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Stop counting sheep to get to sleep!

We have all read the children’s books telling us to count the sheep jumping over the moon to get to sleep. Who would have thought the actual tale of counting sheep could be traced back to ancient shepherds, who literally had to count sheep before they went to bed to make sure their flock was all there. Since the counting took place at night time, the Shepherds were so tired once they got in, it eventually turned into a night time sleep aid story according to Matt Soniak of Mental Floss.

Stop counting sheep to get to sleep!

We have all read the children’s books telling us to count the sheep jumping over the moon to get to sleep. Who would have thought the actual tale of counting sheep could be traced back to ancient shepherds, who literally had to count sheep before they went to bed to...

Find out how to become a morning person with these few tips...

Not all of us are morning people. Let’s be honest, most of us probably hit snooze way too many times to count and drink a lot of coffee to try and cover up how exhausted we are. What if there were a few tips that you could follow to help...

Why do children sometimes sleep better at daycare?

Have you ever walked into a daycare and wondered how in the world the teachers get the children to listen so well and nap all at the same time? It’s hard enough to get your child down for a nap at home, yet they make it look so easy. You...

Dreaming Dogs

Have you ever sat down to think whether dogs dream? You might have your suspicions if you see your dog acting out in his sleep, either by barking or moving his legs, but do they really?

Going to Bed Mad

You’ve heard it over and over again… the famous saying “don’t go to bed mad.” It makes sense, right? Life is too short to leave things unsaid. Why wait until the morning to resolve your issues, when you can resolve it before bed and have a peaceful slumber? Well, research...

How to Remember Your Dreams

It can be frustrating to wake up from a good dream, yet not fully remember it. You might remember bits and pieces of your dream such as who was there and where you were, but you might not remember the rest. You are so excited and can’t wait to tell...

Summer Sleep Schedule

Summer is coming to a close, but something you might be wondering is how you can keep your children on a more consistent sleep schedule when they are not in school. Sleep schedules come (somewhat) naturally during the school year, as your family has a steady routine. Every day, Monday...

Is Noise Effecting Your Sleep?

Sit down, close your eyes and envision your bedroom. Can you see it? Good. Now carefully, think about the sounds you hear while you are trying to sleep at night. Do you hear a train, cars, dogs barking, the TV? While you may not know it, “your brain continues to...

Hot, Steamy Showers & Sleep

We’ve all had one of those nights where you can’t sleep no matter what you do. Maybe you’ve tried hot tea/milk, exercise, reading a book, over the counter sleep medications and you still find yourself lying in bed, wide awake! Now this might sound silly, but the missing piece to...

How snoring effects your sleep

You know that loud sound that sometimes wakes you up from your slumber in the middle of the night? We aren’t referring to the dogs barking, kids crying or TV blaring. No, we’re talking about the sound of your partner snoring! Snoring is a common, and sometimes annoying problem that...

Jet Lag & Sleep

Do you travel often for either work or pleasure? Perhaps your career requires you to be at meetings all over the globe, or you simply enjoy frequent vacations. Whatever the reason, if you’re a jet setter, you’re probably very familiar with the infamous jet lag.

The Benefits of Napping

Did you know that more than 85% of the mammal species are polyphasic sleepers? This means they sleep for short periods of time throughout the day instead of one long stretch at night. Humans on the other hand “are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, meaning that our days...

Dirtiest Household Items

When you think of the dirtiest things in your house, what do you think of? Something that probably comes to mind is the toilet or toilet seat. You’d be surprised to know the toilet doesn’t even make the top 10 dirtiest items in your house. What tops the list? Dryer...

Coffee, Soda and Sleep

Coffee, tea and soda are drinks many of us find ourselves drinking at least once a day. I’m sure we all know a few friends or coworkers who live off coffee and become a little grouchy when their caffeine levels are low! While caffeinated drinks may help you function during...

Exercise & Sleep Quality

Do you lie awake at night, tired, but you just can’t fall asleep? Or maybe you just don’t get quality sleep and find yourself tired all day long, no matter how many hours you had the night before. Lucky for you, we have a piece of advice that just might...

The History of Mattresses

Can you imagine sleeping on a bed made of ebony and gold, or a mattress stuffed with hay, wool or feathers? Believe it or not, once upon a time, beds were made of all of these things. While most people today take beds for granted, they were once thought of...