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Declutter Your Home for Better Sleep

Posted by Stacy Walden on Oct 20, 2020 12:45:00 AM


Now that almost 40% of Americans are working from home, setting boundaries between work, play and rest can be difficult. As bedrooms transform into workspaces many are noticing physical and psychological clutter pile up. This disorganized environment is registered by our brain as a job to be completed and the longer we avoid tackling that job, the more clutter and guilt accumulates.

This guilt can translate into anxiety and impact our quality of sleep. Researchers have even found a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and high levels of clutter in one’s sleeping environment.

Decluttering your home for better sleep can be emotional, but once you’ve finished, you’ll feel a wave of relief and lift of anxiety. Get started with these 5 steps to decluttering your home from Zolo.



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Topics: sleep apnea dangers, clutter

How Mindfulness Leads to Great Sleep

Posted by Stacy Walden on Jun 30, 2020 4:30:00 AM

Have you been struggling with insomnia? Whether it’s due to our current societal climate, stress from personal or work life, or that you’ve never optimized your nighttime routine there are many factors and reasons catching Z’s can be difficult. In fact, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep (that is, at least seven hours per night) according to the CDC. Our minds are actively engulfed in the media, relationships, obligations, and other distractions that make it difficult to shut off and recharge. That being said, being mindful of these set-backs is the first step in getting back on track.

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Topics: relax, meditation, mindfulness

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