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3 Tips to Pick the Right Travel Pillow:

Posted by Amber Cloves on

We’ve all been there – either on a long car ride or on a red-eye flight. You are tired and limited to your seat for the next few hours. You want to sleep – but just can’t get comfortable. Your neck and shoulders ache as you lean from one side to the other. Sound familiar?

Enter the travel pillow. The right travel pillow can provide you with the needed comfort and support to let you sleep soundly, and say goodbye to stiff necks.

But how do you find the right pillow? With so many travel pillows on the market, it can be a confusing process. Here are 5 things you can do to find the best travel pillow:

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3 Tips to Pick the Right Travel Pillow:

Posted by Amber Cloves on

We’ve all been there – either on a long car ride or on a red-eye flight. You are tired and limited to your seat for the next few hours. You want to sleep – but just can’t get comfortable. Your neck and shoulders ache as you lean from one side to the other. Sound familiar?

Enter the travel pillow. The right travel pillow can provide you with the needed comfort and support to let you sleep soundly, and say goodbye to stiff necks.

But how do you find the right pillow? With so many travel pillows on the market, it can be a confusing process. Here are 5 things you can do to find the best travel pillow:

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Sleeping in the Dark – Is it Really Better for Your Health?

Posted by Amber Cloves on

With the popularity of cute night-lights, and that childhood fear of sleeping in the dark – there is a lot of reasons why sleeping in the dark can seem… less than optimal.

But researchers have found that by retreating into darkness can actually have positive effects on our health and sleep quality.

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Sleeping in the Dark – Is it Really Better for Your Health?

Posted by Amber Cloves on

With the popularity of cute night-lights, and that childhood fear of sleeping in the dark – there is a lot of reasons why sleeping in the dark can seem… less than optimal.

But researchers have found that by retreating into darkness can actually have positive effects on our health and sleep quality.

Read more


How to Identify Minor Neck Pain

Posted by Amber Cloves on

Do you wake up some mornings with a stiff neck or pinched nerve?

Unlike most chronic pain, neck pain can occur sporadically, coming and going at times for no apparent reason. Being able to identify when the neck pain is only minor and when it is a more medically major neck pain is important in deciding when to seek treatment, and how to treat specific symptoms.

Here are some common Characteristics of Minor Neck Pain:

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How to Identify Minor Neck Pain

Posted by Amber Cloves on

Do you wake up some mornings with a stiff neck or pinched nerve?

Unlike most chronic pain, neck pain can occur sporadically, coming and going at times for no apparent reason. Being able to identify when the neck pain is only minor and when it is a more medically major neck pain is important in deciding when to seek treatment, and how to treat specific symptoms.

Here are some common Characteristics of Minor Neck Pain:

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8 Ways to Keep Cool on a Hot Summer Night

Posted by Amber Cloves on

Now that we are approaching the heart of summer, we know there will be a heatwave coming. Don’t get me wrong I love summer but being hot, sticky and uncomfortable is not the perfect formula for a good night’s sleep. Staying cold during the night can be hard especially if you sleep next to your partner, you have little kiddos or dogs, you do not have AC or don’t want to pay to crank the AC. We get it sleeping in heat feels uncomfortable and can actually interrupt your bodies natural relaxation process which can make it very difficult to get some shut-eye.
 
So, if you are having a hard time sleeping this summer and the heat is getting the best of your good night sleep try following these tips.

Eat a Light Dinner

When you eat a lighter meal, your body does not have to metabolize as much food. When your body digests food it expels heat through a function of your body's Circadian Rhythm called “metabolic heat”. If the weather channel is calling for a heat wave, try reaching for a salad instead of steak and potatoes.

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8 Ways to Keep Cool on a Hot Summer Night

Posted by Amber Cloves on

Now that we are approaching the heart of summer, we know there will be a heatwave coming. Don’t get me wrong I love summer but being hot, sticky and uncomfortable is not the perfect formula for a good night’s sleep. Staying cold during the night can be hard especially if you sleep next to your partner, you have little kiddos or dogs, you do not have AC or don’t want to pay to crank the AC. We get it sleeping in heat feels uncomfortable and can actually interrupt your bodies natural relaxation process which can make it very difficult to get some shut-eye.
 
So, if you are having a hard time sleeping this summer and the heat is getting the best of your good night sleep try following these tips.

Eat a Light Dinner

When you eat a lighter meal, your body does not have to metabolize as much food. When your body digests food it expels heat through a function of your body's Circadian Rhythm called “metabolic heat”. If the weather channel is calling for a heat wave, try reaching for a salad instead of steak and potatoes.

Read more