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Calm Down and Sleep Fast

Posted by Paisley Hansen on Jan 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Calm Down Before Bed To Get To Sleep Fast

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or what line of work you are in: Life is stressful for everybody. As the day turns to night and the time comes for you to try and get some much-deserved sleep, shutting off your thoughts and reaching a state of relaxation can seem almost impossible.  

In fact:

  • 35% of Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep each night
  • 77% of Americans lose sleep over the Coronavirus pandemic
  • 48% of Americans stated that feeling anxious during the Coronavirus pandemic was the main reason that makes it harder for them to fall asleep
  • Despite the fact that 70% of Americans agreed that lack of sleep makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19, only 11% of participants choose to get more sleep while staying at home during the self-quarantine

Take a closer look at the data here.

If you’re having a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep, then it might be time to mix up your bedtime routine to achieve the best rest you can get.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, electronics, relax, yoga, sleep hygiene

Want better sleep? Relax!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 5, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Music soothes the savage beast

Having trouble sleeping can have wide-ranging, negative effects on your health, so it's something that you should take seriously. For instance, it makes you less safe behind the wheel and increases your long-term risk of medical conditions such as obesity and heart disease. 

Though medical sleep aids may work quickly to help you drift off, they can have side effects and aren't good to use in the long term. Luckily, there is another treatment for sleepless nights that's cheap, isn't habit-forming, and has absolutely no negative side effects: music.

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Topics: Sleep, relax, yoga, music

Yoga Your Way to Better Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 25, 2019 10:07:00 AM

We all have those mornings when, like this little puppy, we did not get an adequate amount of sleep. We push through the day tired, unproductive, and grumpy.

It is no secret exercising is good for your body and fosters a healthy weight while encouraging healthy eating. But did you know exercise helps reduce stress? And a main reason for lack of sleep is stress. If you fall into this bucket, try adding a new exercise routine from the comfort of your bed with yoga.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, stress, exercise, yoga

Can Yoga Treat Insomnia

Posted by Scott Smith and Mayra Paris on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you looking for effective ways to combat insomnia? Have you tried diverse medications but yet to overcome sleep disorder? Worry less, this article highlights how regular yoga and meditation can treat your insomnia. Insomnia simply refers to a sleep disorder, it is a situation whereby an individual experiences difficulty in either falling asleep or staying asleep for the required time. Insomnia has diverse symptoms and this ranges from person to person.

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Topics: exercise, yoga, microsleep, meditation

Yoga Tips for Better Sleep

Posted by Freddie Tubbs on Jan 20, 2019 1:19:00 PM

Sleeping issues have become one of the most common complaints for people living in the modern world. It’s no wonder. A lot of people live very stressful, “plugged-in” lives, and that means it’s important to find a way to wind down before bed if we want to get a good night’s rest. Yoga can be very beneficial in settling down nervous energy in both your mind and your body. Here are seven yoga tips for better sleep.

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Topics: yoga, sleep myths

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