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Periods and sleep
Sleep Health
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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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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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Today’s World Sleep Day! Check Out Our Team’s Top Sleep Tips

World Sleep Day (March 15) is a celebration of sleep. According to the World Sleep Society, which hosts the annual event, it’s “a call to action” regarding sleep health issues ranging from sleep medicine and education to how sleep impacts us socially and emotionally. With that sentiment in mind, we’ve gone through the archives and

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Proper Sleep Could Strengthen Our Immune System, Study Says

A new study gives a possible reason doctors keep telling their sick patients to “get good rest.” Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany discovered that our bodies might be more able to fight infection with healthy sleep. The researchers focused on T Cells, or lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) that are

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little girl sleeping with sugar
Sleep Health
Laura Newcomer

How Eating Sugar Influences Sleep

Those still holding onto some leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate may want to think twice about eating it before bed. That’s because research (including a new study that evaluated the effect of diet on sleep) suggests there may be a negative relationship between sugar consumption and sleep. “Just as a lack of sleep can cause our

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Bedding Industry
Marten Carlson

Eight Sleep Unveils New Cooling Smart Mattress, The Pod

Sleep fitness and mattress company Eight Sleep recently unveiled its new smart bed, the Pod. The high-tech mattress includes temperature-regulating technology, biometric tracking, and even an AI sleep coach. According to the company, the Pod is designed to help you get the healthiest sleep possible. We spoke with Jeff Hornstein, marketing manager at Eight Sleep.

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Bedding Industry
Marten Carlson

Parachute Releases New Eco-Friendly Mattress

Luxury bedding and lifestyle brand Parachute recently revealed its addition to the bed-in-box market. The company says the Parachute Mattress is an eco-friendly innerspring mattress made with the same quality craftsmanship customers have come to expect from the brand. We spoke with a Parachute representative who told us, “It has always been our mission to

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

Mythbusting Review Says Exercising Before Bedtime Is Actually Okay

For years, common wisdom has held that exercising in the hours leading up to bedtime can make it harder to fall asleep. Now, a new review challenges this long-held sleep hygiene recommendation by suggesting that moderate exercise before bed might actually make it easier to fall and stay asleep. The study, which was conducted by

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Bedding Industry
Laura Newcomer

Innovative “Smart Sleep Mask” Helps Curb Snoring

Anyone who suffers from snoring knows the condition commonly disrupts sleep — and so does their partner. Now, a new sleep mask promises to help snorers (and their partners) enjoy sounder sleep. The Hüpnos Sleep Mask consists of two active components, Hüpnos CEO and Founder Curt Ray told Mattress Clarity via email. These components work

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Nest Bedding Announces Amazon-Exclusive Mattress, New Stores In 2019

Popular direct-to-consumer mattress brand Nest Bedding has a full to-do list in 2019. Not only does the retailer have plans to sell a new mattress exclusively on Amazon, but it will also open new brick and mortar stores this year, CEO Joe Alexander told Mattress Clarity. Alexander told us that one reason the brand has chosen

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