Overview Being sleepy, heavy eyelids, warm bed – before you know it, you’ve fallen asleep. What is this thing that can ’switch us off’ in the evening and ’switch us back on’ in the morning? We know what it feels like to be awake and what it is like to… Read More »Flip-Flop Switch – A Binary System Balancing Between Sleep and Wakefulness
Overview Have you ever arrived to work on a Monday morning to see that one energetic coworker with bright eyes and a smile on their face? On the other hand there is that latecomer always looking drowsy with eyes swollen and a cowlick or two. You could say there are… Read More »Chronotypes – What They Are and What You Can Do About Them
Babies need a quiet place for them to stay asleep. There are now numerous options parents can choose from if what they want are devices that can help babies get a good night’s rest. Some devices emit the sound of ocean waves or play lullabies to calm down babies and… Read More »Hatch Baby Rest Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise Review
With more and more people unable to get proper relaxation, sleep has become a lucrative business. It started with aroma diffusers that promise a relaxing sleeping environment. Sound therapy has taken off together with products that not just give off white noise but brown and pink noise as well. Instead… Read More »Homedics Soundspa Sound Machine Review
The advances in technology during these past years continue to fascinate us. Mobile phones now have high-speed cameras. We now have ghost adventures in our phones and we even have hashtag generators to increase our followers in social media. There are significant technological leaps though. Dell used to dominate the… Read More »X-Sense Portable White Noise Machine Review
Overview & Methodology Blackout curtains are judged by 3 standards: Blockage Material (polyester – dust mite resistant) & Safety dense material to drown out the noise Insulated material to keep the heat and cool inside (energy saver) Chemical coat to make it last longer? Is it safe? Triple-weave Fabric Insulation… Read More »How We Rate Blackout Curtains
People who have restless sleep feel unfocused and will likely end up being unproductive at school or their workplace. And the most common causes of disturbed sleep are outside noises like noisy neighbors or street traffic. Snoring partners can also disrupt our sleep or prevent us from getting to sleep.… Read More »Avantek White Noise Sound Machine Review
White noise machines promote relaxation so you can easily fall asleep. They produce constant soothing sounds that allow the brain to settle and get into a state that is conducive for sleep. This process helps quiet the mind and prevents users from focusing on disruptive sounds that can interfere with… Read More »Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine Review
Most of us have to contend with loud noises before we can fall asleep or stay asleep. There are snoring partners, loud alarm clocks, or even natural sounds like cats fighting for scrap or the sound of an impending storm. Thankfully, there are now devices that can help those who… Read More »Snooz White Noise Sound Machine Review
Noise is one of the top reasons why most of us cannot sleep properly. It’s almost impossible to get a great night’s sleep if you live in an area where you have traffic 24/7 and dogs barking at every shadow they see. Thankfully, we now have a wide range of… Read More »Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan Evo Review
Emfit QS (Quantified Sleep) HRV is Emfit’s first product that targets consumer sleep tracking. It is an advance contactless sleep monitoring solution that monitors your sleep patterns and provides sleep analysis. On top of that, the QS also features a highly-detailed sleep analysis that targets athletes and other sports professionals.… Read More »Emfit QS HRV Sleep Monitor Review
Fitbit is well-known for their activity trackers and with the Fitbit Charge 3, they are out to stake their claim in the sleep tracking niche as well. The Charge 3 is a nice marriage between smartwatches, sleep trackers and fitness trackers. It has a little of each and tries to… Read More »Fitbit Charge 3 Review
SleepScore Max is a contactless sleep tracking device. This is convenient for those who don’t like wearing sleep tracking devices like the Fitbit Ionic. But more than the device itself, the real beauty of this device is on the algorithms that it uses to analyze the data it collects and… Read More »SleepScore Max Review
The Withings Sleep Tracking Mat is a non-wearable sleep tracker that offers sleep cycle analysis, heart rate tracking and snore detection. It is easy to set-up and automatically syncs to the Health Mate app through Wi-Fi. It also features IFTTT integration for scenarios such as the dimming of lights when… Read More »Withings Sleep Tracking Mat Review
The Garmin Vivosmart 4 is a multi-functional sleep and fitness tracker. Just like the Fitbit, the Vivosmart 4 looks like a fashionable accessory. Garmin is well-known for collecting and analyzing fitness data for professional athletes. They also counsel them on how much rest they need and whether they need anaerobic… Read More »Garmin VivoSmart 4 Review
Getting a good night sleep is important to your health. If you are not getting enough sleep, you must find the problem(s) and fix them. Many people don’t enjoy a good night sleep for various reasons related to sounds. A snoring partner, loud engine noise and loud sounds from neighbors… Read More »Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs Review
The Oura Ring is a ring-sized advanced body-monitoring tool that works like a multi-purpose fitness tracker. According to its website, the ring “tracks you 24/7 so you can build an accurate, insightful baseline of information about yourself from which you can grow and improve”. … Read More »Oura Ring Review
Overview & Methodology Sleep eye masks are judged by 4 standards: Comfort & Fit Material Quality Blockage Hygiene Learn more about how each of these qualities can affect your sleep when wearing a sleep mask. Comfort & Fit There are a lot of factors that affect your bedtime bliss,… Read More »How We Rate Sleep Masks
Overview Despite sleep taking one-third of our time, it remains a mystery for us. We know that sleep deprivation is bad for health. However, we have limited knowledge about the relationship between sleep and mental processes. We know that some people sleep less, others have difficulty in going to sleep,… Read More »Sleep and Creativity – Can Certain Sleep Habits Make You More Creative?
