Napping: Do’s and don’ts for healthy adults

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Napping isn’t just for children. Understand the pros and cons of napping and the best way to take a nap. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’re sleep deprived or just looking for a way to relax, you might be thinking about taking a nap. Napping at the wrong time of day or for too long can backfire, though. Understand how … Read More

37 Science-Backed Tips For Better Sleep Tonight

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by  Sarah Klein We know we’re supposed to get enough sleep, and we really try. But we also know it’s often easier said than done. Luckily, there are a handful of helpful tips and tricks experts swear by, to combat sleep problems both big and small. Whether they’ll help you get into bed more relaxed or get out of bed … Read More

12 Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before Bedtime

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By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Does getting to bed feel like a nightmare? For many of us, as soon as it’s time for bed, the brain begins buzzing. We might experience racing thoughts or a thought or two that keeps gnawing at us. Then those thoughts can turn into worry thoughts about not being able to function the next day because … Read More

A Virtual Start Can Mean Real Sleep For Students

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By Jane Swift Every year, 7:30 a.m. seems to come earlier. If that sentiment seems familiar, perhaps you are the parent of a teenager. With three teenagers, the daily gauntlet to get them out the door and to school on time has gotten tougher as they reached middle and high school. This fact hit home when we experienced a two-hour … Read More

The One Habit For Better Sleep You Might Have Overlooked

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by:  Well+GOOD You know that sleep is essential for good health, and you’ve tried everything: munching on sleep-enhancing superfoods, banning screens from the bedroom, and getting sleep tips from Arianna Huffington (she’s serious about it). But it turns out there’s a super easy, science-backed method for improving your snoozing, and it’s probably one you haven’t considered: sleeping naked. (Sounds great … Read More

Benefits of Sleep

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Image from www.huffingtonpost.com The benefits of sleep impact nearly every area of daily life. While it may be obvious that sleep is beneficial, most people don’t realize how much sleep they need and why it is so important.   Extensive research has been done on the effects of sleep. These studies consistently show that sleep plays a vital role in … Read More

23 Incredible Benefits Of Getting More Sleep

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by Kevin Loria We’re always on the lookout for ways to transform our lives, but sometimes we forget that — along with exercise — there’s another miracle drug within our control: sleep. If you have a few days off over the holidays, one of the best things you can possibly do with your time is work on fixing your sleep habits. … Read More

Myths and Facts About Sleep

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There are many common myths about sleep. We hear them frequently, and may even experience them far too often. Sometimes they can be characterized as “old wives tales,” but there are other times the incorrect information can be serious and even dangerous. The National Sleep Foundation has compiled this list of common myths about sleep, and the facts that dispel … Read More

Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep

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Do you ever feel sleepy or “zone out” during the day? Do you find it hard to wake up on Monday mornings? If so, you are familiar with the powerful need for sleep. However, you may not realize that sleep is as essential for your well-being as food and water. Sleep: A Dynamic Activity Until the 1950s, most people thought … Read More

Why is Sleep so Important?

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Sleep seems like the ultimate passive activity, and the least productive part of our day (or night).  But just the opposite is true. Sleep is a remarkably productive and critical part of our lives.  Sleep helps both the brain and the body rejuvenate.  Sleep has been shown to help keep the body’s immune system strong, and can also help regulate … Read More