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Is Sleep-Storming the New Brainstorming?

Ever have a dream so vivid you thought you were watching a movie? Hollywood director James Cameron did, and that dream inspired the movie character and film of the same name, “The Terminator.”   Or consider the famous Rolling Stones song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Keith Richards not only dreamed the opening verse one…

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Why You Get All the Best Ideas as You’re Falling Asleep

Just as you’re sinking into sleep, a slew of the greatest ideas you’ve ever had pop into your head.   Why does this happen?   Letting go of control All of the thoughts that lead you astray from your tasks during the day are finally freed, unfiltered, when you lie down to rest.   Barry…

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Do Women Need More Sleep Than Men?

The Facts: Why Women Need More Sleep   Between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disturbance, according to the Centers for Disease Control.   And according to researchers, it’s more of a problem for women.   The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics reports that women are…

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Myths & Facts About Caffeine & Sleep

Your spouse is fine having an after-dinner espresso and still falls asleep easily, but you toss and turn for hours after a 4 p.m. cup of tea.   Just like some people can eat ice cream sundaes and stay slim while others seem to gain weight at the mere mention of them, every body is…

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Can 4 Hours of Sleep a Night Be Healthy?

Can some people thrive on only 4 hours of sleep every single night? It’s rare, but neuroscientist Dr. Ying-Hui Fu says it can happen.   Fu is a neurology professor at the University of California, San Francisco. In her own words, during a recent Reddit AMA, she said the importance of sleep is secondary only…

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Sleep and the 5 Senses: Hearing

When we think of hearing and sleep, we often consider the noisemakers: wailing sirens, crying babies, upstairs neighbors who sound like they’re jumping around in platform heels. Hearing is so closely tied to disturbing our slumber that many can’t function without a morning alarm.   As part of a series on sleep and the five…

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Sleep and the 5 Senses: Sight

Our eyes and our sense of sight play a crucial role in both the quality and quantity of the sleep we get. Light, colors and images in the crucial hours before bedtime can mean the difference between visions of sugar plums and counting the cracks in your bedroom ceiling.   As part of a series…

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Sleep Solutions for Pregnancy Heartburn Relief

Heartburn, a common complaint during pregnancy, most often occurs during the third trimester, according the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy can make existing gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) worse, or can bring about heartburn if you’ve never had it. When it comes to sleep solutions, Moms-to-be (and anyone else suffering from GERD) can still get a good…

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Good Night, Sleep Tight: Sleep Tips for Kids

Regardless of age, all children need sleep to help them be happy, healthy and productive in school, at home and during after-school activities. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise, but it’s often overlooked. It helps little ones grow, beats germs, affects weight, protects the heart, boosts learning and increases attention and concentration….

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Wheels Up…We’re Off to Better Sleep!

This week we jetted off to New York City to chat sleep with Arianna Huffington, Dr. Carol Ash, Icema Gibbs from JetBlue, Miles Brown from ABC’s blackish and our very own Sleep Geek Pete. The crew formed a panel at the JFK airport to promote better sleep! Miles interviewed the panel (on one of our…

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Best Sleeping Position & Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Leonardo da Vinci may have said, “A well-spent day brings happy sleep,” but your sleep can’t always be guaranteed to be happy if you’re in pain.   Back pain can make it tough to get a good night’s rest — just ask the more than 80 percent of Americans who suffer from back pain at…

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