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The Most Common Reasons We Fail To Get Enough Sleep

In our fast paced world with smartphones at our side at all times, iPads in bed and stressful work schedules, Americans are simply not getting enough sleep.  Insufficient sleep is now officially a public health epidemic.  It’s estimated that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder. What the heck is going on? […]

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10 Quick Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep

Do you want to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life? We here at SleepingLikeALog believe that sleep is extremely beneficial and one of the best ways to live a long and healthy life. It’s funny to think of something so seemingly simple as just sleeping better having such an impact, but the science […]

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14 things you didn't know about sleep

14 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

1.  Women are actually much more susceptible to depression than men.  Why?  Studies suggest it has something to do with the amount of sleep women need vs. men.  Some studies suggest women need an extra hour of sleep per night compared to men, and not getting it may be one reason women why they’re more […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?

What exactly is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is one of the largest unrecognized killers in the world, and apnea sufferers are several times more likely to die that those without apnea.  Of all the serious medical conditions, it’s hard to imagine another condition that is as common, as life-threatening, and unrecognized as sleep apnea.  Every […]

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Restless Legs Syndrome

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people are dying each year largely because of undiagnosed sleep problems?  Tens of thousands occur in the US alone.  For example, if you happen to know someone who’s had a heart attack, there is a good chance that an undiagnosed sleep disorder contributed to the problem — […]

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What Is Insomnia, And What Are Its Causes?

There’s nothing like a long day at work, only to end the evening in front of the laptop, filtering through endless emails…checking twitter…checking facebook…then carrying the days problems into bed…obsessing about the horrible customer you had to deal with, the nagging co-worker, and tomorrows invoices that are almost guaranteed to go sour… Lying in bed, […]

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Stages Of Sleep

Alright, so as promised from the previous post, here are the stages of sleep, which are divided into five distinct stages. Stage 1 – Theta Waves Theta waves mark the moment where a “sensory curtain” drops and isolates the mind from the outside world.  At this stage, you no longer hear outside noises, smell outside […]

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What Is Sleep?

Every night we as humans follow a curious ritual.  As the daylight turns to darkness, a sensitive biological clock alerts the brain to send a chemical response throughout our body… We change into comfortable clothing, perhaps open up a good book to read or watch a little TV  to wind down the day.  We recount […]

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How Well Are You Sleeping?

Picture this…After a hard day at work, you come home to an amazingly comfortable mattress, you climb into bed, and within seconds you feel like you’re floating on a cloud, your back pain vanishes, the problems of your day easily disappear, you feel almost weightless and before you know it…you’re sound asleep… Dreaming…resting…rejuvenating… Does that […]

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