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How to Help Veterans Sleep Better

Sleep loss is a widespread problem, and military veterans are particularly susceptible. Vets are four times as likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In addition, those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a traumatic brain injury have a higher incidence of OSA, meaning that psychiatric and sleep disorders are often linked. Research-based sleep […]

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When is it Time to Replace Your Pillow?

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Admit it – you’ve had it FOREVER. You claim you can’t sleep without it or they “don’t make them like they used to,” maybe you are even slightly in denial. A pillow might not seem as important to a good night’s sleep as a mattress, but it actually has a very important purpose: to support […]

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Help Your Kids Share a Bedroom (Peacefully)

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Sharing a bedroom, whether by choice or necessity, can be an opportunity for siblings to bond and learn important life lessons about cooperation. But for many parents, the real concern is whether their cohabitating kids are going to get any sleep. Here are some tips for making the most of your kids’ shared sleep space […]

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Spring-Clean Your Bedroom and Prevent Allergies

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Spring weather is upon us which means we have come out of the dark days and finally see things more clearly in the light. We may feel a renewed sense to spruce up things around the house and get a fresh start. With longer and warmer days approaching, flowers and other common allergens start to bloom […]

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Am I Allergic to My Bed?

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Waking up with itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and repeated sneezing is unpleasant and may even be confusing. What, exactly, is making you feel sick? The down feathers inside your pillow? The type of fabric that your sheets are made of? Something else? It turns out that dust mites are often to blame for much […]

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How Often Should I Wash My Bedding?

Every week, you likely spend anywhere from 49 to 63 hours on your sheets. That leaves a lot of time for sweat, oil, dirt, and maybe even makeup to build up, possibly leading to skin issues like breakouts, more allergy symptoms, and even conditions like fungal infections. That’s why it’s so important to keep your […]

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Sleep Habits of: Bears

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Find out what hibernation is, exactly, and how bears’ habits change with the seasons. If asked to describe how bears sleep, most people would probably say something about how they hibernate all winter. That’s true…sort of. The deciding factors in how much these animals sleep are the season and how much foraging for food they […]

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Does the Food We Eat Affect Our Dreams?

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Have you ever eaten a rich, cheesy dinner (hello, ravioli in Alfredo sauce!), gone to sleep, and had an absolutely horrible nightmare? If so, you might have wondered: Could the food and the bad dream be related? While there is no scientific proof that what you eat can affect your dreams, that doesn’t stop some […]

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Can a Massage Help You Sleep Better?

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Go ahead and book that deep shiatsu massage session. Indulging in a massage at the end of a tough week isn’t just a nice way to wind down—it’s also been shown to improve sleep, according to numerous studies. Surprising? Maybe not, considering that baby massage is one of the first techniques used to help infants sleep. […]

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Can Acupuncture Help You Sleep?

Struggling to sleep at night is frustrating, and can lead to health problems. When you think about ways to get more zzz’s, being poked with needles probably doesn’t come to mind—but perhaps it should. Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, has been linked to improved sleep and has also been shown to help treat insomnia. Are […]

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