Is Kiwi a Natural Sleep Inducer?
  • Is Kiwi a Natural Sleep Inducer?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition and Platelets have indicated that kiwi may be beneficial for cardiovascular health and may reduce the duration and severity of upper respiratory infections, respectively. But can the little green fuzzy fruit help you sleep better?   Kiwi is a potassium-rich, high-fiber fruit chock full of antioxidants and vitamin C. By any account, it is a great food to include in your diet, if eating healthy is your...

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    Does Sleeping in on the Weekend Make Up for Sleep Deprivation During the Work Week?
  • Does Sleeping in on the Weekend Make Up for Sleep Deprivation During the Work Week?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    According to Harvard Medical School, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep daily on average in order to experience optimal health and performance....

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  • 5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

    Posted by Alex Wood

    Sleep. People often take it for granted. If you struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep night after night like so many other people...

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  • How to Boost Your Melatonin Production Naturally

    Posted by Alex Wood

    Produced naturally by your body by the pineal gland, melatonin is a hormone that helps to regulate your sleep cycles. It is affected by light...

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  • Sleep Quality May Impact Skin’s Glow

    Posted by Alex Wood

    Turns out all that all this talk about “beauty sleep” is real. Researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center determined a link between sleep...

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  • What Your Sleeping Position Says About You

    Posted by Alex Wood

    You’ve probably heard about the various silent signals you send through eye contact, or lack thereof, and body language. Did you also know that your...

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  • Couples Sleeping Together Linked to Better Sleep Quality and Health
  • Couples Sleeping Together Linked to Better Sleep Quality and Health

    Posted by Alex Wood

    Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates love and lovers. Did you know, that in bed, two heartbeats are better than one? At least, that’s...

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  • LED Lights and Sleep
  • LED Lights and Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    It doesn’t take much to throw your circadian rhythm (your body’s internal sleep clock) completely off balance. Unfortunately, once you’ve done that, it can take...

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  • How Much Sleep Do You Need?
  • How Much Sleep Do You Need?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    It doesn’t take long going without sleep to understand just how much the human body needs it. Getting the right amount of sleep for your...

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  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale

    Posted by Amber Merton

      Originated by Dr. Murray Johns out of Epworth Hospital in Australia, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is designed to measure a person’s daytime sleepiness.  ...

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  • Calories Burned During Sleep
  • Calories Burned During Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    You’ve probably seen countless ads for diet pill wonder products promising you can burn calories during sleep and even shed pounds while getting your zzz’s....

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  • Teens and Sleep
  • Teens and Sleep

    Posted by Alex Wood

    The debate about teens and sleep has been raging for many years. Scientific evidence suggests, however, that parents really should give their teens a bit...

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  • Sleep Cycles
  • Sleep Cycles

    Posted by Alex Wood

    Most people never think about sleep cycles until they begin feeling the impact of not getting an adequate amount of sleep. In fact, there are...

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  • Lack of Sleep and the Immune System
  • Lack of Sleep and the Immune System

    Posted by Amber Merton

      Lack of sleep can do more than make you grumpier than Oscar the Grouch. It can have an impact on your immune system, according...

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  • The Good, Bad, and Ugly Truth About Beauty Sleep
  • The Good, Bad, and Ugly Truth About Beauty Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Beauty sleep is so much more than just a myth. At least that’s the case according to a recent study conducted by the Karolinska Institute...

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  • What is a Sleep Lab?
  • What is a Sleep Lab?

    Posted by Amber Merton

      For people who have trouble sleeping, snore loudly, are overly tired, or have chronic fatigue, often the first step to a diagnosis is an...

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  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Sleep Hygiene

    Posted by Amber Merton

      You probably know that it’s advised to practice good hygiene to keep yourself healthy, and to help prevent the spread of diseases. But did...

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  • Non REM Sleep | PlushBeds
  • Non REM Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Sleep is composed of natural sleep cycles of brain activity, and is made up of two basic phases with individual stages within. These include rapid...

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  • All About REM Sleep | PlushBeds
  • All About REM Sleep

    Posted by Alex Wood

    There are 5 distinct sleep stages, with REM sleep being one of them. Most people fall into the REM sleep stage nightly, and many experience...

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  • Sleep Studies Part 3: Weight Gain and Sleep | PlushBeds
  • Sleep Studies Part 3: Weight Gain and Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

      When people are sleep deprived, they tend to eat more, which causes them to gain weight. This was the finding of a fresh study...

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  • Sleep Studies Part 2: Diet and Sleep | PlushBeds
  • Sleep Studies Part 2: Diet and Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

      Sleep Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine studied the dietary divergences among individuals with diverse sleep patterns. What they found...

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  • Sleep Phases | PlushBeds
  • Sleep Phases

    Posted by Amber Merton

      When you sleep every night, without you even realizing it, your brain goes through five distinct sleep phases or stages: phases 1,2,3,4, and Rapid...

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  • Binaural Beats for Sleep | PlushBeds
  • Binaural Beats for Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely challenging for many people around the world. One method more and more people are turning to for capturing...

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  • The Best Temperature for Sleeping | PlushBeds
  • The Best Temperature for Sleeping

    Posted by Amber Merton

      There’s been a host of discussion about various factors that impact a person’s quality of sleep, including the amount of light in the room,...

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  • Sleep Learning | PlushBeds
  • Sleep Learning

    Posted by Amber Merton

    You may have heard about the idea of sleep learning from books, magazines, the internet, or television, but may have raised your eyebrows with the...

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  • How to Sleep When You Are Sick | PlushBeds
  • How to Sleep When You Are Sick

    Posted by Amber Merton

      When you’re sick, the one thing your body needs more than anything else is often the one thing that feels the most elusive –...

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  • Sleepy After Eating | PlushBeds
  • Sleepy After Eating

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Why is it that when you get back to work after lunch, you could put your head down on your desk and fall fast asleep?...

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  • How to Sleep During Pregnancy | PlushBeds
  • How to Sleep During Pregnancy

    Posted by Amber Merton

    It’s comes as no surprise that the physical discomfort and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s quality of sleep. And...

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  • Sleep and Aging | PlushBeds
  • Sleep and Aging

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Just as our hair will likely turn grey and wrinkles will probably adorn our faces, as we age many of us can expect to encounter...

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  • Taking a Nap | PlushBeds
  • Taking a Nap

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Are you a napper? If so, you’re in good company. Some famous historical figures, including John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Napoleon, John D. Rockefeller, and...

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  • Sleeping with a Concussion | PlushBeds
  • Sleeping with a Concussion

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Suppose your sports-minded child just came home from a game of soccer with a concussion, and tells you that he or she is tired and...

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  • How Light Affects Sleep | PlushBeds
  • How Light Affects Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    You’ve probably heard people who work late night shifts in hospitals, fire stations, restaurants, or on the road protecting our streets talk about how light...

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  • Dreams that Feel Real | PlushBeds
  • Dreams that Feel Real

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Lucid dreaming is a phenomenon that has been well documented over the past centuries. It’s a term that is used to describe the act of...

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  • Does Sleeping Help You Grow? | PlushBeds
  • Does Sleeping Help You Grow?

    Posted by Alex Wood

    You’ve probably heard, more than once, that sleep is vital for the growth of healthy children. The scientific community has known for a long time...

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  • Will A Sleep Calculator Help Me Sleep Better? | PlushBeds
  • Will A Sleep Calculator Help Me Sleep Better?

    Posted by Alex Wood

    Are you getting an adequate amount of sleep at night? Do you wake up each morning feeling well-rested and ready to start the day? Or,...

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