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Sleep and Your Menstrual Cycle

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

For women, there is that time once a month when you experience your menstrual cycle. However, the menstrual cycle is not isolated to just those 3-7 days. There are often extra-cycle symptoms that affect women a majority of the days in a month. If there are numerous symptoms or the severity of them is great, then you may be diagnosed with PMS or PMDD. A common symptom that women with PMS or PMDD experience is insomnia. Continue reading to find out how your menstrual cycle may be negatively impacting your sleep. 

 

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How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Best Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM

Choosing a mattress is a very important decision to make. The comfort of your mattress really determines the type of sleep that you will be able to get. If you find yourself waking up exhausted, or tossing and turning all night, it may be due to the discomfort of your mattress. Read below to check out how to best choose a mattress for your best sleep!

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How Cosleeping Can Help You and Your Baby

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Cosleeping is a term for sleeping with your baby or child in the same bed. Although there are different theories on the safety and wellbeing effects of cosleeping, this practice may help you and your child in the long run. It's important to note that small infants who are at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) should not be in the same bed, but should be in a separate space with a firm mattress and a fitted sheet to avoid suffocation. However, as children grow older and their safety risks decline, extended cosleeping may still be an option for your family. Read more to decide if this is the right move for your family.

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A Sleep Divorce: What it is and How It Can Affect Your Relationship

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you find yourself having trouble sleeping with your partner, you may have come across something called a sleep divorce. At first sight, a sleep divorce may sound bad and awful, but in reality, it could be a solution for you and your partner. Think of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo in "I Love Lucy" where they slept in different beds, but still shared the same bedroom. The two slept apart due to different sleep patterns and comfort, not because they didn't love each other. Read more to find out if a sleep divorce may be right for you, and how to best go about it. 

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6 Drinks to Avoid Before Going to Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that what you drink before bed can interrupt your sleep schedule? It's true. Therefore, it's important to be aware of what these drinks are so you can avoid them. Below is a list of six drinks to avoid before going to bed so you can get a great night's sleep. 

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Topics: Sleep routine

Best Drinks to Help with Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Sleep routine

How Sex Impacts Sleep for Men and Women

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Let's talk about sex, baby, let's talk about sex and sleep. Hopefully you get the song reference, but if not, it's still important to recognize the link between sex and sleep. Specifically, how sex can impact sleep for men and women. Sex may not just be important for intimacy, but for improving sleep. This article will dive into how your sleep problems may be overcome with a little bit more passion. 

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Topics: Sexual Health

The Best Foods to Eat Before Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Late night snacks or late dinners is impossible to avoid forever. Sometimes the day just ends really late, or you get really hungry before bed. There is a lot of information on what's the latest time you should eat before bed, which can lead to some thinking they need to go to bed hungry. It's a good rule of thumb to eat at least two hours before bed so your body has time to digest food before you attempt to go to sleep. However, a growling stomach is just as counterproductive to sleep. It's better to eat a good snack or food that settles your hunger without upsetting your stomach. Here is a list of the best foods to eat before bed that won't interfere with your sleep. 

 

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Topics: sleep health

How Sleep Affects Your Skin

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The phrase "get your beauty rest" is truly not an exaggeration considering how much sleep affects your skin. It is normally quite obvious from looking at someone if they slept the night before, or not. But these changes can have long-lasting impacts on the worn appearance of skin. If you want to have youthful and supple looking skin, you don't have to scour the internet for expensive creams and treatments. The solution may be as basic as sleeping. Keep reading to find out how sleep can impact your skin, and other measures you can take as part of you nighttime routine to have great looking skin. 

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Topics: sleep health

Foods to Avoid Before Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 23, 2021 8:08:00 AM

Late night snacks and dinner are an inevitable part of life. But what if these foods may be part of the reason you are struggling to go to sleep? There are myths about what time you should eat dinner for weight loss, etc. And it's pretty well understood that you should avoid eating too late, so as to not be interrupted by food digestion. But what about specific foods that can interrupt your ability to get a good night's sleep? Below is a list that may help guide your late night cravings so you can go right to sleep without any issues. 

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Topics: sleep health

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