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Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Many adults toss and turn at night. There can be many causes for being restless. These can include loud noises, snoring, anxiety, habits, device use etc. The following are summarized expert advice on how to cope with sleeping problems. Accept Waking Up-  Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating. If you accept this instead of getting annoyed with yourself you might be able to get back to sleep faster. If you lay in bed wondering what…

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Melatonin and Pups

Melatonin and Pups

Do you have a new pup or older dog in the family? Was New Years Eve filled with whines as your little “mans best friend” hid under the bed out of fear?  Or does your dog have patches of fur falling out? If yes then melatonin supplements might help. These supplements come in a few forms. These include tablets, liquids, capsules or powder. Plain tablet form is the most recommended for dogs simply hide it in their food.  This supplement…

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New Year New Sleep Habits

New Year New Sleep Habits

The New Year’s weekend is starting. Many might already have a list of things they want to try to do better in 2017.  After staying up till midnight on New Years Eve, one resolution suggestion we have is to improve your sleep and therefore improve your health with the following tips. Turn Off Devices an Hour Before Bedtime  We have discussed the damage blue light emitted from devices can cause to melatonin development. I know times get busy and some…

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How To Recover From The Holidays

How To Recover From The Holidays

The holidays are full of excitement, stress, sugar and squished homes. These can all put a damper on sleep schedules. So how can you and your children recover from the holidays and get ready to return to the school and work schedule? The following are some tips on how to “Return to Reality” Decrease The Snacks  During the holiday season a lot of neighbors drop of treats as gifts. This can be a nice gesture but make sure you or…

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7 Things To NEVER Eat Before Bedtime

7 Things To NEVER Eat Before Bedtime

In the past we wrote these three articles on what to eat and drink to help you fall asleep. To read those click 6 Bedtime Snacks, Bedtime Beverages, or 5 Bedtime Snacks. This article is all about what NOT to eat before bedtime and why it can disrupt your snooze.   Chocolate Even though dark chocolate is considered healthy because it contains antioxidants and magnesium it is not a good bedtime snack because it has caffeine. This ingredient is a stimulant which…

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What is Jet Lag?

What is Jet Lag?

In the past we have written articles about how to overcome jet lag which you can read by clicking Travel and The Body Clock This article is all about what Jet lag is and what the main symptoms and causes are. Mayo Clinic defines Jet lag as,”Jet lag, also called jet lag disorder, is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones.”  Our bodies have biological clocks that tell us when to be…

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5 Sleeping Aids Recommended By Doctors

5 Sleeping Aids Recommended By Doctors

  Getting to sleep can be a challenge at times. Here is a list of 5 Doctor recommended sleeping aids, when to use them and how. Aromatherapy This tip is best when you are sleepy but tense. To use arometherapy massage a small amount of aroma-therapeutic oil or balm on shoulders and neck and then breathe deeply before you lay your head down.  Studies show that lavender and lemon balm have relaxing properties. Though any fragrance you find calming can do the…

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6 MORE Bedtime Snacks To Help You Snooze

6 MORE Bedtime Snacks To Help You Snooze

Previously we posted about 5 snacks and 5 beverages to help you fall asleep. To read those articles click Bedtime Snacks Part 1 or Bedtime Beverages This article is about 6 more bedtime snacks that can make falling asleep easier. These following foods have several different natural chemicals that can help your fall asleep. Bedtime Snacks and Their Benefits  Lettuce- Having a light salad before bed can benefit you. Lettuce contains lactucarium which has similar affects as opium which both have sedative properties….

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The Benefits Of Melatonin For Dogs

The Benefits Of Melatonin For Dogs

You might have heard that supplements of melatonin can help with sleeping for people but there are actually a lot of benefits of melatonin for dogs. Melatonin is a natural hormone in the brain that is  produced to induce sleep. Melatonin can help dogs with the following problems. Insomnia Hair loss Separation Anxiety Phobias Melatonin supplements for dogs is considered “experimental” even though it appears to be safe. For dosage use this guideline. “In general, when given orally, dogs under…

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News-Study Showed Melatonin Shrinking Lab Grown Cancer Cells

News-Study Showed Melatonin Shrinking Lab Grown Cancer Cells

6 Sep. 2016 – WWNYTV Source  “Researchers at Michigan State University say a brain hormone could help fight breast cancer. Scientists treated cancerous tumors they grew in a laboratory with the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin. They concluded the melatonin significantly decreased the number and size of breast cancer tumors when compared to a control group. Disease specialists have long suspected a link between sleep deprivation and breast cancer.” What an incredible discovery. We hope that research continues and that there will be…

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