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
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,
Latest Sleep Research: Does Blue Light Filtering “Night Shift” Really Help Sleep?
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
What is Sleep Paralysis (Signs, Causes, & Prevention)
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
The Latest Sleep Research: Delayed School Start Times and the Impact on Children and Teens
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
The Latest Sleep Research: How Does Caffeine Impact Sleep?
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
The Latest Sleep Research: Owls and Larks During COVID-19
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
Should Sleep Education Be Part of School Curriculum?
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
The Latest Research: The Link Between Health Behaviors, Sleep, and Mental Health
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