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Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring Snoring is one of the most common disruptors of sleep in the United States. It impacts around 57% of men and 40% of women. Even kids are affected by it – up to 27% of American children snore. Snoring occurs when airflow past your relaxed throat tissues as you sleep. This airflow causes the tissues to rattle and vibrate, causing the noise we call snoring. Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring While many people snore lightly with little cause for concern, snoring can also be a signifier of underlying health issues. Want to stop snoring? If snoring…
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Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder characterized by breathing difficulties while asleep. It is a condition in which there is blockage or narrowing of the upper airway, which often results in loud snoring, choking, mouth-breathing, and general difficulty in breathing while sleeping. It is estimated that 1 to 10 percent of children may have some form of sleep apnea. Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know Children and adults can both experience sleep apnea, but the consequences for children are greater. When the condition is left untreated, it can develop into complications that affect crucial development, growth,…
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Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that is often caused by a traumatic injury, stress, or infection. It can cause severe pain, which can make it very difficult for you to sleep. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to sleep, it can amplify the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia even more. This article will explore how fibromyalgia affects your sleep and a few helpful ways you can manage sleep issues caused by it. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a type of musculoskeletal pain that increases the number of painful sensations sent throughout your body. This is because there’s a slight problem in the connection…
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How to Help Your Child Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How to Help Your Child Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Are you looking for ways on how to help your child get a better night's sleep? If so, keep reading for five fantastic tips! How to Help Your Child Get a Better Night’s Sleep Sleep plays a crucial role in every child’s development. Unfortunately, some kids just sleep better than others. If you haven’t been blessed with a ‘good sleeper’ and your little one continues to wake up multiple times a night, you might be looking for advice in terms of how to help them (and you) get a good night’s sleep. Here are some tips. Set up a bedtime…
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3 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

3 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

Are you looking for ways to improve the quality of your sleep? Keep reading to find three easy tips to help you get those much needed zzz's! From today, you can begin enjoying a better quality of sleep. When you spend your days corralling children, staying on top of work, and trying to maintain a clean and functioning household, there is nothing quite as important to your mental and physical wellbeing as a good night’s sleep. Those who don’t regularly get enough good quality sleep tend to experience more stress and an increased risk for certain mental health conditions than…
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Sleep For Children: Getting Quality Hours Of Rest for Your Kids

Sleep For Children: Getting Quality Hours Of Rest for Your Kids

The quality of sleep that your child gets regularly can affect their growth and development. Making sure that your child sleeps for at least eight hours every night can significantly improve their heart health. It can also keep their weight in check, and reduce their risk of injuries. Uninterrupted sleep can also increase your child’s attention span, allowing them to learn more in a shorter period. Sleep For Children: Getting Quality Hours Of Rest for Your Kids Getting enough sleep is always a must for children. However, merely telling them to go to bed early is no longer enough. With…
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Clean Sleeping: Weighing in on the New Trend in Health

Clean Sleeping: Weighing in on the New Trend in Health

There's a new buzzword in the world of health and fitness — clean sleeping. Gwyneth Paltrow, an actress extraordinaire and proprietor of Goop, talked about clean sleeping and its benefits. What is clean sleeping? Clean sleeping doesn't mean ending your day by crashing on freshly laundered sheets and pillowcases — it is a lifestyle to improve your sleep so that you can function better in your waking hours. Weighing in on the New Trend in Health This wellness trend wants you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, drink enough water throughout the day, eat breakfast within half an…
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Earthing Sheets: How To Choose The Right Sheets for a Good Night’s Rest

Earthing Sheets: How To Choose The Right Sheets for a Good Night’s Rest

What are Earthing Sheets? How do you choose the right earthing sheets? Earthing or grounding is one of the newly found natural health and wellness practices that have immense, wonderful benefits to the human body. Although relatively new, in its raw form, this is one that has been around for many years now. Earthing, or walking barefoot, enables your body to achieve nutrients that are inherent in the Earth's surface.  Earthing Sheets: How To Choose The Right Sheets To Ensure A Good Night's Rest While the best recourse always is to walk naturally barefoot, there are some cases that it's…
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Is My Teen Getting Enough Sleep? 5 Methods for a Full Night’s Rest

