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Understanding Stages of Sleep and Sleep Cycles

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Each night when you go to sleep, your body and mind go through a lot of changes. This is why it seems like you are in a lighter or deeper sleep, or sometimes you dream and other times you don’t. Each of these changes will occur during a different stage of sleep. Here we discuss the stages of sleep and what a sleep cycle looks like. Continue reading Understanding Stages of Sleep and Sleep Cycles

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Signs You May Suffer From Sleep Deprivation

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Are you constantly in a poor mood and aren’t sure why? Do you feel exhausted throughout the day, even when you felt like you slept enough? Do you find it hard to concentrate? If so, you might be dealing with sleep deprivation. Continue reading Signs You May Suffer From Sleep Deprivation

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How to Sleep With Chronic Pain

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When you’re in pain, one of the most difficult things to be able to do is relax. What’s even more difficult, is just being able to go to sleep. Sleep is essential to proper body functionality because the human body uses this rest period to do the majority of the healing that is needed from a day of work and life. When you are unable to rest, the body will inevitably begin to break down after a long period of decline. This post is geared toward showing you how to sleep  with chronic pain. Continue reading How to Sleep With Chronic Pain

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7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

Anxiety, stress, jet lag, a medical condition – all could be causes of a sleep disorder or impairment. While treatment of such problems will vary from person to person, a good sleep environment is never a bad idea.

By creating such an environment, it could prove the necessary first step on your road to a better night’s sleep (and all the positive effects that come with it). Here are five essentials to keep in mind when creating your own “good sleep environment.” Continue reading 7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

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7 Rules to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

How well did you sleep last night? Me? Better than the night before. And the night before, and…you get the idea. Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Or should I say, the stress or the lack of sleep? It could be either. Stress and sleep go hand in hand.

It’s a vicious cycle that can cause mental distress and even wreak havoc on your physical well-being. Believe me, I know! I’ve been there. And I’m still working on it. Continue reading 7 Rules to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

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Do You Have Anxiety? It Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

I have severe anxiety. Not just that, I have multiple anxiety triggers: social situations, driving, and general anxiety (it can happen at any time with no warning). I used to be so scared to let people know. But now I realize it is okay. If I can help one person, I feel that I will have accomplished something. Continue reading Do You Have Anxiety? It Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

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