Sleep Care Articles

What are the Four Stages of Sleep?

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Jun, 2024

What are the Four Stages of Sleep?

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A person will go through four stages of sleep as they are sleeping at night. Each sleep stage has a specific function and responsibility to restore and maintain your brain's overall cognitive performance. The first ...

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Link Between Sleep Apnea And REM Sleep

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May, 2024

Link Between Sleep Apnea And REM Sleep

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Certain factors like stress or insomnia can affect a person's quality and length of sleep, especially during REM sleep, which is the stage of sleep where a person is in the deepest sleep. This stage ...

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How Does Sleepytime Tea Work?

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May, 2024

How Does Sleepytime Tea Work?

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Sleepytime tea is unique among teas as it contains calming ingredients such as chamomile. These ingredients can calm the nervous system and modify the neurotransmitters involved in sleep. The flowering herb has been used for ...

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What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome?

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Feb, 2024

What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome?

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Sleep is an important part of our overall health. Most people may not realize that sleep loss impacts their health and that sleep disorders are a major health problem. Issues ranging from insomnia to sleep ...

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What to Do if You Can’t Sleep at Night

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Jan, 2024

What to Do if You Can’t Sleep at Night

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Difficulty with sleep is a common problem. Nearly 50-70 million Americans struggle with some form of sleep disorder.1 Many people may treat the issue as a minor problem, blaming it on stress. But sleep loss ...

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Do Weighted Blankets Improve Sleep Quality?

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Jan, 2024

Do Weighted Blankets Improve Sleep Quality?

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What are Weighted Blankets? Weighted blankets are heavy blankets that could weigh between 5-30 pounds, designed to aid sleep. The extra weight provides comfort, calmness, and a therapeutic experience while a person is sleeping. Weighted blankets ...

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What Causes Sleep Apnea In The Military?

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Jan, 2024

What Causes Sleep Apnea In The Military?

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While approximately 39 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea, the risk increases for those who serve in the armed forces. The demands of military life, whether you experience combat or not, can affect healthy ...

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Does Snoring Always Mean Sleep Apnea?

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Dec, 2023

Does Snoring Always Mean Sleep Apnea?

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While snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, it is not always definitive. Snoring is a common sleep problem that can be associated with many other aspects of personal health, lifestyle, and well-being. What ...

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