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Creating a Great Bedtime Routine

Tips for Your Routine Winding down You need to have a period of relaxing before bed.  During this time you should avoid screens and things that stimulate your body and mind.   Try things such as reading a book, having a cup of calming tea, taking a warm bath, gentle yoga, or meditation.  Explore and find the best relaxing thing for you to do. Try journaling   If you are stressed try writing out the problem or making lists.  Once you have

Article of the week! Let's talk about snoring!

Article Find of the week! This week's article is about snoring!  That little thing most of us have experienced at least some in our lives. It can be a little cute baby snore or the super loud snore of our bed partner that wakes you up at night.  Read more about snoring here! 

Excessive Sleepiness

Excessive Sleepiness What is it?  Excessive sleepiness is feeling very tired or drowsy during the day. It is often confused with fatigue, but they are different struggles.  Excessive Sleepiness vs Fatigue  Fatigue is dealing with low energy. You can be physically, mentally, or emotionally fatigued.  This is usually a result of either a medical condition or overusing your body or mind.      Excessive Sleepiness makes you feel so tired that it ends up interfering with your daily life.

Eat Well, Sleep Well

Eat well, sleep well As we've discussed before, diet is a huge part of your health.  When you eat well you are healthier.  A great diet leads to better health and better sleep. What you eat can effect your sleep greatly, like when you eat sugary snacks to get you through the morning then by afternoon you're crashing.   Instead of reaching for those sugary snacks in the morning, start off with a great breakfast like

Article Find of the Week!

Weekly Article This week's article is about Sleep Apnea.  We will talk all about the sleep disorder and some great info about how to help cope.   https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/sleep-apnea 

Insomia

Insomnia We've talked about insomnia over the past couple of days.  Many times people will go undiagnosed with a sleep disorder, feeling that they're just a light sleeper, or that they just don't need a lot of sleep to function.  The truth is that you do need sleep.  Your body cannot function correctly without enough sleep and it is very rare for a person to actually need under 7 to 8 hours of sleep.  Many common signs of insomnia are

Recipe Friday!

Nutrition Nutrition is one of the key parts of being healthy and keeping your body on track to get the sleep it needs.  Getting a good night's sleep involves so many factors including having a good diet.  This recipe is amazing if you are suffering from Insomnia. Berry Smoothie 1/4 cup frozen strawberries 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup spinach 1/2 banana A handful of walnuts 2 tbsp raw honey Why This smoothie is perfect for great sleep

Great Article Find!

The Key to Understanding is Knowledge  When you are facing a sleep disorder the key to dealing this them is education.  You must do research, consult with doctors, a sleep specialist, and peers who are also dealing with your condition.   We're talking about Insomnia today.  Here is a great read that we found full of great information.  https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-is-insomnia

Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body.  This is most often done by inserting thin needles.   Are there risks? The main risk from acupuncture is non-sterile needles and incorrect delivery.  Make sure that when you are scheduling your acupuncture you go with a professional with a sound reputation and a very clean office.  Most states require a diploma from the National

Your Body's Natural Clock

Your body's natural clock In our last blog, we discussed jet lag and the effects of travel on our body's natural "clock".  Let's learn more about that natural clock and how it effects our sleep.  What is our natural clock?  Our body's natural Circadian Biological Clock regulates the timing of periods of sleepiness and wakefulness throughout the day.  Your body's circadian rhythm dips and rises throughout the day.  Adults usually experience the largest dips during early morning

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