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Sleep Solutions: 14 Ways to Sleep Better, Tonight!

Sleep Solutions: 14 Ways to Sleep Better, Tonight! | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Though sleep disorders are hardly new – even Aristotle wrote about them – our modern round-the-clock lifestyles, plus caffeine, alcohol, lack of exercise, stress, and a myriad of other factors have conditioned our bodies to stay awake. Sleep at times seems like the impossible dream and staying up is wearing us out. So is there hope for the bleary-eyed? Is a good night’s rest even possible these days? Absolutely! But first, you’ll need to brush up on your sleeping skills and make a few simple daytime changes so you can sleep better tonight. Here’s where to start:

Via Mark Kaylor
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Some good tips on falling asleep, although he is selling a "relaxation" pill. I don't agree with no water or liquids 4 hours before bed. That's impossible, especially living in a dry climate like Colorado. 

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Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day

Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Maybe you have a newborn at home or maybe it's that insane week before an impossible deadline. Whatever the ultimate cause of your sleep deprivation, occasionally we all have times in our lives when we can't heed the sensible advice of experts to get enough sleep.

 

When these crunch times hit, you might feel like curling up into a little ball under your desk and sleeping away the day, but unfortunately you need to find a way to soldier on. Science can help. New York Magazine's consistently fascinating Science of Us column recently reached out to sleep researchers to round up advice on what to do when you've had a really, really lousy night's sleep.

 

All of these scientists stressed that consistently sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night is a truly terrible idea, but they did have tips to offer for these emergency situations, which writer Melissa Dahl organized into a helpful timeline for the sleep deprived. Here are a few of the tips you'll find in the complete post:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Sachin Bhatnagar
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I prefer to get enough sleep. When I don't I find that being out in the sun helps. I also find a short 15 minute nap can go a long way. I wonder how you master those days when you're sleep deprived? It's unfortunately such a common phenomenon. I read that 1 in 6 fatal driving accidents is caused by sleep deprivation in the US.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:22 PM

No one manages to get eight hours all the time, so sleep researchers offer advice on powering through your most exhausted days.

cairoqween's curator insight, August 27, 2014 12:09 AM

This one is for me personally!

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Where to Go If You Want More Sleep

Where to Go If You Want More Sleep | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

People in the bustling metropolis of New York go to bed later than anywhere else in the nation.


Via Dana Wenzel
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It's interesting that Japanese have a longer life expectancy that Americans with over an hour less sleep per night on average. It's the work ethic that cuts into their sleep, as business goes late into the night. They also have high levels of stress as dictated by society. Yet they also have a high level of support and consensus building as a culture, and a good diet. 

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