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All Things Sleep

The Importance Of Sleep For Teens

Did you know that less than 9% of teens get enough sleep? It’s no wonder they trudge around like moody zombies! Jokes aside, lack of quality sleep among adolescents is a serious problem. Sleep is essential for regulating our moods, appetite and cognitive function. Because the teenage brain is not yet fully developed, teens are especially susceptible to the adverse effects of sleep deprivation. It is estimated that teenagers need between

Revisiting Your Sleep Schedule After The Holidays

The holidays are a special time of year for many reasons. Whether you traveled or stayed home, relaxed or entertained guests, chances are your sleep schedule got a little out of whack. For many, the holidays provide a perfect excuse to stay up late, sleep in and indulge in treats and alcohol. As you can imagine, these habits, albeit temporary, can wreak havoc on our sleep cycles. Fortunately, there are several

Getting That Much Needed Sleep During The Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and for many people that means a total change in routine: hectic schedules, late nights and get-togethers galore. For a lot of people, this throws off those much-needed sleep schedules and can lead to irritability and exhaustion. We all know that sleep in general is so important – whether you only need 5 to 6 hours a night or that extra 8 or 9. While everyone

Picking The Perfect Pillow

Heartburn, sinus issues, vertigo, breathing problems, sleep deprivation and all the consequences that come from lack of sleep could be solved with the proper pillow (according to a study by Harvard Health ). Choosing the right pillow comes with many added benefits and welcoming comforts. Actually finding the perfect pillow however, is a much more difficult task for many people. This process often ends in simply compromising with a nice cushion

Some Interesting Facts About Sleep

With sleep being such an important part of our lives, it only makes sense to study this valuable action. Today’s world of modern technology and abundance of data, allows us to better understand our dreamlands and how we are effected by them. Along the way we learn some interesting and random facts. The National Sleep Foundation presents many sleep studies including an article listing the most recent discoveries in sleep. We share

How To Fall Asleep Fast

Our time sleeping is priceless, literally. We cannot put a price tag on quality sleep because it is so important to our productivity during the day. Problems arise when we are so productive during the day, that our bodies cannot slow down enough to fall asleep at night. Instead of counting those proverbial sheep, try some of these data proven methods to fall asleep fast. Setting A Routine Having a sleep

Tips For College Students Needing Their Zzz’s

Countless studies, such as one posted by the US National Library of Medicine, state that more than half of the college student population believe that daytime sleepiness leads to poorer grades. There are several connections as to why lack of sleep impacts grades, but ultimately inadequate amounts of sleep are holding most college students back from reaching their full potential. With the pressures of studying, attending class and additional responsibilities, getting

Sleeping With The Seasons

The leaves are starting to change, kids are back in school and believe it or not, the hot spells of summer are waning slowly. Soon enough the outside air will become crisp as fall comes into full swing. This new season brings many changes and one such adjustment is in the way we sleep. Fall characteristics, such as daylight and temperatures, alter the norm that bodies have adjusted to for the