Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover a range of sleep aids and methods for sleeping better.
For your reading pleasure, here are some of the articles the team has found interesting this week.
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Products
Most sleep medications are only meant for short-term use and are not without risk. This handy reference from helpguide.org covers all types of sleep aids and and their side effects as well as when you should talk to you doctor or pharmacist about sleep aids. Sleeping Pills and Natural Sleep Aids also includes tips for safer use of sleeping pills.
Meditation to Improve Sleep
“Mindful Meditation Helps Fight Insomnia, Improves Sleep” from Harvard Health Publishing states that, “daytime sleepiness…can leave you feeling lousy and sap your productivity, and it may even harm your health. Now, a small study suggests that mindfulness meditation — a mind-calming practice that focuses on breathing and awareness of the present moment — can help.”
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