10
Mar 19

Survey: Back-Sleepers Are More Likely to Wake Up Feeling Motivated


People can be opinionated about sleep positions, and we don’t blame them.
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28
Feb 19

This Is Why You Have Trouble Sleeping in the Winter

Winter, the season of cozy hygge, seems like it would be the best time of year to catch up on all those ZZZs we miss out on during the more active months. But it turns out that—whether or not you’re one of the 10 million Americans who suffer from seasonal affective disorder each year—the long and dark days actually wreak havoc on our sleep schedules, both in the quality of our sleep and the number of hours of rest we’re getting each night.

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22
Feb 19

Science Says Night Owls Who Wake Up Late Are More Intelligent Than Early Birds

Benjamin Franklin wrote the famous phrase, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” His viewpoint sounds nice, and his own personal success gives his advice some strong support. However, now night owls and researchers alike would beg to differ.

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13
Feb 19

The Best Sound Machines — The Best List

Loud neighbors, city noises, snoring partners — sleep is precious, and all of these things can disrupt it. Some of you may be deep sleepers who regularly sleep through alarms, while the rest of us are jolted awake by alarm clocks going off in other rooms (and apartments—looking at you, upstairs neighbor). One solution is a sound machine that will mask unwanted, annoying noises with gentle nature sounds or white noise.

These are great for apartment and city living, but also for infants who can’t stay asleep, people who need help focusing at work, night shift workers who need to sleep while everyone else is awake, and even tinnitus sufferers who need relief from the ringing in their ears. Whether you’re looking to spend a little or splurge, here are ten of our favorite options on the market.

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16
Jan 19

Your Best Sleep Ever: We Snooze-Tested Amazon's Top 5 Best-Selling Pillows…And Discovered the Perfect Pillow for All Types of Sleepers

We’ve all had those moments where we lie awake in bed, finding it impossible to find any semblance of comfort. Every glance at the clock that’s quickly approaching the dreaded hour you’re supposed to be waking up leads to a count down. “If I fall asleep right now, I can get 5 hours…4 hours…3 hours…” ::cue sounding : If you find yourself in this tortuous predicament often, it might be time to rethink your sleep strategy…or at the very least, your pillow.

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11
Jan 19

People Are Listening to 'Slow Lit' to Bore Themselves to Sleep

While there aren’t official stats on how many hours adult spend searching for foolproof ways to fall asleep, the collective struggle of grownups in search of quality shuteye is well-documented. To help the masses get ample snooze time, we’ve seen studies that recommend women sleep next to their dogs, and even explore the scientific benefits of sleeping with socks on, but here’s another option that may be a little more pleasing to you (and your feet).

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01
Dec 18

The Best Mattress Toppers to Make Your Bed More Comfortable — The Best List 2018

A wisely chosen topper can make a bad mattress good, or a good mattress even better. The benefits are many: Mattress toppers can make a bed more comfortable and supportive, help regulate your body temperature throughout the seasons, and extend the useful life of your (likely more expensive) mattress.

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Nov 18

This Eco-Friendly Weighted Blanket Will Get You Through Chilly Nights

‘Tis the season for brewing your favorite tea and cozying up with something warm and fuzzy. It’s cold outside and these bones ain’t gonna warm themselves, ya know? The minds behind the eco-friendly weighted blanket Reviv clearly understand the importance of reducing stress and getting a good night’s sleep.

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04
Nov 18

How To Stop Your Bedroom From Making You Sick

We sleep, on average, about seven hours a night—which means that we spend way more time in our bedroom than we do in any other space. It follows, then, that the bedroom is a linchpin for your overall health: If your sleeping space is dusty, stuffy, or generally unclean, how can you expect to stay well?

When I started waking up every morning with a stuffy nose and a sinus headache, I sensed something might have been wrong with my space. Here are a few practices I put in place in my bedroom to tackle the problem and make my bedroom a healthier space…

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24
Aug 18

The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers — The Best List

Making sure your bed and bedroom are primed for rest and relaxation is a vital part of making your home happy and healthy, so we take it seriously over here at Apartment Therapy. We’ve checked out mattresses and sheets, but what about pillows? The unsung hero of the bedroom, pillows are one of those home goods that you don’t really notice until something’s wrong, yet they can drastically influence your sleep. Since side sleeping is generally considered to be the most popular sleep position, we rounded up our favorite pillows made with side sleepers in mind, from firm and ergonomic to soft and cuddly.

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