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6 Ways to Quickly Get Yourself Out Of Bed

Does a worse sound exist than that of your alarm going off at 6AM (early bird) on a Monday morning? I know, just the thought of it makes you cringe. And we all know what happens next; snooze after snooze until you finally work up the courage to pull yourself out of bed. Getting out of bed is one of the most difficult tasks we face in our daily routine. The counterintuitiveness of it all is what makes it so frustrating: at midnight you’re wide awake, full of energy and ready for bed, but when the morning comes you’re so comfortable under your covers that it’s so incredibly difficult to get yourself out. We can all use a helping hand to get out of bed...

5 healthy ways to change your sleep schedule

Does this sound familiar: every night you tell yourself you’re going to go to bed early and follow a strict sleeping pattern but every night you find yourself wide awake at 2am reading the latest mind-numbing Donald Trump tweets. As you know, following a proper sleeping pattern is good for you, our bodies love routine and going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning will help you set your internal biological clock. So toughen up, face the challenge and employ these techniques into your lifestyle to help you develop a proper sleep schedule and have you feel in tip-top shape everyday. 1. Make it a gradual process Don’t jump into a new sleep schedule, that...

6 Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Better

There is nothing in this world that takes away the joys of having a newborn baby. But while the newest addition to the family is a blessing, the difficulties in getting your baby to sleep can be frustrating. Staying up all night making sure your baby is falling asleep can impact your own health. It is extremely important to arm yourself with key infant sleep facts, develop a plan, implement it and stick to it. Before you know it, your baby will be sleeping 11-12 hours at night and taking proper naps throughout the day and you’ll regain your energy and be back to full strength! 1.Understand how a baby sleeps You may think that keeping a baby awake longer will allow them to fall...

5 Crazy Places People Have Tried To Sleep

Have you ever been so tired you just couldn’t keep your eyes open and just drifted into a deep, peaceful sleep right there on the spot? Who am I kidding, we’ve all been there! Whether it be caused by a heavy workload, the stress of a school year or the result of uncomfortable bed sheets (although we have a fix for that), the burden of our everyday lives can leave us feeling sleep deprived, and as a result can impact our health and daily productivity. So when it comes to snoozing, you’d be surprised at the places people have tried, although sometimes unsuccessfully, to sleep. While we all love cozying up in our bed, when it is out of reach we have to settle for...

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Make Your Bed

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If you’re like most, you probably dread the daily chore of making your bed. In your defense, your unwillingness is not without justification. It’s early in the morning, you had a late night preparing for your big presentation, and breakfast is usually a quick bowl of frosted flakes which you devour as quick as possible so you can get on the road and start your day. Making your bed is the last thing you want to waste your time doing. Fine. But know this, there are several benefits to making your bed in the morning which we will look at in more detail. So make sure to give yourself an extra few minutes each morning cause those comfy bamboo sheets won’t make themselves.   It…

6 tips for a better night’s sleep

We’ve all been there. Tossing and turning, eyes wide open, constantly starting at the clock counting down the hours till your alarm goes off, wishing you could just doze off into a blissful, peaceful sleep. You employ every trick in the books; count sheep, recall your day hour by hour, run through situations in your head that will probably never happen, but none of it works. Eventually you wake up in the morning feeling hazy, clouded, and far from refreshed. Not getting a good night’s rest can lead to serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain, and diabetes among others. The good news is, there are measure you can take to ensure you rest well, and lead a more productive and…

Three All Natural Skin Moisturizers

All natural skin moisturizers you can keep on while you sleep The reality is that skin endures a lot of stress from free radicals and pollution on a daily basis. Because of these stressors, skin tends to lose elasticity and firmness over time. Sleeping allows the body to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Research indicates that skin cell turnover is 8 times faster during sleeping hours, making it a great time to apply facial skin moisturizers.   Apple Night Moisturizer These ingredients are what make this moisturizer effective: apples are full of Vitamins A, B, C, Beta-carotene, Malic acid (an exfoliant), and antioxidants. Rose water soothes acne breakouts, maintains the pH balance of the skin, helps heal scars, and rejuvenates skin tissue. It also contains…

Bedding materials that can improve mood

How Bedding Can Improve Your Mood In the grand scheme of things, bedding may not seem like an important issue, but the kind of bedding — texture, pattern, color — can make a big difference to the quality of sleep as well as how restful waking time spent in the bedroom can be. Do Colors Matter When Choosing Bedding? Many studies have been done on how colors affect people. The colors on walls and bedding have a great impact on sleep. Blue is the most calming color for the bedroom as well as for sheets. If your preference is using other colors, keep them neutral and less intense, choosing from the pale sections of the color palette. It is better to stay away from red-toned…

Getting the Bedroom Ready for a Honeymoon

For obvious reasons, the bedroom is often considered the most central (and intimate) room of any house. In that sense, the bedroom plays the role of the heart of the house and great measures should be taken to ensure it is properly cared for. Installing the proper lighting, setting up fixtures, choosing the best bed linen, and even establishing a pleasing aroma are all key steps to that effect. The honeymoon bedroom, then, is all the more momentous. The right look, feel, and smell are important for setting the mood for one of the most romantic moments of a couple’s time together. Putting in a little extra effort to spice up the honeymoon bedroom could be just what the doctor ordered. Honeymoon Bedroom While there…

Best Choices for Winter Bedding

Once winter settles in, the nights get colder and sometimes all you want is to settle into a nice comfy bed and not have to worry about spending the first 10 minutes getting the sheets and covers warm. Quality bedding, though absolutely worth the cost, is not cheap, so decide just how cold the area you live generally gets during the winter. There’s a big difference between Alaska winters and southern California ones. There are some shortcuts that can help with your choices. For Those in Cold Country For sheets, invest in a premium set of flannel sheets. Flannel warms up quickly and provides a thicker layer of warmth. If you like an electric blanket that also is a good choice for really cold climates,…

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