Month: August 2020

Top 7 Relaxing Activities Before Bed | Activities Before Sleep

We talk a lot about what not to do before bed. Don’t consume caffeine. Don’t use electronics. Don’t miss your bedtime. We need to be aware of what can prevent us from falling asleep, or achieving quality sleep. But so far I have only given recommendations from a negative perspective. That is, things we shouldn’t …

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Why Do I Feel Tired When I Wake Up In The Morning? | Sleep Inertia

Do you ever wake up feeling tired? Are you groggy and slow in the morning? Are you surprised you feel tired after an entire night’s sleep? These are normal feelings most people experience. It can be difficult to start our day feeling worse than before. But there’s an actual reason behind this morning grogginess. And …

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Back to School Sleep Tips | Tips and Tricks for Keeping a Sleep Schedule

Back to school season is an exciting and stressful time. Students of all ages shop for new clothes and school supplies. K-12 students are excited to see their familiar school friends. And college freshmen are anxious about starting their new phase of life. But with these heightened emotions comes an increased chance of our sleep …

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Why Do We dream? | What Dreams Are and the Types of Dreams

Of all the topics about sleep, dreams have always fascinated me. In a psychology class in college, discussing dreams was the most enjoyable part of the class. And I must admit that, though I am not a superstitious person, I do believe dreams hold significant meaning. I even believe that some dreams predict the future. …

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What Happens When We Sleep? | The Stages of Sleep

Calm Insomniac’s motto is: in search of a better night’s sleep. So you can imagine my embarrassment when I realized that I haven’t yet discussed what sleep actually is. Sure, we’ve discussed elements of sleep, such as brainwaves and circadian rhythm. But I have yet to give a clear definition of sleep, what it is, …

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