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5 Tips to Enjoy Thanksgiving While Sleeping Better

Thanksgiving brings to the mind images of family get-togethers, football, and … of course … gorging on turkey.  It’s the latter of those three images, however, that can lead to sleep issues. Below are five SleepBetter tips that will help you stay well rested during the Thanksgiving weekend as well as the year-end holidays: 1)…
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Five Sleep Better Tips for Holiday Air Travel

Millions of Americans are about to take flight and travel to visit relatives for Thanksgiving or other year-end holidays.  Anyone who’s ever been on a plane knows that it’s cramped, crowded, and uncomfortable even if you’re not trying to sleep.  If you’re trying to catch a few zzz’s, it can be downright miserable.  If you’re…
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The Pros and Cons of Ending the Time Change

The debate about Daylight Saving Time is heating up, and some states in the U.S. are doing something about it.  Last week, California passed a measure that clears the way for doing away with the twice-per-year time shift, leaving the state in Daylight Saving Time all year.  Florida passed a similar measure that was signed…
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Sleep Paralysis: The Scariest Sleep Disorder?

With Halloween upon us, it seems only appropriate to consider for a moment which is the scariest sleep disorder.  We’re not talking about the most life-threatening, of course, but rather which is the one that will frighten you the most? The first parasomnia, or sleep disorder, that comes to mind is night terrors.  Sometimes called…
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5 Halloween Sleep Tips for the Whole Family

The spookiest night of the year is nearly upon us, and it’s one that does not lend itself to great sleep.  Check out these sleep tips designed to help the whole family! Set a trick-or-treating time in advance: It’s good for kids of all ages to know expectations.  If you, as the parent, want to go…
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Fall Back Gracefully As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States and some other countries on November 5, 2017.  We all know the mantra to help us remember what to do with our clocks for the time change: Spring Forward, Fall Back. Springing forward is the hard one, as you’re losing an hour of sleep and most of us…
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How Your Life is Better With Good Sleep

If you visit SleepBetter.org frequently, you have read over and over again what lack of sleep can do to your body and mind.  But, what does good sleep do to help your life? Improve your health There are a variety of ways that getting a great night’s sleep can keep you healthier.  For instance, just…
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Fall Allergies and Your Sleep

For many people, seasonal allergies begin and end in the spring.  At that time, pollen is all over your car and you’re miserable for a few weeks before it all ends.  For others, though, each season brings a different challenge, and autumn is almost as bad as spring. According to WebMD, “fall allergy triggers are…
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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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