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5 Steps to Better Sleep After a Vacation

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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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Spring Forward with Healthy Sleep Habits

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  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 […]

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

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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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Enjoy Better Sleep By Keeping the Bedroom Cooler

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After record highs this winter thanks to El Niño, the cold weather if finally inching it’s way in and we could start seeing some slightly colder than normal temperatures. As the cold weather seeps in, there’s a temptation to turn up the heat at night, but feeling snug as a bug doesn’t necessarily equate to […]

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Late-night Caffeine Changes Your Body Clock

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  I’ve always thought it a little curious that waiters ask patrons if they’d like coffee with their post-dinner dessert. Dessert and coffee may be considered a classic combo, but when you’re eating dessert after dinner, isn’t it a little late at night for coffee? I felt vindicated about this conundrum when I read about […]

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How to Help Your Teen Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

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  If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with your teen’s pleas for 5 more minutes of sleep in the mornings. It can be a regular struggle to get kids going in the morning, and part of the problem is that teens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, […]

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Tackling Sleep Problems Caused by ADHD

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Sometimes I’ll lie awake at night with the stress of the day washing over me. It can be hard to compartmentalize my thoughts and concerns and ease into sleep. For adults with ADHD, trouble falling asleep can be a regular issue because their mind is racing or they’re experiencing adverse affects from ADHD medication. Children […]

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How to Reset Your Biological Clock

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It’s easy for your biological clock to get thrown off. Waking up during the night to care for a newborn, traveling, or even staying up late for your favorite TV show can throw your sleep-wake cycle out of whack. Resetting your biological clock may take some time but it’s a relatively simple process and will […]

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Sleep Deprivation Impacts Women More Than Men

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We know that lack of sleep affects our health immediately in a lot of visible ways—we struggle to focus, our appetite increases, and we feel lethargic. Chronic lack of sleep has more serious effects and new research shows that sleep loss affects women more than men. Duke University Medical Center researchers have discovered that women […]

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The Only Coffee That Will Help You Sleep

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Doctors say it’s best to stop drinking coffee a few hours before bedtime so the caffeine doesn’t keep you up. A Canadian coffee company is challenging that notion with a coffee that could actually make you sleepy. Counting Sheep Coffee added valerian to their blend; valerian root has a sedative effect and is also sold […]

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