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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.

Shift Work Sleep Disorder: When It's Too Light Outside to Sleep

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While some people love working the night shift, others hate it, especially when it affects their sleep cycle. If you work the night shift and you have trouble falling asleep, you're not alone. Up to 40 percent of shift workers suffer from Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). Here are our tips for getting more sleep.

Hydration and Sleep: Finding the Perfect Balance

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Most of us understand that staying hydrated is essential. We have vague memories of learning in our high school health lessons exactly why water i...

Surviving the Nocturnal Symphony: Sleeping Peacefully When Your Partner Snores

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Approximately 25 percent of the population snores frequently. If you have difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night because your partner snores, you may be compelled to take up permanent residence down the hall. Here are several steps to reduce the frequency and severity of snoring to sleep peacefully.

The Perfect Formula for Stocking Airbnb Guest Linens

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One of the best things you can do for your guests is to leave them a full set of luxurious linens. Whether you've got a spare bedroom or an entire guest house, your guests will be delighted when they find this treasure trove of silky smooth and exquisitely fluffy linens waiting for them on their night away from home.

Sleeping with Scoliosis: Some Tips for Sound Sleep

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If you happen to be one of the many Americans dealing with scoliosis, we probably do not have to tell you about the daily difficulties this condition often causes. At the top of the list may be chronic pain. Fortunately, we have some tips to help you get the soundest sleep possible when sleeping with scoliosis.

How to Nap: What You Need To Know About the Science of Naps

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At some point in our lives, every person needs to take a nap. Nap too short, and you won't get the rest your body requires. But nap too long and you'll throw off your sleeping routine, causing you to be tired for extended periods during the day. So, to nap just right, let's dive into the science of naps.

Is Fibromyalgia Hindering Your Sleep? Check Out These 6 Sleep Tips

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Getting restful sleep is not as easy for some people as it is for others. Chronic health problems are a significant concern for those who struggle with sleeping through the night. One such chronic condition is fibromyalgia. Here are a few sleep tips for those with fibromyalgia who can't seem to get enough sleep.

5 Essential Elements of Building a Nursery for Better Sleep

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Every year in the US, nearly 4 million babies are born. In those first few years, they will need a whole lot of love, care, and comfy amenities. If you are expecting a baby or planning to have one this year, now's the time to build a nursery and ensure better sleep for you and your baby.

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