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I Can't Sleep: Is It Something I Drank?

woman who can't sleep is reading and drinking glass of wine
For many of us, our bedtime routines incorporate some sort of evening beverage. A mug of hot tea. A glass of cold milk. A sweet wine after a long day. A cup of cold water after brushing our teeth. Could it be, however, that what you drink is keeping you awake? Let's get into it.

The Scientific Power of Naps: 7 Types and Their Amazing Benefits

Basking in the scientific power of naps
Naps have an incredible amount of biological benefits. When you feel like you’re dragging anytime of day, a nap is sure to give you the perfect boost. Read on to learn about the scientific power of naps, their hardcore benefits, and learn which type suits you best.

Caffeine and Insomnia

Many people feel a jittery feeling from caffeine and learn very quickly to avoid caffeine after a certain time if they plan on sleeping. Caffeine increases the secretion of stress hormones such as adrenaline so if a person is already secreting higher stress hormones then caffeine could cause a rapid increase that would definitely trigger a period of insomnia. People usually do not give a lot of thought to their caffeine intake but believe it or not, caffeine used to be used in clinical settings to induce panic attacks in patients. 

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