The coronavirus situation is so desperate in New York that doctors at the Northwell Health hospital system are making backup ventilators out of sleep apnea machines and are sharing the instructions online. Why is Northwell Health making ventilators out of Sleep Apnea machines? The health system – which has 23… Read More »New York Hospitals are Making Ventilators Out of Sleep Apnea Machines
The COVID-19 virus pandemic – which started when a person consumed a bat at a wet market in Wuhan, China – has been spreading around the globe and killing thousands upon thousands of people. The majority of people in the world are practicing social isolation in an attempt to flatten… Read More »Can Sleep Deprivation Increase Your Chances of Catching Coronavirus?
Sleep masks – like this one from Manta – are designed to block out 100% of sunlight and artificial light so that you can still get high quality sleep even if you aren’t sleeping in a dark environment. Should you buy the Manta Sleep Mask? Manta Sleep Mask is great… Read More »Manta Sleep Mask Review
Oura – the company that makes the Oura Ring sleep tracking device – is sponsoring research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to determine whether the physiological data that the company collects from its users can predict whether they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. If you have an… Read More »Oura is Doing a COVID-19 Study and You Can Participate to Help Stop the Virus
CBD is a hemp-derived substance that is being infused in literally everything. You can buy CBD oils, gummies, dog treats, topicals and now you can even get pillows that are infused with this incredibly healthy substance. Pillows that are infused with CBD are designed to help you fall asleep faster… Read More »Best CBD Pillows
Anyone who regularly listens to the Joe Rogan Experience knows that the comedian/cagefighting commentator is a huge fan of health and wellness topics. He is outspoken about his sleep apnea and is one of the few celebrities to admit that he sleeps a full eight hours per night. He is… Read More »Joe Rogan and Joey Diaz Talk About the Risks of Taking Ambien
CBD Pillow – use coupon code sleepline to save 10% – is a company that was founded with a simple goal: to help you sleep better by combining the benefits of CBD – the trendy hemp-derived substance found in everything from edibles to dog treats – with a gel memory… Read More »CBD Pillow Review
MyPillow is joining the effort to win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic by shifting 75% of their production to making protective gear for front line hospital workers. Mike Lindell, CEO of the Minnesota-based company, says that two-thirds of MyPillow’s production will be dedicated to manufacturing cotton masks for the… Read More »MyPillow Shifts 75% of Production to Make Face Masks for Hospital Workers
St. Regis – owned by Mariott – is one of the most popular luxury hotel chains in the world. If you’ve ever stayed at one of their properties (or any other luxury hotel chain for that matter) you’ve definitely noticed that their beds are significantly more comfortable than the one… Read More »St. Regis Hotel Bed Review
Bear is a US-based mattress company that markets itself as making beds for people with active lifestyles. The brand launched in 2015 and offers three different models. We’ll focus this review on the Bear Mattress, the brand’s flagship model. Bear also manufactures the Bear Hybrid and Bear Pro mattresses but… Read More »Bear Mattress Review
In a Medium post announcing a $28M Series B funding round, Oura CEO Harpreet Singh Rai revealed that the company has sold over 150,000 of its rings since launching in early 2018 and that their team has grown to over 100 people globally. Links to resources mentioned in this article… Read More »Oura CEO Reveals How Many Sleep-Tracking Rings They Have Sold
If you’re wondering what the best pillows are but are also interested in what types there are and which ones would be the best for you, then you’re in the right place. Here we’re going through twelve different types of pillows and presenting three best ones in each category. Research… Read More »Best Types of Pillow
ZenHaven is an all-latex flippable mattress from Saatva that is available in two different firmness options: Luxury Plush (4/10 firmness level) and Gentle Firm (7/10). The Talaylay latex construction does a great job of providing pressure relief and contouring support, based on our extensive testing. You may already be familiar… Read More »ZenHaven Mattress Review
The increasing awareness of COVID-19 means that all of us are going to have to take extra precautions to help reduce the spread of this pandemic. Most medical experts, scientists, and other health professionals recommend that you self-quarantine – meaning isolate yourself in your house and never leave unless necessary… Read More »Is It Safe to Sleep in the Same Bed as Your Partner While Quarantined?
