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Sleep. It’s one of the most important things that your body needs in order to be healthy. It’s also essential to having a sharp mind, being able to learn, be in a good mood, and even to stay safe and maintain a healthy weight. It is an important part of just about every corner of your life. Problem is, if you are like most Americans, you have no hesitation about sacrificing it for your work, family, School, etc.

What you don’t realize is that all those nights you stay up putting in hours may be doing more harm than good. 

 EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. Every person has their own basal sleep need, which is the amount that your body needs for optimal performance. Adults usually fall somewhere between 7 and 9 hours per night. So if your body has a basal need of 8 hours per night and you trim an hour off each day, your setting yourself up to not be at your peak performance capabilities. To determine what you body needs, pay attention to how you feel after various amounts of sleep. When you consistently feel your best at a particular amount, that’s your basal sleep need.

 It’s Not Easy to adjust to sleep schedules. It can take a couple of weeks for your body to adjust to a new sleep schedule. This is important to keep in mind if you are going to be traveling somewhere that has a different time zone. A week before you go, start living off that time zone, and you will have a much easier time adjusting once you get there.

CONSISTENCY. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need less sleep as you age. The amount of sleep that your body needs remains quite consistent throughout your entire adulthood.

LENGTH of sleep is NOT the most important thing. Just because you laid in bed for 10 hours doesn’t mean that you actually got a good night’s sleep. What matters is how well you slept. It is important that you got deep sleep, as sleeping soundly is more important than staying in bed longer. To help you sleep more soundly, try using a white noise machine.

You CAN’Tcatch up” on sleep another time. While you may feel better getting to sleep in on the weekend, you don’t actually have a sleep bank, where you can make up hours that you lose. The best route to take is to aim for getting what your body needs on a daily basis.

 Naps are NOT just for babies and toddlers. Naps can be an important part of keeping you alert and performing at your best. A power nap of just 20-30 minutes can go a long way toward make you feel fresh, alert, and ready to take on the rest of your day. Did you know that Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein regularly napped? 

DON’T Downplay your snoring. Snoring may be common, but that does not mean that it’s not something that you should be worried about. Snoring can actually be a sign of some serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease or sleep apnea. If you are a heavy snorer, it is important to speak to a doctor about it to make sure it is nothing serious. You can also try Sleep Scentsations SNORE RX aromatherapy Pillow Liners, to try to naturally curb the problem.

Stress is not the only thing that keeps people awake at night. There are many things that can keep people awake at night, with stress being just one of them. One way you can help to alleviate this is to create a bedtime routine where you do something calming leading up to bedtime, such as reading or taking a bath. Avoid working right until bedtime. Instead, create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you fall asleep faster.

In conclusion, don’t downplay the importance of getting enough quality sleep. Without it, your health will likely suffer, as well as your productivity. Sleep is one of those things that we can’t do without. Try Sleep Scentsations to Improve your quality of Sleep and quality of life!


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A recent study done on snoring and sleep disorders just might have you in shock! Besides that fact that most people who snore are constantly buying the next great snore-reducer, snoring can actually hurt you terribly financially.

snoring and other sleep disorders may be costing you more than you think


Study finds unemployment rates were 30% higher for people with sleep disorders.

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Snoring makes you poorer – and we’re not just talking about the money your partner spends on earplugs.  Though many consider snoring to be a nighttime problem, it has real consequences on your waking life, too, particularly for your wallet.  New research demonstrates that chronic snorers earn less money than people with normal sleep habits.

Since the health effects are already known, researchers in Denmark sought to find how snoring and other breathing-related complications affected people financially. For their sleep problems alone, snorers spent about $1,000 extra per year, sleep apnea sufferers paid more than $5,000, and those with obesity hypoventilation syndrome exceeded a whopping $15,000.

What’s worse is that the patients with these conditions are less equipped to pay for this healthcare.  Unemployment rates were 30 percent higher for people with these sleep disorders. Of the people who did have jobs, they earned significantly lower paychecks than people without sleep problems.  Undoubtedly, the drowsiness that results from these conditions reduces productivity, thus affecting how people are compensated.

Even though treatment of snoring and sleep apnea may be costly, it appears worthwhile to nip it in the bud.  Treating and conquering the problem early could save you from years of lost jobs and wages.

For $15.99 you can get snoring relief with Sleep Scentsations’ SNORE RX formula!  It could change your life!

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You snore when the flow of air from your mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues of the airway vibrate. This usually is caused by a blockage (obstruction) or narrowing in the nose, mouth, or throat (airway).

When you inhale during sleep, air enters the mouth or nose and passes across the soft palate (the back of the roof of the mouth) on its way to the lungs. The back of the mouth—where the tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula—is collapsible. If this area collapses, the airway becomes narrow or blocked. The narrowed or blocked passage disturbs the airflow, which causes the soft palate and uvula to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, causing snoring.

The tonsils and adenoids may also vibrate. The narrower the airway is, the more the tissue vibrates, and the louder the snoring is.

You do not snore when you are awake because the muscles of the throat hold the tissues in the back of the mouth in place. When you sleep, the muscles relax, allowing the tissues to collapse.
Snoring may be caused by:

  • Enlarged tissues in the nose, mouth, or throat. Enlarged tonsils are a frequent cause of snoring in children.
  • Blocked nasal passages, which make it more difficult to inhale. This affects the tissue of the throat, which may pull together during the extra effort it takes to breathe, which in turn narrows the airway. A blocked nasal passage can be caused by an upper respiratory infection (such as a cold), an allergy, or nasal polyps.
  • A deviated nasal septum, which disturbs airflow in the nose.
  • Loss of muscle tone in the throat, which makes it easier for tissue to collapse. This can be due to aging or lack of fitness.

