6 Dreamy Tips To Avoid Sleep Inertia and Wake Up Feeling Like A Champ

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Sleep inertia, or morning grogginess, is that disorienting feeling you get the moment your alarm clock goes off and awakens you from a deep sleep. For some people, it’s not just a general feeling of brain fog mixed with physical fatigue. It’s also the imaginary sensation of being hit by a truck, so to speak. […]

What Are Endorphins And What Role Do They Play In Mental Health?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides stored in the brain’s pituitary gland. When released, they function as neurotransmitters that relieve pain and boost euphoria. The fifth-grade answer? Endorphins are happy chemicals that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. How do Endorphins Work Exactly? Think back to a time when you were overcome with intense pleasure […]

The Ultimate 10-Step Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

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Reading Time: 6 minutes According to the CDC, one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. If you’re in this category of quasi-insomniacs, don’t freak out! The good news is, you can do something about it. For starters, optimizing your bedroom environment can help you catch some of those elusive ZZZs. But most importantly, creating a bedtime routine for better […]

7 Breathing Exercises To Calm You The F*ck Down

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Reading Time: 10 minutes For many people, anxiety is a nagging feeling that never goes away. These “Anxious Annies” might keep a journal, exercise, or play video games to escape the confines of their affliction. But there’s an art form out there that not only helps to reduce anxiety. It’s also the antidote for panic attacks when they happen. […]

What Is The DEC2 Gene And How Does It Impact Your Sleep?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The phrase “genetic mutation” is music to the comic book reader’s ears. By contrast, the words “gene” and “mutation” in the same sentence can elicit fear from the gullible, nervous ninny who likes things just the way they are: normal. To bridge the gap between comic book junkies and down-to-earth skeptics, science has discovered a […]

6 Best Practices To Cure Seasonal Depression

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Of the depressions and disorders known to humankind, seasonal depression is one of the worst. Also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the “winter blues,” seasonal depression occurs when there are drastic changes or shifts in seasonal patterns, such as fluctuations in the weather and lack of sunlight. According to the Mayo Clinic, little or […]

9 Dreamy Sleep Positions To Hit The Sack Like A Pro

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Reading Time: 4 minutes There are plenty of sleep positions out there to suit all kinds of personalities and preferences. In this article, we’ll go over nine of them and teach you how to hit the sack like a pro! To catch even more blissful ZZZs, we recommend our sleep story, “Paradise Island,” (available now on YouTube), which also […]

What Is ASMR? The “Brain-gasm” That Took Over YouTube

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Reading Time: 4 minutes SOMETHING LIKE A PHENOMENON To describe ASMR, some wax poetic, like Virginia Woolf in her classic novel, “Mrs. Dalloway”: [A nursemaid speaks to the man who is her patient] “deeply, softly, like a mellow organ, but with a roughness in her voice like a grasshopper’s, which rasped his spine deliciously and sent running up into […]