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Actions To Avoid When You Are Trying To Sleep

Actions To Avoid When You Are Trying To Sleep

When having a hard time falling asleep some might fall into bad habits. The following are a few actions you should avoid if you want to sleep well. Staying in bed- If you cannot fall asleep within 30 minutes of laying in bed it is not worth the frustration which can just keep you up longer. Take time to get out of bed and do something relaxing, meditation, reading a paper book(not on a device), or listen to relaxing music…

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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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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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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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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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How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

Sometimes our sleeping habits happen within us. Some kids like to arise with the sun while others just want to dance in the moonlight. So how do you help your child who just can’t sleep at night and then is sleepy at school? Here are some tips to help your little night owl get the Zzzz he or she needs. One helpful tool can be melatonin supplements. Pediatricians advise to only use this supplement  short-term. Use this as a re-setter…

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How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

Many children and adults have trouble getting to sleep at night. This might be caused by bad “sleep hygiene” this term is defined as things that can help facilitate good, continuous and adequate sleep. Creating good sleep hygiene can be quite simple by following these tips. Create a Quiet Room – Remove items that can disrupt sleep. For example electronics, TV, or even noisy pets. Also have light blocking curtains to block out the glow from street lamps if you live…

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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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