Best Down Alternative Pillows
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by Garen Glazier
2M ago
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission. Down alternative pillows are designed to mimic the plush feel of down without using the plumage of geese or ducks. Instead, they are most commonly made with polyester fibers or microfibers that form fluffy clusters. Versatile, breathable, and widely available, down alternative pillows offer plenty of options for firmness, cover materials, cooling technologies, and other comfort characteristics.  We’ll take a look at our ..read more
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Best Memory Foam Pillow
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by Garen Glazier
2M ago
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission. Memory foam pillows adapt to the shape of a sleeper’s body while still providing excellent support, making them a popular choice for many people. NASA developed memory foam in 1966 and released the formula in the early 1980s, leading to its use in the bedding industry. Today, memory foam pillows are a popular option. Memory foam pillows can look and feel significantly different than traditional pillows. They are available in ..read more
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Best Pillows for Stomach Sleepers
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by Garen Glazier
2M ago
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission. Every sleeping position carries unique pillow needs, and stomach sleeping is no different. A thick, supportive pillow could raise the head excessively, which causes the spine to move out of a neutral position. Stomach sleepers generally require a pillow with a low loft, soft feel, and compressible fill to maintain spinal alignment throughout the night. The best pillow for stomach sleepers ensures their upper and lower bodies ..read more
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Best Latex Pillows
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by Garen Glazier
2M ago
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission. Latex is known for its durability, responsiveness, and excellent temperature control. Because of this, latex has become increasingly popular in bedding products such as mattresses, toppers, and pillows. Latex pillows, in particular, offer sleepers standout contouring and pressure relief.  Latex is derived from the sap of rubber trees and can have different qualities depending on the production process. Solid latex pillo ..read more
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Restless Legs Syndrome
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by Afy Okoye
2M ago
Medical Disclaimer: The following content should not be used as medical advice or as a recommendation for any specific supplement or medication. It is important to consult your health care provider prior to starting a new medication or altering your current dosage. Restless legs syndrome, also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a sleep disorder that causes people to feel an unpleasant urge to move their legs. Urges to move the limbs, which often feel irresistible to the person experiencing them, can worsen at night and while a person is resting. For people with restless legs syndrome, moving ..read more
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Chronotypes
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by Dr. Michael Breus
2M ago
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission. We’re all familiar with the phrases “early bird” and “night owl.” Some of us are able to wake right up in the morning and start the day immediately, while some of us function much better at night. Everyone’s daily schedules work differently because our bodies all work differently. Our bodies function according to our own unique biological clock— part of this includes our chronotypes. I talk about chronotypes a lot because th ..read more
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4 Things to Know About How Sleep Affects Metabolism
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by Dr. Michael Breus
2M ago
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission. There’s big news about metabolism coming from a new study that is shaking up our understanding of how metabolism changes with age. The findings of this landmark study, published in the journal Science, challenge a major, longstanding belief about how metabolism changes over our lifetime: namely, that our metabolism slows during middle age. A slowing of metabolism in adulthood has long been thought to be a reason for adult wei ..read more
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Types of Naps
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by Rebecca Levi
2M ago
People everywhere take daytime naps, and they do so for many reasons. A nap can help people feel alert and refreshed, and it can also boost physical performance, learning, and thinking. Napping is also a way to compensate for a poor night’s sleep. And some indulge in naps for pure enjoyment. Scientific evidence suggests that our brains can reap big benefits from naps, but there are downsides to napping as well. We discuss the various types of naps and how to get the most out of napping. Different Types of Naps Naps can be classified in several ways, such as by how long they last and what func ..read more
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Sleeping Schedule
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by Afy Okoye
2M ago
Getting the right amount of sleep each night helps people think clearly and feel their best. Even though many people understand the importance of sleep, more than 30% of adults in the United States get less than seven hours of sleep each night.  To get the full benefits of sleep, experts recommend focusing on developing healthy sleep habits. One of the most important sleep habits is keeping to a person’s sleep schedule. Learn about the importance of a sleep schedule, the best sleep schedule for different age groups, and how to stick to a consistent bedtime routine.  The Importance ..read more
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Cannabis and Sleep
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by Afy Okoye
2M ago
Cannabis, commonly referred to as marijuana, refers to the dried flowers, seeds, stems, and leaves from the cannabis plant. Cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years, cultivated for the plant’s fibers as well as for oil, food, and its medicinal qualities. Today, an estimated 14.5% of people in the United States use cannabis products for a variety of purposes. Although research into the benefits of cannabis for sleep has shown mixed results, many people report using cannabis as a sleep aid.  Does Cannabis Help With Sleep? Research has shown that cannabis may improve sleep qu ..read more
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