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      Simple tricks to clear the air so you can sleep more soundly. Allergies can make you feel drowsy, but symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose can make it tough to actually fall asleep. That’s why taking steps to clear the air in your bedroom is…
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      Strategies that'll stop teeth grinding Clenching or grinding your teeth occasionally is normal and typically won’t cause damage, but when done regularly, it can harm your teeth and cause other oral health issues. Teeth grinding, technically called [sleep_term id="1171"], can have different causes, but often it’s triggered by…
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      Certain eating and exercise habits, nighttime routines, and more can help you wind down before bed. While the word "hygiene" conjures up images of hand-washing and teeth-brushing, sleep hygiene is different. It's the habits that you can put in place each evening to optimize sleep. Don't worry—it doesn't take…
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      Why this medical condition may be keeping you up at night After a bad day, it’s normal to lie awake at night, ruminating about what went wrong. However, if you find that your sleep is disrupted on a regular basis by feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, or hopelessness, it could…
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      To spoon or not to spoon: That is the question when a good night’s sleep is at stake. Falling asleep tucked into the arms of the one you love may sound romantic—but it isn’t always the path to sweet dreams. Sleeping side by side can yield 50 percent more…
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      Do women and men sleep differently? Men and women are different in a lot of ways—this you already know!—but now you can add sleep to that list of differences, as well. Circadian Rhythm When it comes to the circadian rhythm—the mechanism that helps govern your sleep and wake…
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    Three major reasons to make high-quality snooze time a top priority In American culture, the mantra is typically: “You snooze, you lose.” But in reality, if you don't snooze, you lose! Below, find out how getting an optimal amount of sleep each night can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional…
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      State of Sleep™: Updates on Sleep & Public Policy   Discover the link between sleep and post-traumatic stress disorder, and learn what you can do to finally get some rest. If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Experiencing difficulty falling…
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    How some hotels promote deep sleep and offer snooze-inducing luxuries Forget plain old turndown service! Instead, call the front desk to arrange for a lavender spritz for your sheets, as well as a lullaby from a musical library. Every day, hotels are coming up with new ways to help you…