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The Dangers of Sleeping in the Cold

A large portion of the country is living in a deep freeze right now, with temperatures staying well below freezing for days on end.  Between heavy snow and wind, power outages are assured.  How can you sleep at night in a cold house, and what are the dangers?  Here are some tips from SleepBetter: Be…
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5 New Year’s Sleep Resolutions for 2018

We’re at that the time of year when a lot of people take stock of themselves and try to figure out what they can improve.  One thing that most people could work on is the amount of sleep they get each night.  Research has shown that getting the right amount of shut-eye can improve your…
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How to Survive New Year’s Sleep Deprivation

Some people refer to New Year’s as a “one minute holiday” because the entire celebration is focused on that countdown to midnight.  That may be true in many ways, but to get to that countdown requires staying up later than usual for many people.  That can make January 1 a very tiring day.  While the…
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Sleep Better While Celebrating

This time of year is simply crawling with parties.  First, you have the office holiday parties, then neighborhood holiday parties, and then after that you have family get-togethers.  Even after all of those are done, you still have New Year’s Eve to deal with.  One might think the only sleep problem related to all of…
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Sleep Better on the Shortest Days of the Year

Today is the winter solstice, which means it’s the shortest day of the year.  The good news is that from now until the summer solstice, days start getting longer, but the process is short.  How do you sleep better when it simply feels dreary and dark outside? Get plenty of sun when you can. While…
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New Study: To Sleep Better, Wear These Glasses

Nine out of 10 Americans use devices like smartphones and laptops in the hour before bed, even though it can lead to insomnia.  Since we’re unlikely to change, scientists are looking for ways to reduce the chance of this sleep-stealing behavior. Smartphones, tablets and other light-emitting devices are lit by LEDs, which have a peak…
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It’s Holiday Crunch Time: Tips for Sleeping Better While Scurrying

Only 10 days left until Christmas.  Have you done everything you have to do?  If not, make sure you don’t overtax yourself to the point where you can’t even enjoy this magical time of the year.  The worst thing you can do is negatively effect your sleep schedule, and walk around like a zombie for…
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Sleep Better, Despite Holiday Stress

Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes family trips, household visitors, home decorating chores, party planning, gift-shopping and — of course — all those extra bills to pay. All of this added stress can lead to sleepless nights. In fact, the 2010 SleepBetter.org Holiday Slumber Index showed one in six Americans were expecting to lose…
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Sleep Your Way to Better Exam Grades

As the first half of the school year winds to a close for college and high school students around the country, they still have one more thing to worry about before they can go home for the holidays — exams.  Sleep is critical to learning and memory, and whether you’re getting ready for a big test…
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Sleep Better to Skip Flu Season

Flu season is underway in the United States, and there are indications that it’s going to be a bad one.  Right now, four states have reported widespread flu activity, and it’s said to be spreading fast.  There are a lot of things you can do to avoid getting sick, such as getting a flu shot, washing…
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