Fresh off the success of their first ever mattress, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress, DreamCloud has taken it up a notch by releasing the DreamCloud Premier. While the differences between the two mattresses may be few, they are quite distinct. Put it this way, if DreamCloud is luxury, DreamCloud Premier… Read More »I Was a DreamCloud Mattress Skeptic: Here’s What Won Me Over
Puffy mattress review Puffy offers two different models of their award-winning memory foam mattress: Puffy and Puffy Lux. The standard Puffy is a three-layer 10″ memory foam mattress that has a polyfoam support core that is designed to provide support and balance. The Puffy Lux mattress is a 12″ four-layer… Read More »Puffy is a Memory Foam Mattress That Actually Kept Me Cool
Pure Hemp (coupon code: SLEEPLINE) Green Roads (coupon code: SLEEPLINE) Infinite (coupon code: Sleepline10) CBD FX (coupon code: SLEEPLINE) We’ve spent the past few months testing out CBD-infused gummies from all of the most popular brands in the world. We found that, while on first glance it seems like all… Read More »We Ranked the Top 4 CBD Gummy Brands That Will Help You Sleep Better in 2021
Nest Bedding pillows are made by the same family-owned, California-based company that makes the popular Nest Mattress collection. The company is famous for manufacturing natural products (they’re especially known for their sheets) using their own proprietary blend that mimics the feel of a down and feather pillow. After extensive testing,… Read More »Back Sleepers are Going to Love These New Pillows from Nest Bedding
Temperature is an important and often overlooked part of your sleep environment. Leading sleep scientist Matthew Walker recommends your environment be at 68 degrees Fahrenheit by the time you climb under the sheets. We know what you must be thinking. Is this Matthew Walker guy going to pay my energy… Read More »Best Smart Thermostat for Sleep
In a perfect world of sleep kings and queens, we would rise when the sun comes up and sleep shortly after the sun goes down. In this fantasy land our body would know when it is time to go to sleep because of obvious environmental signals like temperature, light, and… Read More »Best Smart Lights
Avocado is a company that has a unique goal: Creating eco-friendly, sustainable, affordable mattresses for health-conscious consumers. Founded in 2015, the company currently sells two models of their bed: the flagship Avocado Green and the newer Avocado Vegan. Both mattresses are latex hybrids that use organic latex sourced from co-owned… Read More »Avocado is the Most Popular Vegan and Organic Mattress Brand – Here’s Our Verdict
Layla is another one of those new “mattress-in-a-box” companies that is differentiating itself by offering a flippable bed with a soft side and a firm side that you can switch between. The company is also differentiating their mattress through a beautifully unique design aesthetic that really makes it stand out… Read More »Layla Mattress Has a Cool, Trendy Appearance But is it All Form Over Function?
Most people have a preferred sleeping position – side, back, or stomach. If you’re unsure about your position because you tend to switch sides, just think about the side you most frequently fall asleep in. Each group needs a different type of pillow for the best nightly rest and for… Read More »Best Pillows By Sleeping Position
Nectar is a pillow that is designed to give you the ability to customize the level of firmness. The pillow uses a “pillow-within-a-pillow” design, with an outer comfort layer and an inner support layer. Our favorite thing about the Nectar pillow is that it does a great job of providing… Read More »Nectar Pillow is Poorly Constructed and Not Worth Spending Money On
Your sleep environment is simply the place in which you sleep. Your surroundings greatly determine the quality of your sleep. Items such as blackout curtains and earplugs can help to improve the quality of your sleep. What is a sleep environment? Your sleep environment refers to your surroundings while you… Read More »Sleep Environment
Diamond Mattress is a company that has a great reputation for their mattresses (duh). But did you know that they have a pillow as well? Diamond Pillow offers a soft foundation and is available with two different options: high profile and low profile. These two options are designed to accommodate… Read More »Looking for a Soft Pillow? Diamond is the Perfect Choice
Coop Home Goods claims that their original pillow is “the most reviewed pillow on the internet”. While we can’t confirm whether that claim is true or not, there are definitely a plethora of reviews from customers who’ve purchased this product. In this review, we’re going to test out all of… Read More »Coop Home Goods Has a Pillow for Everyone: Here’s Our Favorite
Night Pillow is a product that is designed to appeal to a specific audience: people who are concerned about the effects of aging. This pillow is made out of a material that the company claims will help you minimize wrinkles, clear your skin, improve the effectiveness of your face creams,… Read More »The Anti-Aging Night Pillow Helps You Reduce Wrinkles and Turn Back the Clock
The Priceless was created with the goal of making a pillow that combines the support of a firm pillow and the comfort of a soft pillow. This pillow competes with other luxury brands, with a price point that is on the lower end of the premium category. Our favorite thing… Read More »Priceless Pillow is the Ultimate ‘Jack of All Trades’ Brand That Everyone Will Like
The Airweave is a pillow that is designed to be cool to the touch, improve airflow, and evenly distribute weight. To accomplish this goal, they use a proprietary type of material – called Airflow – that features an interwoven design that the company claims is superior to standard down, memory… Read More »Airweave Pillow Uses a Unique Material to Keep You Cool: Is it Worth Buying or a Gimmick?
