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Learning to Sleep Again After a Traumatic Weather Event

The United States has seen two devastating hurricanes in the past two months.  Hurricane Florence left a large portion of eastern North Carolina underwater after it dropped record-setting amounts of rain.  Then, last week, the monster storm Michael devastated parts of the Florida panhandle and Georgia, and caused damage as far inland as South Carolina,…
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Is There a Best Sleeping Position?

Everyone has a favorite sleeping position, and some people go as far as not being able to sleep in any position other than their favorite one.  But, is there a best way to sleep?  There’s no completely solid answer. We asked our friends at the American Sleep Association to weigh in, and received an answer from…
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Don’t Let Hurricane Coverage Steal Your Sleep

Much of the country right now is watching the damage being caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina, as The Weather Channel and others go to wall-to-wall coverage with reporters all over the area.  The situation is unfolding in slow motion, as the hurricane literally creeps down the coast.  This means that…
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Sleep Comfortably Without Electricity

The 2018 hurricane season is in full swing in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  Hurricane Olivia is currently targeting Hawaii, while the monster Hurricane Florence approaches the mid-Atlantic.  They will certainly leave in their wake flooding, wind damage, and many, many people without electricity.  How can you sleep in the summer if you have no…
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Ask Happy Dan: Best Pillow for a Side Sleeper?

When you have questions about pillows and other bedding, Happy Dan the Pillow Man is your guy! He’s happy because he always gets a good night’s sleep. Happy Dan is the alter ego of Dan Schecter, Senior Vice President at Carpenter Co., and the creator of SleepBetter.org. He’s spent 30 years learning about pillows and…
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Don’t Let The Winter Games Turn You Into a Zombie

Every couple of years, the Olympic Games come along, and people lose a ton of sleep.  Between television and the Internet, each time the games are held, it seems like more of the events are available for viewing either live or on time delay.  What this means is that you could literally watch the Olympics…
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How Groundhog Day Can Help Improve Sleep

In the 1993 comedy movie “Groundhog Day,” a self-centered weatherman played by funnyman Bill Murray re-lives the same day over and over, with amusing and occasionally poignant results. Murray’s character spent day after day trying to break the cycle, but we here at SleepBetter would like to point out that doing the same thing day…
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A New Binge Sleeping Trend?

We’ve all heard of binge watching TV — watching episode after episode of a show on Netflix or elsewhere.  But, what about binge sleeping?  Apparently it’s a trend, and it has its good sides and downsides. According to Huffington Post, one of the new trends in sleep for 2018 in sleep bingeing — taking long…
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Five Top Tools for Better Sleep

What’s in your sleep toolbox?  We came up with five suggestions to help you get a better night’s rest: A place for your devices As in … a place other than your bedside.  Smartphones and tables are wonderful tools, but their introduction has not been good for our sleep.  Between the distractions at night and…
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Writing Down Your “To-do” List Can Help You Sleep

Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities. “We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and…
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