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Why Writing a To-Do List Can Improve Your Sleep

Worrying about what lies ahead can put a serious damper on our sleep.   Luckily, there's a quick and easy way you can tackle those concerns: writing to-do lists.   The Benefits of Writing a To-Do List   Writing to-do lists pro

Writing to-do list with cup of coffee and croissant in top right corner

Why Writing a To-Do List Can Improve Your Sleep

Worrying about what lies ahead can put a serious damper on our sleep.   Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way you can tackle those concerns: writing to-do lists.   The Benefits of Writing a To-Do List   Writing to-do lists provides more benefits than you may think. According to researchers, it helps relieve stress…

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How Often Should You Wash, Clean, and Replace Pillows

How often should you wash, clean or replace pillows?   Pillows are an important piece of your sleep experience. They support you from the shoulders up, about 20 percent of your body.   Having a clean pillow also affects your slumber. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, dirty pillows can make your symptoms worse,…

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Everything About Temperature and Sleep

Now’s the perfect time for a refresher course on staying cool and well slept.   SLEEPLESS SUMMER NIGHTS: TELL ME MORE   You’re lovin’ summer and havin’ a blast. Whether it’s staying up later or quenching your thirst with cold cocktails that can disrupt your sleep, chances are your sleep schedule is a tad off.…

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Racing to Bed for Better Performance

World-class Triathletes incorporate sleep in daily training regime   Swim… bike… run… SLEEP? Yes, that’s right. World-class triathletes Gwen Jorgensen and Melissa Stockwell say that sleep is as important as their training and nutrition routines.   Jorgensen and Stockwell represent the U.S. while competing against the world’s best athletes. Both agree that sleep is integral…

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What Are You Wearing Tonight?

When you slip beneath the sheets, what you’re wearing counts.   The feel and fit of your sleepwear can make all the difference in how you sleep.   “Besides the comfort and fit factor, just the psychological act of changing out of your work clothes helps ready your body for sleep,” says registered nurse Terry…

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Tips to Stay Cool Through the Night

Sleeping comfortably through a hot, humid summer night is no easy task. Heat exposure increases wakefulness and decreases rapid eye movement sleep and slow wave sleep, according to research published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology. High levels of humidity disrupt sleep because the moisture in the air prevents the evaporation of sweat from the…

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How to Sleep While Camping

A summer camping trip is a great way to unplug from stress, reconnect with nature and spend quality time with friends and family. According to a study at the University of Colorado Boulder, a week-long camping trip — with lots of natural light — can actually help reset your internal clock.   Of course, a…

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Elusive Dreams? Here’s How to Catch Them.

You’re having a wonderful dream about … something. And then you wake up. What was the dream about? Why can’t you remember it? And why does your best friend remember her dreams in vivid detail?   People who can recall their dreams may not sleep very deeply, so they spend more time in REM sleep,…

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You’re Awake but Your Brain Is Asleep

Half the morning at work is gone and you can’t remember most of it. Did you answer those emails? Make the important phone calls on your list? Reschedule the sitter?   If you feel like you’re on autopilot after being sleep deprived, you may suffer from local or micro sleep.   Sleep deprivation appears to…

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Six Differences Between Early Birds and Night Owls

Bedtime isn’t the only area in which early birds and night owls differ.   One study found that early birds may be more persistent, whereas night owls are more extravagant and keen to explore the unknown.   How else are early risers and evening people different?   1. Decision-making styles   Night owls can be…

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All About Dreams

While we sleep our brains are active—busy firing neurons, processing information and consolidating memories. They’re also entertaining, enlightening and maybe even frightening us for about two hours each night—with dreams. Most dreams happen during the rapid eye movement, or REM, phase of sleep, when breathing becomes quick, irregular and shallow. Our eyes might be closed…

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