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11 Benfits of Lucid Dreaming: How to Boost Creativity and Sleep Better

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Accounts of lucid dreaming go back as far as Aristotle. But what exactly is lucid dreaming? And—aside from improving your sleep—why would you want to do it? As it turns out, it’s not only enjoyable—but there is a wide range of health benefits of lucid dreaming. Here’s how to expand your mind while you’re fast asleep.

Journaling: A Wonderful Thing To Do in Bed

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Whether you are nine years old and just received your first diary or you are 90 years old and have been an active journal-keeper for life, journaling at night can benefit you in so many ways. Here's an overview of how to start your journaling journey and how to explore more healthy habits before bed.

Designing a Nursery that will Help Baby Sleep

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Upon hearing that they're expecting, one of the first things many parents do is start designing a nursery. While a frilly nursery is lovely, it does you little good if their baby can't get to sleep. We'll review some tips to help new parents get the most out of their nursery and savor their baby's sleepytime.

How to Plan Redecorating Your Children's Bedrooms as a Family

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Working together, you can help your children have a fun time switching up their rooms to match who they have grown into this year. Let's explore several fun ways parents can redecorate their children's bedrooms together as a family.

The Perfect Pillow Positions for Reading in Bed

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Reading in bed is one of the great joys in life. There's something magical about a lazy Sunday morning or a late night sprawled out in bed, absorbed in a good book, game, or movie. So, what’s the key to a long lounging-in-bed session? It's as simple as having the perfect pillows and knowing how to position them.

Up All Night? 6 Comfy Tips for Staying (Awake) in Bed for Hours

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Whatever the reason, thousands of people every night are in bed—lounging, but not sleeping. For anyone who spends a lot of time staying awake in bed—day or night—there are a few things you can do differently to make that time extra comfortable.

Why Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help You Sleep Better

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Medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane have numerous health benefits—reducing stress, supporting the immune system, and optimizing neurological function. All of these can enhance our ability to get a deep and restful night's sleep. We'll share how medicinal mushrooms can help you sleep better.

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.

Revealing the Mystery of Hypoallergenic Bedding

couple fighting allergies in bed needs hypoallergenic bedding
One of the bedding buzzwords you may have heard a lot recently is hypoallergenic. It's an essential feature of bedding but, surprisingly, not many people know what it means. But what, exactly, does it mean for bedding to be hypoallergenic?

Questions to Start Listening to Your Body for a Better Night's Sleep

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Sometimes you're so caught up in routines you feel like a robot. But people who aren't sleeping right may find themselves lost in a hazy fog. Harmful sleep patterns make everyday life more difficult. We share questions you can ask as you review your health and sleep patterns by listening to your body.

Why You Wake Up in the Middle of the Night (and What to Do About It)

man wondering what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night
After following your bedtime routine and falling asleep as usual, you can’t help but wake up in the middle of the night. Does this sound familiar? We'll cover seven of the leading reasons why people wake up in the middle of the night and a few tips on how to achieve relaxing, continuous sleep.

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