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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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Father’s Day Feels: 12 Heart-Melting Photos of Daddy-Baby Naptime

These are what parenting dreams are made of. We partnered with The Huffington Post to bring you 12 ridiculously cute pictures of babies and their daddies, sound asleep.   Officially hooked? Click to view the adorable photos of dads and their babies via The Huffington Post’s full article.   Setting aside the cuteness of these…

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Need More Sleep? Try A Different Paint!

When it comes to getting high-quality rest, color matters.   Experts recommend paying attention to the hues in your room so you can relax more and help your brain achieve better and more restful sleep.   In fact, a 2013 Travelodge study from the United Kingdom found that Britons with blue walls slept 7 hours…

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Host a Sleep-Themed Movie Marathon From the Comfort of Your Bed

What happens when we close our eyes – in our minds and beyond our consciousness – has inspired, fascinated and troubled screenwriters and directors for decades, resulting in a whole genre of film: the sleep-themed movie.   We’ve culled the archives to come up with a collection of sleep-themed films for a cozy, at-home movie…

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Ha-Ha-Holiday Humor to Lighten the Season

Neck-deep in cookie dough, decorations and crazy family members — the holiday season is upon us. If you’re worried that holiday stress may keep you from getting a good night’s sleep, a little giggle may help ease the tension. As one saying goes, “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle!” Here are some holiday quotes…

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How to Get Your Kids to Sleep During the Holidays

For many children, winter holidays are their favorite time of year. But all the excitement that comes with special traditions, festive decorations, extra candy and time off school can make it tough for parents to get them to sleep.   A few things can help, such as sticking to the kids’ regular routine as much…

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To-Do List a Mile Long? Go to Bed.

If you’re staying up late because there’s too much on your plate, you may want to reconsider your strategy.   Research suggests people get more done when they’re refreshed, so cutting corners on sleep can be counterproductive.   “A good night of sleep is restorative, both physically and mentally,” says Jonathan Alpert, a sleep expert…

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Is Your Home Guest-Ready for the Holidays?

When out-of-town family descends on your home this season, don’t let poor sleeping conditions ruin the happy anticipation and warm feelings.   Kids, parents and other family members … sleeping bags, a pullout sofa in the den. A house full of guests sometimes requires pulling out old quilts and past-their-prime pillows.   In the movies,…

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Military Spouses May Be Vulnerable to Sleep Problems

Military spouses face unique challenges, such as spending a lot of time away from their significant others and worrying about their well-being during deployment. They may also be at higher risk of sleep problems.   Researchers found that 44 percent of nearly 1,500 wives of military service members slept 6 hours or less per night,…

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Haunted Places to Get Some Shut-Eye (Maybe)

Think you have what it takes to sleep among the paranormal? This Halloween, consider checking in at one of these supposedly haunted stays.   Northeast   Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, Fall River, Massachusetts   True crime aficionados can sleep where Lizzie Borden was infamously accused of axing her father, Andrew, and stepmother, Abby,…

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Back to School Sleep Tips for Parents

Fall can be a beautiful and exciting time of the year, but for parents of school-age kids, it is also a time of extra stress. Getting up early to drop kids off at school, preparing lunches and driving them to ballet or martial arts classes can take a toll on busy parents’ time, energy and,…

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