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What Can We Learn about Sleep from Animals

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February 4, 2018 | Categories:

Pet owners may have watched their dogs or cats snooze and wonder whether they were dreaming, and possibly if their sleep patterns were at all like humans. The science community is working hard at conducting research to see what we can learn about sleep from animals. Dogs Can Suffer from Sleep Disorders, Too The Stanford… Read More

The 10-Minute Trick to Help You Sleep

January 30, 2018 | Categories:

There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to fall sleep. You’re in your favorite pjs, you’re totally beat…but nada, no sleep for you.  Spending 10 minutes doing a tension-taming technique before bedtime was shown to significantly improve the sleep quality in study participants, according to a study in the journal CHEST. The technique involved different… Read More

Can You Cure Insomnia?

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January 17, 2018 | Categories:

If you’re reading this with bleary eyes, holding your head up, or (gasp!) on your phone in bed while searching “Is insomnia curable?” in the middle of the night, I feel for you. And, you’ve probably heard some rendition of Fields’ quote from a well-intentioned loved one when unable to sleep. Anyone who’s experienced a sleepless… Read More

The Best Pillows for Sleep

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January 2, 2018 | Categories:

You know when you wake up after the best night’s sleep ever and you feel like you can conquer the world? In an effort to help you experience that feeling every morning, I sought to test some of the most popular and highest-rated pillows on the market so that you could wake up every morning… Read More

Why Watching One More Show On Netflix Can Wreck Your Sleep

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November 3, 2017 | Categories:

Earlier this year, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings identified the company’s biggest competitor.  It’s not YouTube.  It’s not Amazon. It’s not Hulu. It’s not any of the late-night Jimmy’s— Kimmel or Fallon. It’s sleep, Hastings said during an interview with analysts after Netflix’s first-quarter financials were released, according to a USAToday.com article. If you’ve been catching up on… Read More

How Your Bedroom Is Adding to Your Breathing Problems

September 4, 2017 | Categories:

If you’re living with a breathing disorder like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spring cleaning isn’t simply a chore to tackle on your to-do list. If it’s not done properly, cleaning could trigger asthma symptoms or send you into an asthma attack. Since we spend about a third of our day sleeping, making… Read More

Why Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sleep

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September 1, 2017 | Categories:

Anyone who’s ever experienced a stressful day knows that sleep usually won’t come easily that night. Left unresolved, that nagging fight with a friend, towering in-box at the office or worries over your bank account can start swirling through your brain. “Stress is probably the leading cause of why patients tell me they have trouble… Read More

4 Surprising Health Benefits of A Good Night’s Sleep

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September 1, 2017 | Categories: ,

You already know that not getting enough quality sleep can make you irritable, short-tempered, and exhausted. But that’s not the only thing that can happen when you short change your body of much-needed pillow time. Here’s why you need to get to bed earlier tonight. You’ll be happier. Science has discovered plenty of associations between… Read More

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