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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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Don’t Let Hurricane Coverage Steal Your Sleep

Much of the country right now is watching the damage being caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina, as The Weather Channel and others go to wall-to-wall coverage with reporters all over the area.  The situation is unfolding in slow motion, as the hurricane literally creeps down the coast.  This means that…
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Sleep Comfortably Without Electricity

The 2018 hurricane season is in full swing in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  Hurricane Olivia is currently targeting Hawaii, while the monster Hurricane Florence approaches the mid-Atlantic.  They will certainly leave in their wake flooding, wind damage, and many, many people without electricity.  How can you sleep in the summer if you have no…
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