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Reasons You May Be Sweating At Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 15, 2022 9:49:00 AM


Night sweats are extremely discomforting. They make you feel gross and can interrupt your sleep. Getting good sleep is essential for memory, focus, mood regulation, and overall well being. It's hard to do this when you can feel yourself sweating and wake up feeling drenched. Some of the causes for night sweats are fixable, but others may be an underlying sign of something else that is happening. Continue reading for the reasons you may be sweating at night. 

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How Improving Sleep Hygiene Can Improve Heart Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 10, 2022 11:28:00 AM

It's been well-established that poor sleep can have very negative health effects. However, a recent study has expanded this knowledge by finding that multiple sleep issues at the same time can further increase risk for heart disease in middle age. Improving your sleep hygiene may be the key to improving your overall health. We are going to discuss some of the associated risks with sleep problems and some things you can do to improve your sleep hygiene. 

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Bedroom Accessories that Disrupt Children's Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 10, 2022 8:12:00 AM

When trying to figure out how to improve your child's sleep, it's important to consider all aspects of their lives, as they can all have a negative or positive impact on sleep. One aspect that we may not think about much is our child's sleeping environment. 

Their bedroom is more than just a playroom. It's the place where they are getting the most rest. If you would like to transition your child to their own room, or work on how to keep them in their own bed throughout the night, then it's important to create a bedroom environment that fosters improved sleep. This article will talk about bedroom accessories that disrupt children's sleep and what you can do instead. 

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How to Prevent Hypoglycemia at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 20, 2022 7:12:00 AM

Hypoglycemia is a metabolic condition where your blood sugar drops below 70 mg/dL. This is dangerous as your body depends on glucose for energy. Without it, it cannot properly function. Normally, throughout the night, your body has mechanisms to create more glucose from glycogen storages or fat. However, if you are diabetic, and take insulin, then you may be at a higher risk for hypoglycemia if there is an imbalance between your medication and the amount of carbohydrates you have consumed. Here is more information on how to prevent hypoglycemia at night. 

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How to Fight Late Night Cravings

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 13, 2022 7:11:00 AM

Nothing is more tempting than a late night craving. They come on suddenly and they are insatiable. It's like where did this come from? Why do I suddenly want these foods that are sugary, fatty, and probably not the best choice before bed? 

We have all been there, and those late night cravings can be especially harmful if you have sleep troubles, diabetes, or any other health disease where late night sugar rushes can be dangerous. An indulgence every once in a while is okay, but when it's a constant habit, you may find yourself with indigestion, weight gain, and a harder task to control your blood sugars. Here are seven ways to kick those late night cravings. 

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How Unemployment Can Lead to Sleep Loss

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 6, 2022 6:51:00 AM

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have either been forced out of their jobs or left on their own accord. Either way, being without a job has been detrimental to sleep for both US and European workers. 

The idea that individuals without jobs have increased sleep trouble can seem paradoxical considering they seem to have more time to regulate sleep routines than those with full-time jobs. However, the stress that comes with job loss can lead to either too much or too little sleep. Continue reading to find out how unemployment can impact sleep and what you can do if you are unemployed. 

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Tips for Better Sleep for Patients with Cancer

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 30, 2022 12:27:53 PM

Patients with cancer have many changes to their lives depending on the type of cancer, treatment or management, and overall disability that they may face. In addition to the emotional pull that cancer has on their lives, these patients may also have trouble sleeping.

Sleeping is very important for the body, as that is the time that healing and repair, as well as strength building takes place. Sleep can also help with emotional management and mood regulation throughout the processes of cancer treatment. Here are a few tips for how to manage your sleep if you are a patient with cancer. 

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How to Connect with Your Kids Before Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 29, 2022 6:27:00 AM

The days can get so busy, that sometimes you feel like you've gone all day without really talking to your kids or connecting as a family. As kids get older and start participating in extracurricular activities, it can be even harder to find time to connect with them. But connecting before bed is really important. If your kids had a stressful day, or they are anxious about the following day, then bedtime can be a great place to talk about those feelings so they can get a good night of sleep. 

It may also provide you some solace to know that you were able to spend quality time with your children and everyone can go to bed on a positive and connected note. Here are some ways to connect with your kids before bed. 

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Environmental Sleep Impacts to Consider While Moving

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 27, 2022 6:53:00 PM

When you are looking to buy a home or rent a place to stay, an important factor should be how much the environment helps you with your sleep. When figuring out where to live your sleep may be one of the last things that's considered, if it even is considered.

But sleep is such a vital part of our lives that it should be one of the most considered things when deciding where to live. There are many environmental factors that can impact our sleep quality. Therefore, wherever we decide to live has a tremendous impact on our ability to sleep. Here are the top things that can impact your sleep to consider when looking for a place to live.

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How to Connect with your Partner Before Bed

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 22, 2022 5:55:00 AM

When you share the bed with someone else, you are not only sharing physical space, but also emotional and mental space. Throughout the night, people's emotional and mental states can come alive through their sleep - whether that be a lack of sleep, too much sleeping, really light sleeping, nightmares, etc. 

As you both bring your bodies to the bed, you are also bringing your day's stress, worries, excitement, and other feelings as well. This mix of emotions and high stress can cause an unwelcoming sleeping environment. Here we will talk about how you can connect with your partner before bed, so you both an unwind together and have a great night of sleep. 

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