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11 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need More Sleep

There’s nothing better than that feeling of waking up completely and utterly refreshed. Feeling so good that you virtually spring out of bed, already enthusing about how marvelous the day ahead is sure to be. Of course it’s a shame that the last time you woke feeling that way was on summer break in your college days, but hey – that’s the way it goes, isn’t it? These days, sleep is little more than something that cuts into your every-day hectic schedule. Sure, you love going to sleep, and you definitely acknowledge that you need to sleep at least a few hours, but the reality is that you simply cannot prioritize it above everything else in your life. I mean, you’re already behind on Twitter […]

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11 Underrated Ways to Improve Your Sleep and Get You Focused, Happy and Massively Productive

Most of us think we’re getting enough sleep when really, we aren’t. A recent poll revealed that almost two thirds of us just don’t feel we’re meeting our sleep needs. And, “we” includes those teaching our kids, driving on our roads and running our world! Are you one of those statistics? Walking around compromised by tiredness — cranky, fog-headed and simply unable to participate fully in the script of your life? These are common complaints in our over-processed, over-stimulated, overdone world. And unless you step in and break the pattern of this life-sucking roller-coaster ride of mere existence, you’ll have more and more down hills and crashes. I’m quite confident that you’d prefer a prettier picture for your future. So jump on board and start […]

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5 Ways To Fall Asleep Quicker

Written on 9/25/2008 by Monika Mundell. Monika Mundell is a passionate freelance writer and pro-blogger. Her blog Freelance Writing helps new freelance writers to get started in this exciting industry. If you like to work with Monika, feel free to visit her Portfolio site. Photo Credit: mahalie Do you struggle with your sleep? Are you one of the millions of people who consistently toss and turn at night, only to wake up dog tired as if you didn’t sleep a second? If you are, then you are certainly not alone. Poor sleep seems to be a by-product of modern living. It is hard to still the mind at night, when all we do in the day is rush around from one appointment to the next. […]

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6 Ways to Start Your Day Off on a High Note

I’m an early riser and I have been most of my life. It’s a habit my parents instilled in me ever since I was a kid, and nowadays I actually look forward to the morning. But for the first part of my life, my mornings used to be a bit chaotic. I recall the daily scrambling to eat breakfast, get my things together, and get out the door. As a result, my life was a reflection of this chaos. I think the way you start your day can have a big impact on how the rest of it turns out so I today I want to share six basic ways that you can start your day off on a high note. Write As a blogger, […]

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7 Simple Ways To Burst Out of Bed Each Morning

Way before the sun peeks over the horizon, a few chosen people awaken from their slumber and dive head first into their day. These chosen few accomplish a ton before the rest of us would ever consider rising from our nice warm beds. Who are these juggernauts that have command over the morning hours? In theory, your productivity level shouldn’t differ if you rise at 4am or 11am. What matters is the quality of sleep that’s giving your mind and body sufficient time to recover. These early rising juggernauts, these unstoppable agents of productivity, they see things differently. They see these early hours as their chance to lay claim to their share of the day. They rise with purpose, act with determination, and achieve ruthlessly. […]

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7 Sleeping Tips to Boost the Quality of Your Sleep

Picture this. It’s 2 AM. You’ve been trying to fall asleep for the past two hours. You drift in and out of light sleep, not really able to reach that deep, restorative sleep you need to prep you up for the day that is to come. After tossing and turning for a while, you check the time, only to find out that it’s already time to get up. The whole night went by and you didn’t get an ounce of sleep. Definitely not a good way to start your day. Sound familiar? If it does, then make sure to check out the best 7 tips that will help you boost the quality of your sleep, overnight. 1. Have a Sleep Journal Any good old notebook […]

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Get A Good Night of Quality Sleep With These 10 Shortcuts for Falling Asleep in Record Time

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? You work your butt off all day and all you want is to quickly drift off into a restful sleep. But sleep won’t come. You feel wound up like a spring, uptight and restless. You lie in bed worrying about all the challenges of the next day, but the one thing that would actually help you tackle tomorrow – sleep – refuses to cooperate. The causes of sleeplessness Ambitious people believe that the harder and faster they work, the quicker success will follow. So you keep pushing and pushing your body and mind – because that’s what successful people do, right? Wrong. Quality sleep is essential to allow the body to recover from the stresses of the […]

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Getting Better Sleep – The Google Method

Many articles have been written about getting better sleep. This time, we’ll take a different approach. The people behind the (relatively) new browser from Google, Google Chrome, used an approach to tweaking that browser’s inner workings that’s divided into three parts: Basics, Minor Tweaks, and Under The Hood. We’ll take the same approach here and apply it to how you can improve your sleep today. BasicsThe basics in sleep always have to do with the so called sleep hygiene. There are a few rules relevant to this stage. You may have heard some or all of them before, but you have to make sure you’ve covered the basics before moving on to the next stages. Learn to abide your internal clockOur body has an internal […]

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How To Cope When You’re Feeling Exhausted

We all have days (and in some cases, weeks or months) when we just feel exhausted. Just getting out of bed feels like a huge effort, and by the time we’ve stumbled to work, downed a grande-sized triple-strength latte, and switched on the computer, we just want to go back to sleep. Whether the cause is a new baby, a bout of insomnia, a hectic life, or a change in routine, here’s some “do”s and “don’t”s to help you to cope with your exhaustion: Don’t Overdo The CaffeineMy first instinct, when I’m yawning my head off or when my brain seems to be filled with sawdust, is to make a beeline for the nearest source of caffeine. And yes, it works – for all of […]

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How to Finally Get Better Sleep

When it comes to being healthy and living a vibrant and energy filled life, sleep seems to be one of the most elusive aspects to conquer. Certainly we know that getting a good night’s sleep is important – crucial, even, to good health. But it’s not as simple as just deciding that you are now going to start sleeping better. At least that’s how it often seems. Want to eat healthier or with more variety? All it takes is some planning and follow-through. Want to exercise more? It’s just a matter of making time for even 10 minutes a day, and scheduling it in. But you want to sleep better? Well that’s another story, isn’t it? Isn’t it time to say enough is enough? Allow […]

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