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What To Do If You Can't Sleep in an Unfamiliar Place

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We've all been there. We're in an unfamiliar place, and seem to wake up every five minutes. Whether it's because of travel or you've moved to a new home, you may suffer from lack of sleep. What can you do if you can't sleep in an unfamiliar place? Fortunately, there are solutions to sleeping in an unaccustomed place.

6 Snooze-worthy Podcasts to Listen to When You Can’t Fall Asleep

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If you've tried every trick in the book and still can't sleep, maybe you should take advantage of today's technology and listen to a podcast each night before bed. There are plenty out there geared specifically towards helping you sleep, and we've listed the best ones here for you to try.

Fall Asleep Faster with Sleep-Promoting Dietary Supplements

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While there are a significant number of over-the-counter and prescription medications available to encourage restful sleep, these solutions are not right for everyone. Many people in search of an alternative to sleep medications turn to dietary supplements to help them fall asleep faster and wake feeling rested.

Overcoming Sleep Dread to get a Good Night's Rest

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For these individuals with sleep dread, the idea of losing consciousness can be terrifying every night. So, how common is this phenomenon, and what can you do about it?

7 Sneaky Sleep Stealers and How to Guard Against Them

7 Sneaky Sleep Stealers and How to Guard Against Them
Sneaky sleep stealers rob of us our well-deserved rest. While we can't always prevent sleepless nights, here are the most common culprits and how to combat them.

10 Things To Do When You Can't Fall Asleep

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There are several things to do if you can't fall asleep. Some tips are about reinforcing good sleep habits, and some are about making sure you aren't interrupted by outside distractions. Here are ten of the best practices for falling asleep—and staying asleep—every night.

How to Recover from an Involuntarily Sleepless Night

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Whether we miss sleep because of illness, disaster, drama, aging, chronic pain, a new baby, or merely because we decided to binge an entire series on Netflix, most of us emerge from a sleepless night with bags under our eyes and regret coursing through our veins. When the inevitable happens, here's what you can do.

Questions to Start Listening to Your Body for a Better Night's Sleep

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Sometimes you're so caught up in routines you feel like a robot. But people who aren't sleeping right may find themselves lost in a hazy fog. Harmful sleep patterns make everyday life more difficult. We share questions you can ask as you review your health and sleep patterns by listening to your body.

Insomnia Isn't One Size Fits All: Understanding 5 Types of Insomnia

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If you've ever had insomnia, you know how frustrating it can be to lie awake for hours wanting so badly to fall asleep. Because there are different types of insomnia, not everyone is going to react the same way to the same treatment. If you struggle with sleep, read on to learn more about the five types of insomnia.

I Can't Sleep: 6 Things To Do When Shut-Eye Eludes You

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Unfortunately, about one-third of Americans say that they don't get enough sleep. If you're getting less than seven hours of sleep a night, you have a problem. Fortunately, there are some actions you can take when you can’t sleep. Here are six ideas to try when you can’t get enough shut-eye.

Shift Work Sleep Disorder: When It's Too Light Outside to Sleep

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While some people love working the night shift, others hate it, especially when it affects their sleep cycle. If you work the night shift and you have trouble falling asleep, you're not alone. Up to 40 percent of shift workers suffer from Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). Here are our tips for getting more sleep.

Surviving the Nocturnal Symphony: Sleeping Peacefully When Your Partner Snores

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Approximately 25 percent of the population snores frequently. If you have difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night because your partner snores, you may be compelled to take up permanent residence down the hall. Here are several steps to reduce the frequency and severity of snoring to sleep peacefully.


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