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    What you do during the day affects how well you sleep at night. There are some obvious slumber interrupters—drinking too much coffee in the afternoon, say—but others are less apparent. Learn how to make a few simple changes to your daily routine to keep you on track for good sleep…
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    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is dedicated to protecting your personal privacy. To protect your privacy, we are providing this notice to explain our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that when…
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    If getting your teen to go to bed at a reasonable hour feels like an uphill battle, rest assured it’s not just your child’s willful assertion of independence. In fact, the body’s circadian rhythms can shift during adolescence, leaving many teens feeling wide-eyed later into the night.…
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    From day one, you’ve been doing everything in your power to help your baby develop healthy sleep habits. So what do you do when you find out she isn’t getting the amount of sleep she needs while in childcare? It’s a common problem: Some babies nap at home but struggle…
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    When it comes to acing your end-of-semester exams, every minute of studying counts, right? Maybe not. It turns out that staying up too late (or all night!) memorizing facts and formulas can actually backfire. Did you know that following up a study session with a sleep session actually helps the…
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    Whether you’re a former college athlete who loves playing sports or someone who cares about staying fit and healthy, joining an amateur league is a great way to exercise and have fun. But since many clubs schedule games around traditional workdays, you might find yourself lacing up your sneakers as…
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    Spending a night under the stars can be a beautiful experience—but only if you’re actually able to fall asleep. And that’s easier said than done: Getting comfortable on the ground instead of a plush mattress, blocking out weird sounds all around you, and dealing with no temperature…
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    Think about some of your favorite things to do on vacation. Maybe you love to see cultural sites, eat amazing food, explore nature, or read while relaxing by the beach. But for a growing number of people, going on vacation is all about catching up on sleep. This idea—taking time…
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    Are you tired of tossing and turning each night? Wish you could nod off peacefully when you turn in? There are a lot of things that can keep you awake at night. For example, maybe you have high levels of stress and anxiety (over, say, your financial situation, your…
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    Often, sleep issues can be resolved with lifestyle changes. For those that cannot, your doctor may suggest a sleep aid. There are many sleep aids on the market, including prescription sleep aids, over-the-counter sleep aids, and natural sleep aids. Each has its own benefits and works better in certain situations.…