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Find the Best Mattress for a Good Night's Sleep

Tom Lange | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Lange

Once you enter the store and find a potential new bed, kick your shoes off and lie down. Spend a few minutes on your back, your side and your stomach -- however you normally doze off at home. The store's staff won't mind -- in fact, they should encourage it.

10 Ways to End Bedtime Battles

American Sleep Association | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
American Sleep Association

Instead of ending the day in a calming and relaxing manner, many families struggle with bedtime protesting that could potentially last for hours before a child finally falls asleep. Fortunately, there are many things parents can do to end those bedtime battles once and for all, and take back control of bedtime.

Your Alarm Clock May Be The Secret To Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

With jobs, school and other responsibilities, waking up by a set time remains a must for the majority of us. So naturally, many people depend on alarm clocks to start the day. But, are they really doing us a favor, or is this reliance on alarm clocks detrimental?

Turn a Bedroom Into the Ultimate Sleeping Room

Staci Giordullo | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Staci Giordullo

Sometimes you just want to escape the busyness of the world -- with a nap. We all need sleep, and designing the perfect environment in which to lay your head can do wonders to improve your quality of sleep.

Beauty sleep isn't just for fairytales

Shea Morrison | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Shea Morrison

We're obsessed with food trends, technology, and sleep. Ask anyone about his or her sleep and we usually have something to say. We have our rating sys...

The Fascinating Scientific Reason Women Should Sleep More Than Men

Science of Us | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

A study from the National Institutes of Health explains why women need more sleep than men.

Lavender Improves Sleep Quality for College Students

Angie Lillehei | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Angie Lillehei

My interest in sleep began with my daughter's sleep issues as a college student and has expanded as it became clear that it aligns with my interest in Public Health, as sleep is now identified as a population health issue.

To Be A Leader, First You Have To Sleep Like One. Here's How

Shelly Ibach | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelly Ibach

Today we are encouraged to live every part of our waking lives to the fullest and get by with as little time as possible devoted to sleep. People who claim to need only a few hours of sleep each night are envied, even admired. Sleep is often treated as wasted time, and those who get a full night of Zs are considered old-fashioned, or even lazy.

Why Noise Could Be The Secret To Better Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science

Many people swear that they can't fall asleep without a sound machine -- but why is it that a little background noise can sometimes help us sleep? Wh...

10 Sleep Hacks Every College Student Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

We humans don't prioritize our sleep quite as much as we should. According to recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

You're More Than Tired, You're Deadly

Deborah Hersman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Hersman

We are overtired, as a nation. Our culture has made a good night of sleep a novelty rather than a necessity, and the consequence can be deadly. Of all...

6 Things a Restful Bedroom Should Have

Oseye Boyd | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Oseye Boyd

Painting bedroom walls in a calming, peaceful color goes a long way toward helping the sleep-deprived gain a good night's sleep, but it's just one piece of the puzzle. To truly create a spa- or Zen-like atmosphere, evaluate the entire room -- all the way down to the linens -- for possible changes.

How to Fall Asleep During the Day

Staci Giordullo | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Staci Giordullo

Getting enough sleep is important to maintain an optimum level of health and sanity. But if you work third shift, or have to clock in at 2 a.m., how can you ensure a good night's sleep during the day?

Exercise May Help Overweight Men With Insomnia Fall Asleep

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Overweight men with chronic insomnia fall asleep more easily and quickly after a six-month aerobic exercise program, according to...

Best Bedroom Colors for Sleep

Oseye Boyd | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Oseye Boyd

Americans do many things in the bedroom - watch TV, work and exercise - but many of us aren't doing the most important thing we need to do: sleep. Ac...

How Do You Sleep?

Bruce Snow | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Bruce Snow

Your sleeping position may be causing shoulder and joint pain, and even wrinkles! This infographic originally ran on and is part...

How Your Food Can Help You Sleep

Christine Hansen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Hansen

The key to having your body in an optimal state for sleep is to eat the right kinds of food and work with your blood sugar levels throughout the day. It's not difficult to implement once you understand how this process works to favor sleep.

Sleep Well to Stay Awake When it Counts

Angie Hicks | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Angie Hicks

While most of us may not always literally get to sleep, we do have an advantage of pursuing sleep at night. But what about plumbers, fire and water restoration experts, tow truck drivers, or others who are on call for 24-hour emergencies...for us? Do they sleep well?

Are Your Exercise Habits Sabotaging Your Sleep? | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Big fitness goals make you want to work extra hard. However, if you find yourself struggling to get quality sleep at night, you may be overtraining.

Want To Release Stress Before Sleep? Try This Guide

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

13 Easy to Prepare Sleep-Inducing Dinners

Rosie Osmun | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

The more we learn, the more significant nutrition's role in sleep appears to be. Read on to see how diet and rest connect and what to eat at night to nourish your body for more efficient sleep.

Help! My Child Won't Go to Sleep! 4 Tips for a Blissful Bedtime

Danielle Lindner | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

Once a child becomes old enough to understand the world around them, they have this realization that things happen after they go to sleep. Basically, they think that they are missing out on all the fun.

Try This Relaxing Routine For Better Nighttime Habits

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

The 16 Foods That Help You Sleep Best

The Active Times | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If you're tired of counting sheep and staring at the ceiling when trying to turn in for the night, a solution may be as simple as an after-dinner snack.

What You Can Learn From Bedtime Routines of Sleep Experts

Rosie Osmun | Posted 03.28.2016 | 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.