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How Insufficient Sleep Can Affect Your Appearance

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A good night's sleep benefits every essential function in your body. It's during deep sleep that your brain sorts information, tissues regenerate, and your immune system kicks into high gear. Knowing how sleep can affect your appearance can strengthen your resolve to make sleeping a health and wellness priority.

How to Get Better Sleep in a Shared Dorm Room

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Dorm rooms defy every rule of healthy sleep in the book. You live and eat and study in the same room that you are supposed to sleep. And you're doing this right next to a total stranger who lives, eats, studies, and sleeps differently than you do. We have some tips to get better sleep in a shared dorm room.

4 Long-term Health Hazards of Skimping on Sleep

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When you go for days, weeks, and months without proper rest, what happens? Spoiler alert: Nothing good. While even a single night of sleep can throw you off your game, this post covers the more long-term effects of skimping on sleep.

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.

How to Time Your Exercise to Sleep Better Every Night

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Exercise is one of the best possible ways to send yourself into a deep refreshing sleep. But there is a widespread debate on when the best time to work out is to get a good night's sleep. We're here to sort this out by sharing how and when to exercise to sleep better all night every night. Let's get into it.

What is Sleep Apnea and Why Do You Need a CPAP Machine?

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Breath is the source of all life. Unfortunately, people with sleep apnea fight for air every night. They go to sleep, not knowing that their breathing ceases for short bursts of time. This virtually minor inconvenience can have severe consequences for your health. So, what is sleep apnea anyway? Let’s get into it.

The Surprising Link Between Sleep and Relationships

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How well you sleep does have the potential for a significant impact on your relationship. The little amount of sleep you get can have a substantial effect on both yourself and your significant other. Consider these five ways in which your nighttime routines can impact your sleep and relationships.

3 Natural Ways to Treat Adrenal Fatigue

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Adrenal fatigue is a condition that occurs when your body's hormonal levels are no longer balanced. The CDC estimates 1 million Americans struggle with adrenal fatigue. We’ll break down the symptoms and stages of adrenal fatigue for you. Then, we’ll offer some natural remedies to rebalance your body.

Adore the Snore: 5 Tips for Dealing with a Partner That Snores

Adore the Snore: 5 Tips for Dealing with a Partner That Snores
Disrupted sleep. Drowsiness. Irritability. Fear. That's the chain of repercussions that come from the burden of sleeping with a snorer. After trying everything and hoping for the best, unfortunately, the snores do not disappear. So what can you do to start sleeping peacefully again? Here are our tips.

Why Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help You Sleep Better

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Medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane have numerous health benefits—reducing stress, supporting the immune system, and optimizing neurological function. All of these can enhance our ability to get a deep and restful night's sleep. We'll share how medicinal mushrooms can help you sleep better.

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.

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.

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