Sleep and Beauty: How Restorative Sleep Enhances Skin Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 29, 2024 6:34:00 PM

In our quest for radiant and youthful-looking skin, we often focus on skincare products, treatments, and lifestyle choices. However, one aspect that is often overlooked but incredibly vital for healthy skin is sleep. Quality sleep plays a significant role in our overall well-being, including the health and appearance of our skin. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating connection between sleep and skin health, and how prioritizing restorative sleep can enhance your natural beauty.

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How to Manage Nighttime Anxiety and Racing Thoughts for Better Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 27, 2024 6:15:00 PM

A good night's sleep is essential for our overall well-being and productivity. However, many individuals struggle with nighttime anxiety and racing thoughts that can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Constant worries, intrusive thoughts, and a busy mind can leave us tossing and turning, leading to restless nights and exhausted mornings. Fortunately, there are effective strategies that can help manage nighttime anxiety and racing thoughts, allowing for a restful and rejuvenating sleep. In this blog post, we will explore some practical techniques to promote better sleep and calm the mind.

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Tricks and Tools for Nighttime Anxiety

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 1, 2023 8:02:00 AM

Do you lie in bed, reading to go to sleep, and then are suddenly overcome with anxiety? If so, you wouldn't be alone. Anxiety often seems to get worse at night. It may be due to the fact that you're lying there in the dark and quiet, with nothing but space to think about stressful things, and ruminate over your day. Or, perhaps you've experienced something at night that makes you nervous, and therefore, you have a hard time at night.

Whatever the reason is, anxiety at nighttime can be a killer to your sleep. Therefore, it's important to find some ways to relax enough to go to sleep. Continue reading for some tips and tricks to fight rumination! 

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Topics: anxiety

Tips for Feeling Truly Rested

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 11, 2023 7:49:00 PM

Do you ever feel like you follow all the advice on this site, and the advice of the people around you, but you still can't get a good night's rest? It can be extremely frustrating, and even disheartening to do everything possible for a better night's rest, and still wake up exhausted.

Did you know there are different types of fatigue? Understanding exactly what is draining your battery can help you recharge correctly. Continue reading to learn more about setting boundaries, recharging, and finally getting a good night's rest. 

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Why You Are Having Racing Thoughts at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 4, 2023 9:20:00 AM

Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that many Americans struggle with period one of the symptoms of anxiety are racing thoughts. Racing thoughts are when your mind feels like it just cannot slow down. They also feel hard to control, intrusive, and they make it impossible to get a good night's rest. Racing thoughts are often caused by stress, anxiety, medications, and excessive caffeine consumption, to name a few.

It starts when you lie down to go to bed, and it's so quiet that your mind simply just cannot turn off. you may be thinking about the things that you need to do and the following day, or you may be thinking about something that happened that day, whatever the thoughts are, they are often negative, and very anxiety provoking. Instead of being able to relax, like you're supposed to do at night, you actually end up spending the whole night worrying. If you constantly struggle with racing thoughts, then this puts you at risk for sleep deprivation.

Sleep deprivation makes it even harder to cope with stressors the following day, so it's important that you find ways to cope with racing thoughts so you can get goodnight rose. Continue reading to learn positive ways of coping and getting a good night's rest when your mind doesn't want to go to sleep.

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Topics: anxiety

The Relationship Between OSA and Anxiety

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 20, 2023 6:27:00 AM

Anxiety and sleep apnea are two distinct disorders that can have a connection, making both of them worse. Sleep apnea is a common medical condition that causes you to stop breathing momentarily throughout the night. Your body has to wake up in order to begin breathing again. The cessation is normally caused by a blockage in airway caused by relaxed muscles or a large tongue. 

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that involves excessive worry and fear over rational and irrational causes. Anxiety can be debilitating and interfere with individuals' ability to live life. 

Both anxiety and sleep apnea are able to disrupt sleep and cause major sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation, can inturn, make both of those conditions worse. The entire situation is a terrible spiral, that if well-controlled, can truly lead to a much better quality of sleep. 

Continue reading to find out more about this connection, and how you can overcome this. 

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, anxiety

Alternative Sleep Supplement - GABA

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 13, 2023 7:10:00 AM

Sleep is required for our health. However, some have more trouble falling asleep than others. Many have turned to melatonin as a supplement for sleep. Melatonin is the main hormone that regulates sleep in the body. When someone doesn't make enough of it, they may turn to an over-the-counter synthetic hormone for a boost.

However, there may be a new supplement on the horizon. Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is a natural hormone found in the body as well that has been shown to be promising for sleep promotion. It promotes a calming effect and only affects the early stages of sleep. Studies are still early, but promising. Continue reading to learn more about GABA and if it may be a suitable alternative to melatonin for you. 

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How to get Great Sleep When You're Nervous

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 14, 2022 11:36:00 AM

We have all had those moments where it's the night before Christmas, a birthday, a big interview, test, etc., and it's nearly impossible to sleep. We are wired, excited, nervous, and have too much stimulation to go to sleep. 

Although we feel nervous, it's important for us to still get adequate sleep. If we have a test or interview, the last thing we want to do is look or feel tired. If it's a celebratory day, eventually the lack of sleep will catch up to you and cause an early retirement. 

There are some tips and tricks to try when you need to get good sleep even though you are nervous. 

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Topics: Insomnia, anxiety

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