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The 7 Types of Rest

By Jessie Sholl

If you’re feeling run-down, you might be deficient in one of the seven types of rest. Learn how you can recharge your physical, mental, emotional, creative, social, sensory, and spiritual self.

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What Is Circadian Medicine?

By Laine Bergeson Becco

Leveraging what we know about circadian rhythms may help us create more effective medical care. Here’s why.

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The Connection Between Circadian Rhythms and Overall Health

By Laine Bergeson Becco

Learn how circadian rhythms affect your health — and how you can attune to your body’s many clocks.

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How Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Health

By Mo Perry

Our bodies need inflammation to fight off infection, but too much of it for too long can spur a wide range of illnesses. Learning to manage it effectively is key.

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Avoid Screens at Bedtime

By Experience Life Staff

This month’s One Healthy Habit challenge puts time limits on your tech use for better rest at night — and an easier start the next day.

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Can You Analyze Your Dreams? Yes, and Here’s How

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Your subconscious is speaking to you while you’re sleeping. Here are strategies to uncover what it’s saying.

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PUMPING IRONY: You Snooze, You Win?

By Craig Cox

Recent research suggests heavy sleepers like me may avoid cognitive dysfunction and multimorbidity as we age — with some notable caveats.

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Can a CBD Massage Help Me Sleep Better?

By Jolene Turner

An industry expert offers insights on how this service can support your efforts to physically and mentally unwind.

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Can Probiotics Help You Sleep Better?

By Mo Perry

Yes — because the gut is involved in nearly every aspect of our health.

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How Magnesium Helps You Sleep

By Mo Perry

Magnesium is known for its ability to help you relax. It helps reduce cortisol (which can spike at night) and it may also regulate other sleep-supporting hormones.

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How Calcium Supports Sleep

By Mo Perry

Calcium isn’t just needed for strong bones. Low amounts can lead to insomnia and poor sleep, too. Discover how to maximize this mineral to get the z’s you need.

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6 Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep Better

By Experience Life Staff

Having trouble sleeping? Try these comforting remedies to help you drift off.

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How to Prepare for the Daylight Saving Time Shift

By Henry Emmons, MD

Here are tips to reset your internal clock when Daylight Saving Time ends.

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Should I Use Melatonin to Help Me Fall Asleep?

By Mo Perry

Here are the pros and cons of supplementing with melatonin, including whole-food sources of the hormone.

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How Vitamin D Supports Sleep

By Mo Perry

This vitamin is critical to creating melatonin. Are you getting enough?

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Which Nutrients and Supplements Can Help Me Sleep?

By Mo Perry

A host of supplements — think melatonin, magnesium, and more — can help you drift off and sleep more soundly. And they’re typically safer than pharmaceuticals.

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5-Minute Meditation to Prepare for Sleep

By Life Time

Let go of the day and invite in relaxation with this guided meditation.

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Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD

This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.

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Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real  Thing?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Learn about this energy-depleting hormonal condition.

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PUMPING IRONY: Unsettled by Snoozing?

By Craig Cox

Could regular daytime napping be a precursor to dementia — or even a sign that the disease has already taken hold? A new take on what has generally been considered a salutary practice creates some concerns, despite its caveats. I’m going to try not to lose any sleep over it.

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Expert Answers: Should I Supplement With Melatonin?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

A Life Time dietitian shares what to know if you’re considering this supplement to support your sleep.

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