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Feel More Energized to Increase Sleep Satisfaction

Learn ways to boost your energy in the morning—and all day long—and why these simple steps can bring you more sleep satisfaction at night. When it comes to sleep and energy, the relationship works both ways: If you’re satisfied with the sleep you got last night, you’re more likely to feel energized when you wake up. And feeling energized in the morning (and during the rest of your day) leads to greater sleep satisfaction. Sleep satisfaction is a self-assessment of how you feel about the sleep you are getting. Along with environmental factors (such as bed comfort, room temperature, noise, and light), the way you feel about their sleep upon waking, as well as later in…

5 Bedroom Accessories That Improve Sleep

Sometimes, a peaceful night of sleep requires a little assistance. Discover which products can help make your sleep more satisfying. In a perfect world, we would be able to fall asleep and stay asleep without any trouble. For many people though, a solid night’s sleep requires a little help. Luckily there are a host of products that have been created to solve a wide range of sleep needs. Learn how these accessories can help you drift off more quickly, sleep more soundly, and wake feeling more satisfied. Noise Machines If you live in a noisy environment, you might benefit from a white noise machine. Loud or unexpected sounds during the night can disrupt your sleep…

How Technology Impacts Sleep Satisfaction

Cell phones and tablets keep people connected, but do they interfere with how satisfied you feel about your sleep? Discover the truth about tech gadgets and sleep. Americans are tethered to technology, using cell phones, tablets, and laptops for more hours daily than ever before. In fact, the average person spends over 10 hours a day looking at some type of electronic screen. And bedtime routines don’t signal an end to our digital dependency: 39 percent of Americans tote their phone to bed and use it to text before tucking in. Getting a good night’s sleep is achievable when you take care to not use technology in your bedroom. Your sleep satisfaction is affected by…

How Sleep Satisfaction Is Different Than Sleep Quality

The terms are similar, but the two measures are not the same. Find out what these sleep terms really means. Your doctor may have asked you about the quality of your sleep, but there’s another term to consider: Sleep satisfaction. Unlike sleep quality—which often looks at aspects of sleep that can be objectively measured, such as how many times you wake up throughout the night or how long it takes to fall asleep—sleep satisfaction is a subjective evaluation. Learn the ways sleep quality and sleep satisfaction are unique. A Flexible View of Sleep Sleep satisfaction is based on the premise that even when individuals undergo the same experience, each person will evaluate it differently. People who lie…

How is Sleep Quantity Different than Sleep Quality?

Counting hours is important, but so is measuring soundness. Learn why how well you sleep is as important as how long. When it comes to setting sleep goals, most people focus on the number of hours they spend in bed. While that is a good benchmark to start, in order to get the most out of your shut-eye you need to focus on the restfulness of your sleep as well. Discover how to maximize both aspects of sleep to wake up feel rejuvenated. What to Know About Sleep Quantity Most adults should aim for the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye per night, But in fact, for young adults between the ages of 18 and…

Can Hypnosis Help You Sleep?

Learn the surprising ways that hypnosis can help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. Hypnosis may conjure up images of people being made to quack like a duck onstage, but the reality is that it’s typically much more boring—and sleep-inducing. That’s right, hypnosis may be a helpful tool for some people who are battling a variety of sleep disorders like insomnia or sleepwalking. For people with insomnia, hypnosis may help to allow both the body and mind to relax and let go of the anxiety that not falling asleep can create. A sleepwalker, on the other hand, could learn through hypnotic suggestion to wake up when his feet hit the floor. Hypnosis may…

What Happens During a Sleep Study

Learn what to expect during a sleep analysis at a lab. If your doctor has referred you to a lab to take a sleep test, chances are you’re a chronic snorer, you have symptoms of sleep apnea (for instance, you temporarily stop breathing during the night), or you feel sleepy during the day even after a full night in bed. Before you go, find out what you should know ahead of time. Q: What is a Sleep Study? A: It’s a test that measures how well you sleep and determines whether you have any sleep problems, as well as how severe any sleep problems are. Since people aren’t typically aware of their breathing, movements, and…

Home Sleep Study Kits: Do They Work?

Get the inside scoop on the pros and cons of trying a home sleep test. If it regularly takes you more than 30 minutes to doze off, or you wake up a lot during the night, or you feel exhausted during the day despite clocking seven to nine hours in bed, then you may have a sleep disorder. Sleep tests can help your doctor pinpoint whether you have a sleep issue by uncovering breathing problems such as sleep apnea—a condition that’s linked to an increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. Your doctor may want you to take part in a sleep study to try to uncover an underlying…