Open Up to Your Spouse For Better Sleep

For better or worse — why you should share your woes with your spouse. You just had a fight with your boss. Your kids’ room looks like a post-tornado mess. Your dog chewed your favorite pair of shoes. No wonder stress is eating away at you, inevitably affecting your sleep. The solution? Share your woes…

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Why You’ll Never Catch Up on Sleep Debt

More than a third of American adults aren’t clocking enough shut-eye on a regular basis—so much so that insufficient sleep has become a public health problem, according to the CDC. If you’re suffering from sleep debt, all is not lost; read on for tips to help you feel better each day. Lack of sleep increases…

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Zeitgebers and Sleep

Do you know your zeitgebers? Whether you log a solid seven and a half hours of snooze time or sheet-wrestle all night long depends solely on a funny little word you’ve likely never heard of. The term zeitgeber, German for “time giver” or “synchronizer,” was coined by biologist Jurgen Aschoff, one of the founders of…

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What My Baby Taught Me About Sleep

I didn’t realize how bad my sleep habits were until I had a baby. I’d never been much of a scheduled person myself, going to sleep when the Zzzs overtook me and waking up whenever my reporting interviews required, like 10 a.m. That’s why the early days with a newborn baby weren’t so difficult for…

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5 Simple Habits Of The Most Energetic People

We all know someone with seemingly boundless energy. You know, that person who wakes up with the sun, who actually goes to the gym before 8 a.m., who is always up for an after-work adventure or weekend-long excursion. But chances are, you are not one of those people. According to a 2015 survey from YouGov,…

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Crocodiles Can Nap With One Eye Open

Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, a recent study suggests. Researchers suspect that parts of crocodile brains remain vigilant during sleep. John Lesku of La Trobe University and his team filmed young saltwater crocodiles in a tank over a 24-hour period and saw that they typically slept with both eyes closed. But in the…

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Sleeping After Eating: Nighttime Snack 411

Should you sleep after eating? And what snacks are best to eat before bed? It’s as familiar as hearing you shouldn’t eat just before swimming: Don’t eat before bedtime, either. But is there any evidence to show that sleeping after eating is actually harmful? Well, that depends. For people who suffer from reflux, lying down…

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4 Best RV Road Trips

Here are four great routes for getting that rig out on the open road. Part of the appeal of a road trip is serendipity. Yes, you need a campground or a parking spot and, eventually, a dumping station, but for the most part, because you’ve got everything you want in your well-designed mobile home-away-from-home, you…

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Does Your Bed Help You Sleep?

Despite the proliferation of sleep apps and other technology, many people don’t realize the role their beds play in how soundly we snooze. Your bed helps you sleep well. Terry Cralle, a certified clinical sleep educator in Washington, D.C., and coauthor of “Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle,” and “Sleeping Your Way to the…

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How to Find More “Me” Time and Get More Sleep

If you want to sleep well, don’t forget to schedule some “me” time. In fact, the more time you have for yourself during the day, the faster you may fall asleep at night, research suggests. Maybe the household chores can wait. In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, scientists called 102 working…

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