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Can’t Fall Asleep or Stay Asleep? 6 Products That Will Change Your Life

Can’t Fall Asleep or Stay Asleep? 6 Products That Will Change Your Life

When it comes to living a healthy life, proper nutrition, physical activity, and adequate sleep are all important. And while the first two are taken very seriously, many people don’t get enough sleep each night. In fact, 40 percent of Americans get less than six hours of sleep per night. That’s up from 11 percent in 1942.

While insufficient sleep can be linked to any number of conscious choices, there are also a lot of uncontrollable factors at play. These include chronic pain, sleep disorders, and poor environmental factors.

If you’re someone who has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, you may find the following six products life changing. Check them out!

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1. Purple Mattress

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    For people with back pain, sleeping on a normal mattress can be painful and uncomfortable. That’s because mattresses are generally super soft or rock hard. Do you really want a mattress with either of those characteristics? What you want is a mattress that supports the spine while gently cradling the hips and shoulders.

    The solution is the new Purple mattress, which is soft where you want it, but firm where you need it. Made from a new material that’s never been used in the history of mattress manufacturing – and backed by numerous patents and proprietary technology – this mattress will astound you. Have trouble getting excited about a mattress? Well, if you aren’t thrilled after 100 nights, you can get your money back. That’s the strongest guarantee in the mattress industry.

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    2. Philips Wake-Up Light

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      Our bodies are designed in such a way that we’re meant to be awake and active when it’s light outside and asleep when it’s dark. The trouble is that many of us have to wake up before the sun rises, which can mess with our internal clocks and cause us to feel tired.

      That’s where the Philips Wake-Up Light comes into play. It’s an alarm clock that features a light that gradually gets brighter as it nears time to wake up. There are a handful of these products on the market, but this is by far the best.

      3. Gel’O Cool Mat

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        Do you ever wake up sweating during warm spring and summer nights? If so, you’re aware of just how disruptive it can be for your sleep pattern. This mat is 24 x 35 inches long and is designed to be refrigerated and placed underneath your pillow or sheets. It’s supposed to dramatically lower your external body temperature and provide a cool night of sleep. It can also be microwaved in the winter when it’s cold in your bedroom.

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        4. NightFood

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          You’ve probably been told your entire life that eating before bed is unhealthy and leads to weight gain. Well, not so fast. Research shows that hunger is actually disruptive to sleep and a pre-bedtime snack can improve your sleep cycles. However, you have to be careful what you eat. This product is high in fiber and protein, doesn’t have a bunch of calories, and contains Chocamine and melatonin, which promote relaxation and sleep.

          5. Just Chill Beverage

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            After eating your NightFood bar, you’ll need something to wash it down. So, grab a Just Chill relaxation beverage! The proprietary blend contains ingredients like L-Theanine, lemongrass, magnesium, and ginseng, which are all supposed to promote relaxation. Best of all, the drink is only 50 calories.

            6. Germ and Mold Purifier

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              Do germs, mold, and allergens leave you congested and irritated at night? Well, you need a solution. This germ and mold destroying air purifier is supposed to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of airborne bacteria in your room (up to 650 square feet). It draws impurities in and instantly destroys them via 400 degrees of heat. It’s the perfect solution for those who suffer from chronic sinus issues.

              Get Some Sleep Tonight

              Sleep shouldn’t be viewed as an optional luxury. If you want to be healthy and productive on a daily basis, you need to be getting six, seven, or eight hours of consistent sleep. Give some of these products a shot – they could help!

              Featured photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker via flic.kr

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              Last Updated on December 9, 2019

              5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

              5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

              Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

              Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

              Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

              1. Get Rationally Optimistic

              Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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              This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

              In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

              The result: no more mental stress.

              2. Unplug

              Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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              How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

              It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

              Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

              3. Easy on the Caffeine

              Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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              Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

              4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

              That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

              How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

              • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
              • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
              • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

              While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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              5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

              This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

              The result: mental stress will be gone!

              So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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