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20 More Minutes of Sleep = Higher Grades

With kids going back to school, there always seems to be an awkward transition period of readjusting to school sleep schedules. We all know how important it is for them to be well rested for school, but a new study from the journal, Sleep Medicine, found one more reason to add! The study observed that […]

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Healthy Sleeping Habits for Happy Vacationers

Summer is here which means it’s vacation season! It’s the perfect time of year to frequent beaches, host cookouts late into the evening, and visit with friends and family. I love traveling to new locales in the summer, but sometimes that doesn’t equate to a good night’s sleep. For most of us, except for those […]

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The Road to Healthy Sleep for Teens

I remember as a teenager feeling the rising anticipation for the arrival of summer each year. Summer meant a reprieve from the daily grind of homework and quizzes, and a break from getting up at the crack of dawn. The downside to the break from the regular school schedule is that teens’ sleep schedules can […]

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5 Steps to Better Sleep After a Vacation

The saying “you need a vacation to recover from your vacation” is often too true. Some vacations are restful but many are packed with constant traveling, switching time zones, and zipping through as much site seeing as possible. Between the time hopping and jet lag, you can arrive home feeling exhausted and struggling to get […]

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How to Sleep Well During Spring Allergy Season

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. I love the return of bright sunlight, watching flowers emerge from my garden, and enjoying seasonal fruits and vegetables. The only downside I see to spring is the resurfacing of seasonal allergies that vary in intensity from year-to-year. Untreated allergies can result in restless nights from constant […]

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Why Women Need More Sleep Than Men

I remember when the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” generated a lot of buzz. That book became a go-to tagline about how different men and women are and it still resonates today—The Huffington Post actually has a blog on relationships that’s named after the book. Some would argue that men and […]

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Go Easy on the Green Beer and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Good Night’s Sleep

St. Patrick’s Day will be here sooner than you can say “top of the mornin’!” This holiday marks an annual opportunity to fully embrace the color green, celebrate Irish heritage, and remember why you only opt to eat corned beef and cabbage once a year. There, I said it; I’m not a huge fan of […]

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Not All Sleep Labs are Created Equal

Sometimes I wonder how we evaluated businesses before the Internet. Before going to a restaurant, booking a hotel, or hiring a contractor, we consult reviews online to find the most reliable vendor for the best price. Even with reviews at our fingertips, it can still be difficult to decide which vendor to choose from the […]

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Spring Forward with Healthy Sleep Habits

In the winter, getting out of bed in the morning is a real struggle. The lack of light early in the day and the pull of a warm, cozy bed often drown out the blare of an alarm clock. Fortunately, winter shouldn’t linger too much longer. On this year’s Groundhog Day, groundhogs from multiple locations—Punxsutawney […]

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Seven Hours a Night is the Recipe for the Right Amount of Rest

A few years ago, Forbes compiled a list of the “25 Biggest Regrets in Life.” The regrets listed were things many of us can relate to—the common regrets ranged from not staying in touch with childhood friends to being too dependent on smartphones to worrying too much about what others think about us. Number 21, […]

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