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Mental Exercises To Relax Your Mind and Help You Fall Asleep

Posted by Bianca J. Ward on Mar 10, 2021 4:48:00 AM

"My mind is racing" - is the primary complaint, of most people, when describing why they can't sleep. Thoughts about work, the kids, bills and so many other of life's worries cause many late nights and drowsy days for millions of people. Learning to relax and get your mind off the things that stress or excite you, is the key to falling asleep. If you can relax - you can sleep. In this lens, I will share several techniques to help you relax and clear your mind - and have you dreaming in no time.

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Topics: insomnia, tired, relax, medication, getting beter sleep

9 Breathing Exercises for Sleep: Techniques that Work

Posted by Sandra Manson on Feb 15, 2021 4:12:00 AM

 

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Topics: breathing, relax, deep sleep

Relax, Embrace the Cozy Season and Sleep Better During the Process

Posted by Linda Gimmeson on Oct 19, 2020 2:30:00 AM

You can feel it in the air. The breezes are getting cooler, the angle of the light is changing, and the sun is sinking earlier by the day. The cozy season is coming, with dropping temperatures, shorter days, surrounding yourself in blankets as you sleep, and schools in full swing. Even holiday preparation is starting for some people. Whether you participate in the events of the season a little or a lot, there's a universal need to feel warm, safe, and connected during this time of year — to feel cozy. There are many ways to get there that don't involve a lot of expense or bother. Here are several.

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Topics: relax, fall, cozy

The Benefits of Sleeping Next to Someone

Posted by Dr. Angie Randazzo on Oct 1, 2020 12:35:00 AM

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Topics: relax, bedroom, love, couples

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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