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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 Surprising Way Sleep Helps Cleanse the Brain

By: SleepScore Labs  |  June 18th, 2021

Why do we sleep? Scientists have long wondered why humans spend approximately a third of their lives asleep – over 25 years for the average American. It’s especially curious from an evolutionary perspective. While sleeping, we’re not feeding or foraging,

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Latest Sleep Research: Does Blue Light Filtering “Night Shift” Really Help Sleep?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 28th, 2021

Have you ever wondered whether your iPhone’s blue-light filtering “Night Shift” mode actually improves sleep? Did excessive screen use during COVID-19 negatively impact sleep and circadian rhythms? Check out this month’s new research article for

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What is Sleep Paralysis (Signs, Causes, & Prevention)

By: SleepScore Labs  |  May 3rd, 2021

Imagine this nightmare: just after waking up, you are alert and conscious yet unable to move a muscle. You feel an inexplicable pressure and heaviness on your chest, and you sense an ominous presence in

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The Latest Sleep Research: Delayed School Start Times and the Impact on Children and Teens

By: SleepScore Labs  |  April 23rd, 2021

Chronic sleep deprivation is a critical threat to the mental and physical development, academic potential, and safety of children worldwide. Increasing the number of children who get sufficient sleep was recently included as a core

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The Latest Sleep Research: How Does Caffeine Impact Sleep?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  March 26th, 2021

Caffeine is the world’s most popular stimulant, mainly for its benefits of boosting energy and fighting drowsiness. However, caffeine can interfere with sleep, especially when consumed in the late afternoon and evening, yet many people

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The Latest Sleep Research: Owls and Larks During COVID-19

By: SleepScore Labs  |  February 19th, 2021

COVID stay-at-home practices provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study changes in sleep habits with fewer external restrictions. A recent study looked at how changes brought on by stay-at-home conditions lined up with peoples’ preferred sleep patterns.   Study:  Chronotype refers to individual differences in when a person naturally feels the sleepiest and when they naturally feel the most alert during a

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Should Sleep Education Be Part of School Curriculum?

By: SleepScore Labs  |  January 26th, 2021

How many hours in your life do you think you’ve spent sleeping? How many hours in your life do you think you’ve spent learning about sleep? Even though sleep is a major part of our

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The Latest Research: The Link Between Health Behaviors, Sleep, and Mental Health

By: SleepScore Labs  |  January 22nd, 2021

From birth to early adulthood, multiple factors – many of which are out of our control – play a role in mental health. Research shows that health behaviors that are mostly within our control such

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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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