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Sleep the Day Away: How to Handle the Night Shift without Losing Your Mind

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Working the night shift puts us out of sync, both with society and with ourselves. While everyone is sleeping, we're working; when everyone wakes up, we're going to bed. For anyone who clocks in at night, here are some tips to help you get the sleep you need while working the night shift.

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.

Meditation vs Sleep: Noteable Similarities and Surprising Differences

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Deep sleep and meditation have many similarities in terms of the benefits they provide to the body and mind. But there are also some crucial differences between them. Let's explore meditation vs. sleep and their impressive power to restore and revitalize the body and mind.

11 Benfits of Lucid Dreaming: How to Boost Creativity and Sleep Better

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Accounts of lucid dreaming go back as far as Aristotle. But what exactly is lucid dreaming? And—aside from improving your sleep—why would you want to do it? As it turns out, it’s not only enjoyable—but there is a wide range of health benefits of lucid dreaming. Here’s how to expand your mind while you’re fast asleep.

How to Fall Asleep Faster with Herbal Tea

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If you lie awake at night tossing and turning longer than you would like, you may have already tried some of the commonly recommended sleep-promoting suggestions. Many people who struggle to relax rely on the sleep-promoting benefits of herbal tea before bed. Learn how you can fall asleep faster with herbal tea.

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.

Why You Wake Up in the Middle of the Night (and What to Do About It)

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After following your bedtime routine and falling asleep as usual, you can’t help but wake up in the middle of the night. Does this sound familiar? We'll cover seven of the leading reasons why people wake up in the middle of the night and a few tips on how to achieve relaxing, continuous sleep.

9 Tips to Help Calm Racing Thoughts at Night

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After crawling into bed at night, what you want is to drift peacefully off to sleep. That's nearly impossible if your mind is racing with dozens of different thoughts. If your brain can't relax, neither can your body. These tips can help you calm racing thoughts at night and enjoy restful slumber.

5 Essential Elements of Building a Nursery for Better Sleep

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Every year in the US, nearly 4 million babies are born. In those first few years, they will need a whole lot of love, care, and comfy amenities. If you are expecting a baby or planning to have one this year, now's the time to build a nursery and ensure better sleep for you and your baby.

Do People in Other Cities Get More Sleep Than I Do?

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Most of us don't give much thought to the link between geographic location and sleep. However, research and scientific studies show citizens of certain cities get more sleep per capita than others. Let's talk about where they are, what causes those differences, and what can you do to get more sleep—other than move.

How to Get A Good Night's Sleep During Pregnancy

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One of the most frustrating parts of pregnancy is the exhaustion, yet pregnant women find it increasingly difficult to sleep as the months roll past. Thankfully, there are some things expecting mothers can do to get better sleep during pregnancy. First, let's talk about why it's so hard to get a good night's sleep.

7 Thoughts Before Sleep to Doze Off Peacefully

7 Thoughts Before Sleep to Doze Off Peacefully
Our thoughts before sleep can have a surprising impact on our nightly rest. Worrying is not likely to help you get any shut-eye, and stress and anxiety can pile up like chores on your to-do list. At night, you're better off scrapping that list and focusing on any one of these thoughts to get some much-needed shuteye.

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