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Sleep Better With These Tips

Sleep Better With These Tips

We have written sleep tip articles in the past and you can read those here. In this article we will share our thoughts  on a post from NBC health on how to sleep better. Many people struggle with trying to fall asleep. Some cannot sleep with out taking a pill. However NBC News shared the following expert sleeping tips. Create and Stick To A Routine-  Going to sleep and awaking at the same time each night and morning can help your body…

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What To Do When You Cannot Sleep- Tips from Experts

What To Do When You Cannot Sleep- Tips from Experts

Are there nights when you just lay in bed wishing you could fall asleep? If yes than here are some tips from sleep experts. Relax Your Muscles- Flex and relax each muscle group. Start from your toes and go all the way to your face. Then imagine a relaxing scene. Go to a “happy place” that calms anxieties or stress. Create a Snooze Smoothie- Make this “magical” smoothie mix with dairy and fruit that have nutrients that promote sleep. Greek yogurt and…

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Things That Might Disrupt Sleep and Tips to Solve These Problems

Things That Might Disrupt Sleep and Tips to Solve These Problems

Many people toss and turn and night and long to fall asleep. If you are one of these people who stares at the ceiling wishing for sleep to come, look at the following sleep disruptions and tips to help you understand why you cannot sleep and how to solve the issue.   Snoring– If you or your partner snores it might keep you up. Most snoring has no health consequence. Though it is always good to double check with a…

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How To Help Children Sleep During The Summer

How To Help Children Sleep During The Summer

We have shared a few sleeping tip articles you can read those past posts here.  In this article we want to share some simple tips on how to help your child get to bed at a decent time during the holidays. School is out and the sun is shinning longer. There are family reunions, friend parties, vacations to other time zones and so much more that happens during the summer break. All these different exciting activities can disrupt a child’s, or…

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Tips to use Melatonin Properly To Ease Jet Lag Symptoms

Tips to use Melatonin Properly To Ease Jet Lag Symptoms

We have previously written about tips to overcome jet lag, and why jet lag happens etc. You can read those previous articles here. Some people might have a few questions about the proper way to take melatonin supplements while on time zone change adventures.  As always it is best to speak to a specialist before trying any supplements. Though here are a few simple tips to remember the proper way to take melatonin while traveling to new time zones. Take supplement…

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How Melatonin can help a few Different Behavioral or Mental Disorders in Children

How Melatonin can help a few Different Behavioral or Mental Disorders in Children

Dr. Craig Canapari wrote a fantastic article on how melatonin can help a few different behavioral or mental disorders in children.  We simply want to discuss and summarize some important points in his article.  Canapari discussed how melatonin can be beneficial for chronic insomnia, autism, ADHD, DSPS, neurodevelopment delay, blindness and eczema. It is incredible how many things melatonin supplements can help. Studies however are still being conducted so always speak with a specialist before trying any supplements. Children with chronic…

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How to Know if You have S.A.D

How to Know if You have S.A.D

We have written past articles about Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D the definition, symptoms etc. You can read these past articles by clicking S.A.D Articles. Some might feel very depressed during certain times of the year. Some might wonder how do you discover if you have S.A.D. What is the diagnosis process. Mayo Clinic online has provided some insight into the process that we would like to share. Physical Exam- Your doctor might do a full physical exam. Sometimes depression is linked…

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What is Your Sleep Type?

What is Your Sleep Type?

Many have heard the question, “Are you an Early Bird or Night Owl?” Though recently CBS News reported a study done by sleep specialist and best-selling author Dr. Michael Breus. He stated that there are actually 4 different sleep types. Lions- Early Risers Bears- People who have energy mid-day Wolves- those who enjoy late evening Dolphins- Insomniacs CBS reported these statistics, “It turns out that roughly 15 percent of people are lions (the category more commonly known as “early birds”)….

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Try These Tips For a Deeper Sleep

Try These Tips For a Deeper Sleep

When asked what are your strategies for a longer deeper sleep this is what some people submitted. Try some of these tips and see if they work for you. Glass of milk before you brush your teeth.  Sentimental sounds (music boxes, lullabies, white noise etc) Try a homemade milk bath: two parts powdered milk, one part cornstarch to relax your body Meditation breathing exercises – they even have apps to help guide you Create a routine that relaxes you Invest…

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Alternative Ways To Conquer Jet Lag

Alternative Ways To Conquer Jet Lag

We have discussed in previous articles the benefit of melatonin in defeating Jet Lag. (click Jet Lag Articles to read) In this post we want to dive a little deeper into the benefits of melatonin and other possible alternatives that might help you survive the symptoms of jet lag that can ruin any adventure. Many know the most common side effects of jet lag are  Disturbed sleep — such as insomnia, early waking or excessive sleepiness Daytime fatigue Difficulty concentrating or…

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