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Are You a Hot Sleeper?0

It can be extremely challenging to get a good night’s rest as a hot sleeper. Tossing and turning all night due to body and temperature is frustrating. Luckily, there are solutions for sleeping hot that help to cool down both your body and your sleeping environment.

There are people who naturally sleep hot aside from outside factors. However, it’s important to check that your room or bed isn’t the main reason you get overheated in your sleep. Don’t underestimate the role your mattress plays in helping you achieve good sleep. Always make sure that your mattress provides proper airflow and doesn’t trap body heat. Cheaply made memory foam mattresses, while comfy, often lack proper airflow.  Aside from replacing a poor quality mattress, you can adjust the temperature of your room until you find the perfect sleep temperature.

If you still find that you sleep hot at night, there are a simple few tricks that can help cool your body down.

Sleep in cotton

For many hot sleepers, pajamas can stick to sweaty skin and make them even more uncomfortable.  Always make sure to choose pajamas, underwear, pillow cases and sheets made of 100% cotton. Other materials like silk may be comfy, but cotton is the most breathable material. Even better than cotton sleepwear? Sleep naked to avoid sweating. 

Water and wind down

If you’re a hot sleeper, your bedtime rituals can make all the difference in helping you get a good night’s sleep. Take a cold washcloth or a few cubes of ice, and rub it on your pulse points before you turn in for the night. You should also keep a glass of ice next to the bed throughout the night as well. This way, if excessive sweating does wake you up, you can simply dab some water onto your forehead, temples, and wrists to cool you back down.

Shower

The body naturally decreases in temperature before and during sleep. However, if you go to bed hot after an intense workout for example, it’s going to be harder for you to fall asleep due to your increased body temperature. Taking a shower may seem counterintuitive; why jump in hot water if I want to lower my body temperature? It isn’t the shower so much that helps your body to cool down but rather the temperature change from hot water to cool air when you step out. 

Use a cooling pillow 

There are not very many people who haven’t experienced waking up during the night feeling hot and flipping their pillow over to the cool side. However, you don’t have to continuously flip over your pillow. By using a breathable cooling pillow that has natural cooling gel built in, both sides can be the cool sides. How cool is that?!

Enacting these easy sleep solutions to sleeping hot will help you to reach a temperature where you can easily fall, and more importantly, stay asleep.

 

Introducing: the Eight Sleep Pod0

We founded Eight Sleep four years ago, with the mission to leverage technology to improve sleep performance. Thanks to the thousands of customers who have joined us on this journey, we’ve collected more than 43 million hours of sleep data and learned a tremendous amount about what factors keep people up at night.

The biggest one is temperature. We know this from looking at our own data, existing research and also from talking to our customers, 78% of whom told us they wanted a product to give them full control over the temperature in their bed.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce our most cutting-edge product yet: the Pod, the first bed with dynamic cooling and heating that keeps you at the perfect temperature all night long. The result is that you never feel too hot or cold at night, reducing sleep interruptions and increasing periods of deep sleep.

The Pod uses temperature also to wake you up naturally before your alarm goes off. By gradually cooling the bed, the thermo alarm enhances the natural body temperature change prior to wake up so that you feel refreshed as you get out of bed. The Pod also has numerous other features, like biometric tracking, sleep coaching and smart home integrations, meant to round out its offering as an all-in-one platform for better sleep.

Humanity deserves to get more out of its time asleep, and the Pod brings us one step closer to delivering that.

7 Reasons Yoga and Meditation Can Help Treat Your Insomnia0

Are you looking for effective ways to combat insomnia? Have you tried diverse medications but yet to overcome sleep disorder? Worry less, this article highlights how regular yoga and meditation can treat your insomnia. Insomnia simply refers to a sleep disorder, it is a situation whereby an individual experiences difficulty in either falling asleep or staying asleep for the required time. Insomnia has diverse symptoms and this ranges from person to person.

Will Treating Your Sleep Apnea Improve Your Love Life?0

Treating obstructive sleep apnea will address a world of corresponding health issues. It will make you more energized and focused during the day, and less prone to exhaustion, depression, and morning headaches.

Train Derailed After Being Hit By Drowsy Driver in Salt Lake City0

A train derailment in Salt Lake City Sunday caused delays and took several hours to fix.

According to Carl Arky with the Utah Transit Authority, a driver of an SUV was headed northbound on Redwood Road at around 7 a.m., when a Greenline TRAX train was heading eastbound from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

It took two to three hours for crews to take the derailed train off the tracks and back to a shop for repairs, Arky said. Only a few people were inside the train when the incident occurred, and no one was injured.

Eight Sleep Unveils The Pod, a Bed That’s Smarter About Temperature0

Smart mattress company Eight Sleep recently announced its newest product today, The Pod, a bed that promises to change temperatures throughout the night to improve your sleep.

Smart mattress company Eight Sleep is announcing its newest product today, The Pod. Co-founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti described it, succinctly, as “Nest for your bed.”

Eight  has been focused on bed temperature for a while, first by offering a smart mattress cover and then a smart mattress that allows owners to adjust the surface temperature and even set different temperatures for different sides of the bed. But The Pod goes even further, with a smart temperature mode that will change bed temperature throughout the night to improve your sleep.

“Our vision is to use technology to personalize the environment while you’re unconscious and asleep,” Franceschetti said.

My Toddler Like my Partner Better0

If you’re raising your little one with a partner, you might not have gotten to a point where your child expresses a preference for one parent over the other, but believe me, you will.

