Category Archives: Sleep Science

What is Sleep Debt and Can a Latex Mattress Help?

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To function as well as possible, you should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep daily. Did you know, however, that many of us fail to get an adequate amount of sleep?

How Alcohol Impacts the Quantity and Quality of Your Sleep

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If you’ve ever drunk alcohol, you’ll be only too aware of the fact that it can make you very drowsy. You might think, therefore, that a glass of wine or a beer before bed will help you sleep. However, how true is this? In this article, we take a look at the facts on how alcohol affects the quantity and quality of your sleep.

Could White Noise Improve Your Sleep?

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If you’ve even laid awake at night tossing, turning, and counting sheep, you’ll have been desperate for some sort of revelation or cure to bring you a good night’s sleep. It’s true that some people can sleep through anything. However, when you live in a noisy area, or if you’re a shift worker trying to sleep during the day in a full house, you’ll be aware of just how difficult getting to sleep is, even when you’re exhausted.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Sleep

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It’s that time of year again. You know the one, where you start off the new year with all the best intentions and hopes for the coming 12 months, and by the time you get to mid-January, they’re completely forgotten about!

15 Ways to Sleep in Heavenly Peace During the Holidays

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Good quality sleep is something that we take for granted, however, during the holidays it can be hard to come by. What with all the activities and festivities surrounding the holidays:

  • shopping for presents
  • baking cookies
  • wrapping
  • decorating
  • writing out christmas cards
  • attending parties
  • suffering from jet lag from travel
  • eating and drinking too many sugary treats
  • drinking alcohol
  • sleeping in unfamiliar locations when you’re visiting family
  • eating huge heavy calorie-laden foods before bed
  • working more hours if you’re in retail
  • and many later than normal bedtimes

It’s no wonder that your internal clock can become messed up.

What is Sleep Drunkenness?

At one point or another, most people have awakened from a deep sleep so quickly, that they become confused about where they are or what they have been doing. This is normal when you wake up so quickly before your brain can register the information.

New Study Reveals Restful Sleep More Valuable than Longer Sleep

According to a new study, quality is more important than quantity when it comes to restful sleep. The study, exploring the relationship between insomnia and “objective assessments of sleep in the general population of older adults, reveals that seniors should focus more on quality of sleep than quantity of sleep in order to feel better rested.

Can Pink Noise Deliver Better Sleep?

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Chances are that you’ve heard of white noise before. You may have even heard that white noise is a great solution to help babies and adults fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night. What you may not know, though, is that pink noise may provide even bigger benefits when it comes to sleep. You may not have even heard of pink noise before.

Stick a Foot Outside the Covers to Sleep Better

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While it may seem quirky and a little bit out in left field, there is science behind the fact that sleeping with at least one foot out of the covers improves not only how fast you fall asleep at night, but the quality of your sleep as well.

The Morality and Ethics of Night Owls and Early Birds

The early bird might get the worm, but he’s more likely to swindle you out of it by night, according to a recent study.The other side of the coin, though, is that night owls are more likely to behave unethically during the morning hours.