Sleep Health

Man sweating in bed with fan blowing cool air
Sleep Blog
Laura Newcomer

How to Stay Cool at Night While Sleeping

Nighttime temperature regulation might not be the stuff of titillating conversation, but turns out it’s very important to your health and wellbeing. People may sleep hot for many reasons, from warm bedroom temperatures to anxiety, medication, and a variety of medical conditions. Not only can this cause discomfort that makes it harder to fall and stay asleep,

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Sleep News
Zoë Ettinger

Melatonin and Sleep: How It Works and How to Use It

Melatonin usage in the United States has more than doubled in the past decade, according to a recent report. In a study published in JAMA, researchers found that just 0.4% of people reported taking melatonin in 1999, while that figure was up to 2.1% in 2018. It’s worth noting that the study does not include

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Older man and woman exercising
Sleep Blog
Laura Newcomer

A Guide to Exercise for Seniors

You don’t need us to tell you that exercise is good for one’s health. Public health campaigns and high school gym teachers have been hammering home that message for years. But fewer people realize exercise can offer distinct perks at different stages of life. Regular physical activity offers people in their golden years a host

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Couple sleeping soundly in bed
Sleep Blog
Laura Newcomer

Couples Sleep Guide

Around the world, millions of adults share a bed with a partner. Particularly in the Western part of the globe, sleeping in the same bed is so common that couples rarely even consider alternatives. For some couples, the normalization of bed-sharing works out just fine. In fact, research suggests there are several benefits of sleeping with a

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Sleep News
Zoë Ettinger

How to Sleep with COVID-19

Though the coronavirus pandemic seemed to be tapering off just a few short months ago, the rise in the Omicron variant has led to millions of infections in the United States each week. If you or someone you know has had or currently has COVID-19, you’re probably aware of the many and varied symptoms. Most

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Man working from home
Sleep Blog
Laura Newcomer

How Working from Home Impacts Your Sleep

From canceled trips and weddings to new routines of mask-wearing and hand-washing, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown our lives out of whack. And perhaps nothing has been more affected than the way we work. Per the U.S. Census Bureau, more than a third of U.S. households reported working from home more often since the pandemic

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woman struggling to sleep with clock on wall and sunlight outside
Sleep Blog
Victoria Wildhorn

What is Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder?

Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder is a condition in which an individual’s internal body clock, also known as circadian rhythm, will not coincide with a 24-hour day. This means the person won’t feel tired at the same time each night (like most people do) and could find themselves falling asleep later and later, without regard

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couple and dog shopping for gifts
Sleep Blog
Victoria Wildhorn

2022 Sleep Gift Guide and Holiday Shopping Tips

It’s that time of year again! Where the temperature’s going down, and so are the prices. If you’ve got lots of people on your gift list, but aren’t sure where to start, rest easy! We’ve taken the time to compile some of our favorite sleep gifts (even with a coupon or two) just for you.

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Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Sleep Blog
Katie Golde

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Not everyone has the luxury of working regular, traditional hours. An estimated 15 million Americans, from nurses to skilled tradespeople, are required to take unusual shifts; these may include graveyard shifts, early morning shifts, or shifts that rotate throughout the week. Working such irregular hours can have a significant impact on the body’s ability to

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Sleeping on problems may help solve them
Sleep News
Katie Golde

New Study Finds Sleeping On A Problem May Help To Solve It

New couples are often advised not to go to bed angry, but for those struggling to solve a problem, researchers from Northwestern University say going to bed – angry or otherwise – may actually help to solve the problem at hand. While the concept of “sleeping on” an unsolved problem may have shown itself to

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Sleeping when hot
Sleep News
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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Woman napping
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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