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Sleep problems may represent a symptom of depression, and the risk of severe insomnia is much higher in patients with major depressive disorders. Studies show that insomnia can also trigger or worsen depression.
What can you do about it?
Your treatment plan for depression will depend on what type you have and how severe it is.
🗸 Visit a mental health professional
🗸 Exercise is good treatment for mild depression
🗸 Meditate and try to find ways to relax
🌿 Our two-part herbal blend can help you relax and get a better sleep at night.
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Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of insomnia.
When back pain affects you, you might despair of ever getting a good night's sleep. Pain can disturb the sleep you need, night after night. But experts say that with proper treatment, the chances are very good that you can get relief from back pain and enjoy normal sleep.
What can you do about it?
🗸 Minimize stress
🗸 Limit or eliminate caffeine
🗸 Avoid eating heavily before bedtime
🗸 Don't self-medicate with alcohol
🗸 Do some soothing exercises
🌿 Drink our two-part herbal blend helps you relax and get better sleep every night!
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One study found that bedroom temperature affected sleep quality even more than external noise. Increased body and bedroom temperature can decrease sleep quality and increase wakefulness.
Around 70°F, or 20°C, seems to be a comfortable temperature for most people, although it always depends on your preferences and what you're used to.
🌡️BOTTOM LINE:
Test different temperatures to find out which is most comfortable for you. Around 70°F/20°C seems comfortable for most people.
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When you go from a few restless nights to more chronic sleep deprivation you tend to not realize how tired you are, says Joseph Ojile, M.D., medical director at the Clayton Sleep Institute. “With fatigue and sleeplessness, we are by nature impaired,” he says. “So that also means our self-awareness and judgment is off.” Luckily there are some subtle signs that reveal when we're truly sleep deprived.
💤 You’re unusually moody
💤 You get sick all the time
💤 You have a serious case of the munchies
💤 You can’t seem to make a decision
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Research shows that your bed, mattress and pillow can greatly impact sleep quality and joint or back pain.
🛏️Try to buy a high-quality mattress and bedding every 5–8 years.
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People who exercise regularly sleep better at night and feel less sleepy during the day. Regular exercise also improves the symptoms of insomnia and sleep apnea and increases the amount of time you spend in the deep, restorative stages of sleep.
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Sleep problems may represent a symptom of depression, and the risk of severe insomnia is much higher in patients with major depressive disorders. Studies show that insomnia can also trigger or worsen depression.
What can you do about it?
Your treatment plan for depression will depend on what type you have and how severe it is.
🗸 Visit a mental health professional
🗸 Exercise is good treatment for mild depression
🗸 Meditate and try to find ways to relax
🌿 Our two-part herbal blend can help you relax and get a better sleep at night.
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Creating a series of relaxing bedtime rituals will help you unwind before sleep. We would recommend:
📚 Read a book or magazine by a soft light
🛀 Take a warm bath
🎧 Listen to soft music
🤸 Do some easy stretches
💡 Dim the lights in the hours leading up to bed
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Avoid naps if possible
Naps decrease the ‘Sleep Debt’ that is so necessary for easy sleep onset.
😴Each of us needs a certain amount of sleep per 24-hour period. 😴We need that amount, and we don’t need more than that.
😴When we take naps, it decreases the amount of sleep that we need the next night – which may cause sleep fragmentation and difficulty initiating sleep, and may lead to insomnia.
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One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful flowers and plants. 🌱 Not only do they look great, but they can have fantastic relaxing benefits – which in turn can promote a healthy sleeping pattern.
Here are our top picks for houseplants that promote good sleep:
1. Jasmine
2. Aloe Vera
3. Spider Plant
4. Lavender
5. Valerian
6. Peace Lily
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