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An Update On American Sleep

So, how are we doing? Are Americans finally “waking up” to the fact that they need more sleep? According to a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation, the answer is a resounding “no”. According to the survey, U.S. adults reported sleeping an average of only about six-and-a-half hours on weekdays and seven hours hours, 22 minutes…
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Not Enough Sleep Could Lead To False Memories

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Researchers have shown that our perception of reality is severely impacted by sleep deprivation. The study, which examined whether lack of sleep could lead to false memories, was conducted at the University of California, Irvine.  Scientists involved in the research say that sleep-deprived subjects who viewed photographs of a crime being committed and then read false information about…
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Ask SleepBetter: Repaying Sleep Debt

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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The Debate Over The Best Sleep Length

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Here at SleepBetter, when we’re asked how much sleep adults need, we answer that seven to nine hours is best.  The reason for the wide range is that every individual is different and every individual needs a different amount of sleep.  Some researchers are now saying, however, that the “right” amount of sleep may actually be…
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Monday Sleep Quiz: Is Spain Anti-Sleep?

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How much do you know about sleep? Are you a sleep sherpa, or simply a novice? Be sure to get a great night’s sleep, and then take our weekly sleep quiz! Here’s this week’s question:  What daily sleep-related ritual has the country of Spain worked hard over the last few years to eliminate, as a…
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Summer Supermoons May Keep You Awake

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If you find that you can’t sleep well this summer, you have something new to blame.  Scientists say they’ve proven that we don’t sleep as well on nights with a full moon, and this summer features three full moons that are larger than most. A supermoon is a full or new moon that occurs at…
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Ask SleepBetter: Food Before Bed?

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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Hotel Dedicates Itself to Sleep

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We all have nights when we can’t sleep very well.  But, what if you simply can’t relax enough to sleep well night after night?  After checking to make sure you have the best bedding you can buy, maybe you need to consider checking into the Corinthia Hotel. The hotel, located in the middle of London,…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Milk for Sleep

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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth:   A glass of warm milk in the middle of the night will help you get back to sleep. MYTH ……
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Interrupted Sleep is as Bad as No Sleep

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Here’s a new reason to replace that old and uncomfortable bed, pillow, or mattress topper.  New research shows that individuals who experience interrupted sleep may as well not be getting anywhere near a full night’s sleep, no matter how long they stay in bed. The study, conducted at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Isreal, wanted to…
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