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Neurological Benefits of Eye Pillows
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Have you ever wondered why it feels so great to have a little weight on your eyelids? If you have used an eye pillow, you know the feeling! It turns out that the weight of an eye pillow has many benefits that go beyond just blocking out light when you’re trying to catch a few zzz’s. These luxurious little pillows help with getting better sleep, ease anxiety and stress, and can even alleviate some health issues. Beyond these benefits, studies have shown that eye pillows affect certain nerves and your brain in positive ways. 1. The Vagus Nerve The Vagus...
What's your Chronotype?- Discovering Your Sleep Patterns.
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Are you an early riser? A snooze button specialist? A midday napper? An early bedtime expert? These sleep behaviors are not just personal preferences but are actually preconditioned circadian patterns. Your sleeping patterns are classified with “chronotypes”, which define individual levels of activity, alertness, and rest rhythms throughout the day (Casper). Your chronotype is measured through your body’s biological clock and falls into one of four categories: The Bear, Wolf, Lion, or Dolphin. Understanding your personal chronotype can help you identify and accept your body’s natural rhythm and schedule, rather than forcing sleep patterns that just don’t work for you....
5 Tips for Restful Sleep
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To say that a lot has changed since we last celebrated Sleep Awareness Week would be a major understatement. Due to the shifts in our lifestyles over the past year, sleep has become even more vital to our well being. However, a solid snooze shouldn’t be grouped into the self-care fad that seems to be circulating among online communities. Because really, sleep is a different kind of self-care that goes beyond using your new Korean sheet mask or finally trying out that nail art you saved on Pinterest. While it is important that we still treat ourselves to those little...