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Sleep: The Ultimate Skincare Hack

September 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 1:43 am
young woman with perfect skin sleeping

We talk a lot on this blog about how sleep (or a lack thereof) affects overall health. While these topics are crucially important, there is another, perhaps less-often-addressed way that a lack of sleep affects your body, and it’s one that most would prefer to avoid: it can give you bad skin. Before you order another mystery cream or start a new skincare regimen, it’s important to know that higher-quality sleep might be all you need to achieve younger, more vibrant skin. Keep reading to learn more about sleep tips that can directly and positively improve your skin.


Can Too Much Sleep Be Harmful?

August 27, 2020

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Can sleeping too much be hamful?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people’s daily routines, including their sleep schedules, to change dramatically. While it may feel like sleep quality is decreasing, overall, a study from late March 2020 found that, compared to mid-February 2020 (when there were only 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S.), sleep quality actually improved for non-shift workers. This is likely due to the reduction of early morning commitments and stressful, work-related deadlines.


Is It Bad to Hit the Snooze Button?

August 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 2:22 pm
Is It Bad to Hit the Snooze Button?

Hitting the snooze button can be oh-so-tempting, but have you ever wondered if it has any negative impacts on your body? An extra five to fifteen minutes of sleep in the morning may seem like a good idea if you’re tired, but in truth, you may be making things more difficult for yourself. What does the science say? And if you’re a “chronic snoozer,” does this mean you might have a sleep disorder? What are the best methods for breaking the habit?


Why It’s Tough to Sleep Well in the Summer + How to Fix It

July 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 7:14 pm
how to sleep in the summer heat

The summer is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year, and even though the current pandemic has caused this year’s summer to look different, there are still things to look forward to, like warmer weather and longer days. One challenge of the season for many people, however, is a lack of quality sleep, largely due to hotter temperatures. Why is this the case? And is there any way to combat it? 


The Whole-Health Benefits of Sleeping in the Nude

July 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 9:35 pm
sleeping naked benefits

If you’re having issues with your sleep, it’s easy to find advice online, but there’s so much out there that at times it can feel overwhelming. While we are all for sleep tips (it’s a large part of what our blog is devoted to, after all), we understand that it can be difficult to wade through all of the available information to find guidelines that will make a difference and are easy to stick to. 

What if we told you though that there’s one thing you can try that’s almost guaranteed to make your sleep quality better — maybe even overnight? And that this tip is likely to improve not only your sleep, but your overall health, as well? It’s sleeping naked! Read on to learn the specific ways that sleeping in the buff can do wonders for your sleep and overall health.


These 3 Habits Are Increasing Stress and Hurting Sleep

June 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 7:45 pm

Stress is a very common issue for Americans. In fact, a 2017 study by the American Psychological Association found that 45% of Americans had lain awake at night in the past month due to stress. While a normal, healthy level of stress can be good, motivating you to get things done and meet your professional and personal goals, long-term, high-level stress can have a lot of negative effects on your body, with one majorly impacted area being your sleep. 


In Older Adults, an Irregular Sleep Schedule May Lead to Heart Disease

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 7:46 pm

Are you guilty of “irregular” sleep patterns — having no regular bedtime and wakeup schedule, or getting varying amounts of sleep each night? For many, it can be an all-too-easy habit to slip into — but although perhaps not common knowledge, the potential negative effects of irregular sleep are significant. One new study proved just how great this concern can be, linking irregular sleep in older adults to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).


Restless Legs Syndrome & Sleep Apnea: The Connection & Treatment Options

May 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 6:24 pm

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), a condition characterized by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, particularly in the evening, is very common, with more than three million cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. While most people are probably familiar with RLS, what may be less commonly known is that those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to suffer from RLS. What is the connection between the two issues? Learn more below. 


Does Sleep Apnea Affect Dreams?

May 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 6:20 pm
Does sleep apnea affect dreams?

Dreams are a natural part of the sleep cycle. They occur most frequently during REM, or rapid eye movement sleep, a stage of the sleep cycle that occurs within 90 minutes of falling asleep and then every 90 minutes after that. During REM, your brain becomes more active than in any other sleep stage, dreaming and consolidating and processing information from the day before. While your brain is incredibly active during REM, your physical body shuts down to keep you from acting out your dreams.


Here’s Why Everyone Should Prioritize Sleep

April 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:30 pm

Ah, sleep. A sometimes-elusive, but absolutely necessary bodily function with a seemingly endless number of benefits for physical, mental and emotional health. And still, many don’t prioritize it as they should. In case you need convincing of the importance of proper rest, we’ve compiled a list of the top three reasons that better sleep should be at the top of your to-do list for a healthier mind and body.

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