How to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep All Night

How to stay asleep

For many of us, getting into a cozy bed after a long day is one of life’s great pleasures. All your tasks are done and you’re snuggled up between your sheets in blissful quiet, ready to rest. But that pleasure can quickly turn to frustration when you suddenly realize… you can’t get to sleep, even …

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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Sometimes, needing to sleep at night can feel really freaking inconvenient. For instance, when you come home after a long day at work and you just want to chill and play video games instead of getting in bed, or maybe you’ve been running around with your kids all day and want some “you” time before …

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Aromatherapy For Sleep

Aromatherapy For Sleep

Aromatherapy is the use of scent to stimulate a psychological or physiological response. These responses can often help with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, or pain. Aromatherapy is also commonly employed to help people who have difficulty getting enough sleep or who suffer from insomnia. The scents of certain essential oils can …

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Why Your Bedroom Colors Actually Matter

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Can the colors in your bedroom affect your sleep? Most people select bedroom decor such as paint, furniture, and bedding based solely on their personal aesthetic preferences. But research suggests you may also want to take the psychological impact of certain colors into account. It’s possible some colors may be more soothing than others, and …

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What Are ASMR Videos And Can They Help Me Sleep?

Have you ever heard of ASMR? It stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response.” That term may make your eyes glaze over, but ASMR is actually getting very popular among people of all stripes. (For proof, look no further than YouTube.) According to Sleep.org, ASMR “describes a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation that can come over …

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Why You Shouldn’t Do Work In Your Bedroom

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Doing work in one’s bedroom often sounds like an appealing idea. After all, most of us would prefer to stay in our PJs rather than getting dressed for the office. So many people are tempted by the idea of reviewing files from their cozy bed or taking that early-morning conference call in their bedroom that …

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5 Ways To Fix Your Sleep Schedule

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So, your sleep schedule is completely out of whack. Maybe you’re jetlagged from a recent trip, have been kept up late by a new baby or a demanding work deadline, or you suddenly find yourself sleeping at incredibly weird hours. What can people do to fix their current schedule and get back into a healthy …

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How To Rid Yourself Of Morning Grogginess

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If you don’t have a hard time waking up in the morning, you probably know someone who does. They’re the person who hits the snooze button more than once and can’t really speak to you about anything significant until that first cup of coffee. Experts attribute the feeling of this morning haziness to something called …

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Can You Really Filter Out Sleep-Disrupting Blue Light With An App?

In case people didn’t know, the “blue” light that comes from their electronic screens can make it more difficult for them to get to sleep. Now new apps and “night modes” on electronics claim that they counter this by filtering out that blue light — but do they actually work? First, a quick explainer. Research …

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What Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Sleep?

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The amount of sleep you need each night depends on a ton of factors, including your age, activity levels, genetics, and how well you sleep. If you’re not sure what’s appropriate, the National Sleep Foundation offers some broad guidelines to follow. Not surprisingly, babies and children require a lot of sleep. According to the foundation, …

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