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Why You Shouldn’t Just Accept Being Tired All the Time

When you’re feeling tired all the time, it’s easy to dismiss the constant fatigue as no biggie. After all, practically everyone is exhausted; it’s an unfortunate side effect of living through such stressful, unprecedented times. But there’s a difference between instantly drifting off at bedtime and actually struggling with extreme fatigue all day. When you’re […]

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16 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

For example, you can try progressive muscle relaxation (which you can even do in bed!). This simply involves tensing your muscles and relaxing them one body part at a time, SELF previously reported. First, try scrunching and tensing your toes tightly for about 5 to 10 seconds. Then, release them and feel the difference in […]

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What to Do If You’re Terrified to Go to Sleep

What makes sleep so vital for everyone, but especially for trauma survivors, is that it helps the body process and rejuvenate. “Sleep is essential, especially good-quality sleep,” Alex Dimitriu1, M.D., founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, tells SELF. “During sleep, we process and pack away memories, as well as emotions. If trauma or […]