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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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How to Keep Peace in the Bedroom

While you may get along swimmingly with your partner outside the bedroom, you may drown in misery if you have different sleep styles and preferences.   One study shows that if your sleep suffers, your marriage can suffer too. Has your bedroom turned into a dwelling of disturbance rather than a soothing sanctuary for sleep?…

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Staying Up Late on Weekends Might Affect Women’s Long-term Health

If you’re waking early during the week and sleeping late on the weekends, this sleep pattern may be harming your health long-term.   Years of studies have found a slightly increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other health and metabolic conditions in people who work night shifts. Scientists don’t fully understand the…

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Sleep and the 5 Senses: Hearing

When we think of hearing and sleep, we often consider the noisemakers: wailing sirens, crying babies, upstairs neighbors who sound like they’re jumping around in platform heels. Hearing is so closely tied to disturbing our slumber that many can’t function without a morning alarm.   As part of a series on sleep and the five…

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Crazy Things We Do In Our Sleep

Taking a stroll, having an entire text conversation you don’t remember, even eating while sleeping—about 10 percent of the population does things that they’re not aware of while they are sleeping. Known as parasomnias, these events occur during REM sleep and in deeper sleep stages:   Texting while Sleeping   Research from Villanova University found…

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5 Road Trip Safety Tips

As summer road travel season approaches, staying alert and awake is critical for arriving safely at your destination. Here are some tips for catching sufficient shut-eye while on the road.   Prepare Starting your trip on a sleep deficit puts you at risk for drowsy driving. Each year, drowsy driving is responsible for an estimated…

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Sleep and the 5 Senses: Sight

Our eyes and our sense of sight play a crucial role in both the quality and quantity of the sleep we get. Light, colors and images in the crucial hours before bedtime can mean the difference between visions of sugar plums and counting the cracks in your bedroom ceiling.   As part of a series…

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The Vicious Cycle of Stress and Sleeplessness

Feeling stressed? A little rest and relaxation may do the trick.   Our ability to handle stress is tied to the quality and quantity of our sleep. We’ve long known that inadequate sleep can lead to all sorts of health issues including high blood pressure, a weakened immune system—even obesity and diabetes. Now we’re beginning…

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Sleep Solutions for Pregnancy Heartburn Relief

Heartburn, a common complaint during pregnancy, most often occurs during the third trimester, according the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy can make existing gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) worse, or can bring about heartburn if you’ve never had it. When it comes to sleep solutions, Moms-to-be (and anyone else suffering from GERD) can still get a good…

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