Modern Health – Amerisleep Blog https://www.amerisleep.com/blog A timely guide to staying ahead of the pack in productivity, sustainability and rest. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:54:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-early-bird-amerisleep_favicon_lg-32x32.png Modern Health – Amerisleep Blog https://www.amerisleep.com/blog 32 32 How to Cope When Your Partner Has a Different Sleep Routine https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/cope-partner-different-sleep-routine/ Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:54:19 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3346 If you’re one of the 70% of U.S. adults who share your sleeping space with a significant other, you know that bedtime isn’t all cuddles and kisses. Nope, sleeping in the same bed with someone else is often an exercise in patience—and compromise. A partner’s buzzsaw-like snoring or restless legs can keep you awake for […]

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6 Health and Nutrition Experts Share Their Favorite Bedtime Snacks https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/nutrition-experts-bedtime-snacks/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:55:41 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3001 If you’ve ever polished off a pint of ice cream or a full-size bag of chips after dinner, you know that what you eat before bed can have a major impact on your ability to fall (and stay) asleep. But sleep-friendly snacking is about more than just steering clear of rich, gut-busting fare. Turns out, […]

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5 Reasons Why You’re Having Weird Dreams https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/5-reasons-why-youre-having-weird-dreams/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:55:26 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=2986 You’re well past the point in your life where you’re scared of monsters in the closet or under your bed. So why are you still plagued by freaky nightmares—or just plain bizarre dreams? It’s true that nightmares and disturbing dreams prove most common in young kids. But they plague plenty of grown-ups, too: Up to […]

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3 Moms Share Their No-Fail Toddler Sleep Tricks https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/toddler-sleep-tips/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:55:35 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3113 It’s no secret that little ones are masterminds at finding ways to stay up past their bedtime. You might feel like you need a heart of steel to say no when your cutie pie is begging for one more story or one more back tickle. Still, toddlers need up to 14 hours of sleep a […]

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Why Light is Essential for Great Sleep and Optimum Health: An Interview with Ken Ceder https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/light-sleep-interview-ken-ceder/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:55:48 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3135 Natural light exposure doesn’t just have a major impact on your sleep. According to some experts, it’s essential for your overall health. Ken Ceder is a researcher who has studied the biological benefits of light for nearly three decades. He’s also the Executive Director of Science of Light, a nonprofit organization focused on biologically beneficial […]

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The Surprising Way Your Mood Might Be Messing With Your Productivity–And What to Do About It https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/mood-messing-with-productivity/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:55:40 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3115 When you were 16, a bad mood could cause you entire day to spiral out of control. Crush made fun of you in gym class? Didn’t make the debate team? Chances are, you weren’t so fun to be around for the rest of the day. These days, things are different. Sure, feeling crummy always sucks. […]

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6 Natural Ways to Soothe Your Tension Headache–That Work https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/soothe-tension-headache/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:55:33 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3158 If there’s one thing that can kill your mood and zap your ability to get anything done, it’s a headache — particularly, a tension headache. They’re shockingly common, affecting up to 80% of Americans at least once in a while. Unlike migraines, tension headaches aren’t usually severe, and they won’t leave you nauseous or cause […]

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How to Find Your Chronotype–and Get the Best Sleep of Your Life https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/what-is-your-chronotype/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:55:15 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3197 Have you ever had the weird feeling like you’re on a different schedule than everyone around you? Maybe you’re always yawning when your friends are just getting ready to go out. Or no matter how many hours of sleep you get, you never really feel awake at work before noon. Say hello to your chronotype, […]

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7 Morning People Share Their Secrets for Feeling Awake First Thing in the AM https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/morning-people-share-secrets/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:55:17 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3090 If getting up early seems as horrible to you as, say, getting a root canal, you might marvel at those morning people who bound out of bed the second their alarm goes off. Where are their magical, morning-loving powers coming from? And how can they possibly be in such a good mood? Chances are, you’ve […]

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The Bedtime Habit You’re Definitely Guilty of–and How to Break it https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/bedtime-habit-guilty/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:55:26 +0000 https://www.amerisleep.com/blog/?p=3076 Checking your email. Snacking on a sleeve of cookies. Letting your furry friend share your sleeping space. Bad bedtime habits prove a dime a dozen, but the most common one out there might be the most overlooked of all. We’re talking about bedtime procrastination. Basically, the official scientific name for staying up too late for […]

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