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 […]

7 Self-Care Ideas For Caregivers To Stay Strong And Optimistic

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This guest post was written by Harry Cline of newcaregiver.org. Whether you’re looking after a loved one or a client, being a caregiver can be mentally and physically exhausting. You’re so used to helping others and checking items off your to-do list that you feel guilty for even considering taking time for yourself. But burnout is […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A 7-Step Guide To Handling A Panic Attack

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Reading Time: 3 minutes My most spectacular panic attack happened a few years ago while I was traveling alone through Europe on my way to the Middle East. One morning, I awoke at my friend’s apartment in Tel Aviv to birds chirping outside of my bedroom window and a fragrant scent of freshly brewed coffee wafting in the air. […]