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The Sleep Apothecary: Valerian + Anxiety

As the legend goes, Pied Piper was hired to lure plague-carrying rats and pests away from Hamelin with his music. While some stand by this story, others suspect he might’ve been stuffing the odorous valerian root in his colorful coat pocket to get the job done. Though people compare valerian’s pungent […]

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How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth at Night

Grinding your teeth at night doesn’t just leave you with an aching jaw the next morning, it can seriously disrupt your sleep. If you’re among the estimated 8 percent of adults who suffer from sleep bruxism, or nocturnal teeth grinding, you’ve probably already been lectured about the potential damage to […]

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Caffeine Alternatives to Fight the 3 p.m. Slump

Your eyes are fluttering. Your body feels heavy. Your mind is wandering. Everyone’s been there: 3 p.m. rolls around and it’s almost impossible to concentrate. When the post-lunch food coma sets in, it’s tempting to reach for that second — or third — cup of coffee. But it’s a temptation […]

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How to Overcome the Fear of Sleeping Alone

It’s a classic horror movie scene: A masked lunatic slips through the bedroom window and attacks an unsuspecting victim. When we sleep, we are at our most vulnerable, without any defenses ready or time to react. For many women, in particular, the idea of a relaxing night at home alone […]