It can be a little bit heartbreaking when toddlers start expressing more love for one parent, but I assure you, it has very little to do with their actual feelings. This is usually a way of showing their authority to make their own choices.

If that sounds a little confusing, don’t worry. I explain exactly what I mean, as well as some tips to help even out the affection between both parents, in this week’s video.

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– Hi, I’m Dana, welcome to this week’s video.

Now, if you’re a brand new parent, this might not have occurred for you yet but I’m here to warn you that at some point in your child’s little life, they will prefer one parent over the other and they will at times not prefer you as much as they prefer their other parent. That’s just a fact that we all have to go through.

I can remember dropping my daughter off at her daycare. She was about 18 months I think at the time and she loved going to this daycare. She loved the provider. They had three little pugs that she absolutely adored. So going there was a really happy place for her.

The trouble was when I picked her up, we went through this little phase where she would cry when I came to pick her up because she didn’t wanna leave the babysitter and I have to be completely honest that it did hurt a little bit. It kinda stung that she really loved it there so much that she wasn’t excited to see me at the end of the day but I had to keep those feelings in check and know that this is just a part of toddler development.

This is just a way for them to express their preferences or their dislikes to let you know that they have some choice in their life now and this is a super exciting discovery for a toddler that they have, that they’re their own autonomous being and that they can exert some will and choice and they can let you know what they like and they don’t like just like they might always want the green sippy cup or she always wants you to read Goodnight Moon to her every single night.

That’s more about her demonstrating her ability to make choice more so than she just really loves Goodnight Moon. That’s most likely not the case or she’s obsessed with the color green. Not the case, it’s just her letting you know that hey, I have some, I can make some choices here and I’m gonna continue to pick that book or this sippy cup to let you know this and so they will do that with other things in their life too that they’ll no, I want daddy to do it or no, I want mommy to do it.

It’s more just her letting you know that hey, I can make some choices here but it does hurt a little bit if you’re the parent for that brief period of time that you almost feel like you’re getting shunned a little bit like go away, I prefer this person over you and I’m gonna give you a few tips today to see if you can curb it and know that this’ll swing back and forth.

There’ll be times where you’re the favorite and then your partner’s the favorite and this will kind of pendulum swing for the first few years of your child’s life until they kinda get, they understand that doing those sorts of things has consequences to the other person.

Right now they don’t really know that and it has nothing to do with their love for you. I promise you that.

So if you are the preferred parent, there’s a couple of things that you can do to give your partner center stage and that would be to make yourself scarce when your partner’s around. You don’t always need to be in the action, doing the tasks.

If you see that your child and the partner are kind of engaging in something, just back step your way out of the room, maybe go do some laundry or make a phone call or just make yourself sort of out of sight because sometimes out of sight does mean out of mind and the child will then happily play with that parent.

Another good tip is to create something new between you and the child. If you’re the shunned parent let’s call you for now then plan a new activity that’s gonna be just you and the child. So maybe it’s hey, starting this Saturday, just you and I are gonna go to the farmers market every morning.

I know when my first son was little, daddy and Charlie went to the beach every Saturday morning and that was their little outing, their little ritual and it was just a great way for them to spend time together. That was their own special time. I wasn’t involved in any way.

So that’s really important as well. Try not to take all of the fun activities, right? There’s certain things that you do in the day that are the fun stuff like maybe it’s bath time or getting jammies on or making the lunch together. Let your partner have a chance to do some of the fun stuff too so that your child can see that hey, it’s pretty cool to hang out with this person as well.
Now, one last tip. Your child will have preferences and she’s making those preferences known but don’t let it sway you. So for example, if it’s daddy’s night to do bedtime and she’s putting up a fuss that she wants mommy and there might be tears and she’s whining for mommy, don’t give in to that. I know it’s tempting but don’t give in to that because what you’ll do then is you’ll reinforce that kind of behavior. You’ll teach her that hey, all she has to do is whine and cry and kick up a fuss and you will change the plan.

So you can say you know what, it’s daddy’s night tonight or it’s mommy’s night tonight whether you like it or not, this is what’s happening and once she sees that you mean business around that, that you don’t budge just because she’s protesting this scenario then she will ease into it and begin to realize that there’s really no point in that kind of behavior because it doesn’t work anyway.

Alright, thanks for watching today. Sleep well.

If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Can Dental Extractions Cause Sleep Apnea? [Podcast 57]0

Dr. Bill Hang Orthotropics Biobloc

In this episode, I have a discussion with Dr. Bill Hang, one of my original mentors who inspired me to connect the dots between dental crowding and sleep apnea. He will answer the controversial question, “Can traditional orthodontics cause obstructive sleep apnea”? 

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Show Notes

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

Dr. Brian Palmer

Dr. Bill Hang: Faceocused.com

Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Lifeby George Catlin

Corruccini book

Esthetic line

Evidence Supports No Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Premolar Extraction: An Electronic Health Records Review

Orthodonticsandosa.com  (promo code: turning point)

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Infographic: Sleep and Your Period0

Infographic: Sleep and Your Period

azra
Tue, 11/06/2018 – 16:05

Have you ever wanted to know what happens to your body during menstruation? The latest infographic from the National Sleep Foundation showcases how your period might affect your sleep — and what you can do to make sure you rest soundly during that time of the month.

Infographic: Sleep in the Modern Family0

Infographic: Sleep in the Modern Family

azra
Tue, 11/06/2018 – 15:55

Explore how today’s modern family sets rules for sleep, navigates the use of technology in the bedroom, how parents can serve as sleep models for their family and make the dream of a “sleep healthy home” come true.