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4 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing a New Pillow

Posted by Dave Scheina on

When it comes to back and neck pain, so much talk is centered around the mattress. The material it’s made of and the degree of support it offers can certainly interfere with your ability to get a good night’s sleep, and the pillow is often overlooked. But did you know that your pillow can also be a big contributor to your sleep issues? Many people are unaware of the important role the pillow can play, so it’s not unusual for them to rely on the cheapest option to get them through the night. It’s not uncommon for people to accumulate...

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How To Tell If You Have Insomnia and How You Can Cure It

Posted by Dave Scheina on

Pretty much everyone can agree, there’s nothing worse than staring at your clock all night watching the hours tick by. Tossing and turning in bed feels like such a waste of time, and the more you worry about it, the worse it gets. Being awake when the rest of the world is asleep can also feel very isolating. Insomnia is a condition indicating other possible problems, and these conditions can be treated. But how do you know if you’re suffering from insomnia, or something less serious? Read on for some helpful information to help determine what may be going on...

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Contour Pillow or Standard Pillow: Which is Better for Neck Pain?

Posted by Dave Scheina on

Tired of waking up with a sore neck or back pain? Well, your pillow could be public enemy number one. Pillows impact the quality of our sleep, and a non-supportive neck pillow can keep you from getting a good night’s rest, not to mention the unwanted stress it adds to your head, neck and spine. You should only use a neck pillow that will keep your head, neck and spine aligned in a neutral position while sleeping. Because every person is unique, most pillows will do much more harm then good. The goal is to find a neck pillow that...

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Can This "Trick" Really Help You Fall Asleep Faster?

Posted by Dave Scheina on

With all the cares and concerns in this world, it can be difficult to quiet your mind, relax and fall asleep. Many times there are thoughts, plans, cares or concerns running around in our brains, or perhaps we just turned off the television or laptop and all that information leaves us thinking and not sleeping. Turning off the electronic devices, sipping herbal tea or a relaxing walk around the block are all great ways to help us prepare for bed, but what can we do to help slow down the brain when we can't fall asleep? We are all familiar...

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How Sound Machines Help You Sleep Better

Posted by Dave Scheina on

Originally posted by sleep.org. I personally use a noise machine and love it so I decided to re-post this well thought out article.  The temperature in your bedroom is perfect. Your blackout curtains have been drawn shut. And you’ve just finished a cup of chamomile tea and novel that made you laugh out loud and forget about whatever was bothering you earlier in the day. You’re just about ready to drift off, and suddenly the air conditioner kicks on. Or a car alarm screeches through the night air. Or your partner sneezes. Suddenly, you’re wide-awake again. Your brain responds to noises...

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