Other things that may contribute to snoring include:

  • Drinking alcohol, which depresses the part of the brain that regulates breathing. This can overly relax the tongue and throat muscles, causing them to partially block air movement.
  • Obesity. Fat in the throat may narrow the airway.
  • Medicines that relax you or make you drowsy, such as those taken for allergies, depression, or anxiety.

If you snore or sleep with someone who does, then you know that it’s no laughing matter and can keep you up ALL NIGHT.  If you are facing a situation where you can’t sleep because you or someone you are sleeping with snores loudly, don’t panic and run to purchase an over-the-counter spray or pill. Fortunately there is a drug-free and Non Addictive remedy that can help stop snoring.

SNORE RX is one of Sleep Scentsations patented sleep aids that contains a therapeutic blend of essential oils formulated to suppress snoring and provide a more restful nights sleep.

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There are MANY reasons to atleast TRY breathing in essential oils (also known as Aromatherapy).  Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years as a natural and alternative medicine to heal the mind body and soul.  However, just to keep it simple, these are the 10 basic and most important reasons to experience Aromatherapy Pillow Scents for yourself:

1. Stress Relief

2. Better Sleep

3.  Depression Relief

4. Lessens Snoring

5.  Improved Memory

6. Aids with Weight Loss

7. Promotes Relaxation

8. Sexual Stimulation

9. Better Mood

10. Relief for Restless Leg Syndrome

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If you snore or sleep with someone who does, then you know that it’s no laughing matter and can keep you up ALL NIGHT.

Unfortunately, an estimated 45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25% do so habitually, according the American Academy of Otolaryngology. However,  snoring is more common in men and in people who are overweight. And snoring usually gets worse with advancing age.

If you are facing a situation where you can’t sleep because you or someone you are sleeping with snores loudly, do not panic and run to purchase an over-the-counter spray or pill.  Fortunately for you, there are lifestyle changes and natural remedies that can help stop snoring!

1. Change your sleep position.

Snoring occurs when the soft palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils and/or muscles in the back of the throat rub against each other and generate a vibrating sound during sleep. Usually sleeping on your side can actually help stop this.

You may also want to try raising the head of your bed 4 inches, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. To do this, place blocks or a wedge under the head of the mattress.

However, as snoring progresses, it can occur when you are sleeping on your side or with your head elevated. Eventually, snoring can become present all night and at all positions. Then, it’s time to examine your lifestyle.

2. Lose 10% of your body weight to help stop snoring.

Overweight people tend have bulky neck tissue which increases snoring risk. If you are overweight, losing just modest amount of weight – even just 10% of your body weight — can help you stop snoring, Mahowald says.

3. Avoid alcohol and sedatives to stop snoring.

“Anything that causes sedation such as sleeping pills or low dose alcohol can also cause snoring because they tend to suppress your breathing drive,” says Robert W. Clark, MD, medical director of the Regional Sleep Disorders Center at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

4. Inhale steam before bed to stop snoring.

Nasal congestion can often cause snoring. Clarke suggests you try to reduce congestion before bedtime by deep breathing steam through your nose.

“Steam vaporizers are worth their weight in gold,” says Clarke. “And so is running hot water, putting a towel over your head and inhaling steam to loosen mucus-causing congestion.”

5. (Last but not Least) Try Natural Remedies to stop snoring.

SNORE Rx is one of Sleep Scentsations™ patented adhesive-backed pillow liners that contains a therapeutic blend of essential oils formulated to suppress snoring and provide a more restful nights sleep.

For more information on Snoring visit Web MD’s Sleep Disorder Guide.

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Sleep Scentsations along with The United Aromatherapy Effort announce more plans to donate Aromatherapy Pillow Liners to Troops stationed at Camp Phoenix in Kabul Afghanistan.

Back in 2008, Sleep Scentsations was contacted by the United Aromatherapy Effort asking if they would be interested in contributing to their cause, and the outcome was a huge success. The United Aromatherapy Effort, (UAE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Charitable organization born out of the September 11th tragedy. The mission of UAE is to provide stress relief and aromatherapy to relief workers and troops during emergency work and afterwards. They collect and disseminate donated aromatherapy products to those affected by disaster or war in conjunction with chair massage and other natural therapies.

Last time, Sleep Scentsations shipped soldiers in Afghanistan their Snore RX product, a therapeutic blend of essential oils formulated to suppress snoring and provide a more restful nights sleep,  and the response from the troops who used them was very positive.  The company was extremely grateful that they could do a small part in making the troops’ lives a little bit more comfortable.  To read some of the responses from the soldiers visit the Sleep Scentsations Facebook Fan Page.

This time around Sleep Scentsations would like to give their customers and Facebook Fans the opportunity to help out in sending a larger amount of Aromatherapy Pillow Liners to troops stationed at Camp Phoenix in Kabul Afghanistan.  For every package of Sleep Scentsations someone buys, Sleep Scentsations will match their purchase and by May 31st, 2010, they will donate a maximum of 8 bulk cases (480 liners in each case) on behalf of the ‘Sleep Scentsations Fan Club.” (If someone buys 1 package of 8 liners, 8 liners will be donated to a soldier).

Along with each case donated, they will include a special thank you letter with the names of those who participated.  For more information visit their blog http://Therascent.wordpress.com.

About Sleep Scentsations:

Ranging in six categories including Botanical, Wellness, Fresh, Aromatherapy, Exotic and Sensual, Sleep Scentsations™ is a line of patented adhesive-backed pillow liners that combine aromatherapy and “aromacology,” the belief that scents can induce moods or memories, to ensure an indulging sleep experience like no other. http://www.sleepscentsations.com

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