Healthy Sleep Helps Your Body Heal

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Oct 26, 2016 3:52:36 PM


THEY SAY THAT an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it turns out that a good night's sleep might be even better for you.

Getting adequate sleep has loads of great health benefits, including boosting your immune system and improving your mood. If you needed any convincing to turn in a little earlier tonight, check out this list of impressive health results that occur when you get more shut-eye.

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What Causes Snoring? And How Do You Stop Doing It?

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Oct 19, 2016 4:06:49 PM

LIGHT SNORING IS NORMAL for most people. In fact, about 45 percent of adults snore at least occasionally. It’s so common that children who are pretending to be asleep will often fake snoring to “prove” they are sleeping. What exactly is snoring, and if half the population does it, is it even possible to stop snoring? 

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6 Tips to Combat the Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Oct 13, 2016 3:52:18 PM

HOW DID YOU SLEEP last night? Most adults need eight hours of sleep per night, but we don't always get that. Your lack of sleep may be due to your children keeping you awake, your partner snoring, or your inability to stop thinking about a big project at work. Whatever the reason, if you're not getting enough Zzzs, you can experience sleep debt and its negative effects. 

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Bottoms Up! 3 Simple Hangover Cures You Should Know

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Oct 10, 2016 5:16:25 PM

A SLIVER OF annoyance nudges at the edge of your consciousness and you groggily wake up - and immediately regret it. As soon as your eyes creak open, your head begins pounding, and nausea sets up shop in your stomach.  In short, You. Feel. Awful.

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Intense Exercise and Sleep: Finding Your Balance

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Oct 7, 2016 4:31:23 PM

IN THE FITNESS WORLD, sleep is king. Various factors may, however, impair a full night’s rest. Sure, a hard workout can increase sleep quality by tiring your body, but excessive exercise can reduce your body’s ability to physically rehabilitate and remain sleeping. To balance exercise and sleep, there’s a few things you should know. 

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How to Make Money Working From Home In Your Pajamas

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Oct 4, 2016 3:44:15 PM


IF THE THOUGHT of trading your corporate suit for a comfy pair of pajamas makes you swoon, you may be more than ready to make money working from home. Being able to wear your PJs isn’t the only work-at-home benefit, although it does top the list. Depending on the type of work you choose, other perks can include:

  • Setting your own schedule and hours
  • Avoiding rush hour traffic and a dreary daily commute
  • Increasing focus and productivity
  • Being home when your kids return from school
  • Walking the dog in the middle of the day, or any time you please
  • Enjoying a healthy, home-cooked lunch instead of a vending machine candy bar
  • Indulging in daily workouts, yoga sessions, meditation breaks and even naps, either on the cozy couch or your even cozier mattress
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Does Napping Hurt More Than Help Your Sleep?

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Sep 29, 2016 4:55:20 PM

ADULTS SOMETIMES JOKE that they wish they could cash in on the naps they refused to take as kids. It seems the less time we have to fit a nap into our schedules, the more we need one. But are naps really all they’re cracked up to be? Some naps are restorative, while others seem to leave us feeling more groggy and unfocused than before. Turns out, the outcome depends on the length of your nap.

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Color Psychology: What Are the Best Paint Colors for Bedrooms?

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Sep 22, 2016 9:00:24 AM


HUMANS PRIMARILY PERCEIVE the world through sight, and the colors of our surroundings can have a significant impact on the way we feel and behave.

It may sound far-fetched at first, but marketing companies spend a lot of money around the concept that color can influence what consumers buy.

For example, if you walk down the cleaning product aisle, you’ll notice that the majority of product labels are blue. That’s because blue denotes cleanliness while simultaneously eliciting a sense of trust.

Nearly every color has a subtle but specific effect on the human mind. The reasons behind these associations are complex, but science has found that the paint colors in your home can affect your emotional well-being. You can use this information to create a palette of colors for your bedroom that promotes relaxation and sleep.

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How Pulling An All-Nighter Affects the Body

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Sep 19, 2016 2:57:25 PM


IT ALMOST SEEMS like a rite-of-passage to pull an all nighter: staying up all night to cram for an exam or write that term paper you’ve been putting off for weeks. But despite its ubiquitous appearance, an all-nighter has detrimental effects on your body and mind. In fact, a last-minute cram session that robs you of adequate sleep may be worse than not studying at all. That’s because sleep plays a critical role in memory, cognitive function, and physical well-being.

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Learn to Become a Morning Person

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Sep 16, 2016 4:57:39 PM


THERE'S MORE TO being a morning person than simply waking up early. The average wake-up time for Americans is around 6:30 am, but most wouldn’t describe themselves as a morning person.

An early bird, sometimes called a morning lark, makes it a point to go to bed early and wake up early because that’s their preferred routine, not because they have to. Night owls that have to get up early for work or school tend to drag themselves out of bed after hitting the snooze three times, then guzzle coffee in order to slog through the first few hours of the morning in a zombie-like state. Meanwhile, the early riser seems perfectly alert, functional, and downright chipper. How do they do it? And is it worth the effort?

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