Sleep Science | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog - Part 2

Category Archives: Sleep Science

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.

Does White Noise Improve Sleep Quality?

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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.

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

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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 Daylight Savings Time Affects Your Sleep 

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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.

The Best Place to Take a Nap

You’ve made it to the noon-time hour and even grabbed a bite to eat. Your belly is full and suddenly your eyelids feel as though they’re made of lead. You desperately want to take a nap, but home, hearth, and bed sweet bed are miles away. What’s a person to do? Thanks to a new nap app, called Google Naps, help is at hand.

How Improved Sleep Affects Your Wallet, Mood, Waistline, and Brain Power

Very few things in life have consequences that are as far reaching and encompassing as failing to get an adequate amount of sleep. Benjamin Franklin is believed to have penned the phrase:

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

How to Get Better REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep

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Most people associate Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep with a period of sleep in which dreams are most vivid. While this is often the case, there is much more to REM sleep than dreams.

What is the Caffeine Nap?

Taking a micro nap shortly after having a cup of coffee might seem like the worst possible way to become better rested, but recent studies beg to differ. In fact, a study performed by scientists at Loughborough University in the UK found that this technique, also called a caffeine nap, has excellent benefits. The caffeine nap helped drivers be more alert, have better performance, and even reduce the occurrence of the infamous afternoon crash.

New Findings on Caffeine and Sleep

It’s pretty much a common sense rule that many of us know all too well: don’t drink caffeine late in the day, or the evening for that matter, or be faced with difficulty falling asleep.