Face-Slapping Alarm Clock Refuses To Let You Sleep In

Simone Giertz describes herself as a professional maker and robotics enthusiast. She also acknowledges a special expertise in crummy robots. Her latest project is the stuff nightmares are made of. It’s a mechanized alarm clock that uses a fake arm to smack the sleeper awake. The Wake-Up Machine is a DIY wall-mounted robot that you…read more

Be Smart About Sleep

Small changes to your habits and lifestyle can have a big effect on sleep.   You might have heard some women talk about their biological clocks in regards to fertility; all living creatures have another type of internal clock, called the circadian rhythm. It refers to the 24-hour cycle of activity and sleep affected by…read more

Teens and Sleep

Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends…read more

Oversleeping: The Effects & Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

Setting the Stage for Healthier Sleep The field of sleep science is still looking into the cause and effect relationship between oversleeping and health, but some habits and steps that promote better quality sleep and a healthy sleep duration are known. While a small percentage of people naturally sleep longer, for many long sleepers (especially…read more

How High Blood Sugar Steals Sleep Time

It’s probably far from obvious, but your diabetes could be the reason that you’re having trouble sleeping. Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans—and the numbers are growing. Though most of us are aware that the disease has a serious impact on a person’s diet and blood sugar, fewer are familiar with the many…read more

7 Fitness Experts Share Tips on Balancing Exercise and Sleep for Better Health

When people think about fitness and getting in shape, the most common focuses are usually exercise and diet. We know that burning calories and eating right contribute to a better body, but what about rest? Mounting evidence shows that sleep is a vital component of fitness as well, important not only for energy, but also…read more

13 Easy to Prepare Sleep-Inducing Dinners

Advice for better sleep typically focuses on evening habits like limiting electronics and keeping bedrooms comfortable, but there’s one important aspect you might be overlooking. Dinner. You’ve heard that you are what you eat, but what you eat may also affect how you sleep. Certain nutrients are required by the body to carry out daily…read more

The Best Sleep Position for Your Body

Your p.m. pose can affect a lot more than just your slumber. Your sleeping pose can have a major impact on your slumber—as well as your overall health. Poor p.m. posture could potentially cause back and neck pain, fatigue, sleep apnea, muscle cramping, impaired circulation, headaches, heartburn, tummy troubles, and even premature wrinkles. Wondering which…read more

How Often Do We Dream?

You may be shocked to discover exactly how many dreams you have while you’re fast asleep. Dreams may be a secret window into your feelings, act as inspiration for a creative project, and even help you solve problems.Whether you recall many of your dreams or none at all, read on to find out how many…read more

The Ideal Temperature for Sleep

Find out what the ideal thermostat setting is to help you snooze longer. Are you too hot or too cold when trying to snooze? Maybe you’re trying to be money conscious by keeping the temperature as low as possible in the winter and as high as possible in the summer, but if you didn’t know, your thermostat…read more

Fun Facts About Pajamas

The clothes you wear to sleep have an eye-opening history What you choose to wear to bed is a personal matter. You might be perfectly happy in a matching striped pajama set, while someone else could choose to snooze in a cute nightgown (or absolutely nothing!). But do you know how today’s nightwear made it…read more

How to Be Productive on Low or No Sleep

Follow these five rules to stay productive when you’re running on empty. Sure, there’s no replacement for a good seven to nine hours of sleep a night. But sometimes, well, life interferes. When you’re running on fumes—either because you just stayed up too late or because sleep problems are keeping you up—there are simple ways…read more

What is a Power Nap?

Learn how to use daytime sleep to boost both energy and productivity. Think napping is only for the preschool and under set? Think again. Naps can be a boon for both your health and your productivity—a big reason some companies are making daytime sleep a part of their corporate ethos. A power nap is a…read more

5 Bedtime Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

It is just as important to set the right tone of your day in the morning as it is to end the day with a restful soul. It not only helps you have better sleep at night but also shapes your life positively. Whether you had a good day or bad day today, reflect on…read more

The Latest Sleep Trackers That Attach To Your Mattress

These three monitors slide under your sheets to keep an eye on your sleep habits without disrupting your slumber. Up until recently, you had to go to a sleep clinic to find out details about your overnight habits. Then came high-tech sleep trackers, and all that changed. While most styles involve a wristband, some people…read more

Six Tips to Design the Ideal Bedroom for Sleep

Take the time to design a sleep-friendly bedroom environment so that you can wake up each morning feeling refreshed. The National Sleep Foundation has compiled six easy-to-accomplish and cost-free tips to help ensure that your bedroom environment is ideal for sleep.  

An Education in Sleep

RESEARCH HAS DEMONSTRATED that sleep is vitally important for everyone, much more so than previously thought, and especially for children. Sufficient sleep is critical to children’s growth and development, affecting their immune systems, learning, safety—just about everything that has a bearing on their overall well-being.   Sleep guidelines The National Sleep Foundation recently issued new…read more

Back to School, Back to Sleep

IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME, a time when parents do everything they can to make sure their children get a great start to the new school year. They buy them backpacks and school supplies, make sure their shoes still fit and pick out a new lunchbox for the healthy lunches they will pack for them. But how…read more

Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

Are you not getting enough sleep, or are you getting too much? If your answer to either of these questions is “yes,” you may be at risk of heart disease. Just the right amount of good-quality sleep is key to good heart health, according to researchers at the Center for Cohort Studies at Kangbuk Samsung…read more

Learn to Interpret Your Dreams

If you’ve ever woken up from a dream wondering what it all means, we have the decoding tactics you need to interpret your nighttime subconscious. Write it Down Because remembering dreams clearly is easier when you get a restful sleep, we recommend keeping a notebook on your nightstand. When you wake up refreshed, you can…read more