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The SleepScore Max App Has Been Updated! Here’s What’s New

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 18th, 2020

The latest and greatest SleepScore Max app update is finally here, and with it comes some big changes. From top to bottom layout updates to brand new features, SleepScore Max is just what you need to help you hit your sleep goals and feel

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Hypnograms: How To Read A Hypnogram

By: SleepScore Labs  |  December 8th, 2017

Every morning when you wake, you’ll see your daily SleepScore, calculated using data gathered while you slept, along with your hypnogram and a summary of your sleep. While the hypnogram might look intimidating at first

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How Can I Improve My SleepScore?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  December 8th, 2017

Now that you’ve gotten some nights of tracked sleep under your belt, you may be thinking, “What do I do with my sleep data?” Getting your SleepScore and understanding what it means is only half

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What Is A Good Sleep Score

By: SleepScore Labs  |  December 8th, 2017

Have you ever been surprised by your SleepScore when you wake up in the morning? Maybe you thought you slept horribly, but your score was high. Or on the flipside, you felt like last night

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Sleep Tracker: How The SleepScore Max Works

By: SleepScore Labs  |  October 24th, 2017

As you start logging more nights of sleep, you’ll notice that every night looks different. That’s because SleepScore Max monitors your sleep with pinpoint accuracy, picking up your transitions through the sleep stages and awakenings

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The Best Bed Sheet Material to Sleep Cool This Summer

By: SleepScore Labs  |  June 7th, 2022

What’s not to love about summer? There’s plenty of sunshine, it’s easier to exercise outdoors, take more walks, and maybe even fit a vacation in.  But there are a few reasons why summer may not

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Do You Listen to Podcasts to Fall Asleep? 5 Benefits Plus Our Podcast Ideas 

By: SleepScore Labs  |  June 7th, 2022

Podcasts used to serve only niche groups and had fairly small audiences. These days, they’re as plentiful and popular as ever, covering nearly every topic you can imagine; sports, news, TV show recaps, true crime,

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The Case Against Orthosomnia: Guest Op-ed by Dr. Nate Watson

By: Dr. Nate Watson  |  May 26th, 2022

Dr. Nate Watson is chair of the SleepScore Labs Scientific Advisory board, serves as director of the Harborview Medical Center Sleep Clinic and co-director of the University of Washington Medicine Sleep Center, and is the former president of

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5 Benefits of a Weighted Blanket 

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 12th, 2022

Weighted blankets are more than just a heavier type of regular blankets; they also provide various therapeutic benefits. Science explains why they produce so much stress-relief and calming effects on the body and mind.  Due

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8 Red Flags that Indicate You’re Sleep Deprived

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 11th, 2022

In this day and age, it’s worth asking yourself “Am I sleeping enough?” from time to time. We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, and when we get the right amount of it, it

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Moving Into a New Place? Traveling? 5 Ideas to Skip the ‘First Night Effect’ 

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 11th, 2022

Many people’s first night’s rest in a new place is usually everything but restful. Even when your body is prepared to get much-needed sleep, you might still struggle to get uninterrupted and restorative sleep. The

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7 Daytime Habits to Improve Your Nightly Sleep

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 11th, 2022

Contrary to the idea that our sleep is at the mercy of what we do in the hours leading up to bedtime, our daytime habits can often have an even bigger impact on our sleep

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To Nap, or Not To Nap? Dr. Shona Halson Weighs In 

By: Shona Halson, PhD  |  April 25th, 2022

Napping is a common behavior used to overcome the negative impacts of inadequate sleep.   By definition, a nap is any sleep period with a duration of less than 50% of the average major sleep

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How Does Trauma Impact Sleep?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  April 22nd, 2022

According to the American Psychology Association (APA), about 50% of all people will experience trauma. But we all respond to trauma differently. Many may recover over time, while others may experience long-lasting problems associated with

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What Is Restless Sleep & What Causes It?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  April 12th, 2022

When most people go to bed, they hope they can have an uninterrupted night of sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and energized to take on the day. But this experience is not always the

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Did You Know Humans Used to Sleep in Two Phases? Here’s Why We’ve Moved on From the Practice

By: SleepScore Labs  |  April 8th, 2022

Electricity came, and humans had to adjust their sleep patterns accordingly.   But before that time, some parts of the world slept in two phases within a 24-hour span. It was common practice in some populations

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What You Should Know About Marijuana and Sleep 

By: SleepScore Labs  |  March 31st, 2022

In case you haven’t heard, Americans are having a hard time finding the sleep they need, with more than one-third of US adults failing to get at least seven hours of sleep per night. With

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