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Natural Remedies for Better Sleep

An awakening has happened, no pun intended, regarding the importance of sleep. Sometimes referred to as the “sleep revolution,” people are realizing the necessity of a good night’s sleep.
Impaired sleep and insomnia can be extremely detrimental to the human body. The repercussions of sleeping less than five solid hours per night can begin as fatigue, moodiness, and impaired cognitive response. These can quickly escalate into more serious health conditions like weight gain, weakened immune system, and high blood pressure.

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Setting Up a Room Sanctuary

Dealing with lack of adequate sleep is something many people struggle with. Insomnia and sleep deprivation in general comes in many forms, from the inability to fall asleep quickly, to not being able to stay asleep through the night.
No matter what your personal sleep issues are, you should start by changing your sleep environment. If you are trying to sleep in a room that is too bright, has a lot of distractions, or is constantly cluttered, it is going to be difficult for you to get adequate rest.
Keep reading to learn more about setting up the perfect room sanctuary for a good night’s sleep.

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep is critical to the maintenance of an individual’s health. Lack of proper rest can lead to a variety of problems impacting a stricken individual’s physical and mental well-being over the long and short-term.
The problems with not getting enough sleep are long and complicated, but they all start with the effects sleep deprivation has on your mind and body.
From worsening health problems and affecting your energy level throughout the day, to increasing feelings of anxiety and stress, it is imperative that you learn how it affects you and what you can do about it.

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Understanding Sleep Hygiene

Many people have issues in getting a great night’s sleep, but few realize that insomnia issues may be directly related to the lack of sleep hygiene. If you are one of these people, you might know you have issues with getting proper sleep, but aren’t sure exactly why.

While some people experience sleep disturbances because of stress, poor diet, and a variety of medical and mental health conditions, other people just need to do one simple thing – improve their sleep hygiene.

Sleep hygiene is defined as the habits and procedures that you follow to get a good night’s sleep to be fully alert the next day. Unfortunately, too many people do not have strong habits in place to maximize their rest. Consider this simple list of ways that you can use to improve your sleep hygiene dramatically.

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Easy Tips To Help Prevent Colds and Flu This Season to Give You The Edge

The people who are exposed to germs from flu and colds on a daily basis, such as flight attendants, doctors, teachers, etc. probably know quite a few easy tips on how to avoid catching and even preventing the germs spread from a sneezing child in the classroom or a sick passenger on the flight – many will suggest that you get your seasonal flu shot in order to prevent the bug from taking hold of you.

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What Could Be Hurting Your Sleep?

Not getting enough sleep can be a very frustrating experience, but even more frustrating is figuring out why. There is a long list of things that could affect your sleep, from your sleep hygiene and daily habits, to medications, diet, exercise, and medical conditions. Here are some of the most common things that might be hurting your sleep.

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Understanding the Different Stages of Sleep

Each night when you go to sleep, your body and mind goes through a lot of changes. This is why it seems like you are in a lighter or deeper sleep, or sometimes you dream and other types you don’t. Each of these changes will occur during a different stage of sleep. Here are the stages of sleep and what you can do to improve them.

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