Stats & Facts about Sleep [Infographic]

How can Sleep improve your Health?

Healthy living has never been as popular as it is today. More and more people are trying to lead balanced lives by taking care of their environment, working-out regularly, and eating well. However, there is one thing they mustn’t neglect – sleep.

Quality sleep time is just as important to health and well-being as food and exercise. But, what if you are one of the 50% of the population that is not getting enough rest and is experiencing daytime sleepiness? In that case, naps are the answer.

Although many people identify napping with laziness, short naps can actually be quite beneficial. In addition to curing drowsiness, they can also make you healthier. Research shows that a quick siesta during the day can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure or stroke.

Taking a nap for 10 to 12 minutes once or twice a week improves your cognitive abilities and mood. It basically gives your body a boost and leaves you feeling refreshed and alert.

For more information on this topic, the team over at DisturbMeNot have you covered. They’ve published a well-researched infographic that details all of the information and a lot more.

If this piqued your interest, then go ahead and read on.

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Healing Aromatherapy Scents + How to use them [Infographic]

Aromatherapy has been used for generations as an alternative healing method. While some people may think holistic healing isn’t effective, science says otherwise.

From restless sleep to anxiety and depression to nausea, there is a myriad of scents that have healing properties. You can choose to use essential oils, burn oils or simply incorporate the scent into your daily fragrance routine. Feel free to explore this following list of science-backed scents.

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How to get a Good Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, rely on caffeine to get through the day, and stare at your alarm clock all night waiting for sleep to come, you’re not alone. As many as 75 percent of us don’t get enough quality sleep each night to feel refreshed and function at our best.

In this comprehensive guide, is attempted to explain the reasons behind the current sleeplessness epidemic, the extent to which it can affect your health and well-being, and specific steps you can take to get a better night’s sleep starting tonight.

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Soothing Bedroom Plants to help you Sleep [Infographic]

A good night’s sleep—not only is it something we need, it’s something we crave. If you often find yourself awake, tossing and turning at night despite yearning for sleep, you’re not alone: according to the National Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million US adults suffer from a sleep disorder. In fact, lack of sleep is such a prevalent issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently called insufficient sleep a “public health problem.”

Several factors can keep us from getting the rest we need, including insomnia, anxiety, stress and poor air quality. Luckily, there are many natural remedies that can help facilitate the rest we need. Simply introducing certain plant species into your bedroom can help reduce stress, boost your mood, and promote a more restful sleep. Below we’ve compiled a list of the 15 best bedroom plants to help you get a good night’s rest. Since what works best is different for each person, we’ve listed them without a specific order.

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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits + Tips

Originally Published on LifeHacker

Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when.

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