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Best (and Worst) Sleeping Positions for the Spine

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Do you ever feel like your back pain and neck pain are never ending? You’ve tried it all, physical therapy, yoga, even pain relievers and nothing seems to get to the root of the problem. If this sounds like you, perhaps it’s time to analyze some key factors about your sleeping habits that may be negatively impacting your body. Your …

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Symptoms and Causes for Insomnia

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Sleeping disorders affect many people in today’s fast-paced world. Whether it’s stress, work-related issues, children, or just everyday life, there are many factors that can affect the quality of your sleep. Insomnia is one of the most common sleeping disorders, and most people will experience an acute version of it at some point in their life due to stress or …

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How To Transform Your Environment for Better Sleep

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Good sleep is important. Getting enough rest is not just about sleeping a certain number of hours, but rather getting quality sleep. Sleeping improves cognitive function, keeps your immune system in check, and is linked to overall better health. While many adults know how many hours of sleep they should be getting, many of them don’t actually get enough. Additionally, …

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Are You Sleep Deprived?

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Humans thrive on food, water, and sleep. Believe it or not, sleep is the most important factor when it comes to reaching optimum health. Sleep is vital because without it, our body functions begin to fail and this leads to a number of problems that affect both our physical and mental health. On average, adults should be sleeping anywhere between …

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Benefits of a Regular Bedtime

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As young kids, most of us were taught to go to sleep at a regular bedtime every night. Come the weekends, our bodies would naturally wake up at the same time that it did on any given weekday. A regular sleep schedule is vital for young children as the growth hormone is released during sleep. This is only one of …

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3 Foods That Will Make Help You Stay Awake

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If you’re at work or school and feeling drowsy, this post is for you! When you had a hard time sleeping, we know it’s difficult to keep your body energized throughout the day. At times coffee works best to get the blood flowing, but sometimes it can crash and tire you out again. That’s why food can be your best …

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What Types of Food Will Make You Tired?

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You probably heard it at least once in your lifetime. The foods you eat affect your performance during the day. How much you eat may also affect your mood. However, it all comes down to the type of foods you consume. Different foods will either energize you or make you hit the covers. If you are having a busy day …

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Afternoon Naps are Appreciated

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They say, “sleep is for the weak.” But that doesn’t mean napping is not beneficial. Dr. Sarah Mednick, a psychologist from the University of California, did research that shows 15-90 minute naps can improve brain functions such as memory and creativity. Even some companies such as Google, Uber and Ben & Jerry’s added nap spaces to help their employers boost …

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Sleeping with Technology is Unhealthy

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Where’s your phone? Chances are you are using your phone to read this right now or it’s within close proximity to you. With so much information and all the convenience technology provides us, it can seem strange to think of technology as anything but positive. However, too much exposure to technology screens can actually have an adverse health impact on us, particularly …

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Wake Up Early Without Feeling Tired

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Avoid drinking coffee, red wine and consuming chocolate prior to sleep. One of the most prominent causes of unrest is dietary, with some food items and beverages scientifically proven to disturb your digestive system and interrupt your sleep. Go to the toilet just before you aim to sleep. Our bladders can fill up slowly and largely unnoticed during this time, …