Pluto is a company that has a unique approach to creating their pillows. Instead of a standard online shopping portal where you can view the different pillows that they offer, Pluto instead encourages you to take a multiple-choice quiz that is designed to determine which type of pillow is best… Read More »Pluto Pillow Misses the Mark
The Mediflow water pillow is the world’s first and best water pillow. What we love about Mediflow is that you can adjust the support to your personal needs. The pillow keeps the same firmness throughout the night and supports you well even when you change positions. Our favorite benefit of… Read More »Mediflow Water Pillow Review
If you’re looking for a new way to get some shuteye while traveling then you’ve ended up in the right place. This review is all about the Infinity Pillow, a travel pillow that has a uniquely versatile design. After extensive testing, our favorite thing about the Infinity Pillow is that… Read More »Infinity Pillow Review
The CouchBed is an all-in-one mattress and sofa combo. Unlike a futon, there are no metal or wooden parts to worry about. If you’re living in a tiny apartment then you know that space is at a premium. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to combine two pieces of… Read More »Can’t Decide Whether to Buy a Sofa or a Mattress? Get Both With CouchBed
Getting regular and high-quality sleep is a crucial factor in maintaining and improving one’s health. Sleeping is your body’s way of restoring lost energy. Sleeping is also a way for your body to heal itself. Losing quality sleep can lead to daytime sleepiness, lack of energy, difficulty in concentrating, mood… Read More »Natural Sleep Aids
Whether you sleep on a warm feather or special cooling pillow, if it’s got yellow stains and smells bad, it’s high time you cleaned it. These things appear because while you sleep, your pillow collects moist from the sweat, oil, drool, and dead skin cells. Dust mites feed on them… Read More »How to Wash Pillows
The Luxe Pillow is a modern take on the classic standard pillow. Our favorite thing about it is that it has three internal chambers in its central core, which gives you much better support when compared to pillows with a traditional core design. This pillow is available in both feather… Read More »Why Luxe is One of Our Favorite Pillows
Infinite CBD CBD FX Green Roads Nganic You’re most likely aware of the medicinal value of cannabidiol – also known as CBD – and the many potential ways that it can help you get a good night’s sleep. It’s one of the most famous compounds in the marijuana plant and… Read More »These are Our Favorite CBD Pills and Capsules for Sleep
CBD FX Green Roads Just CBD Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of the most popular health supplements in the world. While most people like to consume CBD using a tincture or by vaping infused e-juice, you can also find CBD-infused edibles. If you’re interested in using CBD for… Read More »These are the 3 Most Delicious CBD Edibles Available (Trust Us, We Tried Them All!)
CBD FX N8 Essentials Half Day CBD Infinite CBD Even though it’s still controversial in some circles, a large and growing number of dog owners are discovering the benefits of CBD for their furry friends. If your dog is in pain or is chronically ill, CBD may be able to… Read More »Help Your Furry Friend Sleep Better With These 4 CBD Dog Treat Brands
Pure Relief CBD FX Just CBD Naked CBD N8 Essentials CBD oil – also known as Cannabidiol – is one of the most popular health supplements on the market today. This hemp-derived supplement is used by people to help alleviate many conditions and symptoms including epilepsy, pain, anxiety, and more.… Read More »Sleep Better With These 5 CBD Oil and Tincture Brands
Imagine this scenario: you are in a bad mood because you didn’t sleep well last night. The coworker/classmate you don’t particularly like does something wrong and it triggers you to tell him off or make harsh and inconsiderate comments. This means your poor sleep indirectly caused you to be rude.… Read More »Bullying And Sleep: A Guide For Children And Parents
Parasomnias are sleep disorders. They are abnormal movements that a person experiences while he sleeps. A person can also experience these in between sleep stages. Some experience them during arousal and they may involve abnormal behaviors and emotions. There are even some parasomnias that result in abnormal perceptions or dreams.… Read More »NREM Parasomnias
A night terror is a partial waking from sleep. Someone experiencing night terrors usually wakes up screaming, kicking, thrashing, or mumbling. There are also some instances of night terrors that end with the person sleepwalking. Night terrors are harmless. An episode often lasts from a few seconds to a few… Read More »Night Terrors
Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) or nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NSRED) is a sleep illness which belongs to the parasomnia family. It is distinguished by frequent and abnormal eating patterns during the night while in a sleep state. People with this condition usually start by getting out of bed, heading to… Read More »Sleep-related Eating Disorder
Somnambulism – most commonly known as sleepwalking – is a sleep disorder where someone walks and executes abnormal behaviors while he is still asleep. Sleepwalking belongs to a family of sleep disorders called parasomnia. This occurs on the cycles of non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM sleep) during deep sleep. Although… Read More »Sleepwalking
Aside from the more common REM and Non-REM parasomnias there are several other parasomnias that can affect a person. Parasomnias are undesirable movements that occur while a person is sleeping. Some parasomnias are not serious and are more bothersome to the patient’s sleeping partner. There are some parasomnias though that… Read More »A List of Other Parasomnias
