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Part 5: Quick Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Part 5: Quick Tips for Getting Better Sleep

1. Choose a comfortable sleeping temperature and make it as quiet as possible (ear plugs can help if you can’t eliminate all the noise).

2. Choose a mattress that is not only comfortable when you first lay down, but that provides adequate support for your hips and shoulders (not too firm) and supports your back throughout the night (not too soft).

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Part 4: Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep

Part 4: Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep

There are several natural sleeping aids that are effective and non-habit forming. A good night’s sleep is very important to your health, so don’t let a sleep disorder go untreated. Take the time to try different natural remedies until you find the one that works for you. Many times a combination of behavioral changes and natural sleeping aids are needed to establish a good sleep routine.

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Part 3: The Effects of Sleeplessness & Poor Sleep

Part 3: The Effects of Sleeplessness & Poor Sleep

A single sleepless night is tolerable to most, but when insomnia sets in it leaves you feeling tired, unable to concentrate, unable to make decisions, emotional and irritable. A lack of sleep can also be a contributing factor in some serious health concerns:

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Part 2: Reasons for Not Sleeping Well

Part 2: Reasons for Not Sleeping Well

There seems to be a plethora of reasons why people either can’t sleep or don’t get quality sleep, and they range from everyday run-of-the-mill reasons to serious and life-threatening explanations.

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The A to Zzzzz’s of Sleep Problems and Natural Solutions

The A to Zzzzz’s of Sleep Problems and Natural Solutions

I’m tired! And, to be completely frank, I am tired of being tired too. {My latest complaint leaves me with lots of company though, since there are more than 70 million people in the U.S. alone suffering from chronic, treatable sleep disorders, according studies performed by the National Institute of Health.} I go to bed tired, I wake up tired! This is not a pattern I enjoy, and the longer it lasts the more frustrated I feel.

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Insomniac Checklist 101: Natural Tips for Getting Your Sleep On

Insomniac Checklist 101: Natural Tips for Getting Your Sleep On

Next time you’re lying in bed wide awake wondering what is causing you to not be able to fall into the arms of Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams and sleep, take a look around you to see if these common things are the culprit of your insomnia.

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When Sleeping is a Pain-Literally How to Handle Aches, Cramps & More That Compromise Rest

When Sleeping is a Pain-Literally How to Handle Aches, Cramps & More That Compromise Rest

Many of us are familiar with or have experienced trouble sleeping, whether falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. The causes are varied and sometimes transient, and may include anxiety, stress, certain medications, or excessive caffeine. However, there is one factor many people fail to consider that contributes to countless sleepless nights: pain.

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Stay Well This Winter! Tips for Optimal Health

Stay Well This Winter! Tips for Optimal Health

The winter months may make a cozy bed and pile of junk food much more appealing than a balmy summer afternoon, as activity levels tend to drop, appetite revs up and moods tend to plummet in cold, dreary weather. While this certainly does not help keep your immunity levels, waistline or emotions in check, there are simple lifestyle changes you can adopt to stay healthy during this blustery season!

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