Sleep Advice

Talk it out: Having trouble falling asleep? Try some simple steps for a good night’s rest

To help readers manage their anxiety during these stressful times, TOI created Talk it Out, a series where our panel of experts answers your mental health questions. This week’s advice is from psychologist Pragya LodhaI don’t feel like leaving the house. I forget things soon. I’m always in another world and don’t perceive anything around …

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4 tips to help you beat insomnia and fall asleep

Can’t sleep these days? It’s not just about you. “We know that people sleep differently now than they did before the pandemic,” Jennifer Martin, PhD, author of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Insomnia and Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, said …

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A Doctor Shared His Top Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

In his latest video, YouTuber Mikhail Varshavski, aka Doctor Mike, shares the habits he’s incorporated into his evening routine to improve his sleep, thereby reducing stress and anxiety and giving himself the best possible start to the day. One way to increase your chances of restful sleep is to create the optimal sleeping environment. A …

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20 Tips for Better Sleep When You Have Insomnia

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Rutgers Prof Explains The CDC’s Guidance Change On Cloth Masks

On Thursday this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clarified for the first time since the pandemic began that surgical masks and KN95 masks offer more protection than regular cloth masks. This is all due to the pore size of different masks; KN95 masks and surgical masks have much smaller, tighter pore …

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