Somniloquy is the formal name for sleep talking. It is a sleep disorder where a person talks during sleep. The person affected is unaware that he or she is talking while asleep. Sleep talking may involve complicated dialogues or monologues. There are also times when a person talks in gibberish… Read More »Somniloquy
Hypnagogia or hypnogogic hallucinations are imaginary sensations. These sensations may seem very real to the person experiencing them. They often occur while a person is falling asleep. Another term for hypnagogia is sleep hallucinations. Hypnopompic is a word that describes the period when a person wakes up. Hypnagogic is a… Read More »Hypnagogia
Exploding Head Syndrome is a type of parasomnia. Parasomnias involve undesirable events that accompany sleep. The exploding head syndrome may sound painful and even gruesome, but it is not. This is a disorder where a person hears a loud noise right before they fall asleep. The noise that the patient… Read More »Exploding Head Syndrome
Nightmares are scary dreams. They often awaken children and can make them afraid to go back to sleep. There is no way to know when a nightmare may occur; although episodes of nightmares sometimes occur after a child sees or hears something upsetting. It may be something real or imaginary.… Read More »Nightmare Disorder
Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is one of the stages of sleep. This is the stage of sleep where a person consolidates memories and a vital stage to learning. REM is also important in balancing an individual’s mood and it is when dreams occur. A dream is a mixture of… Read More »REM Behavior Disorder (RBD)
Sleep and mental health are closely related. If one is disrupted, the other deteriorates as well. It is not uncommon for mental illness to cause sleep problems, but sometimes sleep problems occur first and a mental illness occurs within a few months or years. If a person treats mental illness… Read More »Sleep Disorders And Mental Illness: Causes And Consequences
ADHD is a disorder which has debilitating effects on one’s daily life; causing poor performance at school or work, mood swings, inability to stay still, focus, and sleep well. Its symptoms may appear as early as at two years of age, but many adults live with undiagnosed ADHD or misdiagnosed… Read More »Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) And Sleep
Dementia is not an uncommon problem among the elderly. It can occur as a symptom of a number of diseases, like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, and is usually progressive. People with dementia often suffer from one or more sleep disorders which further aggravate their state. Fortunately sleep problems can be addressed… Read More »Dementia and Sleep Disorders
Parasomnia is a term that refers to an abnormal problem that can happen while a person sleeps. This does not include sleep apnea. Some examples of parasomnia include sleep-related sleeping disorders, sleepwalking, and sleep aggression. Nightmares and sleep paralysis are also examples of parasomnias. Parasomnias can affect a person’s sleep… Read More »REM Parasomnias
Sleep Enuresis is another term for bedwetting or urinary incontinence. This is a common condition in young children and is a sign of a developing bladder. According to estimates it affects 15 percent of children over the age of three. It also affects 10 percent of children over the age… Read More »Sleep Enuresis
Parasomnias are undesirable events that come along with sleep. A parasomnia can make sleeping uncomfortable and can result in unrefreshing sleep. Sleep paralysis is one example of a parasomnia. Sleep paralysis causes a patient to lose the ability to move his or her body while asleep. What is sleep paralysis?… Read More »Sleep Paralysis
Sleep hallucinations belong to a classification of sleep disorders called parasomnias. They are vivid experiences, either sensory or visual, that occur between the state of waking up and falling asleep. These are imagined incidents that appear very realistic, causing immense fear and anxiety for the person experiencing them. Sleep hallucinations… Read More »Sleep Hallucinations
A sleep disorder is a problem that affects a person’s ability to sleep or causes sleepiness throughout the day. There are also disorders that prevent a person from staying asleep. A sleep disorder may be a result of a physical or psychological problem. It can affect anyone; a person of… Read More »What To Do If You Think You Have a Sleep Disorder
Sleep deficiency is unlike other conditions of the human body. It is not easy to measure. There are physical characteristics associated with sleep deficiency. These are signs indicating that a person is sleep-deprived. A common sign of sleep-deficiency is eyebags. A person is also sleeping deprived or even just sleepy… Read More »Attempting to Measure Sleep Deficiency and Sleepiness
Sleep disorders can have a physical toll on the human body just like any other disorder. There are multiple sleep disorders; each of which has different symptoms. These symptoms are what differentiate one sleep disorder from another. However, there are symptoms shared by almost all sleep disorders. These symptoms can… Read More »The Physical Stress of Sleep Disorders
Delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSP) is a sleep disorder. It belongs to the group called Circadian Rhythm Disorders. When a person has DSP, there is a delay in their sleep pattern by two or more hours. The delay is not just when a person tries to go to sleep. There… Read More »Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome and Actigraphy
