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The Ultimate List of Bedtime Stories for You and Your Children

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Bring the magic of bedtime stories to your child's nighttime routine. Not sure which book to pick? Bring this list along on your next trip to the library or bookstore!

Good Bedtime Routines to Help You Sleep Better

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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.

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.

10 Clever Tricks to Help Prepare for Your Kid's Bedtime

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Parents all over the world deal with high energy before their kid’s bedtime. There are many ways to do it, but the key is to create a relaxing bedtime routine. Let's take a look at ten different methods parents have discovered that can help your child settle down for bedtime.

Tips to Incorporate the 5 Senses Into Your Sleep Routine

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If you're like most people, you may not overthink about your bedtime routine until your sleep begins to suffer. If sleep is eluding you, try incorporating all five of your senses into your sleep routine. Here are some tips to get you started.

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.

11 Aromatherapy Scents for Sleep: How to Use Essential Oils for Sleep

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The ancient use of aromatherapy is making a comeback. Not only are essential oils used to perfume our homes, but they also have health-promoting properties like the power to soothe people to sleep. Let's take a look at the different aromatherapy scents for sleep and how they can improve your life.

I Can't Sleep: Is It Something I Drank?

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For many of us, our bedtime routines incorporate some sort of evening beverage. A mug of hot tea. A glass of cold milk. A sweet wine after a long day. A cup of cold water after brushing our teeth. Could it be, however, that what you drink is keeping you awake? Let's get into it.

The Indisputable Link Between Performance and Sleep

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When you're tired, you don't perform as well as you would otherwise. A lack of sleep before a big game or an important presentation doesn't tend to be a good idea. That's intuitive. But do you know just how important the link between performance and sleep actually is?

How Common Mental Health Issues Affect Your Sleep

how common mental health issues affect your sleep and keep you up at night
Did you know insomnia is linked to mental health? However, continued insomnia also leads to depression, anxiety, and stress. So, once a person's sleep is interrupted, you could potentially end up in a vicious cycle of insomnia and psychological stress. We’ll examine how common mental health issues affect your sleep.

Plotting the Perfect Sleep Schedule to Keep You Healthy

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Most of us are aware there is great strength in following routines. Whether it's an exercise routine or a sleep regimen, our bodies seem to respond best when they can predict what's coming next. If we are going to set a sleep schedule, we need to know how much sleep we need and how to get it. Let's break it down.

Can’t Sleep? 15 Celebrity Routines for Better Sleep

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Maybe part of your nighttime routine is watching your favorite celebrity from tv or film. So it got us thinking—What do famous people do for their nighttime routines to help them relax and fall asleep quickly? We think you'll find these quite interesting, especially if you can’t sleep at night.

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