To cuddle or not to cuddle? Here comes the science.

One of our favorite sites, sleep.org, has a good article about how cuddling with your partner can affect the quality of your sleep. It turns out that the overall effect of sharing your bed varies by gender, and in general, men find it easier to sleep with a partner. But, it turns out that there’s … Continued

Want better sleep? Head for the hills.

The Guardian has an opinion piece about a new study by US scientists that indicates that camping can dramatically improve your sleep. The secret isn’t S’Mores or mosquitos, but the direct exposure to the environment that will reset your body’s natural internal clock. Human physiology naturally responds to the rising and setting of the sun, and artificial … Continued

Snoring can kill you, according to Harvard Medical School

Sleep allows your body and brain to rest and recover from the day’s activities, and it’s not just the quantity, but the quality of your sleep that’s important. Restless sleep can lead to a wide range of health problems, and the consequences can be deadly if persistent sleep trouble isn’t addressed. Sporadic snoring can be … Continued

Time Magazine’s all-day guide to better sleep has a few surprises

Achieving better, more consistent sleep is the result of lots more than choosing the right mattress and avoiding espresso drinks after 6:00 PM. According to Time Magazine, it’s dependent on choices you make at the beginning of the day (like waking up at the same time each morning) and then throughout your entire day. Many … Continued

What Gets You In The Mood (For Sleep?)

Sleep is so inherently biological, like breathing, that it can become an afterthought, easily taken for granted. We neglect it so much sometimes  that when we want it most, it’s no longer available.  Our relationship with sleep becomes contentious, and we resent the time taken for it when that time could be well-spent elsewhere. Like anything … Continued