Why You Cry In Your Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 6, 2023 9:46:00 AM

Have you ever woken up in the morning to find tears in your eyes? While crying in your sleep is actually not as abnormal as you may think that it is. There are many different types of situations in which crying in your sleep does happen. This can be upsetting to wake up with tears in your eyes, however knowing what the causes are may help you feel a little bit better whenever it happens again in the future. Continue reading to learn why people cry in their sleep and what you can do about it.

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Overview of Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 30, 2023 12:53:00 PM

The jaw is a common place to store stress and anxiety. This is why some may find themselves grinding their teeth and clenching their jaw at night. This same response can happen repeatedly throughout the day, and throughout the night. It's known as bruxism when it's involuntary, or not on purpose. 

Bruxism can happen whether or not one is awake, but they are much less likely to know that they grind their teeth when they are sleeping. It's often not until a dentist appointment where one may discover that they actually are grinding their teeth down throughout the night. 

This habit can be pretty damaging to your teeth in the long run, so continue reading to learn more about bruxism, and what you can do about it. 

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Tips for Managing Work Stress at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 14, 2023 6:26:00 PM

Work performancing and making sure you are able to keep the job that supports your family can introduce a major source of stress into your life. Your new job may be great, as far as benefits and striving towards what you want in your career. However, it could be costing you your sleep. 

Regardless if you are in a new job, old job, or looking for a job, there are many "job jitters" that can creep into your sleep. New jobs can create worries about imposter syndrome, getting along with colleagues, and concerns about workload. This is called anticipatory anxiety, and can fall into the same category as Sunday scaries

Stress can make it impossible to get a good night's rest, especially if it's associated with rumination. A survey found that 73% of respondents have lost sleep due to worrying about work. New job and current job worries are normal, but shouldn't take over your life. Continue reading to learn how to take back the night and get a good night's rest. 

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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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