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The Science Behind Napping, and How to Make It a Habit

If you’re feeling stressed, fatigued, or have had an emotional day, taking a nap may help push the reset button and clear your mind. Research suggests there are many health benefits to taking that nap — for example, naps may even make you smarter. Here’s a closer look at the science behind napping and tips…

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Quality Sleep: The Myths & Benefits

Are you guilty of believing these sleep myths? Getting quality sleep sure can have its challenges. As a result, people believe they can learn to function on less sleep. Some even believe they can make up their sleep deficit on the weekends. Sound like you? Unfortunately, these beliefs are false — and they are two…

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Natural Allergy Relief Remedies for Better Sleep

Sniffle, sneeze, scratch, ugh … have seasonal allergies? Read on for natural allergy relief remedies to help you sleep better. If your allergies seem to be bothering you more this year, that’s not your imagination. In many parts of the U.S., a mild end to winter and early start to spring means a longer pollen…

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How Do Astronauts Sleep in Space?

Fred Haise didn’t sleep much on his ill-fated Apollo lunar journey. Haise was to be the sixth astronaut to walk on the moon when he launched into space on the Apollo 13 lunar module in 1970. But almost 56 hours into the flight, both oxygen tanks blew and the spacecraft lost electricity, light and water.…

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How Tech Is Trying To Solve The Sleeplessness Epidemic It Helped Create

From smartphones and tablets to laptops and computer monitors, the presence of screens in our daily lives (including the one you’re reading this article on) continues to grow. As useful as screens are for communication, entertainment and productivity, the effects of prolonged screen gazing can have a negative impact on sleep, leading to increased stress,…

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Scheduling Runs to Maximize Sleep

We only get 24 hours in a day, but how we arrange them makes all the difference. As a full-time working mom of three young kids, I do all I can to squeeze in my workouts without sacrificing too much sleep. I know the value of training for increasing productivity and relieving stress, but also…

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Sleep More, And Better! 

My last blog post about sleep was, to my surprise, extremely popular! I guess it’s not all that crazy when you think about it. We live in a fast-paced, social media and technology addicted world, all of which does a number on your sleep and can have a negative impact on your overall health. Getting…

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Is Yoga Exercise? Depends What Kind You Do

Below includes original editorial content from The Huffington Post. Yoga is a spiritual and physical practice that can help people improve their strength, balance and stress levels. But is yoga exercise? As many who practice yoga know, the poses and breathing exercises ― while calming ― don’t often get the heart pumping. If you want…

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Family Time Can Support Teens’ Sleep

Convincing a teen to spend time with mom or dad instead of the computer can be challenging, but it is worth the effort, researchers suggest. Teens who hang out with parents before bedtime tend to go to sleep earlier and get more Zzzs. Previous research published in the journal Pediatrics has shown that many young…

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Quality Sleep for Ironman Training

Anyone who has trained for an Ironman Triathlon knows the importance of getting a good night of sleep. High volume training, day after day and week after week, requires maximum recovery from proper nutrition, bodywork, compression, and quality sleep.  If one of these recovery elements are lacking, progress in building fitness will slow, and the chance…

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