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Tips For Helping a Partner or Child Dealing With Parasomnia

Parasomnia is a broad term used to classify a number of unusual behaviors occurring during or between different phases of sleep. There are a number of different parasomnias ranging in severity, but they...

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Root Causes and Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome is believed to impact an estimated 5-10% of adults and 2-4% of children. Symptoms include disturbing sensations in the legs (or arms) which result in an irresistible urge to move,...

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The Science Behind How Exercise Helps You Sleep Better

Regular exercise over time improves sleep quality and can even aid falling asleep more quickly. Just like other practices such as avoiding caffeine and electronics before bed, getting regular exercise...

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Heart?

Many of the side effects of bad sleep are experienced almost immediately. Most people have started the day at least once with dark circles or bags under their eyes. The inability to focus and cravings...

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Does Weight Fluctuation Affect the Risk of Sleep Apnea?

People can gain weight for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy, medications, sudden change in activity level caused by an injury, mental health issues, and much more. It is natural for someone’s...

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5 Facts to Know about Circadian Rhythm

Human beings cannot survive without sleep. It seems like an obvious truth, but still many of us undervalue sleep. Our internal clock or circadian rhythm dictates our natural sleep schedule and affects...

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How Does PMS Affect Sleep?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30% of women report difficulty sleeping during their period, and 23% report difficulty sleeping the week beforehand. Read our blog to learn more about PMS (premenstrual...

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5 Stages of Sleep

Most of us know that there are two different types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM. However, there are four different stages of non-REM sleep a person passes in and out of throughout the...

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Can Better Sleep Improve Athletic Performance?

For both non-athletes and athletes, sleep is an essential component to overall health and wellbeing.  Everyone needs sleep in order to feel restored and function their best the next day. However, sleep...

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How Does Caffeine Affect Your Sleep?

More people on the planet drink coffee than don’t. In America, 64% of us are regular coffee drinkers, according to a 2020 study. Coffee drinkers in America average 3 cups per day! That sounds like a...