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson both tested positive for COVID-19 while filming an untitled Elvis Presley movie in Australia. One of the main symptoms that made Hanks want to get tested was that he was “feeling tired”. Resources featured in this article Surgical mask – Designed to prevent the spread… Read More »Tom Hanks Tests Positive For Coronavirus After “Feeling Tired”
The USA is currently in a state of panic over the novel coronavirus epidemic. People are flocking to Costco and Walmart to stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food, and – for some weird reason – toilet paper. Hysterical people like to take actions that they feel will be helpful… Read More »Dr. Oz: This is How Many Hours You Should Sleep to Prevent Coronavirus
Some TikTok users are streaming videos of themselves sleeping overnight and are actually making cash doing so, according to a new investigation from the New York Times. Resources mentioned in this article TikTok – Social media platform Eight Sleep Blue Wave Glasses – Blue-light-blocking glasses Sleepline Audio: Better Sleep Starts… Read More »TikTok Users Are Streaming Themselves Sleeping For Profit. People Are Actually Watching.
It’s that time of year again: get ready to lose an hour of sleep on Sunday since the clocks will “spring forward”. On March 8, 2020 at 2 a.m. Americans in the vast majority of states that observe Daylight Saving Time will adjust their clocks forward one hour. Resources mentioned… Read More »When Is Daylight Saving Time This Year?
Joe Rogan just interviewed Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics and host of the podcast by the same name onn episode #1437 of the Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan and Dubner went over a wide range of topics including sports, exercise, politics, martial arts, and more throughout the episode. After the first… Read More »Joe Rogan Reveals Which Sleep Tracker He Uses To Stay Productive
Pain during sleep most commonly comes from sleeping in an inadequate position. The source of pain for some people could be arthritis or an injury. We looked at different locations – shoulder, neck, and back – and made lists of the best pillows for each of those specific types of… Read More »Best Pillows for Pain Relief
Casper is one of the largest and most popular internet mattress companies out there. You’ve likely seen their advertisements and know several people who already own one. The real question is: Is this mattress all hype or is it worth buying? The Casper is a hybrid mattress containing three foam… Read More »Casper Mattress Review
Out of all of the trendy “mattress-in-a-box” internet companies that have been disrupting the industry in recent years, Saatva is one of the most popular. Their marketing strategy of sponsoring popular podcasts (Your Mom’s House, etc.) has put their brand name in front of millions of consumers, but you’re probably… Read More »Saatva Mattress Review
Joe Rogan is a guy who has a variety of interests: pool playing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hunting, and stand-up comedy among them. One of the topics that he is most known for is his interest in everything related to health: nutrition, exercise, massage guns, and – most importantly to us –… Read More »This Joe Rogan Episode Changed Joey Diaz’s Life
America is currently in the middle of what Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep, refers to as a sleeplessness epidemic; with all demographics reporting that they are sleeping less than the recommended 8 hours per night. We always recommend that you get your sleep hygiene in order first if… Read More »Best Sounds to Fall Asleep To: Introducing Sleepline Audio
Generation Z and Millennials are much more likely to report that they are dependent upon masturbation in order to fall asleep, based on data from a survey commissioned by Sleepline.
A new version of coronavirus – labeled 2019-nCoV – was discovered recently in Wuhan, China after people began developing pneumonia without an obvious cause. So far no existing vaccines or treatments are effective at treating this outbreak, which has been spreading internationally. The disease can be transmitted from human-to-human and… Read More »Coronavirus Keeping You Up at Night? Here’s How to Relax and Get Some Sleep
Kobe Bryant – the legendary basketball star who just tragically died in a helicopter crash – is one the greatest players of all time. His work ethic and practice routine are the stuff legends are made out of. It turns out that his unique sleeping habits helped contribute to his… Read More »How Kobe Bryant’s Unique Sleep Habits Made Him the GOAT
Keep arriving at work way too tired? Cutting back on sleep takes its toll on your mental and physical health and we all know that, but a lot of people sacrifice sleep for their careers – which in reality seems to be counterproductive. It’s not only hurting your company, but… Read More »Sleep and Work – Why We Need a Balance
The sleeplessness epidemic continued to get worse in 2019. According to a new survey of 2000 adults the average American got less than 6 hours of sleep per night. This comes out to 47 minutes less than 2018, an all-time low. This stunning drop means that the 6 hours and… Read More »Survey: Americans Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours Per Night; 47 Minutes Less Than Last Year
If you suffer from a medical condition then you have unique needs that you should take into consideration when you’re buying a new mattress. In this list we’ll give our best recommendations for people who have the following medical conditions: Fibromyalgia Arthritis Acid Reflux Disease Menopause Scoliosis Sciatica We believe… Read More »Best Mattresses for Medical Conditions
Can’t sleep? Many people solve this problem easily with a nightcap and many believe their sleep is better when they drink. Sleep does come easy when you have a drink in the evening and you’ll sleep deeply in the first part of the night. Great, right? Science tells us that… Read More »Alcohol Consumption and Sleep
