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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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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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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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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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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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