Is My Teen Getting Enough Sleep? 5 Methods for a Full Night’s Rest

Are you worried about your teen's grogginess, inability to pay attention in class, or frequent nap sessions? It could be that they are sleep deprived. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of teens are not getting the sleep they need on school nights. But don't worry, we have a bunch of proven methods to help your teen get a good night's sleep. How Much Sleep do Teens Need? Studies show that at the bare minimum, teenagers need 8 hours of sleep to be well-rested. However, many teens need up to 10 hours of sleep to be fully functional as…
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Put a Stop to Tossing and Turning: 3 Tips for Staying Asleep All Night

Put a Stop to Tossing and Turning: 3 Tips for Staying Asleep All Night

It can be frustrating not to feel like you're operating at 100 percent. In tackling our often-busy days, one wants to feel healthy, strong, and alert. Doing this can be hard to do if you're not sleeping properly through the night. This kind of sleeping problem isn't unusual. A considerable amount of Americans have a hard time sleeping through the night, usually due to disorders like insomnia. 3 Tips for Staying Asleep All Night How can you combat a night spent tossing and turning under the covers? Read on, and we'll walk you through a few crucial tips for staying…
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Symptoms of Sleepwalking & Effective Solutions to Sleepwalking

Symptoms of Sleepwalking & Effective Solutions to Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behavior where a person walks or performs other complex behavior during deep sleep. Sleepwalking is much more common with children (aged three to seven) than with adults and with people who are sleep deprived. So much so, that it leaves many parents asking what are the symptoms of sleepwalking? A sleepwalker usually remains in a deep sleep during the process, so that she doesn't remember the sleepwalking incident when she wakes up. The entire process mostly lasts 5 to 15 minutes. Sleepwalking is generally considered harmless to our overall health, but it could…
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How to Help Your Children Sleep Better this Winter

How to Help Your Children Sleep Better this Winter

Wintertime can be a wonderful time of the year. The changing of the seasons can bring beautiful snowfalls and frost that young children love to play in. The change in temperature can also make it difficult for young children to sleep, however, and all the coughs and colds that come with winter can keep kids up through the night. So, how can you Help Your Children Sleep Better this Winter? There are a few steps every parent should consider taking when they see winter approach to help keep their children, and themselves, more comfortable through the winter nights. In this…
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Why You Should Make An Appointment With A Baby Sleep Consultant

Why You Should Make An Appointment With A Baby Sleep Consultant

Ever felt like a failure because your baby gets very little sleep every night? Are you considering speaking with a baby sleep consultant? Grab a cup of coffee; I had you in mind while writing this article! The urge to sleep is super delightful. In sleep, we find rest and peace; and can forget about our worries. In short, sleep is bliss. Babies aren’t any different concerning their need for sleep. Arguably, babies need to sleep for longer hours than adults do, to sap up all the benefits of good sleep for their growing brains. However, the irony is that,…
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Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice

Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice

Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice Autistic children often struggle with getting ready in the morning. There is a lot of anxiety and choices to make for most children in the morning. For children with autism, routines are essential. But what is a parent to help their child in reducing morning stress? Sticking with morning routines for your kids can make all the difference in your and your child’s day. In particular, having a strategy for the morning that includes all of the necessities in a specific order can do worlds of good for getting your…
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Essential Guide to Weighted Blankets

Essential Guide to Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets are used to combat specific sensory deficits or overload, along with several other mental health and emotional disorders. Those with chronic anxiety, depression, insomnia, autism, dementia, and attention deficit problems can benefit from using a weighted blanket. These unique blankets counteract these issues and aid in better rest periods and relaxation. This essential guide to weighted blanket answers several of the top questions asked. Many occupational therapists recommend weighted blanket therapy as part of an individual's daily routines. Children over two years of age may also benefit from switching to an appropriate sized and weighted blanket. These blankets…
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How to Help Autistic Children Sleep Better

How to Help Autistic Children Sleep Better

Sleep can be an issue for autistic children. In fact, 80 percent of autistic children experience difficulty falling or staying asleep at night. And when autistic children struggle to get enough sleep, they may experience behavioral difficulty, including aggression, lack of concentration and hyperactivity. But there are ways to help autistic children sleep better at night. Why Autistic Children Struggle With Sleep Medication, co-morbid conditions, and irregular sleep cycles can influence how well (or not) your autistic child sleeps. Medications: Autistic children taking medications may experience hyperactivity before bed or find it difficult to settle down. Or, prescriptions may cause…
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