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A Dreamy Vacation: How to Sleep Well When You’re Away

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One of the biggest perks of summer is going on vacation. While the sun and sand can put any one at ease, one drawback to vacationing is leaving your bed behind. No matter how comfortable a bed on vacation can be, it just always seems harder to fall asleep in a bed that’s not your own.

Sleeping Through the Summer Camp Blues

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School’s officially out for the summer. While for kids that means three months of freedom, for parents it can mean a lot more mayhem. When family bonding can make all of you stir crazy, many parents opt to send their kids to summer camp. While the length and type of camps can endlessly vary, the most common ones are weekly sleep-away camps. For some kids, this camp is a welcome break from everyday summer life (especially the pre-teens), but for youngsters and first time camp goers, sleeping in a strange place can be unexpectedly overwhelming and stressful. Stanford University has come up with some tips on making sure your child adjusts to sleep-away camp this summer.

Sleep-Running: Exercising Your Right for a Great Night of Sleep

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While it’s a pretty well known fact that exercising daily and getting a good night’s sleep can lead a person to a healthy lifestyle, an issue that’s rarely covered is the best time during the day to exercise in order to sleep soundly at night.

Dozing and Driving: Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel

We’ve all seen the news and heard the horror stories- for a lot of people, a car will be the most dangerous weapon they will ever operate during their lifetime. While the effects of drug and alcohol on a driver are discussed on a regular basis, driving when you’re sleep deprived can be equally dangerous.

Lose the Lag: Catching up on Sleep After Travelling

We’ve all experienced it before, that groggy feeling that could easily be mistaken for a hangover if not for the fact that you didn’t drink the night before, instead you were on board a 747 from JFK to LAX. While the flight went smoothly, it’s when you get off the plane where you really start to feel the effects of long travel time. The people who are most affected by jet lag are those traveling east to west due to the time they are losing on board the flight. Those traveling west to east will also feel the lag, depending on how many time zones they cross. Travelers least affected are those whose journey takes them north to south or vice versa because usually they are in the same time zone for the duration of the trip. If you’re doing a lot of traveling in the upcoming months, the National Sleep Foundation has come up with some solutions to jet lag: