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You Can Laugh At Sleep Problems - If You Follow These Rules

You can laugh at sleep problems - if you follow these rules.  Getting a good night sleep is imperative, however getting a good, deep, yielding rest can be challenging for a lot of us. Therefore, below, I will share the best ways you can get a great nights rest.    #1 Limit The Exposure Of Blue Light Screens If you don't have yourself a pair of Swannies blue-light blocking glasses, the late Netflix binge that you immerse yourself in, or the dopamine-induced Instagram coma that you find yourself in before closing your eyes, is going to severely hurt your sleep. This is because blue-light hinders your body's production of melatonin - that comfy snug hormone that makes you knock out like a...

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4 Different Sleep Animals - Which One Are You?

4 different sleep animals - which one are you? (From The Power of When by Dr Michael J Breus) .  Dolphins  Dolphins sleep with only half of their brain unconscious at one time (the scientific term for this is unihemispheric sleepers). One-half of their brain is resting and restoring, while the other half of the brain is alert and awake, enabling the dolphin to swim safely, and also be alert to any other predators who could be a danger. A dolphin is a metaphor for an insomniac: if you struggle to get to sleep and you’re highly restless at night, then you’re probably a Dolphin.   Lions Lions wake up early in the morning to go hunting for their food, as...

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Are You Worse Off Sharing A Bed With Someone?

Are you worse off sharing a bed with someone? According to stats, around 60% of us share a bed with a significant somebody else - in fact, it’s considered weird if couples don’t sleep in the same bed.   As human beings, it is estimated that we will spend about a third of our entire lives sleeping - or at least will try to. However, around 60 million people in the US suffer either long-term or occasional sleep problems, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes in the United States. That’s about a fifth of the whole US population.   With sleep problems that high, there are many factors as to why. One could be, the blue...

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7 Surprising Facts About Sleep That You Probably Didn’t Know

Here are 7 surprising facts about sleep that you probably didn't know. You'll view sleep a lot differently after reading this... Sleep Promotes Creativity If you’re feeling the writer’s block, or maybe you can’t seem to think creatively, then perhaps you’re missing out on your sleep. This is because when you sleep better, your brain is able to reorganize and restructure your ideas more effectively, as well as consolidating your memories. Studies at Harvard University and Boston College also found that people strengthened their emotional components of a memory in sleep, which is another reason you’ll be more creative with sleep.   The “I’m Falling” Feeling - Explained. The terrifying sensation of feeling like you are falling whilst in the...

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How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?

How much sleep do you actually need? According to scientists, we spend a third of our lives in bed, but there’s an oversupply of information out there nowadays. Some people swear by the eight hours per night rule, whilst a small chunk of people have tried ‘The Uberman’ - taking 20 minutes nap every four hours, sleeping two hours per day. With all this information constipation, I’m going to enlighten you on how much sleep you really need.   Why sleep is crucial Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health, because it is in these deep, yielding hours, where our body truly goes to work. REM sleep restores our body’s cells and is...

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