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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.

Hydration and Sleep: Finding the Perfect Balance

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Most of us understand that staying hydrated is essential. We have vague memories of learning in our high school health lessons exactly why water i...

Bones and Sleep: A Surprising Connection

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Your bones are alive! The adult human skeleton is made up of 206 bones. These bones move you, protect your organs, and make blood cells. Your sleeping patterns have more to do with your bone health than you may think. Let's learn a little more about the connection between bones and sleep.

Boost Your Immune System by Getting a Good Night's Sleep

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Waking up after a good night's sleep has to rank among one of the best feelings in the world. Although it's an experience that's all too fleeing for many adults, it's nevertheless one we cherish. When you sleep well, you boost your immune system. This phenomenon isn't just a theory. Here's how it works.

Training for a Race? Get More Sleep for a Faster Finish!

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who run and those who do not. All the same, many runners attest that while the sport is challenging, they find, despite the struggles, running makes them happier. If you're gearing up for a run, here are some tips to keep you energized to the end.

How to Exercise for a Better Night's Sleep

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There are plenty of reasons to work out that have nothing to do with looks. Regular workouts elevate your mood, increase creativity, aid digestion, strengthen memory, relieve cramps, and even increase your job performance. And one of the best advantages is learning how to exercise for a better night's sleep.

Can't Sleep? 5 Bedtime Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

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Wondering what to do when you can't sleep? This five-pose sequence of bedtime yoga poses offers profound physical and mental-emotional benefits. While doing all five of them in the suggested sequence is recommended, it's also fine to choose just one or two to explore.

All About Nighttime Leg Cramps: Common Causes and Tips for Prevention

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Do you suffer from leg cramps at night? You know the kind—those sometimes agonizing cramps in your legs that can wake you out of a sound sleep in a single heartbeat. Those cramps are caused when a muscle contracts suddenly and without warning. We'll look at common causes and tips for treating nighttime leg cramps.

Breathe Better to Sleep Better: How Your Lungs Help You Sleep

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Many people don't think much about their breathing because it's something we do automatically. Yet, not everyone knows they can breathe better to sleep better. As we learn to breathe properly throughout the day, we can rest easier at night. Here's what you need to know about breathing and sleep.

Jet Lag Messing with Your Sleep Cycles? Try These 3 Recovery Tips!

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We've all felt the symptoms of jet lag at some point: fatigue, nausea, disorientation, and sleeplessness. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do in advance to mitigate the effects of jet lag on your trip. Here's how to recover from jet lag like a pro.

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