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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.

How to Make the Most of Your Sleep: 10 Step-by-Step Tips

roommates enjoying tea in pajamas on couch
Good rest begins long before you fall asleep. How you use the few hours before bedtime can make or break how you sleep. After all, sleep is about quality just as much as it is about quantity. Here are a few ways to make the most of your sleep before you hit the pillow.

Building a Sleep Chamber in an Apartment or Rental Home

woman sleeping soundly in dark bedroom sleep chamber
For many people, excellent sleep can't happen until they get rid of every possible distraction. In a house you owned, you could rebuild the whole bedroom to suit your needs. But in a rental house or apartment, it's necessary to get creative. Here's how to build a sleep chamber that's quiet, dark, and blissfully cool.

7 Tips to Make a Dark Bedroom Go Pitch Black for Deeper Sleep

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Here at Nest Bedding, we are pros at creating a sleep environment that even an insomniac could fall asleep in, and your need for darkness is something we know how to handle. For you and the thousands of others out there who need a genuinely dark bedroom to sleep comfortably, here's how to do it up right.

Overcoming Sleep Dread to get a Good Night's Rest

woman worried by bed suffering from sleep dread
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.

Sleep Deprivation: 7 Lifestyle Changes to Get More Sleep

woman with sleep deprivation in bed
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep regularly. Sleep deprivation is a medical issue—and not a minor one. Here's what you can do to get more sleep—every night.

How Weighted Blankets Can Give You More Restful Sleep

little girl sleeping under weighted blankets
If you're a sleep-quality aficionado, you may have heard of weighted blankets before. These 15-25 pound blankets are designed to give users a more relaxing, snug-feeling sleep. If you're a light sleeper or low-level stress makes it hard for you to fall asleep, this might be just the thing to improve your sleep quality.

Good Bedtime Routines to Help You Sleep Better

woman drinking tea before bedtime routines
There is nothing better than waking up and feeling refreshed. Unfortunately, most people don't wake up feeling that way regularly. Instead of feeling ready to take on the world, they are exhausted. If you fall into that category, here are some excellent bedtime routines to help you sleep better.

7 Tips to Create the Best Sleep Environment

woman using curtains to create the best sleep environment
Your bedroom might actually be negatively affecting how your rest, but there are many ways you can improve the quality of your sleep, not just the quantity. Here are a few tips to help you create the best sleep environment.

Can't Sleep? Here Are 5 Ways to Sleep Better Like the POTUS

White House in Washington D.C.
The residents of the White House have some great sleep lessons for all of us. No matter what you're political view is, everyone can learn new ways to sleep better from these sleep habits of our presidents.

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

nurse at computer working the night shift
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.

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