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How your Body Uses Calories and Why Sleep is So Important

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 17, 2022 7:50:00 AM

Did you know that you are actually burning calories while you sleep? You're not burning as much as you would working out for 30 minutes or running a marathon, but your body still has to work to keep alive, even though you're technically doing nothing. Continue reading to find out how your body uses calories and why sleep is so important.  

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How to Get your Newborn on a Sleep Schedule

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Everyone has heard the phrase you sleep when the baby sleeps. However, rarely does that ring true as new parents often try to get things done while their newborns are asleep. But scheduling things and planning around an unusual sleep pattern can be really difficult. Parents may shoot to get their newborns on a sleep schedule as soon as possible. To make things easier for parents and newborns, here are tips to help get those new babies on a sleep schedule. 

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The Best Activities to do Before Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Building a sleep routine, or practicing good sleep hygiene, is important for helping your brain shut down and get ready for bed. It is especially useful for those who may struggle with insomnia. Sleep hygiene is a way to train your brain and body for sleep by giving it a regular sequence that it can recognize as something you do before bed. This process is very helpful for good sleep, but it can be difficult to get down. Here are some of the best activities you can do before bed and add into your sleep routine.

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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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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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Best Drinks to Help with Sleep

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

 

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7 Steps to Set Bedtime Sleep Routine

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 7, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Why Bedtime Routines are Critical (Especially These Days)

Having a bedtime routine is probably your surest bet to getting consistent and sufficient sleep every day. Good bedtime routine habits may replace sleep medicine supplementation in some cases, and helps prevent you from the nasty cycle of low sleep followed by sleep binging. Sleep deprivation is insidious:

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Establish a Sleep Routine in 4 Steps

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 26, 2021 1:22:00 PM

According to a 2016 CDC press release, 1 in 3 American adults don't get enough sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommending that adults aged 18-60 get at least 7 or more hours of shut-eye per night. However, with more than a third of Americans getting less than the recommended 7 hours, our nation is sorely lacking in quality slumber.

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7 Steps to Set Bedtime Sleep Routine

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Why Bedtime Routines are Critical (Especially These Days)

Having a bedtime routine is probably your surest bet to getting consistent and sufficient sleep every day. Good bedtime routine habits may replace sleep medicine supplementation in some cases, and helps prevent you from the nasty cycle of low sleep followed by sleep binging. Sleep deprivation is insidious:

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Topics: Sleep routine

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