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9 Ways to Upgrade Summer Naps

July 05, 2017

There’s no better time to nap than during the summer, when the living is easier and the days are longer. Somehow you wake up feeling even more energized and creative. For those who need extra incentive—or for napping pros who want to improve their snooze—these nine upgrades pack some serious restoration. 1. Take it outside…

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4 Shortcuts to Choose Good Cotton Sheets

May 06, 2017

Your new cotton sheets felt so soft and comfy when you first took them out of the package. But after sleeping on them for a few weeks, they got itchy and hot on your skin. You’re left lying awake wondering where you went wrong. What do you do, for sheet’s sake? Start by following these…

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6 Ways to Sleep Better

February 22, 2017

The statistics on shut-eye are, well, eye-opening. Thirty-five percent of adult respondents to the 2014 National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health Index say their sleep quality is “poor” or “only fair.” Fortunately, there’s hope for sleepyheads. Use these ideas to reach dreamland. 1. Get the Light Right There’s no such thing as a good night’s sleep,…

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How to Stop 6 Things From Stealing Your Sleep

January 09, 2017 1

Newsflash: You’re not the only one who went to bed early and woke up feeling fatigued. Thirty-five percent of adults who responded to the 2014 National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health Index report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” So, what can you do to snooze better tonight? Start by fixing these six shut-eye-deprivers….

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8 Ways to Make Your Home a Quiet Zone

February 02, 2016

Whether your soundscape includes boisterous neighbors, traffic, or even the dishwasher, everyday noise can be downright irritating. Research shows that it can also raise levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that can raise your blood pressure, suppress your immune system, and increase the risk of insulin resistance. At night, noise can also rob you of…

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Five Ways to Find the Perfect Bed Linens

March 24, 2014 4

Experts say we need seven to nine hours of sleep each night, but many of us don’t get that much. Luckily, the right linens can help send you to la-la land. The choices  seem endless, but this cheat sheet will make linen shopping easier. 1. Know the truth about thread count The number of threads woven…

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7 Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

7 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

January 30, 2013 8

Research shows that those who get more rest are better at learning and retaining information. That may explain why lack of sleep makes you more forgetful and less productive. So, how can you get from point A to point ZZZs? The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research suggests the following seven tips: 1. Stick to…

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