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Mattresses: Surprising Ways It Affects Your Sleep And Health

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 Sleeping is an essential part of any living thing, whether you’re a night owl, an early bird, or a slight amnesiac. As human beings, we spend almost a 1/3 of our lives sleeping and resting, and a lot of it will be on a mattress. So it’s important to make sure you’re sleeping on the right mattresses. We explain further how your mattress can be affecting your sleep and, ultimately your health.

You snooze, you lose

We spend an average of around 20,800 hours on our mattress during its recommended lifespan of 8 years, and so getting a good night’s sleep is essential. However, experts believe we spend just under 1% hitting the snooze button so we can ‘get extra’ sleep. This, in fact, makes us more tired as … Read the rest

Essential Oils To Help You Sleep Better

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Between the daily work and stress, most of the people today are suffering and struggling with the issues of lack of sleep syndrome. Nothing can compare to having a tranquil sleep and waking up feeling rejuvenated.

Relaxing oils come in handy to help soothe and relax your body to the point of releasing sleep hormones. Depending on your body, oil that soothes someone else to a sweet and peaceful slumber may not proof as effective for you.

So, finding the right essential oils for better sleep is a matter of trial and error till you find one responsive to your body needs. Once you identify the right combination for your body, then you can kiss the sleepless nights, goodbye.

Here are some of the top essential oils that may … Read the rest

Types Of Sleep Apnea And Their Treatment

Sleep Apnea Types

If you or someone you know has trouble getting some uninterrupted sleep, you may have to study up about certain sleep conditions.

There are varying reasons as to why people suddenly wake up in the middle of their night’s sleep.

This article discusses one of the most common respiratory causes, known as sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder which is the result of frequent breathing pauses.

Shallow breathing also counts as sleep apnea, and as long as the person experiencing it does so a few times in one night, the condition has to be taken care of.

The breathing pauses last usually from as short as three to five seconds to as long as several minutes. The brain is forced out of its … Read the rest

Most Effective Natural Cures To Help You Sleep Better

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Why do you take all those prescriptions that you can hardly swallow and that have side-effects too, when you may be able to try to treat yourself with natural supplements. Scientists have researched and found out that these natural cures and natural remedies can help control blood sugar, cholesterol, and many other ailments. These natural remedies may have abilities to reduce dangerous diseases such as cancer. Let’s have a look at some of the natural remedies that the best diet plans should include.… Read the rest

Are Online Foam Mattresses Really as Good As They Say?

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One of the best things about the internet today is the fact that people can buy literally anything from an online store; anything including mattresses.

In fact, according to sleepdelivered.com, an online site that reviews mattresses sold online, mattress buying online is becoming more and more popular.

But is online mattress buying really as advantageous as it sounds? or does it have a negative side to it?

Well, the only way to get to know this is to analyze the pros and cons of online mattress buying.… Read the rest

Sleep Deprivation Explained For Teenagers And What To Do?

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In 2006, a study was conducted that showed that more than 80% of American high school students were suffering from sleep deprivation. Now 10 years later, the problem is still a massive concern for students, parents, schools and health care providers.

This is not a case of a few students losing an hour here or there; instead, this is a vicious cycle of teens losing hours of sleep every night as they try and catch up on their work, work they missed by being sleep deprived during the day. At its worst, students can find themselves struggling with their school work, which leads to greater stress, insomnia, depression and worse.

Studies have shown a strong link between teenagers sleep deprived and suicidal thoughts.

The longer the pattern continues, the … Read the rest

4 Most Popular Mattress Toppers

feather down mattress topper

For those looking to get a better night’s sleep, but don’t have the money in their budget for a brand new state of the art mattress, there is another solution: a Mattress Topper.

Mattress toppers are a comfy padded covering that can be easily fitted on top of the mattress they already have. There are a large variety of mattress toppers on the market today, so this article will serve to help consumers get the information they need before making a decision.

Lots of today’s mattress toppers have water-resistant outer shells, that can protect the topper and mattress from accidental spills. For consumers shopping for toppers for their children’s beds, this could be very important.… Read the rest

The Sleep Stopper Habits To Avoid!

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There is nothing quite as good and healthy as getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Healthy sleeping habits are associated with higher levels of happiness and better emotional stability among other benefits. Lack of sleep or in other cases, bad sleep quality is a common problem for many people and it is a problem that if not resolved, can have long lasting effects on their overall health.

However, it is possible to improve the quality of one’s sleep by avoiding certain habits which have been proven to be sleep stoppers.… Read the rest

A New Method to Treat Insomnia: Sleep Boot Camp

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It is estimated that in the US alone, up to 60 million people suffer from insomnia.

Acute insomnia is the more prevalent type as it affects 30% of the population.

Chronic insomnia on the other hand is a problem that affects 5% of the population.

While most sleep experts and general practitioners prescribe sleeping pills for insomniacs, the pills tend to be powerless against the condition most of the times.

All is not lost though as there is a relatively new non-pill treatment that promises to solve these sleeping difficulties once and for all; Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).Read the rest

Effective Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP device on person

Obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is a condition caused by the obstruction of a person’s airways and it’s characterized by constant pauses in breathing while sleeping. This pausing of breathing and than possibly gasping for air can be scary and does cause bad sleep.  You wake up not rested in the morning.

OSA is also associated with an increase in throat muscle relaxation and more effort done by the chest muscles that work harder to pull more air into the lungs.

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.

Here are the best of them:… Read the rest

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