The majority of sleep disorders result in excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). ES is measured by sleep clinics using questionnaires to screen patients. These questionnaires ask patients about the symptoms that they’re experiencing. There are many questionnaires and scales available to health care providers. They hope to isolate a particular symptom… Read More »Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Fatigue is a common symptom of a sleep disorder. One of the benefits of sleep is its restorative properties. Sleep heals the body. It also restores energy spent during the day. This explains fatigue. A person who hasn’t recovered from the previous day’s work will feel fatigued. This means that… Read More »Fatigue Severity Scale
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Insomnia is a disorder that affects not just an individual person but society as a whole. A person with insomnia is often unable to properly function at work. This is due to excessive daytime sleepiness, a common… Read More »Insomnia Impact Scale
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a diagnostic tool for excessive daytime sleepiness. This is less common compared to a polysomnogram. It works by measuring the time elapsed from the start of a daytime nap period to the first signs of sleepiness. This is sleep latency. The basic premise… Read More »The Multiple Sleep Latency Test
Polysomnography is one of the most common tests that doctors use to diagnose a sleep disorder. It is also called a sleep study. During polysomnography, a doctor or a medical technician records a patient’s brain waves and the oxygen level in the patient’s blood. They also take records of the… Read More »Learn About Polysomnograms
Just like you take care of your personal hygiene in order to be physically healthy, you should practice good sleep hygiene so that you can be both physically and mentally healthy. Minding your sleep schedule and duration, sleep environment, and your bedtime routine can help your brain to work better… Read More »Sleep Hygiene – Good Sleep Practices
Best way to remove mold from your bedroom Mold grows in moist places and in almost every home the kitchen sink and bathroom are exposed to water and moisture every day. It can be recognized as greenish, grayish, or (most commonly) black spots in dark wet corners. When mold develops… Read More »Mold is a Silent Killer That Could Be Hurting Your Sleep
Bipolar disorder is a type of mental illness. Scientists believe it occurs after traumatic events or as a genetic problem. People with bipolar disorder have periods of mania (extremely active, indulging in pleasurable activities, sometimes not sleeping for days) followed by periods of depression (continuous sadness, hopelessness, lack of activity).… Read More »Sleeping With Bipolar Disorder
Diagnosing a sleep disorder is at least as important as its treatment. It is arguably even more important since the success of a treatment hinges on an accurately diagnosed sleep disorder. A sleep specialist will be unable to properly treat a disorder if he has no idea what he is… Read More »Polysomnography in the Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders
Sleepiness is one of the hardest things to measure. This is because it is a feeling and is subjective by nature. What others consider as drowsiness can be a feeling of extreme sleepiness to others. However, there are still situations when sleepiness is worth measuring. Quantifying sleepiness depends on the… Read More »Quantifying Sleepiness – Diagnostic Scales
When a person suffers from a sleep disorder, that person often relies on a sleep specialist for help. Sleep specialists use several tools in diagnosing a sleep disorder. They use tools that can help gauge the effects of a sleep disorder on a person. However, there are also tools that… Read More »Stanford Sleepiness Scale
Millions of Americans have sleep disorders. These disorders can result in symptoms like excessive daytime sleepiness, migraines, lack of focus and fatigue. Sleep disorders can have debilitating effects. They can even affect one’s productivity in the workplace. Sleep disorders can also result in vehicular accidents or workplace injuries. Getting a… Read More »Talking to Your Doctor About Sleep Problems
An Electroencephalography (EEG) is a test that can detect abnormalities in the brain waves or the electrical activity of the brain. This test uses electrodes made of small metal discs that get pasted on the scalp of the patient. These electrodes have wires connected to a computer. The electrodes then… Read More »Electroencephalography (EEG) in the Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is a way of measuring how alert a person is during the day. Through this test, a sleep specialist can determine if a person can stay awake for a defined period of time. This test is a good way of checking if an individual… Read More »Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
What is a biomarker? A biomarker is short for Biological Marker. It refers to a broad subcategory of medical signs. They are signs of the medical state of a patient. Biomarkers are biological molecules present in the blood, other body fluids, or tissues of a patient. When a medical practitioner… Read More »The Search for Sleep Biomarkers
There are many sleep disorders. Each with distinct characteristics that distinguish them from one another. However, there are some characteristics that sleep disorders share. Most sleep disorders have one of the following symptoms: Excessive daytime sleepiness Difficulty falling asleep Difficulty staying asleep Abnormal movements, sensations, or behaviors while sleeping There… Read More »How Sleep Disorders are Classified by Doctors
