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5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

<b>Procrastination, prevarication, inertia</b> - all names for the same activity, or rather lack of it.<p>We all blame our circumstances, our surroundings or other external influences for not getting on with the "job" - whatever that may be. Finding the next distraction to avoid doing the task at hand is an …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

10 Reasons Why Life Without Sleep Isn't So Bad

The average person may spend one-third of their life sleeping, but parents aren't average people. We spend all three-thirds of our lives trying to put other people to sleep while never experiencing true relaxing sleep ourselves.<p>We have every right to complain about not sleeping, and we often …

8 Reasons Your Kid Isn't Sleeping Well, And How To Address Them

Does this parent’s dilemma sound familiar?<p>She’s so hard to awaken in the mornings, and so grumpy and out of sorts that I’m sure she’s not getting enough sleep. And yet, I can’t seem to get her to go to sleep at a reasonable hour in the evenings. What can I do to help her?<p>It didn’t used to be like …

Sleep-Deprived Dad's 'Shut Up And Dance' Parody Is The Ultimate Bedtime Anthem

"Share this with a tired parent."<p>An exhausted dad's viral parody video is a bedtime anthem for parents everywhere.<p>As dad to three daughters under the age of 5, Reed Verdesoto knows the feeling of sleep deprivation quite well. His many late nights with stubborn kids served as the inspiration for his …

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

See how a few simple tweaks could turn your bedroom into an oasis of restful sleep and sweet dreams.<p>Did you know that your bedroom can affect your quality of rest? From temperature to light and more, scientific studies and sleep researchers have found that our environments have real and measurable …

Lower Back Pain Eased by Simple Yoga Poses

Remember the days when we were able to sleep on a rock or a fluffy marshmallow mattress and wake up fresh and ready to play for the rest of the day? Childhood knew nothing about waking up with a strained lower back, because I forgot to put a pillow between my legs and stacked my legs wrong, further …

Can't Sleep -- The Meditation Cure

There are times in life where we just cannot sleep. We toss and turn the night away, hoping upon hope to fall back to sleep again. Whether it be for short intermittent periods during stressed and challenging times, or long years of sleeplessness caused by chronic tension, insomnia can be like the …

Is Sleep Technology Improving Sleep?

<i>New technologies try to solve age-old sleep problems</i><p>Do you track your sleep with a wristband or a bedroom sleep monitor? Are you working with a sleep app for guidance on how to relieve insomnia or some other sleep problem? If so, you are part of a growing number of people using technology to …

How Sound Impacts Your Sleep Cycle

Whether you are sensitive to bumps in the night or sleep like a rock, sound has the potential to affect your rest and your health.<p>It's easy to overlook the significance of sensory cues during rest, as it can seem as though sleep makes us oblivious to the outside world.<p>However, think back and you …

Effective Strategies for You and Your Kids to Get the Sleep You Need Now!

If you're not sleeping or, worse, your children aren't sleeping so you're not sleeping, here are some effective, easy sleep strategies that will make that seem like a bad dream. It's no secret - there really are things you can do -- at any age -- to get the rest you need to allow you to have an …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

New Details About How Melatonin Triggers Sleep

Though widely known as the "sleep hormone," melatonin's exact role in sleep is far from fully understood. We know of many links between melatonin and sleep: the hormone's levels rise at night and fall during the day, regulated by the same circadian rhythms that help govern sleep. Disruptions in …

7 Sneaky Things That Ruin Your Sleep—and How to Avoid Them!

For National Women's Health Week, we beg you—get more sleep on a regular basis! Here's how to start.<p>Your weight, mood, memory, longevity—you'd be hard-pressed to find a single aspect of your health that doesn't depend on getting enough shut-eye. So we asked Travis Stork, M.D. and Jannifer Ashton, …

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5 "Harmless" Sleep Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

These occasional snoozing struggles could signal a bigger issue<p>It’s easier than you think to tame your tossing and turning: You can cure some minor sleep disorders after just one therapy session, suggests new British research.<p>Study participants had acute insomnia, or trouble sleeping for a period …

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Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

Your screens are killing your sleep patterns. Here’s how to fix it.<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, either naturally, as one of your one-and-a-half-hour sleep cycles came to an end, or rudely, with the intrusion of …

6 Things Only People Have Bad Night's Sleep Would Understand (And Ways to Alleviate It)

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

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Sleep apnea treatment device with wireless compliance sensor gets FDA nod

An oral appliance for treating sleep apnea, with an embedded wireless compliance sensor, has received FDA clearance. The device is from Australian …

4 Problems Sleep Deprivation Can Cause | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur or leader, is there ever a time when you don't have a million things on your mind as you leave the office for the day? Often what you take home doesn't stay in the car, but it follows you throughout your time at home all the way to bedroom, thus preventing you from getting a good …

What the Hell Is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene doesn’t mean you remembered to wash behind your ears or between your toes before you climbed into bed. Nor does it refer to your freshly laundered bed linens/the cleanliness of your bed linens. (For more on that, see "How Often Should I Wash My Sheets?")<p>The term "sleep hygiene" refers …

You Can Sleep in This Guy's Tesla for $85 a Night on AirBnB

It's probably the fastest hotel room on the site.<p><i>(Credit: All Photos AirBnB)</i><p>Looking for a low-cost place to stay in Phoenix, Arizona? Want to support micro-entrepreneurs, the sharing economy, and whatever other stupid buzzword is being hashtagged this week? Trying to overcome your crippling …

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Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

A Painful Problem: The Importance of Mitigating Pain and Stress for Better Sleep

Many American adults experience occasional or chronic pain, and while troublesome enough on it's own, pain could be contributing to the country's sleep problems as well according to recent research.<p>As modern science continues demonstrating the importance of sleep for physical and mental health, a …

When It Comes to a Natural Sleep Aid, Consumers Have Spoken

What Are the Side Effects of Prescription Sleeping Pills?

Side effects have bedeviled prescription sleep medications since scientists began tinkering in their labs more than a century ago.<p>Chloral hydrate, a derivative of ethyl alcohol, was first introduced in 1869 as a sedative-hypnotic. It was the primary ingredient of so-called knockout drops, which did …

73 Thoughts You Have When You’re About To Go Sleep

Way too many.<p>1.I'm going to get a solid eight to ten hours of sleep tonight.<p>2.Going be so productive at work tomorrow.<p>3.I think I'm even gonna make breakfast.<p>4.Shit, maybe I'll go for a run in the morning.<p>5.I should work out in the morning more often.<p>6.I need to take care of my body better.<p>7.Maybe …

25 tips and tricks to help you get a better sleep

<i>"The fear of not sleeping can drive some to place extreme controls on their life"</i><p><b>Dr Guy Meadows is the clinical director of The Sleep School, pioneering the use of acceptance and commitment therapy for insomnia</b><p><b>Be mindful</b> Many who struggle to sleep worry about the past (how little sleep they have …

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Burlington Company Hopes Airing Device Will Revolutionize Sleep Apnea Treatment

BOSTON (CBS) – Fifteen-percent of men and five-percent of women suffer from sleep apnea.<p>Treatment at night with a special machine is crucial but can …

4 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your Sleep

<i>Skip a few no-nos that may be sabotaging your sleep for deeper, more refreshing slumber, starting tonight.</i><p>By Christie Aschwanden