Hostels can be a place where you hardly get any sleep, not only because you’re in an unfamiliar environment, but also because of noisy neighbors or people in your room. You can never predict who you’ll end up in a room with, but you can take certain steps to make… Read More »How To Sleep in a Hostel
Casper – the wildly popular mattress and pillow startup – announced on Friday that they are going to go public in a filing with the federal government. Unfortunately it looks like their overwhelming popularity in the consumer market hasn’t yet translated in profitability, making this an IPO that you should… Read More »Casper is Going Public: Why You Shouldn’t Invest in the IPO
Nightmares are never a good time for anyone, but new research indicates that those horrific dreams actually serve a purpose. A team of researchers from the United States and Switzerland conducted a dream study that identified the parts of the brain that are active when you are having a nightmare.… Read More »Nightmares Are Designed to Prepare You For Dangerous Situations in Real Life
Professional video game players may not have the same physical demands as actual athletes, but they definitely have the same cognitive demands. It’s critical that high-level competitors in any domain get sufficient sleep to help improve their performance, but it turns out that eSports players aren’t meeting this requirement. Why… Read More »eSports Teams Are Exhausted and Demanding More Sleep
In our modern sleep-deprived society many Americans consider skimping on sleep a badge of honor. Popular culture tells us that if you want to work hard and get ahead then you need to stay up late checking emails, filling out spreadsheets, and hating life. According to a new survey that… Read More »Skimping on Sleep Will Double Your Chances of Getting Fired
Blue light from TVs, cell phones, and computer screens has been cited as one of the biggest culprits causing the sleepless epidemic in our modern, high-tech society. Many people buy blue light-blocking apps, glasses, and screen covers in an attempt to stop the allegedly harmful rays from disrupting their sleep… Read More »Research: Blue Light From Your Phone Doesn’t Disrupt Sleep
If you struggle with anxiety you aren’t alone. Over 18% of the population suffers from an anxiety disorder in any given year. Fortunately it’s highly treatable with a variety of different therapies, medications, and lifestyle changes. According to a recent study, it turns out that getting more high-quality shuteye is… Read More »New Study Reveals Why Deep Sleep Makes You Less Anxious
Sleeping well could increase your chances of conceiving. Although it’s not the only factor, sleep certainly plays a role in fertility; both male and female reproductive functioning gets better on sufficient sleep as hormones are balanced better and all organs work properly. Other factors that play a large role in… Read More »Sleep and Fertility
Excessive sweating typically happens because your body temperature is high, so figuring out what makes you hot is half of the battle. Some of the most common reasons include sleeping in a hot room, being at a certain age like puberty or menopause, or having anxiety. Sometimes hot flashes and… Read More »Excessive Sweating During Sleep
Buying a mattress used to be so easy: just go to the local mattress store every ten years or so and pick out the one that you can tolerate the most. Fortunately times have changed. When it’s time to upgrade your mattress you’re now spoiled for choice. You can buy… Read More »Best Types of Mattresses
You may not recognize the name Tony Fadell but you’re definitely familiar with his work: He’s the superstar designer who helped create the iPod, iPhone, and Nest. Fadell was a guest on a recent episode of the Tim Ferris podcast where he discussed a wide range of issues including sleep.… Read More »The Guy Who Designed the iPod, iPhone, and Nest Buys This Sleep Product For His Friends
Let’s face it: buying a mattress can be one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make. With premium brands costing thousands of dollars, it’s really important that you shop around and try to find deals or sales. Fortunately most leading retailers have hidden sales pages where you can find… Read More »Best Mattress Deals
There are three styles of sleeping: back, stomach, and side. Most people don’t think about their sleeping position when purchasing a mattress, but it’s actually one of the most important factors you should think about. In this guide we’ll review some of the best mattresses based on your sleeping position.… Read More »Best Mattresses by Sleeping Position
Massage guns are the latest high-tech active recovery tools that are popular among athletes, weightlifters, and regular people suffering from chronic pain who want the benefits of massage therapy at home. Most massage guns utilize percussive therapy; meaning that the device vibrates to help your muscles recover faster, improve range… Read More »Best Massage Guns
If you were to enumerate three things that are bad for your heart and are likely to cause a heart attack, what would they be? Do you feel that poor sleep is as big of a factor as a lack of physical exercise or smoking? As it turns out, sleep… Read More »Your Heart, Your Sleep – Sleep And Cardiovascular Health
The very first night in an unfamiliar setting always results in not-so-great sleep. While it’s never going to be as comfortable as sleeping at home, you can make a lot of wise decisions to help you sleep soundly in a hotel. Many people who struggle with sleeping in hotel rooms… Read More »Sleeping In a Hotel Room
A new study shows that “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” isn’t just an occasional occurrence, it’s actually the norm. The average adult American wakes up in a bad mood 300 times per year. I’m not sure if you’re counting, but there’s only 365 days in a… Read More »Study: Average Person Wakes Up in a Bad Mood Six Days Per Week