Insomnia in children is just like insomnia in adults. It can prevent a child from falling asleep or staying asleep. When this happens the child’s quality of sleep suffers. This can affect the mood or behavior of a child the following day. It can lead to school or discipline problems.… Read More »Treating Children with Insomnia
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. An individual with insomnia experiences difficulties in falling or staying asleep. This happens even if the said person has the chance to get adequate sleep. Insomnia can be short term or long term. Long term insomnia or chronic insomnia can last for a month… Read More »Prevention of Insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. The main symptom of insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep. This results in a feeling of dissatisfaction with the amount and quality of sleep. As a consequence his or her productivity both at home and… Read More »The Pathophysiology of Insomnia
Sadness is a part of human life. It is natural for a person to feel sad from time to time. This feeling might be a result of an unpleasant experience or a problem that an individual is facing. However, there are instances when this feeling of sadness is persistent. Anxiety… Read More »Depression and Sleep Disorders
What is menopause? By definition, menopause is the final menstrual period. Menopause marks the end of the reproductive period of a woman. Women can no longer bear children upon reaching menopause. A woman can confirm that she has reached menopause if she missed her menstrual period for 12 consecutive months… Read More »Menopause and Insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that results in the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. It is one of the most common sleep problems in the country. It can affect any person regardless of age or gender. However, women are more at risk of having insomnia compared to men.… Read More »Is Insomnia More Common in Women?
Sleep disorders can affect anyone. This includes children. Research by the National Sleep Foundation found that around 65 percent of children ages 10 years old and below suffer from a sleep disorder. According to a study at the Northwestern University Medical Center, lack of sleep is one of the leading… Read More »Helping Children Fall Asleep: Sleep Onset Problems in Children
Insufficient sleep syndrome is a voluntary sleep disorder and is a type of hypersomnia. This means that this disorder is a result of unintentional actions by the patient. It affects nearly 30 percent of adults. This disorder stems from getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night. According to… Read More »Insufficient Sleep Syndrome
In a world where sleep deprivation is one the biggest sleep problems, a small number of people manage thrive on short sleep. A genetic mutation seems to be responsible for the fact that they can live perfectly fine on about 6 hours of sleep. For the majority of people this… Read More »Is There a Genetic Mutation That Causes Less Need For Sleep?
Marijuana is the most popular recreational drug across the country even though it is illegal in many states. As the stigma fades and marijuana is legalized in more states; it is essential to know how it affects certain aspects of our health, both positively and negatively. It is widely used… Read More »How Does Marijuana Affect Your Sleep?
Sleep and our daily performance are closely related. If we don’t get enough sleep, we react and move slower and have a hard time remembering facts and coming up with new ideas. Many tired people take their work home because they were not productive enough to do it in the… Read More »Sleep And Productivity – Rest More, Work Better
Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) is a type of rare sleep disorder. Individuals with IH feel excessively sleepy during the day. A person with IH feels sleepy even after getting a full night’s sleep. A person with IH also has difficulty waking up after sleeping. The difficulty in waking up happens even… Read More »Idiopathic Hypersomnia
What is Kleine-Levin Syndrome? Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) is a rare sleep disorder. This disorder is characterized by persistent episodic hypersomnia. A patient with KLS might also experience cognitive or behavioral changes. When an individual has KLS, he may sleep for up to 20 hours per day during an episode. Because… Read More »Kleine-Levin Syndrome
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder. It causes a disruption in the sleep and wakefulness state of the affected person. As a result someone with narcolepsy experiences excessive sleepiness and sleep paralysis. This sleep disorder is also characterized by hallucinations. In rare cases, a patient suffering from narcolepsy might experience episodes… Read More »Narcolepsy
Sleep-related hypoxemia is a type of sleep-related breathing disorder. Its main characteristic is an abnormally low oxygen level in the blood. This disorder is also referred to as sleep-related hypoxia or nocturnal hypoxemia. Hypoxemia is dangerous and can cause hypoxia. This happens when blood is unable to carry enough oxygen… Read More »Sleep-related Hypoxemia
Central Sleep Apnea is a disorder wherein breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This type of sleep apnea is less common compared to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Central sleep apnea is a result of the brain’s inability to send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. This breathing-related sleep… Read More »Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep-related hypoventilation is a breathing-related sleeping disorder. In most cases, this disorder appears simultaneously with other sleep disorders. This disorder restricts a patient’s breathing. This leads to low levels of oxygen in the blood. It can also cause increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood. Sleep-related hypoventilation can occur… Read More »Sleep-related Hypoventilation
