Here’s Why You Should Always Be Sleeping Naked

Bella Breakdown If you’re someone who likes to sleep in their birthday suit, aka naked, you may have been on to something all along. A new study has proven that sleeping with no clothing is the best way for you to catch your nightly Z’s. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the amount of time to takes you to fall fast asleep is directly impacted by your sleep satisfaction. The main way to get to this point is to lower your body temperature, which signals your body that it’s time to go to sleep. How do you lower your...

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Nap Well And Feel Rested

Bella Breakdown I am proud to say that while I studied abroad in Spain, I became a professional napper. Every single day I would come home for lunch and eat with my host family, and then proceed to conk out for 20-30 minutes. I learned how to nap and do it well, and now I have come back to tell you the way of the siesta. Napping is best in the early to mid-afternoon, after a good lunch. Having some food in your belly can increase those tryptophan levels and make you feel sleepy and cozy. Before you go...

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Why The Early Bird Really Does Get The Worm

Bella Breakdown For much of my life, I have been a “late to bed, late to rise” kind of person. Waking up in the morning was not my forte. I would literally hit snooze on my alarm 3-4 times every morning in order to try and sleep for an extra 40 minutes. I would feel groggy and grumpy until I had my morning cup o’ joe. Then, I bought a Wake Up Light Sunrise Clock on Amazon. For those of you that don’t know, these clocks have a light on them that slowly simulates the sun rising for thirty...

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Promote Brain Cell Growth

Bella Breakdown Contrary to popular belief, an old dog can learn new tricks. Science has now proven that your brain can continue to develop after the age of 25, and that growth can be increased by following a few easy rules. Daily rituals such as eating leafy greens, exercising, and getting enough sleep are givens when it comes helping your brain buddy stay strong. On the other hand, some lesser known practices may surprise you. For example, intermittent fasting and eating a piece of dark chocolate once a day can also lead to cerebral advancement. Check out the video...

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Getting Out Of Bed And To The Gym

Bella Breakdown If you have found that your only time to work out is in the morning, you might have committed yourself to going to the gym early. But let’s face it, getting up in the morning is really hard, and it is even harder when you add in the fact that you have to exercise and then more than likely go to work. Well, first and foremost, you’ve got to change the attitude. To stop yourself from crying about having to leave your bed in the morning, maybe start with the mindset that you get to workout and...

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