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What Is Your Sleep Quality?

What Is Your Sleep Quality?

Many people ask, “How much sleep do I really need?” The answer to that is difficult because every person is different. The sleep you need is individual. However everyone should beware of oversleeping. Staying in bed too long can be a symptom of other issues such as depression or other physical disorders. Doctors suggest that adults receive six to nine hours of sleep. Finding your personal sleep cycle that works for you is the key goal.   As too much…

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4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

  Many people are searching for ways to improve their quality of sleep here are 4 of the hacks from an article on KSL. Check your sleeping surface– Do you wake up with muscle pain? Or does it take forever to get comfortable at night? If you are not getting the hours of sleep needed each night it might be time to invest in a better mattress or even a better pillow. Do your research! Your time spent on finding the…

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Five Bedtime Beverages to Help You Snooze

Five Bedtime Beverages to Help You Snooze

Last month we had an article on Five Bedtime Snacks To Help You Sleep. This article is all about bedtime beverages that can soothe your mind to help you drift off to dream land. Bedtime Beverages and their Benefits  Natural Tea Brew- Simmering three to four lettuce leaves for 15 minutes and adding mint leaves can be a calming natural tea. Lettuce has lactucarium a natural chemical which has a sedative affect. Sipping this brew might help you ease into sleep.  Cherry Juice…

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Can Melatonin Supplements Cause Weird Dreams?

Can Melatonin Supplements Cause Weird Dreams?

There have been conversations at the breakfast table of family members sharing stories of the strange dreams they had the night before. Dreams happen because of Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep. It is when the brain is most active during sleep. this brain scan shows the difference in activity between NREM and REM sleep. The Huffington Post wrote a news article about how and why melatonin supplements can increase the vividness and strangeness of dreams. (Dream Article) This article…

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