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Sleeping While Pregnant

Exhausted During Pregnancy Often when a woman is pregnant you hear the expression, "Eating for two," but this is not the only thing these women's bodies are putting in overtime to accommodate while pregnant. These pregnant women are also, "Sleeping for two." During a woman's first trimester of pregnancy it is normal for her to feel much more exhausted than she is used to. This is because her body is focusing such a large portion of it's energy on protecting and developing the growing person inside of her. In the first trimester of pregnancy the body has to form the placenta, which is the organ that nourishes the fetus until birth. During this phase your body is making more blood...

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REM Sleep

Sleep Stages Everyone knows sleep is a necessity for humans and animals to function. Without sleep your health and mental state begin to rapidly decline- this is why making sure you are well rested each night is such a vital part of your personal wellness. While you are unconscious, your body will go through stages of sleep- each serving a beneficial purpose for you. In total there are 5 stages of sleep, with the final being REM (Rapid Eye Movement). REM sleep gets it's name because while you are in this stage of rest your eyes rapidly dart and move around beneath your eyelids. In order to complete a sleep cycle you must stay asleep until the REM cycle is...

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Creating A Sleep Friendly Habitat

Getting a restful night of sleep everyday is one of the most important necessities for all people to be functional, healthy and happy. Why then is sleep also widely one of the most neglected basic needs?  Many people underestimate how important their environment can be when it comes to getting a good night of sleep. Lots of factors influence your rest but a few quick and easy tweaks can make a world of difference.  So how can you build the perfect sleep sanctuary? If you're curious what you can do to make your bedroom the ideal habitat for rest, check out these tips! -Linens: Splurge on good sheets! You are supposed to be spending one-third of your day in bed,...

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6 Things That Interrupt Restful Sleep

Finding The Right Temperature Your body is designed to lose heat as you sleep, allowing your blood vessels to open up for better circulation. However, if when you try to sleep you are too hot or too cold this can affect your body's ability to regulate it's heat which will lower the quality of rest you get in a night.    Stick To A Schedule Your body is constantly following your lead. If you are on a sporadic, inconsistent schedule it will make it difficult for your body to know when it is supposed to be tired and when it is supposed to be active. You want to set your body's natural clock, known as the circadian rhythm, to be...

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Entrepreneur Richard Anderson

Forward-thinking entrepreneur, Richard Anderson, says the idea for selling the Cool Buddy started about 10 years ago. "It was 2007, I was working in oil and gas and energy prices were kind of going to the moon," Anderson said. "It was great for oil and gas employees but bad for anyone who had to pay an electric bill. My wife was also pregnant with our first child at the time and was struggling to get to sleep. She was always too hot. We started sleeping with the air conditioner down to 68 degrees or lower every night and as a result started getting these huge $400+ electrical bills." Anderson says he kept thinking, if his family was experiencing this, other...

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