It’s important that you personalize your mattress based on your own unique sleeping habits, regardless of what age you are. Senior citizens, kids, and teens all tend to have certain requirements when it comes to sleeping; and there are mattresses that are designed to accommodate these different age groups. You… Read More »Best Mattresses by Age
Cortisol has an impact on how you sleep, wake up, and even learn. It has many important roles in the body, but it seems that many of us with our hectic lives and not-so-good sleep schedules may have more cortisol than we should. Too much cortisol is linked with anxiety… Read More »The Stress Hormone Cortisol And Sleep
Scientists have been updating us with information about how we sleep and what they have told us so far is that every year, Americans sleep shorter and have more sleep problems, such as the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Two 2017 studies based their findings on the National… Read More »Americans Are Still Having a Hard Time Getting Enough Sleep – But the Situation is Improving
Many people with insomnia complain about “racing thoughts” that they can’t control. It’s like an intense movie marathon that just goes on and keeps them awake for a long time – sometimes until sunrise. These thoughts could be linked to a particularly stressful period someone is going through or they… Read More »Racing Thoughts at Bedtime? Causes and Solutions
I’m sure you can relate the nightmare of trying get a good night of sleep while traveling. While we’re at home we can control every single aspect of our sleep environment and tailor it to our individual preferences. Unfortunately you can’t bring your comfortable home mattress with you when you’re… Read More »Best Travel Mattresses
A later school start time could easily be on every teenager’s wishlist. They just never seem to have enough sleep, but they also don’t listen if parents tell them to go to bed early. As it turns out, teens’ circadian rhythm shifts as they become adolescents, so they’ll naturally feel… Read More »Is a Later School Start Time Better for Students?
Aches and pains are a common issue while we sleep, especially as we age. Hip pain and back pain are some of the most frequent offenders and can be caused by chronic health conditions and injuries. The mattress that you choose to buy can have a huge impact on your… Read More »Best Mattresses for Pain Relief
Perhaps you’ve experienced the increased need for snacks and heavy meals after a night of short or poor sleep. Sleep has been linked with our hunger and self-control, as well as metabolism. Scientists keep warning that inappropriate sleep can lead to weight gain, obesity, and diabetes due to hormonal imbalances… Read More »The Effectiveness of Your Diet Depends on How You Sleep
About 25 countries observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) – moving the clock one hour forward in summer and one hour back in the fall so that we make use of the daylight in summer months. As much as you may be happy for the extra hour in fall, you’ll be… Read More »Is Daylight Saving Time Responsible for Heart Attacks?
Many people were surprised to learn about “sleep divorce” when Carson Daly announced on the Today Show that he and his wife have been sleeping in separate beds for months. This new trend isn’t just a celebrity quirk, however. Approximately 1-in-10 couples have adopted the practice of sleeping separately to… Read More »Sleep Divorce is a Trend and It’s on the Rise
In a nutshell, foods that are good for your overall health are also good for your sleep. A well-balanced diet with just enough complex carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, fruits, and veggies will help you sleep well at night. Some of the well-known sleep disturbers include diets that are extremely high… Read More »Food, Diet, and Sleep – What You Eat Matters
A new study claims that hispanics who have difficulties with sleeping may be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What did the study find? The study found that there is a link between insomnia and a decline in neurocognitive functioning. This can be a precursor… Read More »Study: Link Between Poor Sleep Quality and Alzheimer’s in Hispanic People
People have long noticed that it’s harder to fall asleep and stay asleep during a full moon. Even people who don’t notice any lunar effects on their sleep still occasionally report feeling sluggish and “hungover”, a sensation that isn’t noticeable on normal days. Is this a real phenomenon or are… Read More »Full Moon Insomnia: How the Moon Messes With Your Sleep
We’ve spent countless hours testing out the most popular mattresses from all of the leading brands. We judged each mattress using standardized metrics such as comfort, structural integrity, and durability. After extensive testing we determined that the best mattress is the DreamCloud. A close runner-up are the mattresses offered by… Read More »Best Mattresses
Overview and Methodology We judge mattresses by the following criteria: Comfort Structural integrity and durability Firmness and support The oldest known mattress dates back to 77,000 years ago and humans have been using them to get a more comfortable night of sleep ever since. Early mattresses were constructed out of… Read More »How We Rate Mattresses
At multiple points during President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appeared to be completely unconscious. Ross, who is 81, fell asleep for a solid 15 minutes according to several videos recorded during the speech in New York City. Most embarrassingly, Trump spoke… Read More »Video: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Falls Asleep During Trump Speech
