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Should You Co-Sleep and Share a Bed with Your Child?

I received a pretty interesting question from one of my readers a few days ago. Janet, who is a first time mom, asked: Is okay if I slept with my child on the same mattress? To answer that question, let’s first take a step back and figure out what does it mean to co-sleep. Wikipedia defines co-sleeping as the practice in which babies and young children sleep close to one or both parents, as opposed to in a separate room....
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How Exercising Regularly Can Help You Sleep Better

Many of you know exercising regularly brings many health benefits. Did you know that exercising regularly can even help you sleep better? A study published in 2011  found that people sleep significantly better if they exercised at least 150 minutes, or two and the half hours per week. One of the study’s author, Brad Cardinal, states that: Increasingly, the scientific evidence is encouraging as regular physical activity may serve as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to improve sleep. Besides promoting better sleep...
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What Type of Mattress is Best for Side Sleepers?

If you’ve been reading some content here at Side Sleepers Paradise, one thing that you’ll quickly notice is that I am constantly looking to help myself and many others get a better quality of sleep. As a side sleeper myself, one of the main questions I often get asked a lot is: What type of mattress is best for side sleepers? I’ve done a very thorough breakdown of what the best mattress for side sleepers are, but in this article,...
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Reasons You Should Keep Your Sleeping Area Electronics Free

One thing I always notice whenever I take the bus or the train is how prevalent electronics are in our lives. Everyone’s eyes are almost always glued to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Unfortunately, the same thing happens when most of us go to bed – we bring our electronic devices to the bed and start surfing the interwebs or spending time on social network. This habit can not only affect your sleep quality, but also cause insomnia (as I’ve...
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How You Can Establish a Sleep Schedule

As I’ve stated in my post “50 Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia” establishing a consistent sleep schedule for yourself can help you tremendously in overcoming insomnia. Establishing a sleep schedule also means better sleep quality. What is a sleep schedule? I define a sleep schedule as a consistent routine which you can follow to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. Yes, everyday; weekends too. Why a Sleep Schedule? Why would anyone do that? First let’s figure...
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Why Caffeine Can Become Your Sleep Enemy

Do you like drinking coffee or tea? Is it something that you MUST have to get your day started? Many of us rely on caffeine to keep ourselves awake and alert during the day which is great…except that if there’s “residual” caffeine in your system when you go to bed, it can be hard to fall asleep. In fact, caffeine is one of the most common reasons why people experience insomnia. I’m not fixated to needing caffeine to start up...
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50 Ways on How to Get Rid of Insomnia

Being an insomniac unable to fall asleep during countless number of nights can be extremely frustrating. How do I know? I’ve been there. Individuals with insomnia can face different challenges, including difficulty falling asleep, or waking up during the night / wee hours of the morning and having trouble going back to sleep. You’ve probably experienced ending up trying different ways to fall asleep with no avail as the minutes pass by. You toss and you turn around your bed,...
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An Overview to Hip Pain When Sleeping On Side

Are you a side sleeper that experiences hip pain when sleeping on the side? What about after sleeping on your side? As it turns out, hip pain can be a fairly common problem that can arise when sleeping on the side. Hip pains are usually identified by pain felt on the outer side of the hip and is usually a symptom of hip bursitis, or the inflammation of the hip joint. The pain felt during the initial stages of hip bursitis is...
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Shoulder Pain From Sleeping On Side

If you’re a side sleeper, how many times have you woke up only to find an immense pain at your shoulder? Shoulder pain from sleeping on the side is one of the most common issues that side sleepers without a suitable mattress often face. Many individuals, myself included, tend to sleep on the side with one arm placed underneath the pillow or their head. In addition to this sleeping posture, sleeping only on one side (left or right side) all...
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Which is the Best Side to Sleep On?

The Science of Sleeping on Your Side Have you ever wondered if it’s better to sleep on your left side or your right side? While going over the different sleeping positions, some of the most common benefits of sleeping on the left side is that it can help ease the discomfort felt during heartburn and acid reflux. In addition, sleeping on the left side is also often recommended for pregnant women as it promotes better blood circulation. Well, it turns out...
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