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Transform Your Bedroom Into a Luxurious Hotel Suite

Luxury hotels prioritize bedding. It doesn’t matter if you are in a standard room or the Presidential Suite; the bed is the focal point of the room. The mattress, pillows, linens, and small details are carefully curated to ensure you feel relaxed and have an incredible sleep!   Fortunately, you don’t have to check in to a $1000/night hotel to experience this. With the right bedding, pillows, and décor, you can transform your bedroom into a luxurious hotel suite. We spend roughly one-third of our lives in bed, so why settle for anything less than the best! By leveling up your bedroom, you can benefit from better sleep and improved health and wellness.   Redecorating your bedroom and upgrading your...

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How to Decode Your Dreams

For the past week, you’ve had the same dream every night. You are walking through a meadow full of wildflowers when suddenly the ground disappears and you are free-falling through the sky. It is so vivid and clear, and you can’t figure out why you keep having the same dream. Finally, you start to wonder if it means something…   This is what dream decoding or dream interpretation is all about. It’s uncovering the why. According to the National Sleep Foundation, we typically have four to six dreams a night, but we rarely remember them all.  When we do, we wonder why we dreamt that or it means something.   There are several theories as to why we dream and what...

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Are You Engaging In Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?

It’s that time of year again – back to school! If you are a parent with school-age children, you may be busy packing lunches, helping with homework, chauffeuring your kids to band practice, and baking three dozen cupcakes at the last minute for the school’s bake sale. As a result, you and your family's schedules are FULL, and most of your time is centered around your children. Unfortunately, this means there is little time left over from some quality “me time.”   “Me time” looks different for everyone. It could be reading a magazine, taking a long hot bath or it may be watching your favorite show with a glass of wine. Unfortunately, for many, this time is only received...

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16 Movies That Will Put You To Sleep

Sometimes it can be challenging to wind down after a stressful day. Maybe you had back-to-back appointments, or you are on edge waiting for a response from a potential client. Whatever it is that has you feeling wound up - it can be difficult to mellow out and feel sleepy.    You may find your brain is too active and the mind chatter too loud to engage in your typical evening activities like reading a book or meditating. When this happens, you may find turning on a movie can help. It can provide the right amount of distraction while not being overstimulating.    Movies can be very effective in helping you wind down and fall asleep. First, turn the brightness down so...

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The Connection Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Sleep is critical to your health. If you don’t spend enough quality time on your sobakawa pillow at night, you’ll find yourself foggy-headed, lethargic, unmotivated, and reaching for unhealthy foods. Research has also found that quantity and quality of sleep affects our risk for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s what USA Today dubbed the ‘sweet spot’ when referencing a recent study that revealed that too little or too much sleep could increase the risk for Alzheimer’s.   Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that begins with mild memory loss and progressively gets more severe. In some cases, a person with advanced Alzheimer’s can no longer speak or respond to their environment. It destroys cognitive skills and memory, making it...

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How Air Purifiers Can Help You Sleep Better

The air inside your home could be more polluted than it is outside. This troubling fact often comes as a shock to many. Still, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home could be five times more polluted than outside.     Several things cause air pollution that becomes trapped inside your home. Building materials, cleaning products, air fresheners, smoke, and wood-burning fireplaces are the most common pollutants seen indoors. In addition, daily activities like cooking or lighting candles can cause emissions.   A pair of scientists conducted an experiment by cooking a typical Thanksgiving dinner. They simulated a classic holiday, beginning with breakfast and shortly after began cooking the feast. The kitchen looked like any other, with...

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