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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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6 MORE Bedtime Snacks To Help You Snooze

6 MORE Bedtime Snacks To Help You Snooze

Previously we posted about 5 snacks and 5 beverages to help you fall asleep. To read those articles click Bedtime Snacks Part 1 or Bedtime Beverages This article is about 6 more bedtime snacks that can make falling asleep easier. These following foods have several different natural chemicals that can help your fall asleep. Bedtime Snacks and Their Benefits  Lettuce- Having a light salad before bed can benefit you. Lettuce contains lactucarium which has similar affects as opium which both have sedative properties….

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5 Bedtime Snacks That Can Help You Sleep

5 Bedtime Snacks That Can Help You Sleep

  There have been many studies on how to get a better nights sleep. We know that being too full or too hungry can disrupt the night. The brain uses many hormones and chemicals to induce sleep. These mainly include melatonin and tryptophan. These following snack ideas from Daily Medical and Readers Digest  can help these chemicals activate and help your mind drift off to dreamland. Snacks and Their Bedtime Benefits   Bananas – This underestimated yellow fruit is full…

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