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5 Ways to Boost Your Bedtime Routine for Better Health

One of the most important things you can do for good physical health and your overall well-being, is to get an adequate amount of sleep each night. The U.S. National Library of Medicine recommends that school aged children get at least 10 hours of sleep daily; teens between 9 and 10 hours daily; and adults between 7 and 8 hours daily. Establishing a healthy bedtime routine will help you to accomplish this adequate sleep goal.

Can Practicing Gratitude Improve Your Sleep Quality?

Gratitude. It’s a simple word that often gets lost in the shuffle of trying to get through your daily life. When life weighs heavily on you, practicing gratitude can bring about bigger changes and benefits than you realize.

According to Psychology Today, there are seven benefits to practicing gratitude that have been scientifically proven. One of the benefits is better sleep. The following are also listed as benefits of gratitude:

  1. Physical Health Improvements
  2. Relationship Building (increasing your network of friends and acquaintances)
  3. Better Psychological Health
  4. Enhances Empathy while Reducing Aggression
  5. Builds Self-Esteem
  6. Improves Mental Strength
  7. Improves Sleep

Which Mattress Is Highly Recommended By Chiropractors and Orthopedic Specialists?

Restful sleep is essential for overall health and well being. It plays an important role in your physical health, mental health and quality of life. But, for many Americans, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge, particularly for those with back pain, and particularly for those whose mattress is working against them, rather than for them.

Do LED Lights Affect Our Sleep?

Different light sources are a significant part of our everyday life. Especially during those dark and gloomy winter evenings, when we spend most of our time before bedtime exposed to different lights; for example, the illumination form TVs, computers, different lamps, and even our smartphones. Recently, many researchers and scientists are claiming that our sleep is being affected by this light, which usually comes from light emitting diodes, to the point that many people have reported serious sleep issues. For many of us it might sound a bit silly and unbelievable. After all, how can a light be disrupting our sleep cycles and schedules? But there is a scientific proof that luminescence, especially the variety from LED lights that provide cool white and blue illumination, and that is very commonly used as home lighting, solar security lights, and is even found in our smart devices, can be very harmful to our sleep.

Tips for Sleeping Well When Away from Your Latex Mattress  

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Whether you’re on vacation staying in a hotel or staying with friends, it takes a little time to get used to sleeping in an unfamiliar bed. The first couple nights can be rough, but you’ll manage. However, trying to sleep on the uncomfortable hotel mattress with too-tight sheets or too-soft pillows can make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep.

What is Sleep Debt and Can a Latex Mattress Help?

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To function as well as possible, you should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep daily. Did you know, however, that many of us fail to get an adequate amount of sleep?

How Alcohol Impacts the Quantity and Quality of Your Sleep

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If you’ve ever drunk alcohol, you’ll be only too aware of the fact that it can make you very drowsy. You might think, therefore, that a glass of wine or a beer before bed will help you sleep. However, how true is this? In this article, we take a look at the facts on how alcohol affects the quantity and quality of your sleep.

Could White Noise Improve Your Sleep?

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If you’ve even laid awake at night tossing, turning, and counting sheep, you’ll have been desperate for some sort of revelation or cure to bring you a good night’s sleep. It’s true that some people can sleep through anything. However, when you live in a noisy area, or if you’re a shift worker trying to sleep during the day in a full house, you’ll be aware of just how difficult getting to sleep is, even when you’re exhausted.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Sleep

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It’s that time of year again. You know the one, where you start off the new year with all the best intentions and hopes for the coming 12 months, and by the time you get to mid-January, they’re completely forgotten about!

15 Ways to Sleep in Heavenly Peace During the Holidays

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Good quality sleep is something that we take for granted, however, during the holidays it can be hard to come by. What with all the activities and festivities surrounding the holidays:

  • shopping for presents
  • baking cookies
  • wrapping
  • decorating
  • writing out christmas cards
  • attending parties
  • suffering from jet lag from travel
  • eating and drinking too many sugary treats
  • drinking alcohol
  • sleeping in unfamiliar locations when you’re visiting family
  • eating huge heavy calorie-laden foods before bed
  • working more hours if you’re in retail
  • and many later than normal bedtimes

It’s no wonder that your internal clock can become messed up.