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4 Ways to Boost Your Energy On Winter Mornings

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February 14, 2017

As the season settles in, dark mornings can feel like an uncomfortable surprise, no matter how many winters you’ve experienced. The northern climes have shorter days than the south, but any changes in natural sunlight and darkness can affect your sleep and energy. These daily habits can help you feel more awake in the morning,… Read More

Weekend Habits That Wreck Weekday Sleep

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January 8, 2017

Ever had that Sunday night where you’re staring at the ceiling trying to will yourself to sleep because you’ve got a loooong Monday ahead? Or shorted yourself sleep all week long with plans to make up for it on the weekend? Me, too. But if you think you can just make up for weekday sleep… Read More

Signs You’re Headed for an Awful Night’s Sleep

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January 2, 2017

Your hormones are all over the place. Some women experience sleep disturbances in the days leading up to their periods, while others toss and turn during their cycle. It could be due to headaches, cramps, or even a higher body temperature (your core temperature rises almost half a degree after ovulation and most people tend… Read More

The Easy, Natural Remedy to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

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October 21, 2016

Touch therapy and massage expert Michelle Ebbin, author of The Touch Remedy: Hands-On Solutions To De-Stress Your Life, says self-healing through touch can reduce stress and create energy in the body that allows you to relax. Take acupressure, for example. Acupressure focuses on the energy and the meridians that are running through your body. Acupressure… Read More

Common Myths and Facts About Caffeine and Sleep

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August 17, 2016

Your spouse is fine having an after-dinner espresso and still falls asleep easily, but you toss and turn for hours after a 4 p.m. cup of tea. Just like some people can eat ice cream sundaes and stay slim while others seem to gain weight at the mere mention of them, every body is different…. Read More

The Top Vitamin Deficiencies That Impact Sleep

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August 17, 2016

If you’re not getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals in your meals, those shortcomings could hinder you from achieving your best night’s sleep. Here’s how certain vitamin deficiencies can interfere with sleep, as well as how to address those needs in your diet. Selenium A deficiency in the mineral selenium may play a… Read More

Why Your Dinner is Wrecking Your Sleep

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June 9, 2016

Can’t sleep? It could be what you did (or didn’t eat) that day and when. Get a sleep doctor’s and nutritionist’s advice on how to eat to sleep better. Your dinner is too early. If your supper is around 5 p.m. and you don’t hit the hay until 11 p.m. or later, hunger may interfere… Read More

Here’s How Your Sleep Position Impacts Your Health

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April 25, 2016

Do you wake lying in the same position you were in when you fell asleep? We shift from three to 36 times during the night according to videotaped research. We usually sleep on our back, side or stomach, even though a majority of us say we sleep on our sides. Popular thinking used to suggest… Read More

Tired All the Time? 7 Medical Reasons Why

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April 12, 2016

You might think it’s a Daylight Savings Time hangover, an insanely busy schedule, or feeling lazier than usual, but the real reason you’re exhausted could be one of these health problems. You’re tired because … you’re anemic. When you visit your doctor and complain of feeling tired all the time, the first things they’ll often… Read More

Songs That Help You Fall Asleep Faster Tonight

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February 15, 2016

For 50 to 70 million Americans, the sleep struggle is real, reports the National Institute of Health. It’s more than just losing precious shut-eye, which is the case for a third of Americans who get fewer than 7 hours per night. The problem is also falling—and staying—asleep. If you’re up late at night three times… Read More

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