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Katie Golde

Fisher-Price Recalls 4.7 Million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers

Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, have voluntarily recalled more than four million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The sleepers, which were marketed as an “inclined sleeper designed for all-night sleep,” have been linked to more than 30 infant deaths since the product’s launch in 2009. The voluntary recall was announced on April 12 and followed

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Sleep Training: A Q&A With Pediatric Sleep Consultant Susie Parker

Quality sleep and a new baby don’t always go hand in hand. While babies sleep for approximately 14 to 17 hours in a 24-hour period, these stretches of sleep are often intermittent at best. To help their infants adopt more sustainable sleep schedules, many parents are turning to pediatric sleep consultants. A 2018 study from McGill

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Marten Carlson

Could Gratitude Help Improve Our Sleep?

A new study found that being thanked during the day could have a positive effect on our overall health and sleep quality. Business and psychology researchers from Portland State University and Clemson University found that nurses who receive expressions of gratitude throughout the day reported better sleep quality and healthier eating habits. We spoke with

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

“Anti-Energy” Drinks Emerge As Sleep-Inducing Trend

Anti-energy drinks may be the next big trend in the sleep aids market. Anti-energy drinks aren’t new (they’ve been around for approximately a decade), but they are undergoing a new surge in popularity. According to an IBIS World report, the relaxation drink industry has grown by almost 16% over the past five years and hit

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Marten Carlson

Researchers Unveil Smart Pajama Sleep Tracker

A new type of sleep tracker may be hitting the market soon. But you don’t wear this tracker on your wrist or place it on your bedside table. Instead, you wear this sleep tracker like you would a pair of pajamas. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst recently unveiled the “Phyjama,” smart pajamas outfitted

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Katie Golde

Australian Survey Finds Higher Rates Of Sleep Loss From Mobile Phone Use

Results from a 2018 survey conducted by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia found that one in every five women and one in every eight men are getting less sleep because of time spent on their smartphones. Researchers looked at the results from a survey on smartphone use that involved more than 700 Australian men and

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

The Gregory Hotel In NYC Offers Guests A Sleep-Promoting Hotel Room

Guests who choose to stay in The Gregory Hotel’s Ultimate Sleep Room will spend the night in a room that’s decked out with one purpose in mind: helping vacationers get those all-important, high-quality Zzzs. “We developed this activation to help promote National Sleep Awareness Month,” Area Managing Director for Highgate Yaniv Packin told Mattress Clarity

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Brooklyn Bedding Debuts New Luxury Sheets

Adding to their growing list of offerings, direct-to-consumer mattress brand Brooklyn Bedding launched a new set of luxury sheets made with plant-based TENCEL™ fabric. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are said to absorb moisture more efficiently than cotton and help the body with temperature regulation by keeping the skin cool and dry throughout the night, according to

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Periods and sleep
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Laura Newcomer

How Your Period Might Mess With Your Sleep, According To Science

Menstrual cycles might cause sleep disruptions in the days before a person gets her period, a new study finds. These disruptions may result from the hormonal shifts that are common at different stages of the menstrual cycle. Specifically, the researchers found that spikes in estrogen and/or progesterone might account for sleep disturbances in the days

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Katie Golde

Sleep Cycle App Reveals Sleep Trends, Launches New Institute

Americans are getting more sleep than they were in 2015 and sleep for an average of more than seven hours per night, according to a new report. Last month, sleep tracking app Sleep Cycle celebrated its 10-year anniversary by launching the Sleep Cycle Institute. In the Institute’s inaugural report, Sleep Cycle shared insights into the

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Napping lowers blood pressure
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Laura Newcomer

Afternoon Naps Might Help Lower Blood Pressure As Effectively As Meds

Research already suggests that short naps may help improve memory, boost mood, and increase alertness. And a 2007 review suggested that naps might even reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, a new study suggests a possible explanation for naps’ heart-healthy benefits: People who enjoy a midday nap may experience a drop in blood pressure.

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

Daylight Saving Time Changes Sleepy Shoppers’ Purchasing Habits

If you spent last week walking around like a zombie, you’re not alone. Research consistently finds that daylight saving time leaves people sleep-deprived and tired. Now, a new series of six studies suggests the tiredness provoked by daylight saving time may lead consumers to opt for more variety in their purchasing habits. What’s more, this

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