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Health and Sleep: What is Sleep Paralysis and Why Does it Occur?

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Sleep disorders adversely affect our sleep. Conditions such as sleep apnea, night terrors, and restless leg syndrome may stem from our DNA but worsen with poor lifestyle choices. Sleep paralysis is a less common disorder that has some of the most bizarre symptoms. What is sleep paralysis, and how can you prevent it?

8 Holiday Sleep Tips You Need to Know

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  Do you ever have trouble falling asleep? Did you know that 50 to 70 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder? During the holidays, slee...

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep During the Holidays

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep During the Holidays
Snow is falling, hot chocolate is brewing, presents are being wrapped, and you're not getting any sleep—it must be the holiday season! While the ho...

Watch These 19 Netflix Shows When You Can’t Get to Sleep

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If you've had a long, stressful or hectic day, chances are your adrenalin is still pumping before bed. You need to watch something with a superb blend of relaxing images, background noise, and calm content. We gathered together some of the most calming Netflix shows to help you drift off to dreamland.

What To Do If You Can't Sleep While Traveling

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Over 60% of Americans do not sleep well when they are traveling. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help improve your sleep when you travel. Here are some helpful tips for when you can't sleep while traveling.

Do Couples Who Sleep Apart Sleep Better?

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Falling in love and spending the rest of your life sleeping in the arms of your beloved represents the romantic ideal — or does it? Some of the reasons couples sleep apart include different work schedules, circadian rhythms, and the need for personal space. The number one reason, however, involves quality of sleep.

8 Totally Weird Ways to Wake Up in the Morning

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Today, in honor of all weird and cool things related to sleep, we're here to share eight truly weird ways to wake up. If you've ever been confused about why your position in the morning is so crazy different from how you fell asleep, this article is for you.

What to Binge When You Just Can't Sleep

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We live in the age of binging. Books, podcasts, and TV shows — due to the age of the internet, they're all at our fingertips all the time. We've compiled lists of our favorite binge-worthy media. Take a look, select a few likely candidates, and keep them on hand for the next lonely night when you can't sleep.

Overcoming Sleep Dread to get a Good Night's Rest

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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?

Sleep Deprivation: 7 Lifestyle Changes to Get More Sleep

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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.

Insomnia Isn't One Size Fits All: Understanding 5 Types of Insomnia

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If you've ever had insomnia, you know how frustrating it can be to lie awake for hours wanting so badly to fall asleep. Because there are different types of insomnia, not everyone is going to react the same way to the same treatment. If you struggle with sleep, read on to learn more about the five types of insomnia.

6 Methods for Relieving Stress Without Leaving Your Bedroom

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Stress is a killer. Your blood pressure goes up, your muscles are always tense, and lack of sleep can lower your immune system. There are a surprising number of ways for relieving stress at home. And they're a lot more entertaining than the few deep breaths you take at work to make it through a stressful day.

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