As anyone who suffers from insomnia can attest, a little bit of self-love goes a long way in helping you catch some Z’s. The flip side is true as well: masturbation also helps you wake up in the morning. According to our survey, the former is much more common. What… Read More »Masturbation and Sleep
If you’re like myself and countless other people around the world, you may be wondering just what your dreams actually mean. Is there a deep meaning behind the seemingly random and sometimes crazy visuals that we see when sleeping? Or is dreaming completely pointless? That’s the topic of episode 2… Read More »The Mind, Explained Episode 2: Dreams Review
Napping is a common way that people deal with lack of adequate sleep, giving them the feeling that they’re “catching up” on the shuteye that they missed. While Sleepline readers will know that catching up on sleep is a myth, it turns out that there are in fact some health… Read More »Study Finds Napping Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Heart Disease
Which celebrity sleep habits most resemble your own? Are you a Benjamin Franklin (7 hours) or a Joe Rogan (8 hours)? Do you sleep the same amount as prolific inventor Thomas Edison (5 hours)? Or does your shuteye more closely resemble Albert Einstein (10 hours)? Figuring out how much sleep… Read More »How Many Hours Successful People Sleep
Over the past few years there have been several viral videos and stories of people sleeping behind the wheel of their Tesla while it drives on Autopilot. Autopilot is a technology present in Tesla cars which gives the vehicle the ability to drive itself on highways. Tesla officially requires that… Read More »Tesla Drivers Sleeping at the Wheel
If you or your loved one has suffered a stroke or a small (ischemic) stroke, you may be familiar with sleep problems that follow it – insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep-wake cycle disorders are among the most common. Those who sleep well after a stroke usually recover faster and… Read More »Stroke, Mini-Stroke, And Sleep – How Are They Related?
A well-known joke says that when you start college, you can only pick two out of these three: good grades, social life, and enough sleep. As grades are obviously important and social life doesn’t seem to ever stop being fun, most students opt for cutting down on sleep. What you… Read More »College Student Sleep Guide – Prep For Success
Sleeping pills are often used as a quick fix for a sleepless night but many Americans use them for much longer than advised. Pills mainly work by causing drowsiness and “knocking us out” until the morning comes. However, we won’t always wake up refreshed – especially if we take them… Read More »Sleeping Pills and Sleep
Do you get sleepy after eating a lot of carbohydrates? Does that mean carbs are good for your sleep quality? There are many questions about the connection between carbs and sleep and not so many clear answers. So far the research suggests that a meal rich in carbohydrates makes us… Read More »High-Carbohydrate Diet And Sleep
A good night’s sleep may be more powerful than you thought. We are sleepier when we are sick because our body is more efficient in fighting off viruses and bacteria when we sleep; this is common knowledge. Did you know your immune system is stronger when you sleep enough? People… Read More »How Sleep Protects And Heals You From Flu
It’s very easy to see the effects of short sleep, shift change or restless non-restorative sleep. We feel daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. Sadly, we don’t see the more adverse effects like changes in our genetic expression and hormonal imbalances. Those two problems are likely to cause cancer… Read More »Sleep and the Risk of Cancer
All of the microbes that live in our intestines are known as the gut microbiome. Some even call it our “second brain” because it influences so many processes (not just breaking down food) – our mood, mental health, hormone production, and sleep, to name a few. Taking special care of… Read More »Gut Microbiome And Sleep
Do you feel lonely because you didn’t sleep well? Is your loneliness impairing your sleep? It seems to work both ways when it comes to these two problems. You are probably not going to feel like a friendly person if you didn’t get enough sleep. What is more, other people… Read More »Loneliness and Sleep
Overview You have probably noticed that from the time you wake up, your energy level seems to grow and then start falling down again – the longer we are awake, the more tired we feel. This can be ‘fixed’ only by sleeping. Then again, there are days when we are… Read More »How Is Sleep Regulated? The Two-Process Model
Overview Most of us sleep only once a day but it’s also normal if someone has a nap in the afternoon. For small children napping is a must, whereas babies sleep many times a day, waking up after about every three hours to eat. What we just described are three… Read More »How Many Times A Day Do You Sleep? Presenting Different Sleep Patterns
Overview Without any prior knowledge about sleep; what an average person would know about sleep is that it is a state in which we are unaware of things around us, that it usually happens at night, that we dream during sleep, that we grow more tired the longer we are… Read More »What Is Sleep? Definitions Of Sleep
Overview Sleep and learning are tightly connected. We could say that sleep helps us learn in two ways – one is before the actual learning. When we are well-rested, our brain is cleared out from sleep-inducing substances, fresh and ready for action. It is then that we are focused, concentrated… Read More »Good Sleepers Are Better Students: Learning And Sleep
Overview Saying that someone is a ‘short sleeper’ can be misleading because we don’t know whether it refers to someone who naturally needs little sleep or someone who is constantly sleep-deprived. This term is and can be used in both cases. Here we talk about all short sleepers – those… Read More »Short Sleep – When is it Dangerous?
