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Sleep’s Tech Revolution

Nothing beats a full night’s sleep – and America is finally investing in it. Sleep trackers and apps are attracting the more than 30 percent of Americans who aren’t getting the minimum seven hours of sleep per night, and the sleep tech market expects to reach $125.8 million in 2017. Sleep Loss […]

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Napping at Work: America’s Newest Wellness Trend

Napping isn’t just for toddlers anymore. From Spain’s siestas to Italy’s riposo, people have been taking mid-day naps for centuries. And slowly but surely, the U.S. is catching on. Just in the last few years, napping at work has become an integral part of company culture. Google, Uber, and Zappos have […]

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How Dreams Affect You in Real Life

Vincent Van Gogh may have been onto something when he said, “I dream of painting and then I paint my dreams.” Throughout history, dreams have fascinated scientists, psychologists, and artists alike. And over time, studies have contradictorily concluded that dreams mean nothing, mean everything, hold literal significance, or are just […]

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Why Total Sleep is More Important Than REM Sleep

The average American adult slept nine hours a night in 1910, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. That average has dropped steadily ever since. Sleeptracker® data reveals that the average American now sleeps about six hours and 40 minutes. While sleep tracking apps and mattress monitors are helping put sleep at the […]

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How to Have a Truly Restorative Vacation

Ever feel more exhausted after a vacation than before? Taking time off has the potential to help our bodies and brains perform at their best, but too often it has the opposite effect. Thanks to our ever-present smartphones, truly getting away is harder than ever. We spend our breaks rushing […]

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In Bed With Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes

Kira Stokes lives up to her name. She’s been a powerhouse in the fitness industry for more than 20 years, and her clients include A-List celebs and professional athletes. When she’s not at the gym she’s busy partnering with mega fitness brands like Gatorade, Adidas, and Lululemon to share her […]

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JOMO: Embracing the Joy of Missing Out

Your friends are planning a night out and it’s time to make the decision: Are you in or are you out? Join, and you’ll likely be tired or hungover the next day. Stay in, and you could find yourself regretting it. That’s right, FOMO. Thanks to social media, we know […]

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The Sleep Apothecary: Valerian + Anxiety

As the legend goes, Pied Piper was hired to lure plague-carrying rats and pests away from Hamelin with his music. While some stand by this story, others suspect he might’ve been stuffing the odorous valerian root in his colorful coat pocket to get the job done. Though people compare valerian’s pungent […]