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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

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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.

Restless Mind at Bedtime? 8 Tips to Help You Sleep

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Having trouble sleeping? You're not alone. The good news is there are ways to settle the mind so sleep will come a bit more easily. Here are eight ideas to explore and see which works best for you when you have a restless mind at bedtime.

8 Fun Ways to Get Yourself Out of Bed in the Morning

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We set our alarms with the best of intentions. But when the morning comes, those soft comfy pillows and warm sheets won't let you go. For all you sleepy-heads out there, here are the top eight fun ways to get yourself out of bed in the morning and get your feet shuffling toward the shower on time for once.

How to Sleep Better: 6 Tips for Your Nighttime Routine

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A good night's sleep leaves us feeling nourished, refreshed, and energized: ready to go forth boldly and with natural enthusiasm into the new day. But how exactly does one go about improving the quality of their sleep? The following tips will get you started as you learn how to sleep better.

5 Questions Answered About Getting a Good Night's Sleep

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Everyone has their own way of approaching bedtime. But does it really matter in the end how you get ready to doze off or whether you have a routine or not? Does it only matter that you get beauty sleep? Here are 5 common questions answered about getting a good night's sleep.

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