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is also referred to as Obstructive Sleep Apnea-hypopnea. It is a sleep disorder characterized by the cessation or significant decrease in airflow while a person sleeps. This is a common type of sleep-disordered breathing. Those who suffer from OSA often experience recurrent episodes of upper airway… Read More »Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a common sleeping disorder. Although anyone can get affected by snoring, it’s a condition that is more common among men and overweight individuals. Snoring can also worsen with age. Snoring from time to time is nothing to worry about. It is often more bothersome to the sleeping partner… Read More »Chronic Snoring
When a person is overly stressed they are likely to have poor sleep and even develop insomnia. It can be the other way round as well. An individual with no signs of stress could be sleep-depriving himself or herself which leads to an increase in stress hormones. This may or… Read More »The Relationship Between Stress And Insomnia
Best coffee for sleep Coffee and other caffeinated drinks are widely used to fight sleepiness and drowsiness, primarily in the morning but also at some other times of the day. For most people drinking coffee in the evening will make them go to bed a lot later than usual but… Read More »It Turns Out That Your Daily Coffee Habit Has a HUGE Impact on Your Sleep – How You Can Cope
We all know that short naps can make us feel refreshed and that coffee can give us an energy boost when we need it. Research shows that it is a lot more effective if you combine the two – consume some caffeine and take a short nap straight away. You’ll… Read More »Caffeine Naps – Are They The Most Energizing Naps?
Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) is a sleep disorder that causes insomnia and excessive sleepiness. This disorder belongs to the group of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. It affects people whose working hours overlap with their usual sleeping hours. What are the symptoms of SWSD? A person who has SWSD may… Read More »Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Nocturnal leg cramps, also known as night leg cramps, are spasms that occur in the lower extremities, particularly the legs, during nighttime. These cramps are painful, involuntary and usually short-lived. They are characterized by tight and persistent muscle contraction commonly in the calves. Sometimes it also involves the feet and… Read More »Nocturnal Leg Cramps
Just like any other living organisms, humans have various biological rhythms. One of these is the Circadian Rhythm. The Circadian Rhythm is often called the body clock or the biological clock. The Circadian Rhythm controls sleep timing, among other things. Because of the Circadian Rhythm, a person’s sleepiness doesn’t continuously… Read More »Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorders
Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders are medical conditions wherein the human body’s natural sleep-wake cycle or Circadian Rhythm gets affected. A normal Circadian Rhythm is one where a person sleeps or wakes at roughly the same each day. This cycle depends on a lot of factors like hormone levels and light exposure.… Read More »Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders
Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (ASP) is a disorder that belongs to a group called Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. When a person has this disorder, he sleeps at a time that is earlier than what is “normal” for others. This is the exact opposite of what Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSP)… Read More »Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder
Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSP) is a condition that belongs to the group of Circadian Rhythm Disorders. As its name implies, when a person has this disorder, their sleep gets delayed by two or more hours. This delay is a result of the normal sleep pattern shifting to a later… Read More »Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder
A hypnagogic jerk/myoclonic jerk, or most commonly known as hypnic jerk, is an involuntary twitch of a muscle. This happens just when a person is transitioning from wakeful state to a sleeping state. To put simply a hypnic jerk is when you suddenly feel like you’re falling off a building… Read More »Sleep Starts – Hypnic Jerks
Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder. Unlike other disorders that belong to this group, this one is rare. Most people go to bed at night and stay asleep until the morning. People afflicted with this disorder have disrupted sleep. They often achieve just a few hours… Read More »Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder
If you’ve traveled to another country or continent and found yourself feeling irritable and unable to sleep, you may have jet lag. It can also cause you to have unexplained headaches. Jet lag is also known as time zone change syndrome or desynchronosis. This is a physiological condition that a… Read More »Jet Lag: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and More
Best way to sleep even if you use your phone in bed One thing scientists know for sure is that the light from screens increases our alertness and delays sleep time. They also know exactly why this happens. A question that has recently been asked is – what is the… Read More »Does Social Media Affect Your Sleep?
Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder belongs to the group of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. When a person has this disorder, his or her sleep times are not in alignment with what we consider to be normal sleep times. A person with this disorder sleeps a bit later every day. He also wakes… Read More »Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD or PLMS), formerly known as myoclonus, is a condition where a person suffers repetitive limb movements while sleeping. There is a sudden and uncontrollable twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles that occurs about every 20-50 seconds. These movements also operate at a… Read More »Myoclonus – Periodic Limb Movements
Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) is a sleep-related disorder characterized by the involuntary and repetitive movements of large muscle groups during sleep. These movements often involve the head and neck. It was first independently described by Zappert in 1905 as jactatio capitis nocturna and by Cruchet as rhythmie du sommeil. Majority… Read More »Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD)
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by the involuntary movement of the limbs while sleeping. It is previously known as nocturnal myoclonus. PLMD is different from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). RLS occurs when a person is awake or trying to sleep while PLMD happens when a… Read More »Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Sleep Bruxism is a sleep-related movement disorder. It is a disorder where the patient grinds or clench his or her teeth. Although this is more pronounced when a person is sleeping, a person who suffers from Bruxism may unconsciously clench or grind his or her teeth while awake. This is… Read More »Sleep Bruxism
Restless Legs Syndrome is a type of sleep-related movement disorder. It is also called Willis-Ekbom Disease. The symptoms of this disorder often present itself in the early hours of the evening or even as early as during the late afternoon. These symptoms are often at its most severe during the… Read More »Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Safe sleep for babies means putting the baby to sleep in a safe position and in a safe environment away from things which could pose danger; like rolling over and falling down, or soft mattress, toys or other objects that might cause suffocation in sleep. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)… Read More »Safe Sleep For Babies – Do’s And Don’ts
There are lots of differences between the sleeping needs of a newborn and a one-year-old; but what they have in common is that they both require a dark and quiet room to sleep, a good bed and a safe environment. A general rule is to make a bedtime routine and… Read More »How To Get A Baby To Sleep Safely And Successfully
After their return from deployment veterans often suffer from a number of problems. PTSD, pain and sleep problems are only a few of them and often come interconnected. In war they had to face challenges like prolonged stress, repeated injuries, constant sleep deprivation, and more. Unfortunately, only recently has there… Read More »Why Military Veterans are Having Sleeping Problems
It is widely known that chronic poor sleep can lead to serious problems with your immune system as well as your mental and physical health. It also increases your risk of developing various diseases – including sleep disorders. Epigenetics, a new, sometimes called ‘revolutionary’ discipline, helps us describe how our… Read More »Epigenetics and Sleep
Best way to chart your own sleep A hypnogram is simply a graph representation of one’s sleep cycle, as well as of nightly awakenings. It is useful when a rough image is needed so that researchers can easily visualize what someone’s sleep looks like and compare it to that of… Read More »Hypnograms – Graphs Representing Your Sleep
People have been searching for a way to solve sleep disorders for a long time now. The medications that allow us to sleep properly were not developed yesterday. These incredibly useful products are the result of research that started centuries ago. As civilization progresses, so does our knowledge of science… Read More »Sleep Medication Has An Interesting History…. Here’s What You Need to Know
Adults are naturally competitive. And in an attempt to thrive and face our daily challenges as adults, we oftentimes forget about our health. We get so caught up with our ambitions that we forget the risks that ignoring our well-being can do to our body. A stressful job and poor… Read More »Do Sleeping Pills Work?
What is the difference between arousal and wakefulness? Arousal and wakefulness are two terms that we often incorrectly interchange. These two terms are often used in connection with sleep. Sleep and wakefulness are easy to define and quantify. When we say sleep, we envision a person who is immobile, with… Read More »Arousal and Wakefulness
One of the things that people really hate is lying in bed in the middle of the night, feeling awake and energized when they should be sound asleep. If you’ve ever had the same experience, then you may be able to blame it all on stimulants. Stimulants can keep you… Read More »These Stimulants May Be Responsible For Keeping You Awake
In today’s society, people are so busy that they usually cut back on sleep for their studies or work. Staying up all night to meet a deadline has almost become a norm. A norm with a cost. Sleep loss isn’t the only thing that causes various consequences, but also poor… Read More »What Are The Consequences Of Poor Sleep?
A huge number of people have difficulty sleeping and it’s not just due to insomnia. Sleep-wake cycle disrupted, pain or chronic pain, anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder to name a few. We haven’t even started with sleep disorders, and that is definitely a long list. People resort to medications… Read More »Rating Process for CBD
Zeitgeber is German for ‘time giver’. It refers to time cues that your body receives and which it uses for certain processes, like controlling your energy levels and alertness, hunger or sleepiness. Light is the strongest zeitgeber, as it tells the body when it’s morning (wake time) and night (sleep… Read More »How Light, Temperature and Other Zeitgebers Influence Your Sleep Time
Every one of us can see some of the obvious sleep benefits; such as good mood, attention, easy learning, and freshness. We can also notice how all of these benefits disappear after only one night of sleep deprivation. Research shows that sleep has even more benefits, like boosting our immune… Read More »The Many Benefits Of Sleep
We all feel great – happy, energetic and optimistic after a good night’s sleep. Having enough deep and REM sleep surely improves mood and attention. But how does sleep make us feel and perform better? Recent studies have found the key process for understanding how the brain clears out from… Read More »How Sleep “Reboots” Your Brain
The brain is one of the vital organs of the body. Human brain consumes about a fifth of total energy, although not large in size. Brain activity and energy expenditure fluctuate throughout wakefulness and sleep. The brain’s energy consumption during sleep is smaller, although not equal through sleep stages –… Read More »Sleep And The Brain: Energy Consumption And Distribution
Do you feel increasingly tired over the working week and then sleep in on weekends? This is one of the surest signs that you’re sleep deprived most of the time. Many people fill their daily schedules so much that they simply have no time to sleep enough. And how much… Read More »Make-up Sleep: Is It Reasonable To Try To Catch Up On Your Sleep?
