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Why All-Nighters Don't Work

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 18, 2022 11:08:00 AM

There are times when we have so much work to do, that it seems implausible to get it done while also getting enough sleep. The only option seems to be an all-nighter. An all-nighter is when you stay up all night and forgo sleep in order to do something else. This can help unintentionally due to insomnia. However, oftentimes all-nighters are intentional. Are they good or no? Continue reading to find out why all-nighters probably aren't the best option for you and your health. 

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Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 1, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Sleep is essential to our health and well-being, however, for individuals with Parkinson's Disease, it is even more important as the body needs more time to restore and repair itself. However, those with Parkinson's often have trouble getting a good night's sleep which can interfere with the healing that happens during sleep. Continue reading to find out more about Parkinson's and how sleep can be impacted. 

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Teens and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 25, 2022 7:17:00 AM

Teens are going through a very weird time in life where they are trying to figure out who they are, who they want to be, and some of that process may involve some defiant behaviors and attitudes. One of the things they may rebel against, or have trouble attaining, is sleep. Teens need sleep just like kids any other age, but there are a number of barriers that may be disrupting that. Continue reading to find out more about teens and sleep.

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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 20, 2022 6:16:00 AM

Do you find yourself staying up way past your bedtime because you feel like that's the only time you can do what you want to do? Whether it's reading that one book or finishing a TV show, you have the option to go to bed, but decide to stay up doing these activities. What does this lead to? Trouble getting up in the morning, a groggy day, just to do it all again the next night. This is referred to as Revenge Bedtime Procrastination, and we're going to talk more about it, as well as its effects on your sleep and how you can avoid doing this in the future. 

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Migraines and their Impact on Sleep Quality

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 1, 2022 12:49:00 PM

Migraines affect a large portion of the population, even requiring some to take time off work. Migraines can also be a huge disability and negatively impact the life of those who have severe migraines. Migraines also impact sleep quality and REM sleep, both of which are important for improving mood, energy, focus and other positive aspects of one's day. Continue reading to find out more. 

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The Worst Sleep Habit Causing You to Feel Older

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 18, 2022 12:15:00 PM

Everyday, we get a little bit older. However, just because the clock is ticking at a certain rate, doesn't mean that we have to match it. Of course there isn't much we can do about the fact that we're getting older, however, there are some things we can do to prevent feeling older. Here is the worst sleep habit causing you to feel older!

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Sleep Training for Adults and Depression Prevention

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 14, 2022 11:53:00 AM

Sleep training is what adults use to train their children to sleep through the night. But did you know that adults can sleep train themselves, and that they should! Here's some more information on how adults can sleep train themselves and what effect it has on depression prevention.

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Poor Sleep in Children and Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 13, 2022 11:29:00 AM

There are many reasons why it's important for children to get a good night's rest. Sleep helps them grow, prevents illness, and provides children with energy for another day of learning. However, there is another reason why it's important that children get adequate hours of sleep. For children, poor sleep can lead to emotional and behavioral problems (EBPs). Continue reading to find out what these problems are, and how sleep influences their development. 

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The Best Lotions and Bath Soaks to Help You Sleep at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 11, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep is important, but can be difficult due to a variety of reasons. Creating a sleep hygiene, or sleep routine can help to train your brain for sleep every night. It's almost like sleep training for adults. It's a series of routines that you do everyday to let your brain and body know that it's time to go to sleep. These routines should help relax you and calm your mind down for a good night's rest. 

If you've got a good sleep environment, but still have trouble going to sleep, then it could be due to the fact that you need to increase your relaxation before bed. A great way to do that is by applying sleep lotions or soaking in a bath with calming compounds. Here is a list of the best lotions and bath soaks to help you sleep all night. 

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What is Microsleep? Its Causes and Safety

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 19, 2022 8:36:00 AM

Microsleep refers to very short periods of sleep that can be measured in seconds instead of minutes or hours. Even if you have never heard of this term before, you have likely witnessed someone else do it, or have done it yourself. It is where they nod off or keep their eyes open, and they essentially fall asleep for mere seconds. 

This normally occurs after sleep deprivation. Because of this, a lot of individuals with abnormal sleep schedules like shift work disorder or OSA might experience them. People who do not have sleep disorders can experience microsleeps too even after a single night of no sleep or sleep deprivation. Continue reading to find out what microsleep is and other components of this super short sleeping session!

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