6 Ways to Get Great Sleep in a Camper Van

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 21, 2023 10:39:00 PM

Taking your life on the road but unsure how you're going to get a good night of sleep? Just because you are sleeping in a van or an RV doesn't mean your sleep has to suffer. Although it's different than sleeping in a house, doesn't make it impossible. There are quite a few things you can do to get a good night's rest in your van, so keep reading for six tips on how to improve sleep in a van. 


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How to Actually Sleep on a Plane

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 9, 2023 3:51:00 PM

Flying can be one of the biggest disruptions to your sleep. It's hard to get adjusted to a new time zone before you arrive, especially after long flights. The seats are narrow, the engines are loud, there is no leg room, and your passengers don't care about your need to sleep when they have to go to the bathroom or want to keep the reading light on. 

So, are you just doomed to have bad sleep every time you take a long flight and be exhausted when you arrive to your destination? Not necessarily. Continue reading to learn how actually sleep on a plane.

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Improving Your Sleep When You Travel For Work

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 21, 2022 12:41:00 PM

Maintaining a sleep routine can be extremely difficult when you travel for work. Whether it's traveling between time zones, having to sleep on the go, or getting used to new sleeping environments, getting good sleep while traveling is nearly impossible.

However, there are a few tips that you can try to make sure that your sleep isn't entirely disrupted. After all, if you are traveling for work, you still need a sharp mind in order to do your job, and a tired brain definitely isn't a sharp brain. Continue reading to find out how to get good sleep while traveling for your work! 

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Sleep Apnea in Infants and Newborns

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 10, 2022 11:05:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes interruption in breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is very common in adults, but can also happen in infants and newborns, especially those who are premature or have low birth wait. 

Sleep is vital to a baby's growth and development. Other sleep disorders and sleep apnea can all prevent newborns and infants from getting the sleep that they need to grow and develop. Without treatment, they will be at risk for long-term sleep complications. 

Knowing more about sleep apnea in babies can help parents become adequately prepared for ensuring the safety and health of their newborn. 

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Sleep and Fighting Superbugs

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 3, 2022 10:39:00 AM

As cold and flu season approaches, it's important to understand the important role that sleep plays on our immune system. Some infections are getting more and more resistant to the medications we have and are getting more difficult to treat. Certain strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi are so mutated and resistant to our medications that they are referred to as superbugs. 

Superbug infections kill almost a million people every year, and it causes more than 2.8 million cases in the US every year with 35,000 deaths. These numbers can only grow as these bugs become more and more resistant. 

Some of the most common are carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae klebsiella and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). They post a threat to daily life and are especially dangerous to those with suppressed immune systems - autoimmune diseases, chemotherapy, etc. 

Sleeping may be one way that we can help ward off these superbugs. Continue reading for more information. 

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How to Get Good Sleep While Traveling

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 28, 2022 9:37:00 AM

While traveling, it can be extremely difficult to get a good night's rest. The car could be uncomfortable, the planes have little leg room, and trains can just be very loud. Either way, when you're traveling a long journey, getting some sleep may be necessary. Here are some tips on how to get the best sleep that you can while traveling. 

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The Relationship Between Babies' Sleep, Moms' Sleep and Depression

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 26, 2022 10:08:00 AM

Postpartum depression happens to about 1 and 8 mothers in the United States. It occurs after birth and can last for a variable amount of time. Baby blues lasts for only a short time after birth and is caused by the various fluctuations in hormones. However, postpartum depression can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. 

It can even begin before the birth of the child and involves sleeplessness, depression, a lack of attachment to your child, feelings of isolation, and even psychosis which can endanger the lives of your and your child. It's important to get help for postpartum, and sleep plays a very large role in that. 

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Beverage to Avoid While Traveling for Sound Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 19, 2022 9:48:00 AM

Hydration is important, and is connected to the types and amounts of liquid that you consume. However, when traveling, it's easy to overindulge in drinks that we normally wouldn't because of how much traveling can throw off our normal schedule. We may consume less water, and find ourselves drinking more unhealthy beverages. Unfortunately, poor drink choices on vacation can lead to dehydration which can impact sleep even more than traveling already does. Continue reading to find out more about this relationship and how you can help yourself get better sleep on vacation. 

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How to Maintain Your Sleep Schedule While Traveling

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Traveling is a huge part of life and can be so much fun. However, traveling is exhausting, and it can be so difficult to get good sleep when you are moving in between time zones and sleeping in a different room. However, if you hope to get a good amount of sleep in order to enjoy your travels, then it's imperative you maintain a good sleep schedule. Here are a few tips you can do to maintain your sleep schedule while traveling. 

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How to Beat Jet Lag If You Have a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 4, 2021 11:38:00 AM

Who Suffers from Jet Lag Most?

Anyone who has traveled has dealt with jet lag. Some people cope with jet lag better than others. Some people seem to suffer from jet lag only when traveling in one direction – it’s not a problem going to a destination, but it’s a significant problem after going home.

So – who’s at risk for suffering from jet lag? Not surprisingly, people with existing sleep disorders tend to have the biggest problem with jet lag. These disorders include:

The reasons people with sleep disorders are particularly at risk for jet lag is because beating jet lag is largely about:

  • Having a flexible sleep schedule
  • Being able to get a good night’s rest before traveling
  • Being able to get a good night’s rest after traveling

If you have a sleep disorder, you know how dreamy it sounds to be able to get a good night’s rest and have a flexible sleep schedule with little to no effort. As it stands, sleep disorders have a way of making sleep a particular fragile, hard-won effort.  Here are how people with sleep disorders can beat jet lag.

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