Author: Elizabeth Smith

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Turn Your Bedroom Into a Sleep Sanctuary

The right sleep requires the right setup. If your bedroom is full of gadgets, noise, and light, it could be to blame for your sleep woes. Check out how an optimal sleep environment should look, feel, smell, and sound. Look Your bedroom isn’t a home office, gym, or movie theater. […]

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What It Means to Sleep Like a Scandinavian

From Ikea’s iconic build-your-own furniture to the cozy concept of hygge, it seems like we’re all trying to emulate Scandinavian style. Yet most of us ignore their best idea: the double duvet system. Scandinavians and other Northern Europeans often keep two twin comforters on their beds instead of one big […]

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Which iPhone Alarm Should You Wake Up to?

According to professor and sleep expert Dr. Till Roenneberg, none. He feels so strongly about the matter that he’s writing a book called “An Obituary for the Alarm Clock.” When we asked him if any sounds, pitches, or patterns made for a smoother morning, he said that was like “asking […]

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Lose While You Snooze: Sleep & Weight Loss

Excessive sleepiness causes lapsed judgment, reduced productivity, and higher chances of depression. But could it also affect our eating habits? This year, researchers at King’s College London went on a mission to determine how much sleep deprivation affects consumption. After reviewing numerous studies, they found that people who don’t get […]

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The 10 Most Influential People in Sleep

Search “most influential people in health” and you’ll see lists of celebrity trainers and best-selling nutritionists. The results for influential people in sleep? Zilch. We think it’s time sleep advocates get some recognition, too. After all, sleep is just as important as any other pillar of wellness. So, from scientists and […]

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In Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Clean Sleep Method

Oscar winning actress, legendary baby namer, and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow has taken her wellness cred to new heights this year. After realizing that everyone she knows suffers from sleep deprivation, she rallied her experts and became a bona fide sleep advocate. Paltrow, who gets ten hours of sleep on a good […]