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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Why Entrepreneurs Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 11, 2023 9:11:00 AM

In the age of the great resignation and the pandemic, more and more people are pursuing their own business. They want to be more in control of their work life balance, and have learned how to monetize their hobbies. Although being your own boss sounds great, entrepreneurship comes with its own set of struggles. 

One of those struggles is not getting enough sleep. There is a joke on social media that says I hated my 9-5 so I started my own business and now I work 24/7. Although more business owners may laugh at the irony of this, many of them live that reality. Owning a business comes with the responsibility of being in charge of all of its operations. This can be stressful and create many barriers for creating separation between work and life.

Here are some of the reasons why entrepreneurs aren't getting enough sleep and what you can do to combat that. 

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How to Sleep During a Divorce

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 9, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Going through a divorce is one of the most distressing things a person can go through. It's an unbearable amount of pain, sadness, guilt, and other feelings that can cause chaos to one's life. One area of your life that may be dramatically affected by a divorce is sleep. 

Sleep may seem like a common thing that disappears during intense moments of one's life. However, getting sleep can actually be a pretty effective buffer against extremely overwhelming stress. So, when you're going through a divorce, and feel as if you can't control anything, you may want to at least try being in control of your sleep patterns. Here are some things you can try to help you get a good night's rest during a very tumultuous time. 

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Sleeping for Better Skin

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 23, 2022 7:20:00 PM

Beauty sleep is not just a term that people use. Sleep actually does help with your skin. No need to buy expensive creams or facials. All you have to do is get good sleep in order to improve the health of your skin. Continue reading to learn more about how to use sleep to improve the health of your skin.    

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Emotional Exhaustion and How it Impacts Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 11, 2022 3:34:00 PM

Exhaustion from not getting enough sleep is fairly easy to recognize, and the solution seems fairly straightforward, if you can improve your sleeping patterns. However, emotional exhaustion, is a different type of exhaustion that can be harder to overcome. In this article, we will talk more about what emotional exhaustion is, and how it can impact sleep. We will then finish with a discussion on how to overcome and, better yet prevent, emotional exhaustion. 

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How to Reclaim Sleep and Control Stress During COVID-19

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 2, 2022 6:34:00 AM

COVID-19 has been a stressful time for all. Everyone has had to adjust to new ways of life, and with the uncertainty of the course of the virus, it can be even more difficult to navigate life and try to maintain as much normalcy as possible. But what even is normalcy? It is being redefined everyday, making it hard to come up with a routine and reduce stress levels and meet basic needs including 7-8 hours of sleep. Continue reading to find out more about stress and how we can all live better lives. 

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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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How to Get a Good Night's Sleep with a Stressful Job

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 14, 2022 11:50:00 AM

Jobs can be extremely demanding and stressful and make it very hard for people to find a good balance. However, without this balance, it can be very hard to do things that contribute to our wellness, including sleep. Continue reading to find out how to get a good night's sleep with a stressful job. 

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How to Deal with Stress: Sleep!

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 16, 2021 3:08:00 PM

With a year that has been so challenging, it's very easy for stress to add up. When stress compounds it can disrupt many areas of life, especially sleep. Managing sleep patterns well can relieve some of the burden of stress and help keep you going during questionable times.

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How to Sleep When Stressed Out

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 1, 2021 2:09:00 PM

Modern Life Inhibits Sleep

Are you lying awake at night, stressed out, mind racing in circles? For many Americans this is a nightly routine that prevents sleep and leads to habits that may help you fall asleep, but not sleep well. Either way, stress is a sleep killer.

Beyond the stress that actively keeps you up at night, the demands of modern life – parenting, work, school, health, finances, chores – can also make sleep feel like a secondary necessity, especially because we all like having “free time” and “self-time.” Stay up an extra hour to relax for the first time all day? The answer is often to stay up and relax, and for most of us includes something like television, cruising the web, or watching a movie which further inhibit sleep.

Also, all of us are different and can deal with different amounts of stress, be they short-term or long-term stressors. Understanding stress is about understanding stress for you – how you react, how it impacts your life, how it impacts your sleep.

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