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Take a Warm Bath to Sleep Better

Is tossing and turning common before dozing off to sleep?  According to a recent study, taking a warm bath might help folks get some rest. Researchers found that a warm bath, or shower, between 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit could help people fall asleep about 10 minutes faster. “It appeared that if you take a warm shower or…
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Top Five Items in your Sleep Toolbox

Sleep is easy for some, but for others it’s a chore to get to dreamland.  Regardless of what type of sleeper you are, there are a handful of basic things that are needed to ensure you maximize your rest. A quiet place It’s pretty simple, really.  It’s harder to sleep in a place where there’s…
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Yes, You Can Set a Bedtime for Your Teenager

Teenagers in the US simply don’t get enough rest. The consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive and include increasing rates of anxiety and depression among adolescents as well as suicidal thoughts and actions. Sleep-deprived teens are also more likely to be involved in car crashes and run a higher risk of injury…
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The ABC’s (and Zzzzz’s) of Proper Napping

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get more sleep, we applaud you but realize that it may be easier said than done.  That’s a where a nap comes in.  Naps were once considered something that small children and lazy people did, but scientists are discovering more and more that there are huge…
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5 New Year’s Sleep Resolutions for 2020

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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Our Most Popular Sleep Tip in 2019

This past year was a big one for advancements in the science of sleep.  We here at SleepBetter.org strive to make sure you you know about all of the sleep news available, while also giving tips to help you sleep better.  So, as we approach the beginning of 2020, we did some research to find…
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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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5 Tips for Staying Awake on New Year’s Eve

The New Year begins next week and is preceded, as always, by New Year’s Eve.  The problem with that particular holiday is that everyone expects you to stay up past midnight.  If you’re not the night owl type, that can be difficult.  While we can’t in good conscience recommend forcing yourself to stay up later…
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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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Driving Drowsy Can Ruin Your Holidays

Between marathon shopping trips, family gatherings, and office parties, drowsy driving is a big problem this time of year. A study of investigations done by the National Transportation Safety Board found that fatigue was a factor in 40% of highway crashes.  Meanwhile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving is implicated in…
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