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      Along with a sleep-friendly bedroom environment, creating the right mindset is key to getting quality sleep at night. After all, it’s hard to relax when you’re still thinking about work deadlines or disagreements with family members in the minutes before bed. Mindfulness and meditation are two ways to help…
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      A weightlifting session at the gym may leave you powered up for a night out on the town. It turns out that sleep is crucial for strength training recovery and helps with muscle repair after a strenuous workout. On the flip side, inadequate sleep can interfere with the body’s…
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      Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. But how about for your sleep? It turns out, being active during the day can improve the sleep people get at night—with a few caveats. Learn more about the exercise-sleep relationship, including answers to these common…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…