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Bedtime Rituals

Three Suggestions For Widows And Widowers Who Have Lost Their Bed-Sharing Partner

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

So I suggest that, if it feels right to do, a widow or widower might write things, say things aloud, or say things in their mind to the spouse who has died. And making that part of the routine of going to be bed or first being in bed might be especially valuable.

Bedtime Rituals: Training for Sleep

Brook Packard | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Brook Packard

And the culture of convenience has made sleep a little bit more elusive. Sleep isn't a switch-on, switch off, kind of device. It has to be planned for. Some say, even courted. That's why I created the Bedtime Blueprint which puts all the information you need to know about planning your days for sleep in one place.

What You Can Learn From Bedtime Routines of Sleep Experts

Rosie Osmun | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

What you do in the hours before bed and when you do it can have an effect on how easy it is to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. It's often mentioned that adopting a consistent evening routine can help with insomnia, and research finds that certain habits like a warm bath and reducing screen time correlate with quality sleep.

Do You Make Time for the Silly?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.09.2016 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Many years ago I went on a date with a guy who told me the memory he most cherished of his late mother was falling asleep to the sound of her laughter. I couldn't stop thinking about that. I didn't know if I was going to be a mom, but I knew what kind of mom I wanted to be.

Why I Still Put My 8-Year-Old to Bed at Night

Nicole Sprinkle | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Nicole Sprinkle

As mothers, sometimes we indulge our children even when we know it's not quite the proper thing to do. We all have our secret "thing" that we're usually too embarrassed to admit to others, and it's almost always based in love, though perhaps at times a complicated version of it.

10 Bedtime Rituals For Better Sleep

Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Esther Crain for Men's Journal You have a regular morning ritual that helps you launch your day feeling energized and alert, then an after-work ...

This Is What 7 P.M. Looks Like For Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

At the risk of stating the obvious, there is no singular parenting experience. From single moms and dads to stay-at-home or work-from-home parents, th...

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the ...

5 Steps To Set Yourself Up For Better Sleep

Linden Schaffer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

Sure, you know you should be sleeping more hours. That's an easy one. But have you ever stopped to consider that maybe the six hours of sleep you are getting aren't necessarily restful?

The 3 Things You Should Be Thinking About Before Bed (And 3 You Need To Forget)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Let's face it: Nothing feels more recharging than a good night's sleep. In a culture of incessant text messages and even more incessant thoughts, it's...

The Scent of Bedtime

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

The scent of lavender has long been associated with bedtime and a better night's sleep. John Parkinson, a 17th-century London apothecary believed that...

7 Ways To Get To Bed Earlier Tonight

Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that there are many health benefits of getting enough shuteye, and that the negative impacts of sleep deprivation can be severe. When it comes...

Up and Away He Grows

Bethany Meyer | Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

I rest my head against his, clear my throat and begin singing, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..." He interrupts, "You don't have to do that anymore. I'm getting too old for that now."

What's Your Bedtime Routine?

Posted 11.05.2011 | Healthy Living

What helps you wind down at the end of the night? As part of AOL Huffington Post Media Group's "Great Wake Up Challenge" with Lark, our sleep blogger ...