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The Benefit of Children Sleeping in Their Own Rooms

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 7, 2023 8:25:00 AM

Teaching children to share is vital at a young age. However, a new study is finding that having children share bedrooms could actually be cause them to miss out on sleep. How much sleep exactly? 28 minutes. Although that doesn't seem like a significant amount, the extra time could actually be worth it. Continue reading to learn more about the benefit of children sleeping in their own bedrooms. 

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What is Sleep Therapy and CBTi?

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 5, 2023 7:53:00 AM

When you aren't sleeping well, many aspects of your life seem to not go well. You can't concentrate, you aren't motivated, and you start to see an increase in conflict in your interpersonal relationships. 

Improving sleep can be done in a stepwise fashion through addressing the root of the issue. Sometimes it's a sleep disorder, which you can identify through a polysomnography. Those are more straightforward than causes such as a mental health disorder, or worse, then unknown. If you are struggling with sleep, and can't seem to be able to change it on your own, then you may need some help. 

Sleep therapy may offer you the support and direction you need to establish why you are not sleeping well. Getting adequate sleep is important, as sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your life. Continue reading to learn more about what sleep therapy can do for you!

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3 Tips for Waking Up More Energized

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 2, 2023 6:49:00 PM

Do you ever go to bed with these grandiose ideas of what you're morning will look like? But then the morning comes and you're so groggy, you can't get out of bed? It can be really frustrating to just sleep-walk through your morning and not achieve the amount of reading, planning, and preparing that you would like to do. 

Well, a study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that 21% of men and 32% of women rarely or never feel refreshed when they wake up. So, to counter this, a study was done by University of California, Berkeley, that looked at how to wake people up feeling sharp instead of feeling so tired. 

What they found was that getting up early is not about genetics, or just having the grit and discipline to do it. But, it's more so about adjustable lifestyle habits you can do that can help you wake up. These include what you eat for breakfast, your activity throughout the day, and the amount of sleep that you get at night. Continue reading to learn more about these three factors. 

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Topics: Better Sleep

Why Panic Disorder and Anxiety Cause Sleep Issues

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 29, 2023 6:55:00 AM

People with panic disorder and other anxiety-related disorders may struggle with obtaining a full night of restful sleep. Specific sleep comorbidities may include insomnia and panic attacks. There is a relationship between sleep problems and these anxiety disorders, where an exacerbation of one can lead to issues with the other. Continue reading to find out why panic disorder and anxiety cause sleep issues, and what you can do to mitigate your sleep disturbances. 

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The Truth About REM Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 26, 2023 6:06:00 PM

Rapid Eye Movement, REM, sleep is the fourth and final stage of each sleep cycle. This stage is the closest to being awake that you can be, partly due to the amount of eye movement that happens. Your heart beats faster and you breathe faster because this is the stage where dreams happen. 

It's important to understand sleep cycles. A good night of sleep has anywhere from four to six sleep cycles that last 90-110 minutes. There are four stages of sleep, the first three known as non-REM; NREM1, NREM2, NREM3. Then REM is the final part before we begin the cycle all over again. 

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How to Improve Your Poor Sleep Hygiene

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 24, 2023 7:25:00 AM

Sleep is important for a variety of reasons, but getting good sleep is not as easy as it seems. For some, sleep may actually seem impossible. For others, they may think they are getting good sleep, and think that it's normal to feel tired during the day. Although that midday slump hits, it is not normal to be excessively tired throughout the day. This is an indication of poor sleep. Although sleep disorders may be the cause of poor sleep, more often than not, poor sleep hygiene is. Unlearn some of those poor habits and begin sleeping well!

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Topics: sleep hygiene

What a Sleep Study Can Determine About Your Mental Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 22, 2023 7:26:00 AM

Sleep is vital for your overall health and mental health. Whether you aren't able to fall asleep easily, or experience too many waketimes throughout the night, the impact on your mental health can be severe. 

The brain does a lot of restoration and recharging throughout the night, during sleep. If sleep is fragmented, or simply doesn't happen, then this can increase the risk for mental health disorders, fatigue, and increased stress levels.

Sleep is essential, and your sleep habits can tell you a lot about your mental health. So what's the best way to learn your sleep habits? Through a sleep study. Continue reading to learn more about what a sleep study can help you determine about your mental health. 

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How Central Sleep Apnea Affects Mental Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 22, 2023 6:57:00 AM

Sleep plays a critical role in our lives, especially in terms of mental health and brain function. When sleep is disrupted, there are going to be negative consequences. Poor sleep can have severe effects mentally, emotionally, and physically. Significant health issues, like depression, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease are some serious consequences of poor sleep. Poor sleep can be caused by lifestyle and poor sleep behaviors, but in some, it can be caused by an underlying sleep disorder. 

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder where sleepers stop breathing periodically throughout the night. It can be categorized into three different types: obstructive, central, and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea is very common, while central is more rare. 

Learn why central sleep apnea occurs, and it's potential affect on mental health. 

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Topics: sleep hygiene

8 Ways Sleeping Naked is Beneficial

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 19, 2023 8:03:00 PM

Sleeping naked may be a point of contention for you. Like, what if there is a fire or a break-in and then your caught completely in the nude. However, there may be many benefits to cuddling in the sheets without clothes on that can put those fears to rest. Continue reading to learn why sleeping naked may be the best hack you've tried to date. 

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Topics: sleep quality

What is Sleep Hygiene?

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 15, 2023 6:31:00 AM

On this blog, we talk a lot about establishing a good sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is by far the best method for establishing a good sleep routine that leaves you feeling rested and ready to take on the day! 

But what exactly is sleep hygiene? It's this term that is sort of thrown around without a lot of context. However, it is an important part of improving your sleep health. Therefore, it's important that you understand what it is, as well. Continue reading for a more in-depth explanation of what sleep hygiene actually is, so you can better implement it into your life.

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Topics: sleep hygiene

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