• EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH A Good Night's Sleep

April Showers and Sleepless Hours

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Many relaxation recordings feature the sounds of rain to establish a feeling of calm before bed.  Dark rainy mornings make us burrow deeper under the covers. Overcast skies sap all our energy.  But does rainy weather actually help us sleep better?  According to the University of Rochester Sleep Laboratory in New York, the answer is […]

Sleep Through the Generations

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Every day there are new studies showing how quality sleep, or lack of it, can impact our lives, regardless of age.  Younger children can suffer academically, with shorter sleep times linked to under-performance and lower grades.  According to the CDC, a recent study showed that sleep-deprived teenagers are more prone to engage in risky behaviors, […]

Sleep is a Family Value

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Sleep is very important for the health and well-being of the family unit.  Unfortunately, it is usually the first thing that we sacrifice as we try to fit more into our over-scheduled lives.  Work, school, homework, chores, sports, and various other activities can squeeze the available time for sleep at both ends.  This behavior is […]

Insomnia is No Joke

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Today may be April Fool’s Day but it’s also the start of Insomnia Awareness Week.  Considering the fact that 1 in 3 Americans get too little sleep, insomnia is nothing to joke about.  Symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling asleep as well as maintaining sleep throughout the night. There are actually two types of insomnia, […]

Spring Sleep

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The pillow’s low, the quilt is warm, the body smooth and peaceful, Sun shines on the door of the room, the curtain not yet open. Still the youthful taste of spring remains in the air, Often it will come to you even in your sleep. – Bai Juyi (772–846) Chinese poet Today is the vernal […]

March Munchies

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March is National Nutrition Month.  Good nutrition is crucial for sleep and getting a good night’s sleep will help us achieve good nutrition. In fact, lack of sleep has been shown to negatively influence our eating habits.  Studies have shown that sleep-deprived people tended to consume more calories and eat more junk food than well […]

Sleep for Your Sweetheart

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Instead of traditional chocolates this year, why not wrap up a box of Sleep Squares, The Bedtime Delight that Helps You Sleep through the Night! The benefits of having a well rested significant other are numerous. Here are just a few of the relationship benefits that improve with sleep: […]

February 2016 is a Rough Month for Sleep

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If you’re feeling more tired than usual this month you aren’t alone. According to the 2010 Great British Sleep Survey, February is the worst month for sleep. Participants reported that it took eight extra minutes to fall asleep and that they were awake ten extra minutes during the night compared with the month of March. […]

Festival of Sleep Day

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January 3rd is Festival of Sleep Day! Since it falls on a Sunday this year, we may be tempted to celebrate by staying in bed all day sleeping. This may seem like a great idea after all the holiday festivities, but an even better way to celebrate is to spend some time creating an atmosphere […]

Holiday S-L-E-E-P

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The month of December can be a busy and stressful time for many of us. Working, shopping, wrapping, and all those holiday events (both family and professional) can take priority and seem more important than sleep. But don’t fall into the trap of scrimping on sleep just to accommodate more. Here are some tips to […]