Overview This is a concept that defines cumulative loss of sleep during a specified period – it is about chronic sleep deprivation. Thus if you are sleeping an hour less than necessary for feeling fresh and energetic, and it continues for a week. Your sleep debt is equal to 7… Read More »Sleep Debt – Can You Make Up Lost Sleep?
Overview Chronic sleep deprivation is not a disease, but a cause. People get deprived of sleep often due to personal lifestyle choices, night shift jobs, and other habits. Sleep deficiency often occurs when humans intentionally shorten night rest, thus compromising on its duration. Excessive daytime sleepiness and headaches are common… Read More »Sleep Deprivation – How Losing Sleep Can Ruin Your Health
Overview This simply means sleeping twice during the 24 hours. It means having a shorter rest during the night and sleeping again during the daytime. Siesta is something that comes to the mind immediately when we talk about sleeping twice in a day. Biphasic sleep differs a bit. In siesta,… Read More »Biphasic Sleep – Is Sleeping Twice Better For Us?
Overview Sleep is polyphasic when a person sleeps multiple times a day. In most cases, a person would have one long sleep phase (monophasic sleep schedule) followed by numerous ultrashort sleep phases or naps. “So, how many times do you sleep? What is your sleep schedule?” Reply in most instances would… Read More »Polyphasic sleep: Can Ultra-short Sleep Phases Work For Us?
Quick View of What Happened Jeff Bridges appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live November 12th, 2018 where he mentioned his new project Sleep Club. The Sleep Club claims to be passionate about sleep, recommends products and also sells a supplement called Sleep Stripzzz. These are strips that dissolve in your tongue… Read More »Jeff Bridges aka “The Dude” Starts a Sleep Club
Before we go deep into the particulars, first and foremost before you purchase a White Noise Machine make sure that you can really sleep with that in your background as you lull yourself to sleep as not everyone does.
If you’re wondering, white noise is like white light but instead of light of course it is a combination of all sounds. Our brain can pick up one or two voices the most. That is the reason why they used this to mask all sounds that disrupts a person’s focus or sleep.
Howard Leight Foam Earplugs come in a variety of colors, with a smooth and soil-resistant foam exterior that prevents build-up of dirt, minimizing the chances of ear infections. The earplugs, which fall under the single-use disposable category, are easy to use and provide superb attenuation, promising extreme comfort to enhance… Read More »Howard Leight (Honeywell) Earplugs Review
Overview & Methodology Sleep trackers are judged by 8 standards: Accuracy Ease of Use Functionality Reliability Data Accessibility Aesthetic Design (wearable only) Comfort (wearable only) Battery Life (wearable only) Learn more about how each of these qualities impact the overall usefulness of the tracker you choose and help you build… Read More »How We Rate Sleep Trackers
Overview & Methodology Earplugs are judged by 5 standards: Noise Reduction Rating Comfort Fit Durability Ease of Use Learn more about how each of these qualities can affect your sleep when using earplugs. Noise Reduction Rating Keeping out noise is top priority when popping in earplugs. It becomes even more… Read More »How We Rate Earplugs
Overview Circadian rhythm is not merely about sleep and wake cycles. The deeper one goes into the topic; better a person understands that almost every bodily process has a rhythm. During the daytime, humans need more energy, better stress handling abilities. While in the evening, the body must relax, before… Read More »Circadian Rhythm and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
Overview Sleep is most well-known physiological process, and yet most challenging to understand and study. We need to sleep long enough, and well enough for healthy life. Homeostasis means constant state. It is a term used in the study of human body working, a field called physiology. Thus homeostasis simply… Read More »Homeostasis and Sleep Propensity
Overview Even though arrhythmias may not pose an immediate threat to life, they may indicate the presence of some disease. It means complete health check must be done in those with such a problem. In young men, athletes, episodes of sinus bradycardia (abnormal slowdown in heart rate) may occur. In… Read More »Heart Rhythm Problems During REM Sleep
It should come as no surprise that HEAROS is one of the top earplugs for sleep. The company has a solid track record in the ear protection field for over 25 years now. HEAROS uses a proprietary mix of polyurethane foam that is both easy to insert and also super… Read More »Hearos Xtreme Earplugs Review
Pillows have been slowly gaining importance these past few years. We used to look at them as just a bedroom accessory and nothing else. Nowadays, pillows are getting recognized not just like a sleeping aid but a health aid as well. There are now multiple pillow reviews that you can… Read More »Best Pillow – An Unbiased List of the Top Pillows