how to go to sleep when you are scared
Dreams

How to Stop Thinking About Scary Things When Trying to Sleep

At times, we’re all affected by scary and unpleasant thoughts. From wearing self-loathe or humiliation from a recent event to a distressing story from the evening news, these troublesome, scary images continue popping up continuously despite our best efforts to block them. It’s not just the elements in your thoughts that leave you feeling miserable, but the fact that you can’t inhibit them makes you feel like a captive of your punishing mind. Not surprisingly, […]

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Sleep Positions

What are the Benefits of Sleeping with Legs Elevated?

Elevating the legs for sleep is a simple concept. It simply refers to lifting the legs up higher than they would normally be. Leg elevation can be carried out during the day; for example, by using a footstool, or sitting with your legs up against a wall. Many people put their feet up as a way of relaxing. But what about at nighttime? If you’re like most people, you probably sleep lying flat in bed. […]

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Better Sleep

Should You Go for a Walk before Bed?

While a bit of screen time in the night may seem okay, scientists have come up with a better way of optimizing your nighttime habits to secure adequate rest – and that’s getting a mini workout before bed. However, it’s not some grueling endurance training or twisting yourself into a pretzel during a yoga sequence. The one exercise that experts suggest will improve your sleep is walking. But before you dismiss this saying “walking is […]

is reading in bed good for sleep?
Better Sleep

Is Reading Before Bed a Good Idea?

Reading before going to bed is a longstanding tradition. As the saying goes, you never go to bed alone if you have a book in hand. An increasing number of studies show that reading can help you sleep more soundly in the night. It is an excellent form of brain exercise. Just like how running gives you that “runner’s high,” reading gives your brain a healthy mental boost. When you use your brain, it becomes […]

do warm showers make you tired?
Tips and Advice

Do Showers Make You Sleepy or Keep You Awake?

Are morning showers better or evening showers? Many of us prefer to go to bed feeling clean, while others like to start their day with a shower. The truth is, when it comes to our hygiene preferences, most of us can be pretty opinionated. If you’re wondering which is better, science seems to favor evening showers. Sure, it takes more than science to influence our personal preferences, but the reasons scientists support showering at night […]

Why Am I Doing Things in My Sleep Then Not Remembering It?
Sleep Problems

Why Am I Doing Things in My Sleep Then Not Remembering It?

Doing things in your sleep, especially if you can’t remember them later, is extremely disconcerting. But, there are a number of medically defined and clear reasons why some people move and talk while asleep. These conditions are collectively known as ‘parasomnia’. These are problems that stop us from sleeping as we should, especially because of movement or talking. Depending on when during the sleep cycle they occur, the effects may vary. In this guide, we […]