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How to Connect with your Partner Before Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 22, 2022 5:55:00 AM

When you share the bed with someone else, you are not only sharing physical space, but also emotional and mental space. Throughout the night, people's emotional and mental states can come alive through their sleep - whether that be a lack of sleep, too much sleeping, really light sleeping, nightmares, etc. 

As you both bring your bodies to the bed, you are also bringing your day's stress, worries, excitement, and other feelings as well. This mix of emotions and high stress can cause an unwelcoming sleeping environment. Here we will talk about how you can connect with your partner before bed, so you both an unwind together and have a great night of sleep. 

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How Time-Restricted Eating Helps with Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 20, 2022 6:45:00 PM

A popular method for losing weight is called intermittent fasting. This is known as time restricted eating and has proved to be a very effective method for weight loss. It involves limiting your eating between certain hours that way your body goes into a state of fasting. Intermittent fasting is fantastic for blood sugar control and burning fat.

But did you also know that intermittent fasting has benefits for sleeping? if you are thinking about intermittent fasting or have done it before and it's important to understand or have a better idea of all the benefits that can come with it. Continue reading to find out how intermittent fasting can positively impact your sleep health.

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Topics: chronotype

What your Chronotype is and How to Find it

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 13, 2022 6:37:00 PM

One of the main reasons that you may have trouble getting a good night's rest is because you are not sleeping according to your chronotype. Your chronotype is your body's natural schedule for sleep and productivity. Many traditional schedules do not accommodate all chronotypes, so it can be very difficult to adhere to a schedule that best fits yours. But once you figure out what yours is then you can at least begin to create a sleep schedule that works best for you.

Trying to sleep outside of your  chronotype can decrease sleep quality and quantity because your body is not ready to go to sleep or to wake up. This can cause a lot of issues with falling asleep and staying asleep. Here's more information on how to find your chronotype and get great rest.

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Topics: chronotype

Why sleeping in on the weekends isn't good for you

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 8, 2022 7:18:00 PM

Nothing feels better than waking up on a Saturday morning to no alarm at your own leisure. It's nice to just be able to go with the flow instead of being demanded to get somewhere at a certain time. However, sleeping in on the weekends may actually be detrimental towards your sleep health. Here is some more information on why you should try and remain as consistent as possible. 

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How Babies and Kids Use Sleep for Learning

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 8, 2022 6:43:00 PM

Naps are not just to help cranky kids or give parents a break. In fact, they actually may be best for learning in infanthood and early childhood. Recent studies have suggested that napping has a major benefit for infants and children. We are going to discuss how babies and kids use sleep for learning, and how this may shape your children's schedules until they grow out of it. 

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Best Aroma Therapy Scents

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 6, 2022 6:30:00 PM

When trying to get good sleep, one of the best things that you can do is make sure that your environment is conducive for a good night's rest. Your environment should be cool, dark, and very quiet. In addition to those qualities, your room should be full of colors that encourage sleep such as blues, greens, and other softer hues. However you can also make sure that how your room smells helps you get good sleep as well. Essential oils can be very helpful when trying to create a sleeping environment conducive for  deep rest. This article will review the best essential oils for sleep.

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The Rise of Melatonin Use...And its Complications

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 1, 2022 5:30:00 PM

The pandemic has come with its fair share of troubles, and sleep has been no exceptions. People all over the world have been struggling to get a good sleep pattern due to a variety of reasons. Schedules are simply not the same, and with the blending of home and work environments, it can be difficult to relax enough in your sleeping environment to get solid rest. This has led to a rise in the use of melatonin. However, melatonin is not the cure all supplement for sleep that it seems. Here we will discuss the rise of melatonin and its potential complications. 

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Major Considerations for Melatonin Use

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 25, 2022 3:31:00 PM

Melatonin is a natural hormone that is produced by the body at night. It is controlled by the amount of light that is allowed into the eye. It helps the body wind down and get ready for bed. Sometimes, when the body does not produce enough melatonin, there are exogenous options, or melatonin pills that can help those who are having trouble falling asleep. However, those supplements come with some potential problems of which you need to be aware. Continue reading to find out some things about melatonin that should give you pause before depending heavily on that supplement for good sleep. 

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How to be Productive When You're Tired

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 25, 2022 5:28:00 AM

The midday slump is the antithesis of getting things done during the day. It can happen mid morning to mid afternoon as you're counting down the time to be done. Maybe you are a student and trying to stay awake in class. Or, perhaps you're in meetings all day and finding it hard to stay awake. Here are some tips to stay productive and alert when you start to get tired. 

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What is sexsomnia?

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 23, 2022 2:39:00 PM

Sexsomnia, also known as sleep sex, is a type of parasomnia disorder. Parasomnia disorders are those that happen while you are asleep, and supposed to be "paralyzed" essentially. People with sexsomnia engage in sexual behaviors, like masturbation, sexual movements, sexual aggression or initiating sex while they are asleep. Their eyes may be open and they may be making noises, but they are unaware of their behavior once they wake up. 

Sexsomnia can cause a lot of shame and distress for individuals with it, and any bed partners. Here is some more information about what it is and how it can be addressed. 

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Topics: Sleep Disorders

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