Stages Three and Four of Sleep

Stages Three and Four of Sleep

We hope you found last month’s look into stages one and two of sleep to be insightful and enjoyable. If so, then we hope you’ll join us as we look at the deep sleep stages. Unlike the first two stages that are for shifting through the day’s events (often in the form...

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The Price of Falling Back

The Price of Falling Back

While the upcoming end of Daylight-Saving Time may feel like a boon, it actually plays havoc on your sleep. The ‘Falling Back’ to sleep part can feel great that first day, but as with any change in a sleep routine, the side effects can last from one to several weeks....

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Combating Insomnia

Combating Insomnia

Insomnia is no fun. To help combat insomnia, which is a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, here are a few tips to help you fall asleep consistently!  Reduce, limit, or eliminate… Reduce stress with relaxation techniques before bed. Deep breathing,...

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Stages One and Two of Sleep

Stages One and Two of Sleep

Society seems to frown on sleep as people fight against the signs of a failing internal balance. Yawns are treated with caffeine in coffee, and insomnia is silenced with pills. What exactly should a good night’s sleep do for you? The first stage of sleep is known as...

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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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