeplessness and insomnia at least a few nights a week, according to the National Sleep Foundation. More and more research is being done that connects the benefits of good sleep to greater well-being, lower disease rates,