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Sleeping when hot
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Laura Newcomer

How To Sleep Better During A Heat Wave

During a heat wave, our bodies undergo certain processes to help us cope with rising temps. While this makes it easier to tolerate hot days, it can seriously interfere with our ability to obtain high-quality sleep. “In order to deal with heat, your body increases heart rate and blood flow to your periphery — the exact

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Laura Newcomer

Anxiety About Family Deportations Is Depriving Latinx Teenagers Of Sleep

U.S.-born teenage children of Mexican and Central American immigrants have been losing sleep since the 2016 election, thanks to worries about the impact of U.S. immigration policies on their families. In a new study from the University of California – Berkeley, nearly half of the teenage participants reported they worry “at least sometimes” about how

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Brooklyn Bedding Debuts Sleep Boutiques in Arizona

In the last three months, popular mattress and sleep accessories retailer Brooklyn Bedding has opened five sleep boutiques in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The new retail locations will offer a more curated experience for customers, including in-store sleep experts, a brand representative told Mattress Clarity. “Customers can expect to work with a sleep expert on-site

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

“Afternoon People” And “Nappers” Join Night Owls And Morning Larks As Researchers Identify New Sleep Chronotypes

Sleep researchers have long classified people as one of three types of sleepers: morning larks, night owls, or neither. Now, new research suggests these aren’t the only categories, adding “afternoon people” and “nappers” to the list of possible sleep chronotypes. “Variation in the diurnal curve of alertness-sleepiness cannot be fully accounted for [with] just three

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Amazon’s Prime Day Deals – List Of Discounted Mattresses

Prime Day is an exclusive shopping holiday for Amazon’s Prime members. It’s hosted once a year and lasts for two days (July 15 to July 16). This day gives Prime members (or those who opt into the free 30-day trial period) access to discounts on a wide range of the e-commerce giant’s list of products,

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Marten Carlson

New Study Says Poor Sleep Could Increase Firefighter Burnout

Firefighters with sleep disorders and mental health conditions are more likely to burn out, a new study finds. What’s more, firefighters who reported a lack of sleep also showed signs of depersonalization (feeling disconnected from one’s body and thoughts) and a lack of initiative. We spoke with Alexander Wolkow, Ph.D., lead author of the study

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Marten Carlson

Could Breathing Disorders Make Us Age More Quickly?

Sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea, may lead to an acceleration in aging, a new study says. The researchers found that subjects who struggled with disordered breathing increased their biological age by as much as 321 days. In addition, the effects of sleep disorders were greater in female subjects when compared with male subjects.

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