Overview Do goldfish sleep? This is a common question and something that I’ve asked myself before. Back when I was still a child, I’ve always wondered how come I’ve never seen a goldfish sleeping. They always have their eyes wide open. Don’t they ever get tired of always being awake?… Read More »Do Goldfish Sleep?
Overview This is one of the most frequently searched questions in Google. Beats me why a lot of people have developed a fascination in the sleeping habits of snails. It might be that they saw a lot of snails on their gardens. Or it can also be that someone saw… Read More »How Long Do Snails Sleep?
Overview If you’ve ever been extremely tired, trying hard to focus on what the professor is saying when your head suddenly falls down and you quickly jerk to an upright position, having no idea what just happened – you’ve experienced microsleep. Falling asleep for a short time, usually from exhaustion,… Read More »Microsleep – The Unintended, Potentially Dangerous Sleep
Overview If a person needs to receive anesthesia in order to undergo surgery, they may hear the doctor saying ‘We are going to put you to sleep’. Is this person really going to sleep while being operated on? And how about people who are in a coma – are they… Read More »The Three States Of Unresponsiveness: Sleep, Anesthesia, And Coma
Overview Waking up can be linked to various reasons, so to speak. One of them is in the morning when the light hits our eyes. We can also wake up due to the cat breaking a vase or loud music playing. We can also wake up in the middle of… Read More »How Do We Wake Up? The Processes Behind It
Overview If you own a cat then you know how much they love to sleep. Our feline friends can sleep up to 16 hours a day. And this is just for younger cats. Older cats spend as much as 20 hours a day sleeping. And they can easily fall asleep… Read More »Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?
Overview Just like with other animals, sleeping is also important to horses. Being in a state of deep sleep is ensures that horses function properly, both mentally and physically. This is crucial for horses because they are beasts of burden. Some horses function as farmhands. They spend the day lugging… Read More »How Do Horses Sleep?
Overview Sleep spindles are a type of brainwaves that come in bursts. They are described as an oscillatory activity of the brain which is mostly said to happen during stage 2 NREM sleep (light sleep) but it also occurs during deep sleep. Certain relations have been found between sleep spindles… Read More »Sleep Spindles Explained
Overview Sometimes we wake up feeling like our brain and body are still sleeping, and we are unable to think clearly or act right. We feel tired and groggy as soon as we open our eyes. This is called sleep inertia, and it happens when we wake up. Sleep inertia… Read More »What Sleep Inertia Is And How To Deal With It
Our bodies are naturally warm, especially when we sleep. However, some people feel warmer than natural. This sensation makes sleeping difficult. They often wake up drenched in sweat and have a hard time getting back to sleep. And that’s just on regular nights. Imagine how difficult it can be during… Read More »Best Cooling Pillow
Ensuring that a newborn baby gets all the needed nutrients is of paramount importance to any parent. Whether you are breastfeeding your baby or feeding via a bottle, a good nursing pillow will make nursing so much easier and comfortable. Lactation consultants developed nursing pillows to help moms and their… Read More »Best Nursing Pillow
Pregnancy is a challenging phase and the many changes that a pregnant woman’s body experiences makes sleeping difficult. You can no longer sleep comfortably and even your usual sleeping position doesn’t seem to work anymore. Just as you’re getting the hand of sleeping in a particular position, you move into… Read More »Best Pregnancy Pillow
Overview Different types of light have different effects on us and our biological clock. It is natural to be exposed to bright daylight when we wake up, and various processes in our body follow the day-night rhythm, where the day is activity time and night is the time for rest.… Read More »How Light Affects Our Sleep: Daylight vs. Artificial Light
Overview Hypnopaedia (also spelled as hypnopedia) means learning new information while sleeping. The idea of hypnopaedia was largely popular in the 1950s, and since then, companies have sold many audio-cassettes and CDs intended for sleep-learning. It was popular among famous and ordinary people who wanted to improve their image, learn… Read More »Can We Learn While Sleeping? Hypnopaedia: Myth and Reality
