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Safe Sleeping for Infants

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 18, 2022 10:42:00 AM

Infants require the most sleep out of anyone, sleeping on average 14-17 hours. Some even reach as many as 18 or 19 hours a day, waking up every couple of hours to eat. As much as they sleep and as small and fragile as their bodies are, this puts infants at higher risk for SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome. It's important that you are aware of what safe sleeping looks like for infants and how you can make sure that your baby gets as much sleep as they need while maintaining optimal safety. 

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How to Choose a Mattress

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 14, 2022 4:33:00 AM

Choosing a mattress is very important for ensuring you get a good night's sleep. However, it can be so intimidating, and the last thing you want to do is make an expensive mistake. Here is a short guide of some things to consider when looking at how to choose a mattress.  

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Common Causes of Night Sweats and How to Fix Them

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 5, 2022 11:32:00 AM

Sweating is normal and is a way that the body regulates temperature. When you're working out or in the sauna, profuse sweating is expected. Waking up sweating in the middle of the night is another matter and not normal. Night sweats can be defined as sweating in excess of that required by the body to regulate body temperature. 

Night sweats can occur during sleep and without physical exertion. They don't have another cause such as a heavy blanket or warm room, but instead are rooted in other health issues. They can reduce sleep quality and concern your bed partner, as well as be the root of severe discomfort. Continue reading to find out more about what night sweats are and what you can do about them for better sleep. 

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How to Improve Sleep While Pregnant

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 26, 2022 8:15:00 AM

Sleeping while pregnant can be one of the most difficult things of the entire journey. Women's bodies are changing, becoming larger and taking on a new shape, all of which can impact the mechanics and comfort of sleeping. This can lead to many women feeling sleep deprived and having trouble getting through a full night's sleep. However, it's very important that pregnant women get enough sleep throughout their pregnancy. Women who are habitually sleep deprived often have more complications than those who got their recommended number of hours. Here are some tips and more information on how to sleep while pregnant. 

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The Best Background Noise for Falling Asleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM

When building your sleep environment, you cannot forget about noise. It may be suggested that sleeping in what is considered "black noise", or complete silence is the best option. However, that isn't true for everyone. Silence can be anxiety provoking for some and leave too much space for thinking. Falling asleep with the TV or loud music may not be productive either as these sounds can activate your brain and disrupt sleep. There are studies that have supported various types of noises. Read more to find out about the best background noise for falling asleep. 

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Ideal Sleeping Environment in Alaskan Summers

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 24, 2021 2:54:00 PM

Creating an ideal sleeping environment is absolutely essential to getting a good night’s rest. It can also play a crucial role in the process of identifying and diagnosing a sleep disorder, or even ruling it out. A sleep environment is, unfortunately, not something many people think about when they think about having sleeping problems. However, before getting too concerned, it may be a good first step to identify how your sleep environment may be negatively impacting your sleep efforts. 

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Ideal Sleeping Environment in Alaskan Summers

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM

Overview of Ideal Alaskan Summer Sleeping Environment

Creating an ideal sleeping environment is absolutely essential to getting a good night’s rest. It can also play a crucial role in the process of identifying and diagnosing a sleep disorder (or ruling it out). A sleep environment is, unfortunately, not something many people think about when they think about having sleeping problems. The common reaction is to instead reach for a sleep aid, such as melatonin. But I repeat, a sleep environment can make all the difference in the world.

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