Month: July 2020

How Caffeine Affects Sleep Quality and Daytime Functioning | The Coffee Cycle

In my previous article I discussed the basics of caffeine. We learned what caffeine is, how it affects our body, and how late we can have caffeine before bed. But there is a lot more that can be said about the relationship between caffeine and sleep. We all know that caffeine can prevent us from …

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How Caffeine Affects Sleep | How Late Can I Have Caffeine Before Bed?

I’m surprised it’s taken this long to finally address the topic of caffeine. We all know that caffeine keeps us awake. And we also know that caffeine consumed too close to bed can prevent us from falling asleep. But how exactly does caffeine affect our bodies and our sleep? As always, this is a huge …

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How To Fall Back Asleep When You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night

The reason I started Calm Insomniac is because I have never slept well. I often say that I can’t remember the last time I slept straight through the night. This week, that has been especially true. Three times this week I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall back asleep for …

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Top 5 Most Relaxing Choral Music for Sleep and Relaxation

As we continue to curate our playlist of relaxing classical music, it’s about time we show vocalists some love. So far, I haven’t included vocal music in these lists. And I have argued that vocal music could hinder our ability to relax. But I can’t leave out an entire category of classical music. And, truthfully, …

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How Long Bacteria Survives On Bedding

The textile industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, with bedding accounting for a significant portion. Many people take great care in purchasing the best bedding they can afford. Thread count and material are common factors when purchasing new sheets. But that’s not what we’re addressing today. Instead, we are continuing our discussion on the bacteria …

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Top 5 Tips for the Perfect Sleep Environment

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult to achieve. Many people suffer from untreated sleep disorders. Others deal with constant stress and anxiety. It’s no surprise that psychological and physiological factors can greatly reduce sleep quality. But what if we could potentially improve our chances of getting a better night’s sleep just by looking …

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What is the Best Sleeping Position? | Reduce Back Pain from Sleeping

Have you ever woken up feeling achy and stiff? Is your back, particularly your lower back, what hurts the most in the morning? If so, you are not alone. According to the CDC, low back pain is the most common type of pain reported, with 25% of adults reporting low back pain in the last …

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Top 5 Relaxing Orchestra Music | Full Orchestra Music for Sleep & Relaxation

I’ve mentioned before that I’m an orchestra conductor, so it’s about time that we discuss relaxing music for full orchestra. So far we have discussed piano, violin, and cello music, with only a few orchestral pieces mixed in. But these orchestral pieces are for a soloist, and the orchestra is the accompaniment. There are tons …

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