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Unsafe Infant Sleep Remains a Problem

Despite years and years of education efforts, new research is finding that some people still haven’t gotten the message about the safest way to put an infant to bed.  But, the problem is coming from a caregiver you may not expect — babysitters. Babies who died during their sleep while being watched by someone other…
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Common Sleep Myths Debunked

We’re gaining new information every day about how and why we sleep, but even with all of the information available, there are still a lot of myths that people cling to. A research team from NYU School of Medicine reviewed more than 8,000 websites to identify the 20 most common assumptions about sleep.  Here are…
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Five Ways to Fight Allergens and Sleep Better

We don’t normally give advice on SleepBetter.org about medical issues, but this time of year there is a green menace on the prowl that steals your sleep.  That menace is called seasonal allergies. Pollen-producing plants are kicking into high gear around the U.S. right now, meaning allergy season is officially underway.   But, what do allergies…
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Is It A Cold Or Allergies That’s Keeping You From Sleeping?

Even though it’s now technically spring, cold and flu season isn’t completely over in many parts of the country.  So, it’s no shock that people are walking around sniffling and sneezing.  But, there are a lot of places in the U.S. that are also starting to see trees and grasses blooming.  What that means is…
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Is Spring the Worst Season for Sleep?

Spring, particularly early spring, is such a weird time of year.  It’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.  In some parts of the country right now, there’s snow on the ground.  In others, the trees are starting to sprout leaves.  In some areas, you can even get…
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What Kind of New Pillow Should You Buy?

Do you dream about a deep slumber that lasts all night?  There are many, many things that can keep us from sleeping soundly, and if you’re not sleeping as well as you like, you should definitely discuss it with your doctor.  One thing you may be told, however, is to evaluate whether your bedding is supportive…
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5 Tips to Survive the Beginning of Daylight Saving Time

Many people have compared the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, when we “spring forward” to lose an hour, as a national experiment in jet lag or even sleep deprivation.  Whether you like it or not, Daylight Saving Time for 2019 begins in the U.S. and multiple other countries at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10….
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Presidential Sleep Problems

Being President of the United States is one of the most stressful jobs in the world.  So, it’s understandable if the individual holding that position has some sleepless nights.  Today is President’s Day, so we decided it would be interesting to look at Presidential sleep habits and problems throughout the years.  Here’s a rundown of…
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Here’s Why Sleeping With Your Cell Phone is a Bad Idea

We are a nation (and largely, a world) that is completely addicted to our smartphones.  It used to be when you walked into a restaurant or a bar, you saw people holding conversations.  Nowadays, a significant percentage of those people are staring at their screens.  It’s bad enough that states have had to pass new…
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How to Sleep Better Despite the Winter Cold

Assuming you have proper heat in your home and a comfortable place to sleep, winter can be one of the more enjoyable times of year to sleep.  Here are some tips to make the most of your sleep as we reach the coldest winter months: Don’t crank up the heat: New research indicates that by…
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