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How to Build the Perfect Year-Round Bedding Set

how to build the perfect year-round bedding set
For most people, the bedding in your home just sort of accumulates. There's the heirloom quilt from your grandmother, the throw blanket you bought for that road trip, and half a dozen other sets of sheets. But almost no one has a perfect year-round bedding set for each bed in their home. And don't you wish you did?

5 Questions Answered About Getting a Good Night's Sleep

questions answered about getting a good night's sleep
Everyone has their own way of approaching bedtime. But does it really matter in the end how you get ready to doze off or whether you have a routine or not? Does it only matter that you get beauty sleep? Here are 5 common questions answered about getting a good night's sleep.

Somniloquy: What Does Talking in Your Sleep Mean?

talking in your sleep at a childhood sleepover
Talking in your sleep is one of the most harmless and amusing mysteries of sleep, one that many people have marveled at while listening to a sibling, friend, or romantic partner go on about nothing while clearly being fully unconscious. Ever curious, we dug deeper to learn what talking in your sleep actually means.

Insomnia 101: What NOT to Do When You Can't Sleep

what not to do when you can’t sleep
As experts on great quality sleep, we are practically brimming with tips on how to get to sleep more effectively and more deeply than ever before....

How to Get Your Kids to Clean Their Bedroom

how to get your kids to clean their bedroom
"Clean your room" has become the anthem and one of the central symbols of parent-child conflicts. But what can you do if your child seems resolute against picking up their things? That's exactly what we're here to talk about today: how to get your kids to clean their bedroom.

I Can't Sleep: Will Reading Before Bed Help?

man reading before bed
The sun is down. Everyone in your home is already asleep. Everybody but you. You've tried all the conventional methods and nothing has helped. Will reading before bed really help you sleep, or is that just a rumor circulated by book publishers to increase sales? We did some independent research. Here's what we found.

7 Tips and Tricks for Nights When You Can't Sleep

Relax when you can't sleep with a warm drink and a book
Have you ever had one of those nights that defy logic? Nights like every other but for whatever reason, you find yourself awake hours later with no hint of sleepiness. When you've tried everything else and you still can't doze off, we have some tips for you to try when you can't sleep.

All About Nighttime Leg Cramps: Common Causes and Tips for Prevention

woman with nighttime leg cramps
Do you suffer from leg cramps at night? You know the kind—those sometimes agonizing cramps in your legs that can wake you out of a sound sleep in a single heartbeat. Those cramps are caused when a muscle contracts suddenly and without warning. We'll look at common causes and tips for treating nighttime leg cramps.

5 Ideas for What to Watch When You Can't Sleep

Woman eating popcorn exploring what to watch when you can't sleep
Insomnia is a pain, but sometimes you can't get to sleep. You've tried counting imaginary sheep, counting backward from 1000, and merely pretendin...

A Guide to Bedtime Comfort and Safety for Seniors

A Guide to Bedtime Comfort and Safety for Seniors
Are you caring for an elderly parent or grandparent? If so, there are many things you can do to keep them safe and comfortable throughout the day. However, providing the same level of care and comfort becomes more difficult at bedtime. Take a look at our tips for bedtime comfort and safety for seniors.

5 Terrific Tips for Sleeping Well When You’re Away From Home

Sleeping well when you're away from home in a hotel bed
We all love getting away now and then from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. But let's face it, your friend's bed or those beds at an inn can't compare to the comfy feeling of your own. There are lots of ways to make sure you're sleeping well when you're away from home. Let's take a look at a few of them.

Can't Sleep? Daytime Tips for a Better Snooze

Couple walking outside neighborhood for sunlight and exercise if you can't sleep
When you can't sleep, your next day tends to be miserable. It's difficult to stay awake at meetings, be as productive as you want to be, or actually enjoy spending time with your loved ones. So when you get back home, you start thinking about what to do when you can't sleep. We have a few ideas for you.

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