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7 Natural Sleep Supplements to Battle Insomnia

Posted by Will Hartfield from Hair Loss Revolution on Oct 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Sleep – it’s something that all humans need but one thing that many people don’t seem to get enough of. This can be for a variety of reasons – including poor sleep hygiene, party-hard lifestyles, or even mental and physical conditions – but the bottom line is the same: a lack of sleep is no good and should be remedied as soon as possible.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep hygiene, remedies

Your Dental Health and It's Connection to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 3, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Gasping for air when either asleep or awake. It's not a good sign for your health. One reason people gasp for air can be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is directly related to so many other health issues, including depression, oral health and anxiety.

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Topics: dental, sleep apnea, sleep hygiene

The Right Way to Sleep Train Your Baby

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Oct 1, 2018 2:37:00 PM

When it comes to sleep behavior, having to train your baby doesn’t usually come to mind. But for little ones who are just learning their new world, teaching them how to sleep independently builds life-long habits that both baby and parent will enjoy.

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Topics: sleep hygiene, sleep habits, mothers, baby

Let Sleeping Myths Lie

Posted by Jonathan Warren, from www.Time4Sleep.com on Sep 29, 2018 11:28:00 PM

What’s the best way to get a good night’s sleep? How long should we sleep for? And what’s the best way to prepare for it? With so much conflicting information, technology and advice available on how to get the best night of rest, it’s often hard to know what to believe, and whose advice to follow. Below you’ll find some of the most common preconceptions around sleep debunked.

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Topics: sleep hygiene, sleep habits, myths

National Wellness Month continues...7 bad sleeping habits to AVOID to receive a good night's sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 13, 2018 8:03:00 PM

We all know that getting good sleep at night has a direct impact on how we feel during the day. If you sleep poorly even one night, you will probably feel sluggish and tired the next day. If you continually get poor sleep it can lead to some serious health problems down the road.

However, while most of us know how important sleep is to our health, many people may not realize that they're practicing poor sleep habits.  Below is a list of seven bad sleeping habits to avoid as soon as possible:

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Topics: Sleep Tips, sleep hygiene, wellness, health

August is National Wellness Month: What Are The Best Practices to Help You Sleep WELL Every Night?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 9, 2018 9:49:00 PM

NATIONAL WELLNESS MONTH

All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!

Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.

The term "hygiene" is often misunderstood as strictly being synonymous with "cleanliness." The true meaning of hygiene has to do with sets of practices, habits, and environmental influences that impact one's health. Hygiene of all kinds are important to your health and well-being as most are aimed at reducing your chances of coming into contact with diseases, getting infections, spreading germs and viruses, or preventing oral cavities and gingivitis.

If all of these other types of hygienic practices are aimed at preserving your health, exactly what is sleep hygiene and how can it help you in your everyday life?

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Topics: sleep hygiene, sleep habits, wellness

Book Review of "The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters"

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 1, 2018 7:34:46 PM

The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

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Topics: sleep hygiene, life with sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea in Children, Part 2: Attention and Memory

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jul 31, 2018 2:30:00 PM

We all think our own children are the brightest and only want the best for them in their intellectual and academic success. But who would have thought that something as simple as their cute little snore at night could be the reason they struggle behind in school and misbehave at times?

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Topics: sleep and children, adhd, circadian rhythm, sleep hygiene

Dorm Sleeping: Advice for the College Student

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

For 18 years, your parents created structure. There was a consistent dinner time, bedtime, and wake up time. The refrigerator maybe even had a color-coded list showing who in the house had what activity at what time and in what location.

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Topics: losing sleep, sleep study, sleep hygiene

The Best Sleep Positions

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 12, 2018 5:03:48 PM

  We have all experienced it. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed. But it is more than that sometimes. Sometimes you sleep a full 8 hours but you did not sleep in the position best suited for your body. Neck cramps, headaches, and back pain immediately set in and stay the remainder of the day.

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Topics: sleep hygiene, sleep habits, positions

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