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    Your odds of achieving a good night’s sleep were set long before your head ever hit the pillow. Stress and anxiety are the cause for many sleepless nights. Seven in ten adults experience daily tension, which is a source of the nighttime sleep problems. By following a relaxing bedtime routine…
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    Sleep is critical for growing kids’ health and development. To get the most out of sleep, it’s important to follow a consistent bedtime schedule so that children can achieve the full number of hours needed for their age group: Preschoolers should sleep 10 to 13 hours a…
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    The physical space in which you sleep can have a major effect on how much sleep you get, and the quality of that sleep. Along with considerations such as lighting, room temperature, and noise, basic design elements such as the color of paint on the walls or fabric of the…
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    Smart technology is becoming smarter by the day—and some of it has made its way into the bedroom, where data-gathering devices are working to improve the sleep experience. From mattresses to automatic light dimmers, an increasing number of options aim to improve the bedtime experience. Responsive Surface Technology Using traditional…
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    For those striving to improve their sleep, a bedroom’s ambience can make a big difference. Luxury hotels know this—that’s why they frequently choose soft, neutral colors for the furnishings and use heavy, thick drapes on the windows. Color, temperature, noise level, fabric texture, and amount of light are all variables…
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    I am a stay at home mom of four little boys and I have been married for 13 years. I build and refinish furniture, paint, decorate, cook, garden, read, and make lists. I would much rather be outside than in. I LOVE to try new things and challenge myself. I…
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    Sarah Coates is the author of the The Sugar Hit, a cooking, eating & living blog. It’s a resource for the young, the broke, the hungry, and anyone who just wants to eat. The Sugar Hit works on a ‘no calorie wastage’ policy. If it’s on the site, you can…
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    Meg or Megan (she responds to both), grew up in Kansas City, Mo. surrounded by her extended family. Curious and artistic even as a child, her parents supported her creative passions and enrolled their daughter in as many art classes as they could. As a teen (and budding fashionista) she…
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    After building a house in coastal Rhode Island, Alison Vinciguerra finally returned to her small town roots. The Indiana native met her husband, Chris, during their college years in DC. They have one son, James, who tolerates his mother's incessant picture taking and penchant for dressing him in stripes. By…
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    Robert Kalfus, MD received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete a combined MD/MBA program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University. During residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown in Washington, DC, Dr. Kalfus was first exposed to the field of Sleep…