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PTSD & Sleep: The Best Natural Techniques to Help You Finally Sleep Through the Night

post traumatic stress disorder

In today’s world, we all know someone who’s struggling with Post-traumatic stress disorder. Be it a war veteran or someone who’s been involved in a traumatic event, it seems that PTSD seems to be more common now than ever. An aspect of PTSD that seems to get little public attention is sleeping with PTSD. While going through your normal day can be a challenge, getting through the night can be even tougher. There are many great natural ways to make sleeping with PTSD a lot more manageable.

Three Revolutionary Over the Counter Sleeping Aids that Will Change Your Night

sleep aids

We’ve all had those nights where no matter what we try, sleep just doesn’t come easy. You try natural remedies and even your dreamlike latex mattress can’t help you. You’re not sick and therefore can’t take NyQuil or other cold medicines that serve a dual purpose and you don’t want to be on prescription sleeping pills. This is a dilemma many people face and until now, there has never really been a solution for them other than to stare at the clock or count sheep until they finally pass out. Now, we can all find relief with several top of the line over the counter sleep aids, including ZzzQuil, by the makers of NyQuil (of course), Doxylamine, and Valerian. These sleeping aids promise to have the same effect on a sleepy person as NyQuil, without the cold and flu remedies. But do they all really work? Let’s find out more about these supposed saviors for the sleep-deprived.

Snoozing with Pins and Needles? Get Your Best Sleep Using Acupuncture

acupuncture

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is now highly regarded in the Western world as well as an alternative to other more traditional medicinal routes. One area where acupuncture is highly revered is its ability to treat sleep disorders. You’d be surprised at the level in which acupuncture can truly improve your sleeping habits.

Never too Early to Dream: New Study Shows that Children Dream in the Womb

baby in womb

Have you ever wondered at what age did you start dreaming? We all know that children dream up new worlds and even friends with their vivid imaginations but have you ever looked in on your child sleeping so peacefully and thought to yourself, “I wonder what they’re thinking about?” While science isn’t quite at that level yet, it’s pretty close. They’ve actually been able to tell us the exact week in a child’s life they begin to dream. Studies show that babies in the womb and infants dream far more than adults. So if you’re a mom sleeping and dreaming comfortably on your latex foam bed, chances are your infant is probably dreaming as well.

Make Scents: The Five Best Smells for Sleeping Better Tonight

woman smelling flower

It seems that lately we’re all trying to find natural ways to sleep better, well today let’s talk about one of the most natural ways of all: scents. The best smells for sleeping are ones that you might even have in your home already. While there are tons of scents that can help you to relax and sleep better, everyone has their preference and what works for some people may not always work for others. Let’s look at five scents that are sure to help you relax and get a great night of sleep.

Discover the Most Interesting and Unique Beds from Around the World Without Leaving Home!

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As you get ready to crawl into your botanical mattress at night, have you ever wondered what people around the world are calling beds these days? While it may be hard to picture, beds from around the world don’t always look like the beds we typically imagine. Today, let’s explore the most unique and visually appealing beds from all walks of life. Some of them are so unrecognizable, you wouldn’t even realize it’s a bed without us telling you!

Baby Talk: New Ways to Sleep When You’re a New Parent

mother and baby sleeping

One of the most amazing moments in life is the joy of having a new baby. From the tiny clothes to the precious nursery, it all seems like stuffed animals and rainbows. After the initial veil of joy wears off, you’re faced with the new reality: sleeping when you have a newborn. While newborns sleep the majority of the day, it seems that the parents are the ones who just can’t find the time to sleep. While nothing is more important than the health and well being of your child, your health and well being is also very crucial. Let’s learn how to get a few hours of shut eye in between feedings and diaper changing.

Are You Washing Your Sheets Enough? The Answer Might Surprise You…

washing sheets

It’s a topic everyone seems to have a different opinion about: how often should you wash your sheets? Some say a week, some say every other week, but what is the right answer? A lot depends on extenuating circumstances but there are general rules that will help you to decide when is a good time to wash your sheets and when you can get away with one more night. 

New Study Shows Making Your Bed Can Make Your Entire Day Better!

woman making bed

Making your bed. It always sounds like a good idea and once it’s done, you can’t help but notice how much cleaner your room looks, but sometimes you just have no urge or energy. Call it laziness or lack of motivation, either way, some people don’t see a need for making their bed. While it may seem completely aesthetic, making your bed can actually help you move smoothly throughout the rest of your day. Don’t believe me? Well then check out the research below and see what you think!

How to Sleep Well in a Foreign Country

hotel bedroom

You’re going abroad on maybe a vacation or business, either way there’s a lot to get used to. Maybe you have to learn an entirely new language or use a new currency for the time being or maybe you’re even staying in a hostel. No matter what you’re doing one thing’s for sure, you are going to get tired. While sleepiness comes easy, sleep doesn’t always, especially when you’re in an unfamiliar place. It’s not always easy to teach your body to adjust to a new time zone and a new bed that isn’t your comfortable all natural mattress from home. Let’s go over some of the best tips on how to sleep well in a foreign country.