Poor Sleep Triggered By Grief May Leave Widows More Vulnerable To Heart Disease

It’s traumatic enough to lose a spouse, but new research from Northwestern University and Rice University suggests sleep disturbances that are triggered by grief may impact the health of the partner left behind. The results suggest these sleep difficulties may cause higher inflammation. This puts the bereaved spouse at an increased risk for cardiovascular issues such as …

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Takeaways From The World’s Largest Sleep Study

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The world’s largest sleep study has concluded, and the researchers identified patterns that are relevant to anyone looking to improve their sleep health. We spoke with Conor Wild, Research Associate in the Owen Lab at London’s Western University and the study’s lead author, to understand some of the study’s main takeaways. More than 10,000 people …

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BEDGEAR Debuts Limited-Edition Pillow For NYC Marathon Runners

Ahead of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, performance lifestyle brand BEDGEAR announced its new, limited-edition Zoom pillow designed for this year’s marathon runners. “The Zoom pillow was developed specifically to show BEDGEAR’s appreciation to the global running community and their family and friends by providing them with a unique and personalized way to …

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Shine Launches Sleep Stories, Bedtime Tales To Help You Rest

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Shine, an online and mobile app that offers inspirational content, has added a new feature to its brand: bedtime stories designed to lull you to sleep. According to the company, the “Sleep Stories” are softly spoken retellings of “nostalgic” 1990s and 2000s movies. With each story, the plots of classic films such as “Clueless,” “She’s …

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This Is The #1 Ranking City For Sleepiest Employees

Nashville tops the list as the city with the highest percentage of tired workers, according to a survey conducted by staffing firm Accountemps. Denver, Austin, and Indianapolis all tied the list for the second place spot. Survey participants were also asked about their levels of sleepiness at work. Seventy-four percent of employees surveyed reported feeling …

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Brooklyn Bedding Releases Eco-Friendly Mattress: The Bloom Hybrid

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Bed-in-a-box company Brooklyn Bedding recently released the Bloom Hybrid, an eco-friendly hybrid mattress. The company says the Bloom Hybrid is 12″ tall and incorporates responsibly sourced latex foam, individually wrapped coils, and a cotton/wool cover. Customers can also choose from three firmness levels. The mattress retails from $1,199 for a twin up to $2,199 for …

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Allswell Debuts New Low-Cost Hybrid Mattress

Walmart’s Allswell Home brand introduced a new hybrid mattress, The Allswell, at a price point lower than their current hybrid mattress offering. “Since launching, we have established ourselves as hybrid specialists,” Allswell President Arlyn Davich told Mattress Clarity. “We specialize in making high-quality hybrids at amazing prices.” The Allswell starts at $245 for a Twin …

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Could A Lack Of Sleep Lead To Risky Behavior In Teens?

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Sleep-deprived teens may be at a higher risk of engaging in risky or suicidal behavior, new research finds. The study, which was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that teens who slept fewer than eight hours on an average school night were more likely to participate in a variety of unsafe behaviors, which ranged …

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Researchers ID A Neural “Sleep Switch” That Turns Sleep On And Off

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A new study has found a certain set of nerve cells may be responsible for turning the brain “on” and “off,” thereby promoting sleep. The findings suggest this particular set of nerve cells (dubbed GAL neurons) is essential for maintaining normal sleep cycles. What’s more, GAL neurons may at least partially explain the relationship between …

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