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Making Up for a Bad Night of Sleep

So you stayed up too late bingeing your latest Netflix series, or you tried to sleep but you stared at the ceiling all night, instead. Facing a day after a night that held little to no rest can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to get mad at yourself, mad at the world, and mad at whatever…

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What is Sleep?

Sleeping seems pretty straightforward. After all, we’ve all done it since we were babies. Animals do it, too, without even thinking about it. The need to sleep seems to be hardwired into us and it’s something we usually do automatically. However, defining sleep is a complex task. What with all the neurotransmitters involved, the physiological…

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Why Does Heat Make You Sleepy?

Do you get sleepy when you get hot? For many people, the onset of summer also means the onset of a season of feeling sleepy more often. But being tired all the time means you end up missing out on so much that summer has to offer. Here are some of the reasons why being…

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Talking In Your Sleep: What Causes It And How Do You Fix It?

It’s easy to worry about talking in your sleep, especially if you have been known to say odd, unusual, or frightening things, or to be very loud in your sleep. However, talking in your sleep is usually harmless, unless it disturbs your sleep partner. If you’re worried about it or wondering about it, here is…

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How Technology Impacts Your Sleep and What To Do About It

At least 90% of us use technology in the hour before we go to bed, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In some ways, this is natural. We are surrounded by technology all day, using it at work, at home, and at play. It makes sense that we would take it to bed, too. However,…

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How Long Is the Ideal Nap?

Most people are either nap people, who find napping easy and beneficial, or they just aren’t. Some people who hate napping dislike it because they can’t fall asleep or because they wake up groggy and struggle to get back to their day. If you can’t sleep, it’s quite possible that you are getting plenty of…

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Why Do We Sleep

On one level, our need for sleep seems simple. We feel tired, we sleep, we wake up, and we feel better. On another level, though, there are still a lot of questions. Why do we get tired? Why can’t we just keep going and going and going until we die? Wouldn’t we get a lot…

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Sleep Issues Common Among Commercial Truckers: Truck Driver Fatigue

If you’re a long-haul trucker or you drive commercially for any reason, you have probably battled fatigue while behind the wheel. It’s just part the job, and everyone has their own ways of fighting it. Some drivers load up on the caffeine, while others turn up the music, open the windows, or even resort to…

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What is the Best Sleep Position?

Sleeping is pretty straightforward, right? Even if you don’t always get as much of it as you’d like, it’s not something that you feel like you have to put a lot of thought into. However, being intentional about your sleeping position can have a lot of health benefits. If you are waking up in pain,…

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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Experts say that most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. However, they also say that individual sleep needs vary, sometimes widely. This leaves many of us with a lot of questions. We know that we aren’t getting enough sleep because we’re tired all the time. However, we don’t know exactly…

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