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8 of the Best Books to Improve Your Sleep Tonight

Whether you’re interested in learning about the fascinating science of sleep or just want to find out how to get better sleep each night, there is a wide selection of helpful resources to choose from. We’ve pulled together 8 of the best sleep books we’ve found to answer all your burning questions about how to finally get some shut-eye. While some of these books rely on similar research, they all have their own distinct flavor. Browse the descriptions to find a volume that speaks to you. Happy reading! 

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Why You’re Sleeping Hot, and What to Do About It

Our body temperature plays a big factor in our sleep quality, something you probably already know if you’re a hot sleeper. And sleep temperature is dependent on a lot of things besides the thermostat setting. Hormonal changes, menopause symptoms, and medical conditions can all play a part.  In this article, we’ll explain how to regulate our sleep environment in conjunction with our natural body heat to find an ideal sleep temperature.

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Sleep Changes as You Age: Better Sleep for Older Adults

Getting older, our sleep patterns change just as surely as our skin and hair. Understanding the difference between normal sleep changes and deeper sleep problems is important. Poor sleep is often assumed to be a normal part of aging, but that’s not the case!

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Too Hot to Sleep? See Why (Plus, 5 Tips to Cool Down in Hot Weather)

Feeling too hot to sleep? The summer months roar in with a scorching sun, and humidity can make you feel sticky and uncomfortable, wanting to forgo blankets entirely. You may want to burn your duvet, but this is not the way. Why is getting quality sleep so difficult when you feel hot?

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Alcohol's Effect on Sleep Apnea

As a new or curious obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient, you may be wondering if alcohol use is linked to your condition. A good night’s sleep may not seem as tempting as a wild night of heavy drinking, but hangovers are only the beginning in the world of an OSA patient!

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Apnea and Angst: Can Sleep Apnea Cause Anxiety?

 It can be tricky to untangle complicated anxiety disorders, but we can help you sort out the piece concerning OSA - or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Let’s oust some unease with information!

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The Sour Secret of Sugar & Sleep - Plus Tips to Slay Your Sweet Tooth

Let’s talk about sleep and the world’s favorite final bite of the night - dessert. The weight gain and cardiovascular effects of overindulgence in sugar and carbohydrates are well known, but could they also be disturbing your sleep? To find the answer, let’s explore the results of sleep studies that found connections between sugar intake and sleep problems - and vice versa.

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7 Natural Ways to Stop Snoring That You Can Use Tonight

While snoring may cause you to sleep alone, you’re not alone in snoring. In fact, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, nearly half the population snores occasionally, and almost 25% of people snore habitually!

But that statistic is probably no comfort if you’re the one sawing logs (or the sleeping partner of someone who does). That’s why we’ve put together answers to some of the most common questions about snoring, and tips to stop snoring naturally that you can put into practice right away. We’ll also take a look at some long-term strategies to stop snoring, as well as signs that it’s time to talk to a doctor about it.

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The Best CPAP Masks For Mouth Breathers & How to Stop Mouth Breathing

The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.

Mouth breather; a condition so bad it’s become an insult. Maybe that’s because mouth breathing can cause bad breath, brain fog, and chronic fatigue? Yet if you also suffer from sleep apnea, mouth breathing can be dangerous, leading to a loss of air pressure and reducing the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy. 

Luckily, for CPAP users the solution can be as simple as finding the right CPAP mask!

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How to Tell If Your CPAP Machine isn't Working

When you started to use your CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you never felt better. Lately, though, you’ve been waking up during the night and you’re starting to snore again! Before you give up on CPAP therapy altogether, consider whether there could be something wrong with your CPAP machine. Keep reading to learn whether your device is sending you signals that it may be in need of a checkup.

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