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How Does Menopause Affect Sleep?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  January 31st, 2022

As women approach their midlife stage, many experience problems getting high-quality sleep. This is attributed not only to menopause but also to perimenopause (transition to menopause) and postmenopause (after reaching menopause). According to data from

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Can Listening to Music Help You Sleep?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  January 31st, 2022

For most people, the idea of using music as a sleep aid may be strange and even counterproductive. After all, music is most associated with keeping you energized or focused on a task at hand.

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The Untold Value of Keeping a Sleep Diary

By: SleepScore Labs  |  November 11th, 2021

How can you tell what’s been going on with your sleep? One way to tell is by keeping a sleep diary. You may be more used to using a diary to track your habits or

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How to Get More Deep Sleep [5 Tips to Increase Deep Sleep]

By: SleepScore Labs  |  October 20th, 2021

Does it feel like your body is dragging, despite getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night? It might mean you’re missing out on precious deep sleep. Deep sleep is the sleep stage responsible for healing and repairing

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Why Do We Sleep Talk?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  October 18th, 2021

Do you ever recall camping with friends hearing someone speaking in the middle of the night? Or perhaps your bed partner tends to have conversations with no one in the early morning hours. If this sounds familiar,

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Exploring the Benefits-Packed Relationship Between Sleep and Exercise with Dr. Shona Halson

By: Shona Halson, PhD  |  September 22nd, 2021

Some of the world’s best athletes are often quoted saying they regularly get 10 or even 12 hours of sleep each night. While that may seem a really long night’s sleep for most of us, it

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8 Common Sleep Questions and Answers (From the Experts)

By: SleepScore Labs  |  September 20th, 2021

Do you have burning questions about sleep that you’ve always wondered about and wanted answered by some of the leading sleep scientists and experts in the field? You’ve come to the right place.  We’ve put

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Need? Tips to Help Your Kids Get the Rest they Need

By: SleepScore Labs  |  September 15th, 2021

The research is clear: sleep is your kid’s superpower. And ensuring they regularly get the right amount is one of the best ways to put them on the path of optimal physical, mental, and emotional

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The Relationship Between Sleep and Nutrition

By: SleepScore Labs  |  August 3rd, 2021

Diet, like sleep, is one of the pillars of health and wellness. And they’re directly intertwined. Although a proper, balanced diet is essential for optimal health, poor sleep over time can undo many of the

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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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