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Positional Sleep Therapy

Well first off if you don’t know what the effects of sleep apnea are or if you think you might have it look at this post.  But to summarize, sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where someone will wake up many times during their sleep.  This can be up to a hundred times in the… Read more »

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Sleep Apnea Epidemic

Is the Sleep Apnea Epidemic on the Rise

Think of someone with sleep apnea and imagine them in your head.  What do they look like?  The majority of people would think of a middle-aged, overweight, male.  There’s a reason for this stereotype.  Overweight people have more tissue in their body that can collapse their lung airways in their sleep.  If you haven’t read… Read more »

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Why Do We Even Need Sleep?

I mean what logical or biological reason could you come up for why we need to lay flat for eight hours a night.  Add to that the fact that we have to be unconscious for all of it.  Some people think it helps us save energy, but the amount saved is comparable to a slice… Read more »

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Night Owls Don’t Exist

How many people have you heard call themselves night owls?  Now how many early birds/morning larks have you heard of?  Now take those answers and divide them by age groups.  I’m fairly young and I don’t know a single person my age who refers to themself as an earlybird.  Not only that, but an excuse… Read more »

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Will Music Help Me Sleep Better?

Everyone enjoys it, but let’s boil music down to what it is… sound.  I mean, you usually try to have it quiet when you sleep so why would it help at all?  According to Michael Breus PHD, states that there is data that can help people fall asleep. So what kind of music helps sleep?… Read more »

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Can Drowsiness Kill You?

Seems pretty dramatic right?  Is your livelihood at stake?  No.  However, sleeping does increase the chances of you dying.  That’s why it’s always important to get your 7-9 recommended hours of sleep per night. So what effects does drowsiness have on me? I’ll stop wasting your time.  Some of these effects can just be a… Read more »

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Don’t Break Your Back!

Do you have a bad back?  So do 65 million other Americans.  There’s some obvious things that come to mind when you think of back pain… stepping on cracks, not lifting with your legs, and slouching in your chair.  Did you know that a lot of back damage can occur in your sleep?  Many times… Read more »

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Water Beds

I’m sure you’ve heard of them right?  They’re sort of gimmicky and cool but can they actually be good for you?  I’ve heard from friends and family that they’re TERRIBLE for your back.  When I went out and research I found multiple sources that said water beds are actually good for your back, depending on… Read more »

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Put Thought Into Your Blanket

There are all types of blankets out there.  Wool, cashmere, cotton, silk, even sleeved blankets (snuggies) to help you sleep.  It’s important to choose the right blanket so you don’t over or under heat in the middle of night, therefore disrupting your sleep cycle. Temperature The best temperature for your body to be at while… Read more »

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How to get some Z’s with a Cold

If you haven’t had a cold then you probably aren’t human, but the question is how do we sleep with them.  Sometimes the mucus and grime just makes the bliss of sleep unreachable.  Most people just tough it out and eventually nod off after maybe an hour or two.  Is that worth it though? Some… Read more »

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