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Joe Auer

Social Media Linked To Less Sleep In Teens

Most teens aren’t getting enough sleep – and social media could be part of the problem. A Canadian study published this month analyzed data collected from 5,242 students aged 11-20. They found that only 36.4 percent of students “met or exceeded” the recommended amount of nightly sleep, which they listed as 9-11 hours per night

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Sleep Number Becomes Official Sleep And Wellness Partner Of The NFL

On the last day in January, popular mattress retailer Sleep Number and the National Football League announced a multi-year partnership focused on “helping to improve players’ performance by maximizing the benefits of a great night of sleep,” according to a press release. The Minneapolis-based company is offering every player in the league a Sleep Number

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Tempur-Pedic Announces Arrival Of New Beds, Tech In 2018

Well-known mattress manufacturer and retailer Tempur Sealy International, Inc., said they will debut their 2018 TEMPUR-ProAdapt series mattresses, made with new pressure relief TEMPUR material (TEMPUR-APR Technology), at the Las Vegas Market as part of the brand’s largest launch in history, according to a press release. In addition to the TEMPUR-ProAdapt series, they will also launch

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Joe Auer

Study Uncovers What Sleep Talkers Say At Night

An estimated 5% of adults talk in their sleep – and a new study published in the journal Sleep delves into exactly what sleep talkers are saying at night. A research team from Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France, studied 232 adult participants over two nights. While 15 of the subjects had no sleep-related disorders, 129 had

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Joe Auer

New Survey Says Americans Are Sleeping Longer

We’ve all heard about the dangers of sleep deficiency — and a new study suggests that people are actively taking steps to sleep more. According to research published in the journal Sleep, Americans are slowly but surely getting more rest each night. The survey used data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), a survey

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Joe Auer

What Exactly Is Sleep Hygiene?

“Sleep hygiene” is one of those buzzy phrases everyone is talking about. But what does it actually mean? Sleep hygiene is a set of behaviors that the National Sleep Foundation describes as “practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness.” Translation: It’s a bunch of things one

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Joe Auer

Cut Down On Sweets By Getting More Sleep

Those looking to cut out sugar, getting more sleep could help. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found a link between getting more sleep and consuming less sugar. A group of 42 people aged 18 to 64 who slept between five and seven hours each night took part in the study. The

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Katie Golde

The Interesting Link Between To-Do Lists and Sleep

Taking five minutes before bed to write out tomorrow’s to-do list may help one fall asleep faster, according to a new study from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The team compared participants who wrote out their obligations for tomorrow to those who listed activities they’d already completed. “We live in a 24/7 culture in which our

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Joe Auer

How Amber-Tinted Glasses Could Help People Sleep Better

Many of us probably know that the “blue” light we see on phone screens and other electronics can make it more difficult to sleep — this type of light stops the brain from releasing melatonin, a hormone that makes us sleepy. People can counter this by avoiding screens before bedtime or using apps that block out

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Joe Auer

Is Sleep-Texting The New Sleepwalking?

Those who have woken up to texts on their phone they don’t recall sending may have been sleep-texting. The name explains it all: Sleep texting involves sending text messages while asleep. “It’s like your brain is on autopilot,” Dr. Shelby Harris, director of behavioral sleep medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, told CNN

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

The Coolest Sleep Tech From CES 2018

The newest and most innovative sleep technology was on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this January. The National Sleep Foundation sponsored a special section on sleep technology at the year’s biggest technology event and more than a dozen sleep vendors provided exhibits. From sleep trackers to sleep robots, here’s a collection of some

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