TV and sleep disorders

Adolescents who watched 3 or more hours of television per day were at a significantly elevated risk for frequent sleep problems by early adulthood

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Natural sleep aid treatments

The two best natural sleep aid treatments are valerian and melatonin. Valerian is a sedative herb, used for centuries. You can find standardized extracts in health food stores and pharmacies.

From: drweil.com

Sheet thread count?

If you shop for sheets, you’ll come across the term "thread count." This is marketing jargon for the number of threads woven into 1 square inch, the idea being that the higher the count, the softer the sheet.

From: menshealth.com

Exercise and sleep

Studies show that those who work out sleep better than those who don’t. Intense exercise tires you out ensuring a good night’s sleep. However, make sure there’s a gap of at least 3 to 4 hours between your exercise routine and bedtime.

From: newsmax.com

Sleep deprivation is a recipe for disaster

When you’re sleep deprived, your brain can’t operate at full capacity.

Creativity, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills are compromised. Whether you’re studying, working, or trying to juggle life’s many demands.

From: helpguide.org

Book Friday: 50 Self-Help Classics

50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life. A tremendous resource for anyone seeking a ‘bite-sized’ look at the philosophies of many self-help legends.

From: Getting Older Stinks

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How to combat snoring

Tape a Golf Ball to the Back of Your PJs. It’ll stop your snoring by forcing you to sleep on your side or front. Back sleepers often have blocked airways, and that leads to a host of troubles.

From: menshealth.com

Getting into proper alignment

A quality mattress and foundation will keep your spine in proper alignment, the way your body is in good standing posture. The mattress will gently support your body at all points and along all curves.

From: bettersleep.org

Start a relaxing bedtime routine

 Do the same things each night to tell your body it’s time to wind down. This may include taking a warm bath or shower, reading a book, or listening to soothing music.

From: mayoclinic.com

Sleep-conducive environment

Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep in a cool, quiet, dark, comfortable and free of interruptions.

From: sleepfoundation.org

Waking up

If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock to wake up on time, you may need to set an earlier bedtime.

From: helpguide.org

What is melatonin?

A melatonin sleep aid is similar to a sleeping pill, but it’s a more natural source of sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that the body produces naturally; it causes drowsiness and a drop in body temperature. Some sleeping pills – like Tylenol – may have melatonin.

From: theadventurouswriter.com

Turn the clock around at night

Avoid looking at the clock if you wake up in the middle of the night. It can cause anxiety.

 This is very difficult for most of us, so turn the clock away from your eyes so you would have to turn it to see the time. You may decide not to make the effort and go right back to sleep.

From: sleepnet.com

What to keep out of your bedroom

Keep work materials, computers and televisions out of the bedroom; it should be used for sleep and sex only.

From: bettersleep.org

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