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Bad Sleep Habits Lead to Depression in Teens

It’s a difficult time for some teenagers.  Schools being closed across the country due to COVID-19 social isolation is a reason for some of them to celebrate.  But, for some, not having the social time that comes with school and other activities can lead to depression.  Now, a new study shows that bad sleep habits…
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Don’t Let COVID-19 Social Distancing Ruin Your Sleep Schedule

We are living in interesting times, as schools across the country are closing for weeks at a time, and businesses are closing or encouraging teleworking, all due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All of this upheaval can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule if you let it. The first thing to try to nip in the…
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How to Lose Your Daylight Saving Hour as Painlessly as Possible

The idea of beginning Daylight Saving Time is attractive in many ways.  In the spring and summer, days are longer, which means outside activities after work hours.  It also marks the end of the dark days of winter.  The downside, however, is that we all lose an hour of sleep.  It’s like a nationwide jet lag…
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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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The Smell of Your Partner Can Help You Sleep

The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia. The researchers found that study participants who were exposed to their partner’s scent overnight experienced better sleep quality, even though their partner was not physically present. “Our findings provide new evidence that merely sleeping with a…
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5 Reasons Why the Right Pillow Matters So Much

What’s the most important sleep item in your toolbox?  You could make a case for a number of things, depending upon how you sleep, but one that has to keep rising to the top is the humble pillow.  If you have the wrong one for your sleep style, it can create a variety of problems.  …
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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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