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6 Snooze-worthy Podcasts to Listen to When You Can’t Fall Asleep

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If you've tried every trick in the book and still can't sleep, maybe you should take advantage of today's technology and listen to a podcast each night before bed. There are plenty out there geared specifically towards helping you sleep, and we've listed the best ones here for you to try.

Fall Asleep Faster with Sleep-Promoting Dietary Supplements

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While there are a significant number of over-the-counter and prescription medications available to encourage restful sleep, these solutions are not right for everyone. Many people in search of an alternative to sleep medications turn to dietary supplements to help them fall asleep faster and wake feeling rested.

How to Get Quality Sleep in An Airport: A Survival Guide

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There are at least a dozen common reasons why practical people wind up sleeping in an airport. But whatever the reason you find yourself needing a few hours of shut-eye without a hotel room, a modern airport is a pretty good way to do it. You just have to know the right tricks to stay safe and sleep soundly.

Helping Your Infant Sleep Peacefully Through the Night

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By the time infants are just a few weeks old, there are a significant number of ways parents can help establish infant sleep cycles and encourage healthy sleep habits. Here are our tips for better infant sleep schedules.

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?

5 Mindful and Empowering Ways To Start Your Day

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Start your day with one of these mindful morning practices to infuse all of the activities of our day ahead with freshness and clarity after a good night's sleep.

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.

The Concepts of Deep Sleep and Dreaming in Yoga Philosophy

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Exploring the four states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep, and meditation can be quite profound. Learn more about the relationship between deep sleep and meditation.

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!

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.

How Weighted Blankets Can Give You More Restful Sleep

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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.

How Binaural Beats Can Help You Sleep Better

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Sleep happens with lower-frequency Theta and Delta brain waves. So, one way of encouraging the body to drift off to sleep is to intentionally transform our brainwave patterns to the Theta and Delta frequencies with binaural beats. Let's explore what they are, how do they work, and how they can help you sleep better.

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