The Benefits of Aromatherapy for a Relaxing Sleep Environment

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 10, 2024 9:12:00 AM

In today's fast-paced world, it can be challenging to unwind and achieve a restful night's sleep. However, creating a calming and peaceful sleep environment is crucial for promoting healthy sleep patterns and overall well-being. While there are various methods to enhance sleep quality, one highly effective and natural approach is aromatherapy. By utilizing essential oils, aromatherapy can transform your bedroom into a tranquil sanctuary, helping you relax, unwind, and experience a rejuvenating sleep. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of aromatherapy for creating a relaxing sleep environment.

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The Power of Power Down: Strategies for Relaxation Before Bedtime

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 22, 2024 5:38:00 PM

In today's fast-paced world, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find moments of tranquility and calm. Our lives are constantly filled with technology, work deadlines, and social obligations, leaving little time for relaxation and self-care. However, the importance of restful sleep cannot be overstated. Getting quality sleep is crucial for our overall well-being, productivity, and mental clarity. That's why incorporating a power-down routine before bedtime is a game-changer. In this blog post, we will explore the power of power down and share effective strategies for relaxation to help you achieve a more peaceful and rejuvenating night's sleep.

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A Healthcare Worker's Guide to Achieving Restful Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 29, 2024 3:45:00 PM

As a healthcare worker, getting a good night's sleep can be a challenge due to irregular schedules, long working hours, and high levels of stress. However, quality sleep is crucial for maintaining good physical and mental health, as well as ensuring optimal performance in your demanding profession. In this blog post, we will explore effective strategies and habits that can help healthcare workers prioritize and improve their sleep.

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Making Time and Space for Better Sleep in Your Busy Life

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 16, 2023 6:03:00 PM

Quality sleep is vital for your overall wellbeing. It can help you restore your energy, improve your memory, and heal the body. However, if you are busy, and constantly on the go, it can be difficult to incorporate good sleep into your life. Regardless of how crazy your schedule is, it's still important that you find ways to sleep. Below are some tips on how to make space and time for sleep in your busy life. Remember, sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.  

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Sleep Tricks from Around the World

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 13, 2023 6:48:00 PM

Have you ever felt like you've tried all the tricks in the book, but you still weren't able to get a good night's rest? Potentially you have trouble falling asleep, or you may even find your sleep constantly disrupted. When you don't get enough sleep, there are consequences from sleep deprivation that can truly ruin your life. Therefore, if you are not getting a good night's rest, then it's pivotal that you continue trying to identify the source of your sleep issues, and get creative with ways to overcome them. 

One thing you can try is a sleep method from a different part of the country. The United States is not the beginning and end of sleep solutions. There are various techniques from around the world that have been around much longer than the U.S. Below, we are going to discuss some interesting sleep tricks from around the world for you to try if you feel like you have just run out of options! As always, please consult a physician or nutritionist before consuming any new supplement or herb as it can interfere with one of your medications.  

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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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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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How Opiate Medications Affect Sleep

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Apr 6, 2021 11:39:00 AM

Do Opiate Medications Cause Sleep Problems?

Opiate use is at an all-time high in the US. It is a serious epidemic in many cities, especially in Anchorage. It goes without saying that opiate dependency can have dramatic effects on someone’s psychological and physical health. In light of this, lifestyle problems and periphery effects of opiate addiction or taking opiate medications, such as sleep health, go virtually unacknowledged.

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6 Great Yoga Poses for Sleep

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Mar 14, 2021 12:19:00 PM


Stress and sleep deprivation, one of the most vicious cycles we endure. We will often find it difficult to fall asleep due to our worries and stress, and in turn, the next day we will undergo even more stress due to lack of sleep. A survey completed by the Huffington Post found that in the U.S., sleep deprivation is a major source of stress among adults.



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7 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Mar 11, 2021 10:38:00 AM

Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having symptoms of insomnia at some point within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation

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