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There’s a Sleep App For That: Smartphone Apps To Help You Sleep Better

We all know that electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops contribute to the nation-wide lack of sleep we experience in this day and age. These devices not only keep us awake with their distracting games and apps, they also put out blue light which suppresses melatonin and keeps your body alert and awake when it should…

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Interesting Sleep Habits from Around the World

Sleep is an essential part of life. No matter where a person comes from, they sleep. Not only that, they also have their own set of specific sleep habits which have been ingrained in them by the society they grew up in. While many of these habits may seem strange or unusual to one person, someone living…

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Bedtime Stories for Better Learning

So we’ve been thinking a lot this time of year about getting kids back on that school-night schedule, hard as it may be for youngsters and grown-ups alike. It’s important, because sleep is even more crucial for kids than for adults and the average elementary school student needs 11 hours per night. Experts say bedtime routines—some people…

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What Twitter Can Teach Us About Sleep

Do you hit up social media when you can’t sleep? Are you a midnight tweeter who uses hashtags like #cantsleep and #teamnosleep? If so, new Harvard University research is about you. Apparently, enough Twitter users have trouble sleeping that we now know more about sleep disorders thanks to their data. According to the recent study…

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Get Better Sleep this Allergy Season

Spring is in the air and we want breathe it all in—the blossoming trees, the blooming flowers, the pollen….oh, the pollen. Yep- it’s that time of year again. So many of us are sniffling, wheezing, sneezing and just generally miserable—right at the time that the air is growing warmer and the birds are singing and…

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Sleep Your Way to a Better Sex Life

The connection between romance and sleep is a familiar one. Think Sleeping Beauty, “beauty sleep,” Snow White, the Princess and the Pea… But apparently this connection isn’t just the stuff of fairy tales. According to a new study, sleep and romance are linked in a very clear way for women—no wicked witches or tiny green…

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How Sleep Helps Work-Life Balance

Looking for ways to navigate that tricky relationship between your work and the rest of your life? Well, certainly it’s a lot harder to compartmentalize than it used to be. We come home and our phones, tablets and laptops come with us. Plus, more and more people are working flexible hours or working from home…

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How to Kick Sleep Procrastination to the Curb

So, in our last blog we talked about how and why so many of us procrastinate when bedtime approaches—even when we’re desperately tired. Nobody has a complete handle on this weird sleep procrastination phenomenon yet, which researchers say may be relatively recent thanks to a 24/7 work culture and a plethora of addictive electronics. But…

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The Harms of Sleep Procrastination

Remember those days when the 6-year-old you did everything you could conjure to ward off bedtime? “I need a drink of water.” “I’m hungry—can I have a snack?” “I have to go to the bathroom.” “Tell me a story…pleeease! …Just one more….” “But I’m NOT SLEEPY!!” Well, apparently most of us never grow out of…

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