My name is Ben Trapskin. I created Sleep Sherpa to educate myself and others about the importance of sleep and how to get a better night’s rest. In my mid 30’s I went through a period where I was only getting a few hours of sleep a night. This took a major toll on my physical and psychological health. After getting the proper help from medical professionals, I was able to get adequate sleep and life changed for the better.
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  • Stress and Sleep: What’s the Correlation?
    Why Stress Makes You Sleepy Mr. A and Mr. B both are scared of flying. Before every flight they have to take, they become severely stressed. But their responses to stress are different. While Mr. A spends his time on the flight clutching the armrest for dear life, Mr. B goes off to sleep before takeoff and wakes up after the flight lands. This led Mr. A to wonder, how someone could fall asleep...
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  • Sugar and Sleep: Is Sugar Keeping You From a Good Night’s Rest?
    Sugar and Sleep: How Sugar Impacts Your Sleep Who doesn’t love to bite into an after-dinner dessert? The very thought will make hundreds drool. But, did you know that digging into your scrumptious dessert, cookies, or bowl of ice cream translates to feeding lots of added sugar into your body and this can impact the way you sleep. In fact, studies suggest that the more sugar that you...
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  • Foods That Disrupt Sleep: What Should You Avoid?
    Foods that Disrupt Sleep     A good night’s sleep is something everyone yearns for. It is a natural remedy that beats stress and helps the brain function better. But a large section of the population suffers from sleep disorders. While some cannot fall asleep, others wake up several times through the night and remain tired in the morning. It is easy to blame the bed, stress,...
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  • Sleep And Your Immune System
    Sleep and Your Immune System Are you having trouble getting proper sleep? You should find a solution as soon as possible as lack of sleep has been linked to a wide range of physical and mental health problems, including those that are caused by an impaired immune system. Because it is designed to protect us from the flu, colds and other ailments, our immune system needs to be healthy and in...
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  • Best Temperature for Sleep
    Best Temperature for Sleep As the temperature begins to dip, most of us love to curl up in our warm beds at the end of each day. However, despite having the coziest duvet, falling to sleep can be a real problem as the nights get colder. You will be surprised to know that your bedroom temperature has an effect on your body and how well you sleep. And, there is a lot you can do to ensure your...
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  • Best Sleep Position for Neck Pain
    The ‘pain in the neck’ adage didn’t originate without reason. Of all the pains that humans suffer from on a pretty regular basis, neck pain is the most annoying. It hurts to look up, look down, and turn our heads for anything. Whether you are working, going for a jog, or simply trying to eat, your neck pain can make every activity difficult. Although not a cause for concern,...
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  • How to Prevent and Fix Text Neck
    Mobile phones and computers have taken over our lives. There are several benefits that these devices help us with. From keeping us connected and entertained to letting us work from anywhere in the world, computers and phones have changed our lives in a lot of ways. However, no technology is ever without its side effects. If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably looking...
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  • Best Mattress for People with Allergies
    How to Choose the Best Mattress for People Struggling with Allergies? Many people struggle with different types of allergies, and that puts some restrictions on their lifestyle. If some allergies are not addressed on-time, it can lead to critical conditions and even to death. Most people sleep an average of seven to eight hours a night. Such a prolonged exposure to allergens from mattresses...
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  • Can Sex Lead to Better Sleep?
    Your bedroom is designed for two things: one is for sleeping and the other important thing is to have sex. However, it also leads to a question: how can having sex, an act that arouses a human being, can lead to a better sleep? Surprisingly, both these actions complement each other. It means the more sex you have the better your sleep will be. Sex Leads to Better Sleep It is true; sex can make...
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  • Best Mattresses for Fibromyalgia
    Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that causes severe pain disorders to a person. It’s one of the most common chronic pain disorders that affect people in the U.S. The present research postulates that fibromyalgia disturbs the way the brain processes pain signals. People who suffer from fibromyalgia feel pain more severely than others do. Additionally, people with fibromyalgia...
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