10 of the Best Nighttime Beverages for Sleep

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Reading Time: 5 minutes When it comes to a good night’s rest, a sleepy nighttime beverage can make a world of difference, helping you to relax and drift into a peaceful slumber faster and better. Most nighttime beverages are served warm. But a few chilled options can also lull you to sleep. Some pack a nutritional punch, offering a […]

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 Beginner’s Guide To Sleep Aids: Are Sleeping Pills Right For You?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Sleep aids of all kinds flood the market, from over-the-counter pills, such as melatonin, to prescription drugs like Ambien. Then there are sleep-inducing teas like chamomile, valerian root, and lavender to help ease you into dreamland. But do these sleep aids work? Are they conducive to your long-term mental health? Do they cure insomnia and […]

33 Kickass Tips To Improve Your Mental Health Right Now

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Reading Time: 8 minutes If you’re constantly feeling frustrated, stressed, or riddled with anxiety, it’s time to take a step back and focus on how to improve your mental health. To that end, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite tips on how to karate chop stress, depression, and anxiety like a badass mental health ninja. There are 33 […]

Toxic Positivity: The Happy Mindf*ck That Does More Harm Than Good

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Key Takeaways Toxic positivity is a mindfuck. The road to toxic positivity is paved with good intentions. Always remember: It’s okay not to be okay. Acknowledging and accepting your negative emotions is the key to overcoming them. Mindfulness and self-awareness can help you mitigate your negative emotions better than toxic positivity. Intro to Toxic Positivity […]

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 […]

What’s Your Chronotype? The 4 Sleepers Of The Animal Kingdom

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Reading Time: 4 minutes QWERTYdelight would like to invite you on a stroll through the animal kingdom, where four different “sleep chronotypes” are represented by four different animals. As you’ll soon find out, each chronotype below follows a very unique sleep/wake cycle that perhaps mirrors your own. But before we dive in (like the dolphin), let’s recap what “circadian […]