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The 16 Best Classic Bedtime Stories to Read to Your Kids

Do you remember the books your parents read to you before bed? If you have young children you might get to tell them stories or read to them as they get ready to fall asleep. This is a special time to bond with your child and make them feel safe for the long dark snooze. Bedtime stories are an ancient ritual probably as old as the campfires our ancestors snuggled down next to in their caves. People who could tell good stories to make the evenings less fearful were popular. Storytelling became an art and helped us with communication and preserving history. Writing didn’t begin until about 1700 B.C in Phoenicia, but cave paintings and later pictograms and hieroglyphics tell...

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The Benefits of Heating Pads for better Sleep

Heat therapy goes back to ancient times when the Chinese, Japanese, and Greeks used hot springs to treat injuries and sore muscles. Hot baths with Epsom salts and aromatherapy herbs can help soothe and relax sore muscles. Heating pads like our organic bamboo cherry pit heating pad can be helpful to relieve neck shoulder and body aches.  Our heating pad is a nice way to wind down after a long day. It can also be a part of your nighttime routine for getting ready for sleep. Heating pads can soothe menstrual pain, low back pain, and many other types of chronic pain. Hot compresses and heating pads are often used for gallbladder pain. Saunas and heating pads are a type...

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Best Warm Drinks and Herbal Teas to Help You Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our overall health. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function well during the day. But it can be difficult to get to sleep after a long day of work. It is an ancient tradition to drink something warm to help you get to sleep quickly at night. Hot milk or a “hot toddy” is thought to help you fall asleep. But is there any truth to this hot drink theory? Part of the soothing quality of any hot drink before bed is the psychological expectation of being warm and cozy. We associate the warmth of a hot drink before bed with settling down and getting drowsy for...

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Best Meditations to Do Before You Go to Sleep at Night

Getting ready for sleep at night isn’t as easy as it sounds these days. We live in a high-strung competitive world where work follows us home if we don’t already work from home to begin with. Computer light and staring at screens and smart phones all day makes for unnatural sleep rhythms. Unbalanced work habits can make it hard to fall asleep even though you are tired at night. Too much artificial light and not enough natural sunlight during the day can throw off melatonin production. This leads to poor sleep and can diminish your health and vitality over the long term. Chronic sleep deprivation is nothing to laugh about. Poor sleep quality is something that can undermine your productivity...

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Pillow Guide 101 : Finding the Righ Pillow

There's nothing more satisfying than sinking into your mattress on top of your fluffy, comfortable pillow at the end of a super tiring day. But more than an enjoyable experience, sleeping is necessary for your body.  Medical research shows that sleeping is just as essential as eating and drinking. As a matter of fact, sleeping gives our body the time it needs to repair itself and to process all information. If your quality of sleep decreases, the chances of you getting anxiety and depression add up as well. Furthermore, the lack of proper sleep causes emotional instability that opens the doors to mood and anxiety disorders.  Not only is your mental health greatly affected, but the low quality of sleep...

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