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Tips on Fighting S.A.D Symptoms

Tips on Fighting S.A.D Symptoms

With Summer in full swing not a lot of people are thinking of the “Winter Blues” though some struggle with S.A.D during the Spring and Summer instead of the Winter. If you or a loved one struggles with Seasonal Affective Disorder please read these tips on how to cope with some of the symptoms of S.A.D. Have an Attitude of Gratitude – Many have heard this statement. Though gratitude truly can help the mind be more positive and powerful. Learn…

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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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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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How to Reduce Stress Caused by Jet Lag

How to Reduce Stress Caused by Jet Lag

The Sleep Foundation has provided tips on how to reduce Jet Lag symptoms by reducing sleep stress.  We wanted to share some of these valuable tips with you. This foundation explained how there are two different types of stress that can increase the symptoms of Jet Lag.  One is titled “The First Night Effect” this occurs when a traveler is in a new and unfamiliar sleeping environment. The other stress is called “On-Call Effect” this can happen when sleepers have…

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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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Stop Watching The Clock

Stop Watching The Clock

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The time clicks by as you lay in bed watching your alarm clock fly through minutes. You become frustrated that you are trying to fall asleep and just cannot! This then makes you anxious about being sleepy in the morning and that anxiety makes your mind even more awake. If this sounds like you here are some tips. To stop watching the time and actually become friends with your pillow again.   Turn your alarm clock…

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