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Get Some Sleep: It's Good for Your Bacteria

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The connection between food and sleep is pretty well-known. Even if you haven't dived into the hard science of how different foods (and when you ...

Sleep Science or Sleep Myth: Get the Facts on These Common Myths

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It may seem that sleep folklore is harmless or just plain silly, but sleep is a serious business. Employing ineffective sleep practices and habits, no matter how minor they appear to be, are detrimental to a healthy state of sleep. We'll break it down for you.

How Binaural Beats Can Help You Sleep Better

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Sleep happens with lower-frequency Theta and Delta brain waves. So, one way of encouraging the body to drift off to sleep is to intentionally transform our brainwave patterns to the Theta and Delta frequencies with binaural beats. Let's explore what they are, how do they work, and how they can help you sleep better.

How to Nap: What You Need To Know About the Science of Naps

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At some point in our lives, every person needs to take a nap. Nap too short, and you won't get the rest your body requires. But nap too long and you'll throw off your sleeping routine, causing you to be tired for extended periods during the day. So, to nap just right, let's dive into the science of naps.

Sleep and the Subtle Power of Ambient Noise

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Is ambient noise a factor under our control? Does it help sleep or harm it? Could it be affecting us in ways we don't realize? We all hear clocks ticking, air conditioners running, fans whirring, and the refrigerator humming. These sounds are a reality of our daily lives. So let's dive into how they affect our sleep.

How Much Sleep is Healthy for Children, Teens, and Adults?

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Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is sleeping too much or too little? Each of us has an individual biological clock that tells us when to sleep and how much sleep is enough, but that clock isn't always correct. Let's take a look at the data.

5 Science-Backed Tips For Better Sleep When You Can’t Get Any Shuteye

5 Science-Backed Tips For Better Sleep When You Can’t Get Any Shuteye
So, it's 1:00 am and you’re still wide awake. You ‘ve spent the last few hours getting into every position you can think of and tossing and turning until your sheets are a mess. So what can you do besides stare at the wall and wait for sleep to find you? Let’s take a look at these science-backed tips for better sleep.

Everything You Didn't Know About a Good Night's Sleep

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Sleep is the one thing we all have in common. Some of us do it more than others. And scientists thought this nightly ritual to be somewhat of a mystery—at least until 25 years ago. Let's explore things you never knew about how to get a good night’s sleep.

How to Sleep Better: The Science Behind Sleep and Health

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The quality of your sleep every night depends on your home furnishings and affects your overall health. So learning how to sleep better can mean a bit of a bedroom upgrade. But don't take our word for it. Read what science has to say about the connections between sleep, home furnishings, and health.

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