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I Can't Sleep: Is It Something I Drank?

woman who can't sleep is reading and drinking glass of wine
For many of us, our bedtime routines incorporate some sort of evening beverage. A mug of hot tea. A glass of cold milk. A sweet wine after a long day. A cup of cold water after brushing our teeth. Could it be, however, that what you drink is keeping you awake? Let's get into it.

How Plants In Your Bedroom Help You Sleep Better

plants in your bedroom
When you think of decorating your bedroom, what comes to mind? Most likely, you think of bedding, sheets, furniture, and art. But it's the whole bedroom environment—even the air you breathe—that provides a good night's sleep. Here, we'll explore the most powerful health benefits of keeping plants in your bedroom.

Can't Sleep? 5 Bedtime Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

bedtime yoga poses
Wondering what to do when you can't sleep? This five-pose sequence of bedtime yoga poses offers profound physical and mental-emotional benefits. While doing all five of them in the suggested sequence is recommended, it's also fine to choose just one or two to explore.

No More Restless Nights: 9 Easy, Science-Backed Ways to Fall Asleep

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If you've grown to dread what should be the most relaxing time of day—bedtime—because of your nighttime restlessness, you're not alone: 50 to 70 million adults in the US have sleeping disorders. So, here are a number of ways to fall asleep in five minutes or less, so you can stress less and sleep better.

The Indisputable Link Between Performance and Sleep

successful business professionals discuss work and balance the link between performance and sleep
When you're tired, you don't perform as well as you would otherwise. A lack of sleep before a big game or an important presentation doesn't tend to be a good idea. That's intuitive. But do you know just how important the link between performance and sleep actually is?

How Much Sleep is Healthy for Children, Teens, and Adults?

how much sleep is healthy for a family sticking feet out from under the blanket
Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is sleeping too much or too little? Each of us has an individual biological clock that tells us when to sleep and how much sleep is enough, but that clock isn't always correct. Let's take a look at the data.

How Common Mental Health Issues Affect Your Sleep

how common mental health issues affect your sleep and keep you up at night
Did you know insomnia is linked to mental health? However, continued insomnia also leads to depression, anxiety, and stress. So, once a person's sleep is interrupted, you could potentially end up in a vicious cycle of insomnia and psychological stress. We’ll examine how common mental health issues affect your sleep.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Sleep, Dreams, and Safety

woman at peace when her sleep, dreams, and safety are in balance
Nobody knows for sure whether William Shakespeare suffered from insomnia, but his work references sleep (or lack thereof) enough to suggest it. Hamlet may have been considering what dreams may come in the long sleep of death. But for most of us, it isn't the inability to wake from dreams: it's the dreams themselves.

Plotting the Perfect Sleep Schedule to Keep You Healthy

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Most of us are aware there is great strength in following routines. Whether it's an exercise routine or a sleep regimen, our bodies seem to respond best when they can predict what's coming next. If we are going to set a sleep schedule, we need to know how much sleep we need and how to get it. Let's break it down.

4 Tips to Help Your Sleepy Teen Get Out of Bed Every Morning

help your sleepy teen get out of bed to get to school on time
Your teen slept through his alarm again. You go through this every morning. "There has got to be an easier way!" you think to yourself. But how do you make him get out of bed and out the door for school? One of these four tips just might show him the tough love he needs.

Can’t Sleep? 15 Celebrity Routines for Better Sleep

celebrity bedtime routines for a red carpet look when you can't sleep
Maybe part of your nighttime routine is watching your favorite celebrity from tv or film. So it got us thinking—What do famous people do for their nighttime routines to help them relax and fall asleep quickly? We think you'll find these quite interesting, especially if you can’t sleep at night.

DIY Dog Beds That'll Keep Them Out of Yours

French Bulldogs love DIY dog beds
We love our dogs and want them to have a cozy, comfortable place to sleep. We just don't want it to always be in our bed! There are many creative ways to let your dogs sleep in the bedroom without having them hog the pillows wake you up every night. We'll show you DIY options for dog beds you and your dog will love!

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