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Sleep Health
Katie Golde

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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Sleep Health
Laura Newcomer

Takeaways From The World’s Largest Sleep Study

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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Sleep Health
Katie Golde

New Study Links Shorter Sleep And Dehydration

Those feeling unwell after a night of bad sleep may need more than just some extra shut-eye. It might be time to reach for a glass of water and drink up, say experts. Researchers from Penn State University found that adults who sleep only six hours per night — as compared to eight hours — are more likely

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

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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Lifestyle
Marten Carlson

Shine Launches Sleep Stories, Bedtime Tales To Help You Rest

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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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

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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Bedding Industry
Marten Carlson

Mattress Firm Files For Bankruptcy And Plans Restructuring

Brick-and-mortar mattress retailer Mattress Firm announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company states the move is part of a financial restructuring that includes the closing of up to 700 low-performing store locations. They have sought a line of credit to ensure that operations can continue during the reorganization. In a press

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Analysis: Too Little And Too Much Sleep Could Affect Heart Health

A new analysis of studies may have found a connection between our sleep and cardiovascular disease. The new meta-analysis, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich, Germany, reported that subjects who slept less than six to eight hours a night had worse heart health than those who slept within that range. Additionally,

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Sleep Health
Laura Newcomer

Study Says Sleep May Enhance A Family Tree’s Reproductive Success

For decades, scientists have debated exactly why humans and other animals evolved to sleep on a regular basis. Now, new research suggests at least one explanation rests with reproductive success, or organisms’ ability to carry on their family trees. The study, which was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, used mathematical models to compare

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Tuft and Needle Mattress
Bedding Industry
Marten Carlson

Serta Simmons And Tuft & Needle Announce Merger

Mattress manufacturer Serta Simmons Bedding and online mattress company Tuft & Needle recently announced they will be merging their two companies. The decision comes after the reported financial woes of Mattress Firm, one of the leading retailers of Serta Simmons mattresses. According to the company, Serta Simmons hopes this merger can help secure them a

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