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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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Does Lack of Sleep Leave You Thirsty?

Adults who sleep just six hours per night — as opposed to eight — may have a higher chance of being dehydrated, according to a new study. These findings suggest that those who don’t feel well after a night of poor sleep may want to consider dehydration — not simply poor sleep — as a…
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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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Research Says Wool Pajamas are Best for Sleep

Proving that researchers are truly honing in on sleep when it comes to what they want to investigate, we now know what type of pajamas are best for sleep.   A research team at the University of Sydney carried out two studies of young and older sleepers to test the theory that wool pajamas might be better…
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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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Confirmed by Science: The Smell of Lavender Does Relax Us

People have been using the smell of lavender for hundreds of years because they find it relaxing.  You can find it everywhere — from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener.  Now, science has confirmed what people have thought for so long — the smell of lavender actually does work. “In folk medicine, it…
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Working Moms and Their Kids Don’t Get Enough Sleep

 It’s tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got less sleep. When they gained flexibility in…
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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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