Category Archives: Sleep Aids

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.

Details on Dehumidifiers: How They Can Help You Get Your Best Sleep Yet

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Have you ever wondered what the deal is with dehumidifiers? It seems like some people are really into them while others couldn’t care either way. I never really understood the purpose of them or how they really work, but the advocates tell me that once you sleep with a dehumidifier on at night, it will change your life. I did a little research of my own to find out what the real deal is on these vapor machines and found out some interesting information.

The Truth About Showering Before Bed

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Are you laying in bed again, wondering why you can’t fall asleep? Have you tried the list of usual sleep aids and none seem to be working? Well fear not, today we’re going to talk about a new solution: showering before bed. It may sound like a no-brainer and maybe even a bit odd but there are many studies out there that show showering before bed can be the key to a peaceful night of sleep.

Nap/Tuck – Want to Lose Weight? Sleep it Off!

Losing weight is as easy as 1, 2, Zzzz.

As summer 2012 is rapidly fleeting, it’s time to look towards fall. For some that means a new school year or maybe a new job. Whatever it means for you, you’re going to want to look good doing it. What a lot of people don’t know is that losing weight starts with a good night’s sleep. In a study quoted by WebMD.com, researchers found that people who get less than six hours of sleep a night weigh more than people who sleep longer. Let’s look into the effects sleep can have on a person’s metabolism.

How to Kick the Kids Out of Your Bed…Gently

So your kids are finally past the stage of diapers and drooling and it seems that your life might finally settle down for just enough time so that you can get a full night of sleep. You hit that wonderfully comfortable botanical mattress and just as your eyes start to close, you feel this tiny tap on your shoulder…your toddler has wandered into your room and is now looking to take up residency in your bed. While you and your significant other may not be pleased, exhaustion has won in the battle against reason and you shimmy over to make room for the intruder in footy pajamas. While most parents shake their heads, giving into the lack of sleep, calling their bed hijacking a “phase,” there are ways to avoid having your child sleep in your bed, which in the end will mean a better night of sleep for you and them.

Bypassing the Buzz: Alternatives to Regular Alarm Clocks

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We’ve all been there – one moment you’re dreaming peacefully in a sedative slumber and suddenly it hits you: BING BING BING. The deafening sound of your alarm might as well be a firing squad at 6:00 a.m. Sometimes it seems that the best night of sleep can be nullified by an ultra-annoying alarm. But fear not, there are ways to wake up gently and the sound you wake up to makes all the difference.

Yoga Moves to Cure Insomnia

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In the past few weeks, we’ve gone over some of the best natural ways to sleep easy and through the night. One we haven’t talked about yet is doing yoga or meditation before bed. According to many sources, yoga can be just what the doctor ordered for those nights when sleep just won’t come.

Product Review: Dream Water

I was asked to review a product called Dream Water, an all-natural (calorie-free!) sleep aid that comes in the form of a “shot” you drink before bed. If you’re having trouble sleeping and are looking for a more natural approach, then Dream Water may be exactly what you need.

Reading Before Bed: The Natural Sleep Aid

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It’s after midnight and you’re staring at the ceiling again. You’ve tried watching late-night TV and Seinfeld reruns but nothing seems to be helping you snooze. Before resorting to TV for bed, you should always try turning on a small light and opening a good book. There’s no sleep like the one that comes while enveloped in a book. While this theory has been tested before, let’s go over why and how reading before bed can help you sleep peacefully throughout the night.

Snoozing Before the Stork Comes: The Best Sleep During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an amazing time in your life. You’ll be welcoming a new life into the world and soon you’ll experience the purest love in the world: motherhood. With joy, naturally, comes stress and overwhelming times. A normal amount of stress can cause us to lay awake at night, so pregnancy stress only multiplies this. Getting a good night of sleep while you’re pregnant may seem like the last thing on your mind, but it shouldn’t be. According to a study done by the University of California, the number of hours you sleep each night during pregnancy correlates with the number of hours you’ll be in labor. To avoid unwarranted labor pains, let’s go over the best options for getting a good night of sleep while you’re waiting on the stork.