Category Archives: Sleep Science

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.

Does White Noise Improve Sleep Quality?

Sound is one of the 5 senses that impact sleep. And chances are you’ve heard of white noise. What you may not understand, though, is what it has to do with getting a good night’s sleep. If you’re like so many Americans who struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep night after night, you can surely appreciate the need for any edge you can get when it comes to not only falling asleep, but also to remaining asleep at night. White noise can help with that.

New Study Reveals Energy Drinks Disturb Sleep

Have you been having a little bit of trouble sleeping at night? A new study reveals that it may have something to do with the energy drinks you’ve been consuming.

Work By a Window to Improve Sleep Quality

A recent study, reported on in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, points out the impact windows and daylight exposure has on not only the health, but also the sleep quality of office workers.

The Importance of Sleep in Fighting Colds

Having trouble getting rid of that pesky cold? Have one that keeps coming back with greater consistency than a boomerang? A 2009 study suggests that it might not be your cold medicine that’s failing to do the job, but an inadequate amount of sleep instead.

How the End of Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Sleep 

That extra hour of sleep may add a little bit of spring in your step when coming off of Daylight Saving Time, but it has a decidedly different impact from what you may expect. Changing your body clock is never as simple as dialing the numbers on the clock back or forward an hour once a year.