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  1. The Daylight Savings Day Guide to Taking Full Advantage of Your Extra Hour

    Take Full Advantage of Your Extra Hour

    This Sunday the universe will pause for an hour while you get one extra REM cycle. It’s like the snooze button someone else pushes for you, or an extra espresso shot you didn’t have to request. However you want to think about it, it’s not fiction, it’s Daylight Savings Time.

    To celebrate the extra hour of sleep that you’ll get this weekend, we’ve partnered with The Good Trade to put together a Daylight Savings Day Guide to taking full advantage of your extra hour on Sunday.

    Don’t Overthink It, Do What Works and Stick With It

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  2. Sweet Dreams: Why Sugar May be Keeping You Up at Night

    Sugar may be disrupting your sleep

    Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make you feel groggy; it can also wreak havoc on your physical, mental, and cognitive health, too. If you’re not getting a good night’s rest and can’t figure out why, your diet may be to blame. Here’s why eating too much sugar may not be as sweet as you think:

    High Glycemic Index Foods & Sleep

    When you eat foods with a high glycemic index, your blood sugar level rises. The higher the number on the glycemic index, the more rapidly your blood sugar rises. While starchy and high carbohydrate foods can cause blood sugar levels to rise, the most obvious culprit is sugar itself. And over time, eating a lot of sugary foods can lead to consistently h

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  3. How to Clean Your Bed Covers

    Cleaning your Bed Covers can be easier than you think

    While your selection of a mattress is the most essential decision towards a good night's sleep, most of us care a great deal about the bedspread, comforter or quilt that covers our bed. The bed covers can set the style and tone of the bedroom and can be a costly investment. That's why it's important to care for them correctly.

    Make the Best Bed Cover Shopping Decisions

    The first step to caring for your bed covers is to make some wise decisions when shopping. For a seldom used guest room, a dry clean only comforter is not a big problem. For a kid's bed or if you have animals that enjoy spending time in your bed,

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  4. 5 Things Keeping You Up At Night

    Things keeping you up at night

    Your body needs sleep on a daily basis - that is a fact! Some people require only eight hours a night to function well, while others may need more or less. If something is keeping you up at night, your entire waking hours will be affected. Your sense of concentration suffers, your body might feel sluggish, and you may experience a feeling of overall malaise. Pinpointing what is causing your restless nights will help you correct the problem so you can achieve a blissful, rejuvenating slumber.

    Here are 5 things that might be preventing the shut-eye:

    1. Pain

    Back, neck, shoulder, leg and hip pain are all culprits of keeping you awake at night. Chronic pain is the number one reason many peop

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  5. All the Things You Can Do in Bed (That Don't Start with the Letter S)

    Things to do in Bed

    What's that you say? The only things you can think of to do in bed start with the letter S? Sure, those might be some of the most popular human activities, but your bed is good for so much more than that.

    1. Avoid Your Mom

    Sure, she gave birth to you, but now she won't let you forget it. When your mom pops over for yet another chat, close your bedroom door. Tell her you have a headache and need a nap. Proceed to binge watch "Orange Is the New Black."

    2. Jump for Joy

    If you haven't jumped on the bed since you were a kid, you've been missing out. It's great cardio, loads of fun and maybe just a teeny bit dangerous (especially if you have a ceiling fan). If

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  6. Sleepy Foods

    Pancakes

    Better Food Choices = Better Sleep

    All of us have made the mistake of having that last cup of espresso or overeating too close to bedtime and then having trouble falling asleep. Or if we manage to get to sleep, we don't feel rested in the morning because our bodies were so stimulated with caffeine or too busy digesting a big meal to fully relax.

    Nutritionists now know that there are even more correlations than imagined between what we choose to eat during the day and our sleep habits. By making wiser food choices to consume the nutrients needed for overall health, we can actually improve our sleep.

    Food Choices That Promote Restful Sleep

    • Dairy Products: Milk, yogurt and cottage cheese a
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  7. Party Like an Animal, Sleep Like a Baby

    Party Animal"Work hard, play hard" is not a full equation. You can't do either very well without a good night's rest. Sleep deprivation negatively effects cognitive performance, including memory recall and decision-making skills. This means that whether you're chatting up someone at the club or trying to close a deal at the office, not getting enough quality sleep is going to put a wrench in your game. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution: a gel memory foam mattress.

    Rest and Recover

    Just because you can't remember what happened last night doesn't mean your bed will forget you. A memory foam mattress adjusts to your weight and body, so when you crash after a long night out, you're in familiar hands. You'll actua

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  8. How to Clean Your Sofa

    How to Clean Your Sofa

    Messy Kid Eating

    Whether you are taking a power nap or you fall asleep watching TV, most of us spend some time sleeping on our sofa. Of course we also sit, snack and share the sofa with our pets. As the centerpiece in most living rooms, it takes plenty of abuse. So, what's the best way to keep the sofa as clean and stain-free as possible?

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is a theory that works when selecting a sofa. If you know the piece will get lots of use, select a sofa that has durable upholstery or use a removable slipcover that can be easily cleaned. For the

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  9. Is There a Wrinkle in Your Beauty Sleep?

    Wrinkled Like Dogs

    There is absolutely no debate that a good night's sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Sleep is even vital to our appearance. That's why everyone suggests getting seven to eight hours of beauty sleep to prevent dark circles under our eyes and to produce more HGH (human growth hormone) that helps keep skin thicker and more elastic. But is there a wrinkle hiding in all that beauty sleep?

    The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) warns that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to an accumulation of wrinkles or sleep lines that etch into the surface of the delicate facial skin. These aren't the impressions of the pillow or wrinkled sheet that eventually disappear. These wrinkles remain and increase as we age due to the repe

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  10. 7 Ways to a Better Night's Sleep

    Better Nights Sleep

    Insomnia is an epidemic. Eve

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