Light sleep makes up most of an adult’s sleep cycle. We spend about 50% of our sleep in light sleep. Although not as restorative as deep sleep (also called slow-wave sleep) and not as vivid in dreams and emotions as REM sleep, it is an important part of our night’s… Read More »Stages Of Light Sleep
We have light receptors in rods and cones of our eyes – they play a role in our vision. However, there is another light receptor called melanopsin, and it doesn’t help us see better. It just helps our brain understand whether it is sleep time or wake time. You may… Read More »What Is Melanopsin And How Does It Affect Our Sleep Cycle?
Best way to stay awake while sleep deprived Overview Sleep deprivation causes a lot of imbalances and changes in the body and brain. After a sleepless night, our brain starts processing information in a different way. For some people, it is euphoria that they feel after an all-nighter. Sleep deprivation… Read More »Why Do Some People Feel Euphoria After Sleep Deprivation?
Overview & Methodology People have been using pillows since 7,000 BC, the civilizations of Mesopotamia. During this era, only the wealthy were able to use them and is considered a status symbol. The more pillows they own, the more wealthy and affluent they are. There are a lot of factors… Read More »How We Rate Pillows
Overview & Methodology Box Springs are judged by 3 standards: Ease of Assembly Durability Support Box Spring Cover Box springs have been around since the 1930’s. The original box springs are made of a coil on coil material, initially to keep the mattresses from lumping, more like a shock absorber.… Read More »How We Rate Box Springs
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
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
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
Quick Overview People sleep when it’s dark and stay awake when it’s light. It’s a simple concept but it doesn’t completely explain our sleep cycle. Yes, to some extent humans are hardwired to sleep at a particular time under the influence of certain environmental triggers. It is also true that… Read More »Circadian Rhythm and 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
All of us need sleep as it is the most powerful form of rest and recovery. But for most of us, especially at this age of phones and tablets, getting the right amount of sleep is becoming more challenging. Many factors affect the quality and duration of our sleep. This… Read More »Best Sleep Tracker & Buying Guide
Humans always knew about the refreshing effect that comes with sleep. They knew a lot about dream sleep. Due to the more vivid nature of dream sleep, people gave more attention to it. Lots of mystery surrounds dream sleep. However, people tend to give less attention to deep sleep. Our… Read More »How To Get More Deep Sleep
Quick Overview Magnesium is among the most abundant metals in our body. Researchers estimate that an adult body has at least 25gm of it. Half of that amount is in bones, another half in soft tissues. Less than 1% magnesium is in circulation or blood. Kidneys strictly control the levels… Read More »Magnesium and Sleep – Will Magnesium Help Your Sleep?
Getting a good night’s sleep is becoming increasingly difficult thanks to the pace of modern life. The box spring underneath your mattress helps evenly distribute your weight and movement while you sleep. Now more than ever, there is a wide variety of different options that are sure to meet your… Read More »Best Box Spring – Top 4 Tested & Reviewed
Light. It’s impossible to live without it during the day and impossible to sleep at night with it. When your sleeping area is too bright, the best thing you can do to get some quality shuteye is to wear a sleep mask. Sleep masks work by covering your eyes and… Read More »Best Sleep Mask – Top 5 Tested & Reviewed
There are a lot of things that we still don’t know about sleep, but one thing is for certain: loud noises are one of the worst things that can interrupt your sleep. If you can’t sleep in a quiet area, one solution is a white noise machine. Unlike other noise-cancelling… Read More »Best White Noise Machine – Top Brands Tested & Reviewed
If your sleep is disturbed by light coming in from outside, then blackout curtains might be just the thing you need. These curtains are designed with the express purpose of blocking outside light so that you can enjoy an optimal sleeping environment. If you want to maintain the perfect lighting… Read More »5 Best Blackout Curtains – Keep Light Out of your Room
If you live in a noisy area or share your bed with a snoring partner, you know how important peace and quiet is for a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of proven noise-reduction options out there. But the one type of product that is almost certain to… Read More »Best Earplugs for Sleeping