Are You Too Tired to Diet?

The chocolate cake or the carrot? The cookie or the box of raisins? Making choices isn’t so simple. They require willpower – and willpower requires other resources. Could sleep be your new super power? Consumer magazines would have you believe losing weight is only about making healthier choices. If you’re craving something healthy, why not…

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How College Students Can Manage Time to Get More Sleep

College life can be tough: all the studying, working and partying leave little room for sleep. No wonder 50 percent of college students feel sleepy during the day and 70 percent don’t get enough Zzzs, according to Nature and Science of Sleep. (You read that right – 70 percent!) Brushing up on time-management skills can…

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Checklist: Does Your Bed Do That?

Why your current mattress is probably archaic & you’re missing out on some seriously smart slumber. Considering you spend one-third of your life in BED, our question is:  Why on earth are you still sleeping on innerspring technology created 200 years ago (no joke), or on a slab of foam that just lies there?! One…

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The Hunt For Today’s Most Sleep-Friendly Home

This post is sponsored by Sleep Number. The hunt for a good night’s sleep has gone digital, which is unsurprising considering a full 35 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. From classic sleep saboteurs like indoor allergens and pollen, to their modern counterparts like phone screens and noise pollution, there are endless ways we…

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How to Battle Mid-life Insomnia

Do you suddenly find yourself wide awake at 3 a.m., or tossing and turning half the night before sleep finds you? Men and women ages 40 to 60 may have some degree of mid-life sleep woes due to stress, hormones and family and work worries that turn sleep into an elusive pursuit. Hopefully, some of…

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The Perfect Temperature for Sleeping

Temperature has a profound affect on sleep. Too hot and you’ll wake up sweating. Too cold and you’ll shiver yourself awake. So what’s the right thermostat setting for solid sleeping? And what else can you do to maintain an optimal temperature throughout the night? Read on. Your brain and body temperature Your brain regulates your…

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Respect Sleep: Business Mogul Says

Success in the entrepreneurial world requires quick decision making and attention to ever-changing trends. Making sure you get the right amount of sleep at night—whether it’s 7, 8 or 9 hours—is vital to be at your best. Listen as a business mogul chats with Arianna Huffington about his respect for sleep and his love for technology. This episode…

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Impact of Not Getting Enough Sleep

It’s late at night, you’re watching the clock –Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock—and you begin to wonder why you haven’t yet fallen asleep. This is you, right? Our very own Pete Bils, Vice President, Sleep Science & Research, tells us what factors can lead to inefficient sleep (temp, obesity…) , and what you can do to sleep better.…

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Tips for Surviving a Sleepover

Ah, the sleepover — staying up past bedtime, playing midnight pranks, gorging on snacks. Just don’t count on a good night’s sleep, says Sasha Carr, a licensed psychologist and certified child and family sleep coach. “It’s a little bit like, good luck,” says Carr, but there are some things parents can do to make sure…

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Can Sleep Help You Learn a New Language

If you are planning a vacation abroad this summer, you may choose to brush up on your French, German or Spanish. To supercharge your cramming process, research suggests more Zzzs. Sleep seems to help carve foreign language words into your memory, according to a study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. Scientists at the University…

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