Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson is a sleep, health, and wellness writer and product reviewer. She has written articles on changing and improving your sleep schedule, choosing the right mattress for chronic pain conditions, and finding the best pillow for you. Sarah Anderson has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University in Journalism and Mass Communications. Prior to working for Zoma, she wrote for a variety of news publications.

How to Identify & Get Rid of Bedbugs (& What Not to Do)

Thanks to their ability to hide in small cracks and crevices, bed bugs are incredibly difficult to target directly. Not only can it be expensive and time-consuming to remove these parasites, but they also transmit easily and can cause skin irritation. Bed bugs especially like hiding out in mattresses and bed frames, and once you …

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Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome: A Guide to Better Sleep

Perhaps you find yourself falling asleep in front of the television before you need to go to bed, and you snap awake hours before your alarm goes off. You may have a condition called advanced sleep phase syndrome, otherwise known as advanced sleep-phase type (ASPT) of circadian rhythm sleep disorder. In this article, we’ll go …

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Does Warm Milk Help You Sleep?

Maybe you’ve heard that warm milk can soothe an anxious mind and help you get better sleep— this is due to the tryptophan and melatonin present in milk. Many people around the United States have tried this technique to fall asleep faster and get better rest. However, there are other more effective methods to get …

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Sleep and Performance: How Sleep Helps with Physical and Mental Functioning

While we sleep, our brains repair themselves, store memories, and interpret events from the day. Light sleep, deep sleep or non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and REM sleep are the major stages of sleep, with REM being the dream state. During a restful period of sleep, the adult brain cycles through three to five sleep …

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Can Babies Have Nightmares?

Dreams occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of your sleep cycle. Dreaming may be part of your sleeping mind’s way of storing memories, processing information from the day, and even regulating its chemistry. Unfortunately, part of managing events from your day may include stressful or frightening situations or the feeling that you need to prepare …

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