Stress and Sleep| Relax Your Way to Restful Nights

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While there are many reasons that may prevent us from getting the good night’s sleep we long for, one of the most common of all is stress; we all experience different levels of stress throughout different phases of our lives, which can sometimes make falling asleep and staying asleep much difficult, and even create a vicious cycle: according to the American Psychological Association, adults who get fewer than 8 hours of sleep a night are more likely to report symptoms of stress.
Luckily, practicing relaxation techniques have been found to be useful in reducing stress levels and facilitating sleep. So how does it work?

Stages of Sleep| Get to Know Your Sleep Cycles

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It’s nighttime. You get into bed after a long day, and if everything goes as planned, you fall asleep and wake up in the morning refreshed and good to go; sounds simple, right? But the fact is, there’s a lot happening while we sleep, and like many other processes in life, our nightly rest is divided into different stages and sub-stages

Ways to Help You Sleep |
The Power of Meditation

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It’s finally the end of the day. You come home and shower, have a light meal and catch up with your partner. You go to bed looking forward to a good night’s sleep, but surprisingly you spend your time in bed with your eyes wide open. A buzz of thoughts, to-do lists and future tasks run through your mind, and you wonder – where is the mute button when you need it most? Morning comes, and you start your day tired, unrefreshed and hopeless.
While there are several ways to help you sleep better, one seems to be very useful to many: meditation.

Getting Used to CPAP

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Sleeping with a CPAP device can be challenging. Most people struggle to adapt to their machine and experience difficulties sleeping with their mask on throughout the night. Due to continuous air flow which might feel unnatural at first, they usually have trouble entering a relaxing state of mind that encourages sleep. Add that general discomfort, possible noise and other things that may disrupt sleep, and you have a complete recipe for restless nights, or unrefreshing sleep.

Difficulty Falling Asleep |
Ease Your Struggle in Bed

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Sleep is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That’s something that more and more people begin to realize and take more seriously. It’s essential for our development and for our physical, cognitive and mental functioning. But what happens if you can’t get the sleep you long for? If you toss and turn in bed all night, trying to find the right position to finally help you fall asleep? What happens if you’re woken up in the middle of the night and just can’t get back to sleep? According to the NSF (the National Sleep Foundation) and the APA (American Psychiatric Association), insomnia is the most common sleep disorder; about 30% of Americans say they’ve experienced symptoms of insomnia in the past year, and about 10% say they experience chronic insomnia.