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Sleep and Alcohol: That Nightcap Is Not a Sleeping Aid

Do you enjoy an occasional alcoholic drink in the evening, thinking it helps you unwind and sleep better? Think again. While there is a common belief that alcohol helps you sleep better; it actually messes up your sleep in many sneaky ways. Alcohol has been shown to increase drowsiness, making it easier to go to sleep; yet, the quality of the sleep is significantly decreased. It decreases the amount of REM sleep The worst, most talked-about, effect of alcohol consumption before bed is the fact that this substance halts your sleep cycles. As you already know, our sleep goes in cycles, each with  4-5 stages. The REM sleep stage is important for learning complex tasks. REM sleep is particularly important if...

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Sleep Aid Helps Fight New Parent Sleep Problems

When you’re a new parent, whether it’s your first or your fourth child, but especially your first, you are prepared for a certain amount of sleep deprivation. After all, besides the wonders of parenthood, the infamous sleepless nights is one of the main warnings that new parents will get from other parents. However, just because it’s a universal symptom of having a newborn, sleepless nights shouldn’t be a rite of passage for parents. All parents, new or seasoned, should do their best to fight sleep problems, not only for their sanity but the safety of themselves and their new baby. New parents need more sleep When you have a newborn, the myriad of emotions that you feel, often at the same...

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Alleviate Stress and Anxiety with The Dreampad Sleep Aid

For millions of Americans, a good night’s sleep is but a dream. For some, stress and anxiety is causing restless nights. For others, restless nights are causing stress and anxiety. Instead of focusing on what came first, the best you can do is to make a conscious effort to try to restore your sleep back to normal. Just as sleep can make existing problems worse, getting back to a good night’s sleep can help alleviate many problems, as well. The effects of sleep deprivation According to the Anxiety and Depressions Association of America (ADAA), more than 40 million Americans suffer from long-term sleep disorders. Furthermore, an additional 20 million Americans have occasional sleep problems. Abnormal sleep patterns, whether for one night or...

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How to Make Sleep a Priority When Decorating Your Bedroom

Prioritizing sleep in the bedroom Our bedroom used to be the place where we slept, but in today’s modern and technologically advanced world, our bedrooms have gone from tranquil places where we get our nightly sleep to command centers. The amount of technology and entertainment we have brought into the bedroom is amazing, especially when you realize that all of these distractions aren’t helping you relax and unwind, it’s causing you to get disruptive and poor sleep. It’s time we reclaimed our bedroom, creating a place where we are prioritizing sleep, not technology. Technology is ruining your sleep The first thing we need to do is to get rid of technology in the bedroom. No more iPads, iPhones, Androids, tablets, TVs, or other...

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Everyday Reasons You Aren’t Sleeping Through the Night

Waking up in the middle of the night is one of the biggest causes of sleep deprivation. Although nighttime waking can have serious consequences, there can be very simple reasons why you are having trouble sleeping through the night. One restless night is manageable, but if you are continually waking up during the night, you’re not completing your sleep cycles, and the problem could result in more serious health problems. Everyone wakes up in the middle of the night One thing you have to remember is that it is normal to wake up a few times a night, what isn’t normal is being unable to fall back asleep. Because we go through several sleep cycles a night, we are always moving between light...

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