Mythbusting Review Says Exercising Before Bedtime Is Actually Okay

For years, common wisdom has held that exercising in the hours leading up to bedtime can make it harder to fall asleep. Now, a new review challenges this long-held sleep hygiene recommendation by suggesting that moderate exercise before bed might actually make it easier to fall and stay asleep. The study, which was conducted by …

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Innovative “Smart Sleep Mask” Helps Curb Snoring

Anyone who suffers from snoring knows the condition commonly disrupts sleep — and so does their partner. Now, a new sleep mask promises to help snorers (and their partners) enjoy sounder sleep. The Hüpnos Sleep Mask consists of two active components, Hüpnos CEO and Founder Curt Ray told Mattress Clarity via email. These components work …

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Women Morning Larks Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk Than Night Owls

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A new study suggests that women who generally wake up early have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who stay up late. The study also found that women who sleep for longer than the recommended seven to eight hours per night joined night owls in having a higher breast cancer risk. Previous …

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Economic Stressors Are Depriving Americans Of Sleep

It’s a well-known stat that approximately one in three Americans fail to obtain adequate sleep on a consistent basis. And new research suggests the trend toward sleep deprivation is only getting worse. Per a new review of data from 2004 to 2017, Americans have been running increasingly short on sleep since 2013. What’s more, the research …

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Outdoor Light Pollution Might Increase Sleeping Pill Usage

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For decades, sleep scientists have known that nighttime exposure to artificial light in the form of “blue light” emitting electronics can interfere with sleep. Now, a new study reports there may be a strong link between nighttime exposure to artificial, outdoor light and sleeping pill usage among older adults. This suggests outdoor light pollution may …

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LeBron James Sleeps A Lot. Here’s Why Other Athletes Should Too

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LeBron James has made headlines for many reasons over the years. The NBA powerhouse and newly minted Lakers star has earned multiple NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and two Olympic gold medals, among many other accolades. But more recently, James has been gaining attention for a different reason: The man sleeps a lot. During a …

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Science Gets One Step Closer To Understanding Exactly How Too Much Artificial Light Exposure Disrupts Sleep

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For more than a decade, researchers have known that certain cells in our eyes may play a role in resetting our body’s circadian rhythms when exposed to light. This helps explain the strong link between artificial (or “blue”) light exposure (particularly in the evening hours) and difficulty falling or staying asleep. Now, a new study …

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Late-Night Tweeting Impairs Basketball Players’ Sleep And Athletic Performance

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NBA players who skip sleep in favor of late-night tweeting perform worse in games the next day, a new study found. The study, which was published in the journal Sleep Health, examined how acute sleep deprivation impacts professional athletes’ game-time performance (1). This latest study adds to two distinct, growing bodies of research: one that …

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Dogs Vs. Cats: Study Sheds Light On How Different Pets Affect Sleep Quality

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The battle of Dog People versus Cat People just got some more ammunition. New research suggests that when it comes to sleep quality, dog owners may have a leg up on cat owners. It’s the first study to investigate the distinct impacts of dogs versus cats on human sleep. We spoke with the study’s lead …

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The Ultimate Guide To Mattress Warranties: What’s Covered, What’s Not, & What You Need To Know

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Mattress warranties: They’re a favorite topic among family members, acquaintances, and long-lost friends. If you haven’t spent a social event debating the ins and outs of mattress warranties, then have you ever lived? Okay, so clearly we’re kidding. Warranties are hardly a glamorous topic of conversation, nor are they what anyone feels like thinking about …

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