Overview Sleep has long been linked with an ability to successfully remember and learn things. Although scientists claim that there are many questions unanswered and many processes not fully understood, there has been a significant amount of research and interesting, unambiguous discoveries as to what sleep does for our memory.… Read More »Sleep And Memory – How Sleep Improves Our Memory And Helps Us Learn
Overview Some hormones are known to make us feel tired, help us relax and fall asleep; whereas the others depend on the quality and length of our sleep. Hormone levels rise and drop throughout the day and this fluctuation is usually directly or indirectly related to our circadian rhythm (biological… Read More »The Relationship Between Hormones And Sleep
Travel pillows are essential, especially for those who frequently travel. We all know how difficult it is to rest comfortably when you have an aisle seat and you can’t find a suitable sleeping position. Often, you wake up with a stiff neck or feel muscle cramps in the head and… Read More »Best Travel Pillow – Top Brands for Frequent Travelers
A foundation is essential for a bed. They help support your mattress so it can last longer. Those with sleep-related health issues will also benefit from foundations since they help make beds more comfortable for sleeping. Zinus is a traditional box spring re-invented to make it more functional and easier… Read More »Zinus 9 Inch High Profile BiFold Box Spring Review
If you need a low-cost solution that provides excellent support for all mattress types then the Classic Brands Instant Foundation 8-inch Box Spring is the perfect choice for you. Assembling for almost anyone is easy. A great foundation is a must for anyone who wants to make sleeping more comfortable… Read More »Classic Brands Instant Foundation 8-Inch Box-Spring Review
We always put a premium on the durability of the products that we buy, and the same goes for bed foundations. Bed foundations like box springs bear the weight of not just the mattress but the people who use them. This is why it is imperative that we get a… Read More »HOMUS Box Spring Review
No matter what type of bed you have, it is essential to have a foundation that can support it. Even high-quality mattresses like the Signature Sleep Mattress, the Signature Sleep Essential or the Signature Sleep Contour need a foundation. A good foundation is essential especially for high-density foam mattresses because… Read More »Signature Sleep 7- Inch Folding Mattress Box Spring/Foundation Review
Insulin regulates blood glucose throughout the day and night. Between 4 and 8 am, there is a surge in glucose – however, if insulin is able to do its job properly, it takes care of this situation. Our body consumes the least glucose during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and… Read More »Insulin and Sleep – Do Sleep Problems Cause Insulin Resistance?
Overview Estrogen (sometimes spelled oestrogen) is an important reproductive hormone which effects the sleep – both in men and women. Women produce more estrogen than men, which is natural because estrogen plays major roles in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy, as well as in the later stages of a woman’s… Read More »How Estrogen Affects Our Sleep
Overview You may have noticed that during hot, summer days it seems impossible to fall asleep without the AC. And maybe sometimes when it is late at night and past your bedtime, apart from feeling tired, you also feel cold. How are these things connected to your sleep? Throughout the… Read More »Body Thermoregulation and Sleep
Overview Although an important hormone for male health, testosterone is also present in women. With good and quality sleep, our bodies are able to replenish this important hormone. Testosterone can play its role successfully when balanced properly – excessive or deficient amounts of it are linked to numerous problems in… Read More »Testosterone And Its Role In Our Sleep
Overview There hasn’t been a single answer to this question yet because sleep is incredibly complex with numerous functions and processes occurring during sleep. Although physically quite inactive, our mental activity is not to be ignored. Our minds prepare us for future learning, we store information from short-term into long-term… Read More »Why Do We Sleep?
Overview The amount of sleep which is considered necessary for health and functionality is usually taken from the National Sleep Foundation recommendations. These recommendations do not appear to be simple numbers, like stating that you need 8 hours of sleep and that is that. How much sleep a person needs… Read More »How Much Sleep Do We Need?
Overview Unlike other neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) doesn’t seem to enjoy the popularity it deserves. GABA is one of the most highly employed inhibitors in our central nervous system. What this means is that GABA prevents certain neurotransmitters from being effective, or at least, from being… Read More »What Is GABA And How Does It Affect Your Sleep?
