A Bad Mattress Can Kill Your Social Life
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
1M ago
There’s no doubt that a poor night’s sleep comes with plenty of physical baggage the next day – from listless limbs to red-streaked eyes. And the side effects don’t stop there because the mental baggage is just waiting in the wings to join the show – complete with the brain fog you just can’t shake. However, if those fun side effects aren’t enough motivation to prioritize better sleep, there’s more. A study out of UC Berkeley reveals a two-way relationship between sleep loss and becoming socially isolated. So, in addition to counterproductive physical and mental side effects, lack of sleep ca ..read more
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Eat, SLEEP, Game - Repeat.
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
2M ago
If you have any connection to a gamer or the gaming world, you’ve heard this saying plenty of times – or even seen it plastered to gaming cave walls or on a well-worn t-shirt. However, “Eat-Sleep-Game-Repeat” is more than just a catchy phrase loved by avid gamers and tournament winners in Korea and Australia.    Instead, this mantra captures the essence of gamers’ intensity and focus by listing the “only essential” things needed to level up and dominate in the gaming world. And the intensity is real – the video game sector is larger than the movie and music industries combined, and ..read more
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How much turkey do you have to eat to get sleepy from tryptophan?
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
2M ago
Gobble, gobble, friends! It’s turkey season, a.k.a. the holiday season. Grab your stretchy pants and get ready for family, friends, and food – lots and lots of food. Every third Thursday of November, Americans gather and gorge on Thanksgiving feasts, inviting diets to exit stage left as we eat like bears before hibernation.  Most Thanksgiving celebrations feature many traditional side dishes, which can differ from table to table. However, the star of the show is inevitably the turkey. Whether you side with white meat or dark meat, we are all guilty of piling our plates with more turkey th ..read more
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What’s the real deal with beauty sleep?
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by trevor
3M ago
The beauty industry is part of the big B club, i.e., it’s worth billions. The US cosmetic market is worth a staggering $62.46 billion, and sales in face skincare alone are projected to reach $28.16B this year. (1,2) Given society’s fascination with looking young as long as possible, these numbers aren’t all that surprising.    Here’s the thing – and you may find this surprising. One of the most powerful tools for healthy aging, especially when it comes to your face, is absolutely free. It’s beauty sleep. Are you getting yours? Because it’s worth its weight in gold, and we’re telling ..read more
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While inadequate rest may increase the risk of cancer, restorative sleep is an essential part of its treatment and recovery
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
3M ago
While inadequate rest may increase the risk of cancer, restorative sleep is an essential part of its treatment and recovery BY TERRY CRALLE, RN   Sufficient sleep is considered the cornerstone of health and well-being. Conversely, insufficient sleep has serious health repercussions, including an increased risk of stroke, depression, hypertension, heart attack, diabetes, dementia, obesity, osteoporosis, motor vehicle accidents, and on-the-job accidents and injuries. Recent research has demonstrated even more alarming downsides to sleep deprivation, including an impact on some of the most ..read more
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How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow?
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
3M ago
  A form of the “pillow” has existed for thousands of years – beginning with stone pillows used for sleeping in Mesopotamia around 7000 BC. However, these ancient pillows, which could not have been comfortable, served a different purpose than the beloved pillows of today. Back then, stone “pillows” helped users avoid insects crawling into their mouths, noses, and ears during sleep – if even possible with a literal “hard as a rock” pillow, right?   Fast forward to today, where pillows provide comfort and support while sleeping – and represent a multi-billion dollar industry. In fact ..read more
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Sleep: Your Travel Essential
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
5M ago
Whether you are headed out on family vacation or gearing up for a business trip, one of the most important things for any traveler to remember to take along is sufficient sleep! It may seem like an obvious essential, but it doesn’t always get the travel priority it deserves.   So if you aren’t making sleep an essential travel item on your trips, this article is for you – and your sleep!  Why is sleep so important for traveling?  Travel involves its own share of headaches (especially these days, sigh), including long lines, canceled flights, missed connections, changes in diet a ..read more
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Do you resist going to bed? You might be experiencing sleep procrastination
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by trevor
5M ago
After a long day of work and dealing with life, do you find yourself in the following scenario? You’re stretched out in bed, bathed in your phone’s screen light as you mindlessly scroll. Yes, it’s past your intended bedtime, and you’re tired. Yet, turning the phone off and heading to dreamland is not happening. You stubbornly resist – knowing full well you’ll be tired in the morning – again.  If you’re raising your hand, welcome to the club. This rebellious bedtime behavior is a thing, and it has a name: sleep procrastination or revenge sleep procrastination. It’s a psychological phenom ..read more
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Is there such thing as too much sleep?
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
5M ago
Ah, sleep. The cherished time when everything is truly shut down, and our bodies and minds get some real “alone” time. There’s a lot of talk about sleep lately. Celebrities have contributed youthful looks to their healthy sleep habits (hey, JLo!), and we are bombarded with studies about the benefits of sleep.  From articles on healthy sleep hygiene to an explosion of sleep-related products and more – all eyes are on the bedroom these days. So why the fuss? Perhaps the global pandemic’s epic disruption of “regular” routines – including sleep – has given folks more time to ponder their sl ..read more
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Don’t Let Studying in Bed Sabotage Your Sleep
Better Sleep Council | Start Every Day With A Good Night's Sleep
by trevor
5M ago
If you had the choice between spending the morning studying in bed or heading to the library – which would you choose? Yeah, we would choose the first option, too. Cozy time is the best time, right? Well, not always.   Unfortunately, trying to accomplish anything other than sleep in bed – like studying or working – can interfere with your sleep quality and more. In fact, there are many reasons why studying in bed vs. a desk can work against you, and we’re sharing five of them next. However, we know there are times when reality works against us – and the bed wins. So, we’re also including ..read more
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