The World of Sleep

The World of Sleep

“’It seems as if we are now living in a worldwide test of the negative consequences of sleep deprivation,’ says Robert Stickgold, director of the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Harvard Medical School” (Finkel 47). Sleep does more than you may think. Besides being...

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If You Must…

If You Must…

Eating before bed is rarely a good idea, but if you must, here are a few tips to keep those late-night excursions from disrupting your sleep too much. To start with, the biggest things to avoid are big meals, caffeine (at least 6 hours before bed), alcohol (at least 6...

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Sleep and Colors

Sleep and Colors

The color of your bedroom walls plays a role in how well you sleep. Some colors suppress sleep while others help maximize its effectiveness. In a study by the hotel brand Travelodge, researchers analyzed 2000 bedrooms to determine which colors helped and which ones...

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Back to School Sleep Routine

Back to School Sleep Routine

School is coming up fast and that means having to adjust back to the school year sleep routine. If you or your kids are having trouble, here are some tips to help make the transition a little smoother.  Start 2 weeks early The best thing to do is to set the routine in...

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Separate Bedrooms for Couples

Separate Bedrooms for Couples

Some couples have no problems sleeping in the same room, but not every couple is the same. When it comes to having a partner who snores, tosses and turns in the middle of the night, needs a different firmness to the mattress, or a different temperature to sleep, it...

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Food Induced Nightmares

Food Induced Nightmares

That’s right, the food you eat before you sleep can lead to nightmares. The next time you’re thinking about a little pre-sleep snack, be sure to avoid one that’ll wake you up in the middle of the night. Below are the foods to avoid before going to bed. Sugary Snacks...

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Travel, Sleep, & Beverages

Travel, Sleep, & Beverages

It isn’t always easy getting the sleep you need when traveling, but did you know, what you drink could be sabotaging your rest? Summer is the time to enjoy a relaxing vacation, and that may mean sampling different wines or beers as you travel the globe. Here are a few...

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5 Things for Dad on Father’s Day

5 Things for Dad on Father’s Day

Do you know what gift to give dad for Father’s Day? A day with you of course! The best part about quality time is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, and we know that’s just what most parent’s love to hear, too. Here are a few simple, but fun, activities to do with...

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Teens Not Sleeping Enough

Teens Not Sleeping Enough

Before going too far into teenagers not sleeping enough, it’s important to know how much they should be sleeping. Teenagers should sleep eight to ten hours while younger children, ages 6 - 12, are recommended to sleep nine hours. These numbers come from The American...

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5 Things for Mom on Mother’s Day

5 Things for Mom on Mother’s Day

What is the greatest gift you can give to your mother? Well, besides grandchildren, spending quality time together is the best gift of all! Memories aren’t bought, they’re made, and that’s why we’ll be focusing on priceless activities. First, be sure to figure out...

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