Overview Restorative sleep is defined as sleep which lasts a recommended amount of time, in which a person has gone through all stages of sleep, followed by a feeling of refreshment, clear-mind, and physical restfulness upon waking up. Opposite to restorative sleep is non-restorative sleep, which doesn’t provide us with… Read More »Sleep Without Feeling Rested: Non-Restorative Sleep
Getting total darkness while we sleep is vital in ensuring that we get to sleep fast and stay asleep longer. This is why the Pwugwes 3D Sleep Mask is a great sleeping aid. This sleeping mask uses an innovative design to make sure that our sleep doesn’t get interrupted by… Read More »Pwugwes 3D Sleep Mask for Women and Men
If you want to have a room that looks chic and conducive for relaxation then we strongly recommend the Quinn Grommet Blackout Window Curtain Panels. These curtains look great in any room and they have excellent light-blocking properties so you can sleep soundly even in the middle of the day.… Read More »Quinn Grommet Top 100% Blackout Window Curtain Panel Review
We’ve tried multiple blackout curtains but these are the best blackout curtains that we have tried so far. Solid colors can be boring so we love the striped design. The Deconovo Curtains also have silver grommets that make them easy to hang, open and close. On top of their light-blocking… Read More »Deconovo Blackout Striped Thermal Insulated Curtains Review
If you are looking for curtain panels that are elegant and have excellent insulating properties then we highly recommend the NiceTown Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains. As its name suggests, these blackout curtains have thermal insulating properties that can help you maintain any room’s temperature in any type of weather.… Read More »NICETOWN Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains Review
Sun Zero Easton blackout panels are fashionable and functional curtains that help block out the sun’s rays from any room in your house. With the help of its blackout construction, it can block the light and reduce noises. It also helps save energy. With the help of its built-in grommets,… Read More »Sun Zero Blackout Curtains Review
Product Highlights Curtains have come a long way from just being accessories to make our windows look fashionable. While certain types of curtains still retain their original purpose like shower curtains, curtains are now being utilized to help provide an atmosphere that is more conducive towards getting better sleep. In… Read More »Eclipse Blackout Curtains Review
Overview Dopamine is frequently associated with positive emotions and a feeling of euphoria. However, researchers have discovered other interesting functions of dopamine – for example, its role in adverse events, where it carries out an important task in helping learn how to avoid negative situations. Dopamine can be used to… Read More »Sleep and Dopamine
Overview Deep sleep is one of the Non-REM stages of our sleep and it is veiled by mystery. Not much has been discovered about the effects of deep sleep – although we are aware of some of the physiological and psychological benefits, as well as the negative impact of deep… Read More »Deep Sleep – Basics You Need To Know
Overview If you have trouble waking up, feel tired throughout the entire day (not only after lunch), have trouble concentrating and performing your daily tasks, and struggle to stay awake, you are likely to be experiencing Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. This is not a sleep disorder, but rather a symptom. EDS… Read More »Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Overview In short – yes, we do. Our bodies need the energy to support the activity of our vital organs, such as the heart and lungs, which keep working while we sleep. During deep sleep, or slow-wave sleep, our body cells are restored as the human growth hormone is released.… Read More »Energy Use During Sleep – Do We Burn Calories While Sleeping?
Unimi Sleep Mask is a sleeping aid that strives to deliver that elusive good night’s rest we all long for. It works as a blindfold that provides total blackout so we can sleep without light interrupting our sleep. This is an ideal sleeping mask for light sleepers because it features… Read More »Unimi Sleep Mask Review
A good night’s sleep is something that we all wish for but seldom get. As our world gets busier and more technologically advanced, our world also becomes brighter and noisier. We find ourselves needing to use sleeping aids like white noise machines to drown out unwanted noises. There are also… Read More »PrettyCare 3D Sleep Mask Review (New Design with 2 Ear Plugs)
Sleep is one of the most critical activities in our lives. This is our body’s chance to rest and heal itself. People who are unable to get a good night’s rest often wake up feeling drained instead of energized. And the repercussions of not getting a good night’s rest is… Read More »Jersey Slumber 100% Silk Sleep Mask Review
Getting a good night’s rest has become increasingly difficult these days with all the distractions around us. There are nighttime noises, bright lights, and even interruptions from electronic devices like the sound of mobile phones or our neighbor’s cable television. This is why it’s no longer surprising to see the… Read More »Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask Review
Overview REM sleep (REMS) has long been a field of interest for both the public and scientists who wanted to know more about what exactly happens during our sleep and why it is so. One of the reasons why REM has drawn so much attention may be the fact that… Read More »REM Sleep – How It Works and What The Benefits Are
Overview After we fall asleep, our body goes through different stages. These stages then repeat cyclically, and each of them is characterized by certain brain waves, body temperature, responsiveness, ability to dream. Stages of sleep and sleep cycles were first discovered and recorded after the invention of EEG (electroencephalograph), which… Read More »The Four Stages Of Sleep And Sleep Cycles
Overview Does your child experience sleep problems? Depending on their age, the type of problems may vary. There are some things every parent should know about their child’s sleep habits – for example, many parents of sleep-deprived children are not even aware of this problem. Sleep deprivation further leads to… Read More »Healthy Sleep Habits – A Guide For Parents
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 and realized there is one energetic coworker with bright eyes and a smile on the face? On the other hand, there is one latecomer always looking drowsy, eyes swollen, with 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
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
Find The Best Price for Withings Sleep Tracking Mat See Lowest Price 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… 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
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”. We no longer recommend the Oura Ring… Read More »Oura Ring Review