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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

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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)

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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.

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.

I Can't Sleep: 6 Things To Do When Shut-Eye Eludes You

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Unfortunately, about one-third of Americans say that they don't get enough sleep. If you're getting less than seven hours of sleep a night, you have a problem. Fortunately, there are some actions you can take when you can’t sleep. Here are six ideas to try when you can’t get enough shut-eye.

9 Tips to Help Calm Racing Thoughts at Night

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After crawling into bed at night, what you want is to drift peacefully off to sleep. That's nearly impossible if your mind is racing with dozens of different thoughts. If your brain can't relax, neither can your body. These tips can help you calm racing thoughts at night and enjoy restful slumber.

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