Author: kayla

The Power (Down) Vitamin Magnesium

The supplement claims to help you get a better night’s sleep. Learn what the science says about taking magnesium. Drugstore shelves are crowded with supplements that claim to promote sleep, and it can be hard to tell which over-the-counter remedies are most effective. One supplement with some science behind it is magnesium. Read on to find out […]

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5 Best Plants for Your Bedroom

Placing a few of these botanical beauties near your bed can help you sleep better. The furnishings of the average bedroom are fairly universal: a bed, probably a nightstand, a lamp, chair, and rug. But what about plants? Few bedrooms contain them—and that could be a mistake. Plants can improve the quality of the air […]

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Tips for When You Wake Up in the Middle of the Night

How you handle waking up in the middle of the night has a big impact on your odds of falling back asleep quickly. Here’s how to play your cards right. There are lots of reasons you might wake up during the night, from drinking a little too much wine before bed to hearing a loud noise outside your window. […]

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Do Men Snore More than Women?

men and women snoring

There are definite gender differences when it comes to those sleep-disrupting sounds. Discover the biology behind this middle-of-the-night disturbance. Nearly 90 million Americans have a habit of snoring in their sleep—and for many of these noisemakers, there are exasperated partners wondering whether he or she will ever sleep through the night again. When it comes […]

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Is Snoring Genetic?

mom holding a baby

Noisy nighttime breathing is caused by some factors you can control—and others that you cannot. Learn how snoring may be passed down from parent to child. We know that curly hair and height run in the family, but is the tendency to snore inherited as well? When it comes to the type of snoring that […]

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Does Snoring Mean I Have Sleep Apnea

man snoring in bed

Learn how serious your snoring really is and if you may have sleep apnea. Snoring can do a lot more harm than just annoy your partner—it can lead to poor sleep quality and quantity. About 90 million Americans suffer from snoring; as many as half of those may have the sleep disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). While […]

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5 Lifestyle Changes that Reduce Snoring

man snoring

Put an end to noisy nights and restless sleep with these easy-to-follow tips to reduce snoring. There are some nighttime noises you can’t control, like a rowdy roommate, the neighbor’s howling dog, or cars on a nearby highway. Luckily, you can turn down the volume on one of the most common sleep-disturbing sounds: Snoring. These simple lifestyle tweaks can […]

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How to Get Enough Sleep in College

sleep deprived college kids

Sleep & Memory = Building Blocks of Learning College is synonymous with all-nighters, whether it’s cramming for an exam or cramming into a party. While sleep is a must, so are classes, club meetings, extracurricular activities and maybe even a part time job. Sleeping late on weekends might be the most popular quick fix, but […]

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7 Sneaky Sources of Drowsiness and Fatigue

7 reasons why you're exhausted

Feeling tired is a national epidemic – it’s time to stop the suffering!   And that drowsiness doesn’t just affect productivity- it can be a serious safety factor too. Approximately 15% of work injuries can be attributed to fatigue. And some of the latest data raises red flags around getting behind the wheel of a […]

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40 Dietitian Approved Bedtime Snacks

healthy bedtime snacks

Americans love to nibble post-suppertime – here’s what you need to know to make better snack choices Dinner seems like it happened ages ago and the subtle pangs of hunger are becoming increasingly louder. Your stomach is telling you it’s time for a snack before bedtime. But the question is what should you eat? Too […]

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