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A Recipe For Good Sleep: Evening Snacks to Help Your Slumber

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Food is an essential part of our physical health, and that includes sleep. While many people know what foods they should avoid in the evening, such as very...

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What You Need to Know About Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), formerly known as sleep myoclonus or nocturnal myoclonus, is a disruptive sleep disorder marked by repetitive limb movements during non-REM sleep. Frequency and...

Sleep Disorder

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...