Sleep Deprivation Is Way More Serious Than We Thought, Says Study

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We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, but a new study reinforces that sleep deprivation is pretty serious stuff. In fact, lack of sleep slows down your brain and can create “mental lapses.” Researchers observed 12 patients who were about to have surgery to treat their epilepsy at UCLA. “The patients had …

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Study Shows Good Sleep Essential To Improving The Chance Of Becoming Pregnant

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If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’re likely taking good care of your health and eating well. And research suggests that getting a good night’s sleep can help your chances, too — at least when it comes to in vitro fertilization (IVF). For a study presented to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers surveyed …

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New Study Suggests Tart Cherry Juice Could Help Older Adults Battle Insomnia

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A new pilot study published in American Journal of Therapeutics found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice helped extend the sleep time in older adults who struggled with insomnia by one hour and 24 minutes. “Insomnia is quite common among older adults and it can lead to a range of health issues if left untreated,” said lead researcher Jack Losso, …

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Why Being Unable To Remember Your Dreams Could Be A Bad Sign

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Plenty of people don’t remember their dreams. But could that actually be a sign of poor health? One sleep expert claims so, while other researchers are dubious. Rubin Naiman Ph.D., a psychologist, and sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, wrote a review in the Annals of the New …

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KUTSON Launches First Bed-In-A-Box Mattress With Dual-Sided Customization

Online mattress retailer KUTSON launched their one-of-a-kind mattress on Indiegogo October 24. The company says they are the only mattress-in-a-box brand that offers dual-side customization and at-home modification capabilities. “As the owner of a local mattress manufacturing business, I have witnessed 25 years of mattress industry gimmicks and themed sales tactics,” says Brian Gargalis, founder …

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Smartphones, TV, Linked To Poor Sleep In Teens

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It may come as no surprise that teenagers love their smartphones, TV’s and video games, but new research out of Canada suggests it’s negatively impacting their sleep health. “Today’s adolescents sleep much less than previous generations, their sleep quality is poorer, and they report more daytime sleepiness, all of which have health and social consequences,” …

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Having a Sense of Purpose Can Help You Sleep Better

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We all know you sleep better at night if you’re in a comfortable bed, in a room at the perfect temperature, when it’s as dark as possible. New research published in Sleep Science and Practice shows that something less obvious can help you sleep well — having a sense of purpose in life. Researchers used 825 …

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Smart Mattress Featuring New Tech Launches On Indiegogo

Matrix, a new smart mattress that promises to track your heart rate variability and analyze your sleep data through sensor technology within your bed, launches on Indiegogo today. According to the Matrix Sleep website, the smart mattress is the first to utilize ballistocardiography, a non-invasive method used to track heart rate variability, as well breathing, …

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This Smart Pillow Promises To Help Curb Snoring

If you snore — or share a bed with someone who does — no doubt you’ve tried traditional snoring remedies like side sleeping or a humidifier. But could a new smart pillow be the solution? Enter the REM-Fit ZEEQ pillow, which retails for $199.99. The pillow’s founders launched a Kickstarter campaign, and the pillow was …

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Mattress Firm Launches Bed-In-A-Box Brand, Tulo

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In another sign that direct-to-consumer mattress shopping isn’t going anywhere, Mattress Firm announced its own line of bed-in-a-box beds, named Tulo. Tulo mattresses have 10″ profiles and all feature a four-layer design, knitted Polyester and Tencel blended covers, and high-density CoolFlow ventilated memory foam. The brand was likely designed to challenge popular online-only companies like Casper …

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