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Survey: Couples Who Sleep Close are Happier

There’s been a lot of debate over the last few years about whether co-sleeping among couples is really the best for their sleep, but a new survey shows that couples who sleep close are actually happier. The survey, conducted as part of the Edinburgh (Scotland) International Science Festival, partners who slept less than an inch apart were more…
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Ask SleepBetter: Why Do I Wake Up At Night?

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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 we are not…
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Surprising Results from Research About Sleep and Illness

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New research is providing more proof of the recuperative power of sleep. The research, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and written up in two papers that are to be published in the journal Sleep, used fruit flies to examine how sleep during illness impacts recovery time.  While it sounds obvious that sleeping will help you feel…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Sleeping Less on Purpose

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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: Humans are one of only a handful of animals known to willingly delay sleep. MYTH Humans are the ONLY animal known to…
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Survey: 60% Don’t Get Enough Sleep

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It shouldn’t be a shock that a lot of us don’t get enough sleep, but a new survey conducted in Britain is a bit alarming. The survey, conducted on behalf of a professor at the University of Hertfordshire, found that 59% of the respondents get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night.  The recommended amount…
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Sleeping Without Disturbance Helps Your Memory

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New research points out just how important sleep is when it comes to memory, while at the same time showing us that we need quiet and uninterrupted sleep. The research, conducted by scientists at several New York City institutions, looked at what happens when new information is introduced while a subject is sleeping.  During sleep,…
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TV Viewing Again Linked to Poor Sleep for Children

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Once again, researchers are warning us that television and childhood sleep don’t mix very well. Propping up previous studies, scientists in Massachusetts followed more than 1,800 children from ages six months to nearly eight years. Mothers kept track of how much time each day infants were in a room where a television was on, how much…
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Monday Sleep Myth: A 24-Hour Body Clock?

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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:  The body’s internal clock is set to 24 hours and would be synchronized perfectly with sunrise and sunset if it weren’t…
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Ask SleepBetter: Why Can’t I Sleep Better Now That I’m Older?

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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 we are not…
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5 Tips to Sleep Better with Spring Allergies

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Spring has sprung in many parts of the U.S.  With it is the blooming of flowering plants and trees and, unfortunately, spring allergies.  Some areas, in fact, as already seeing very high tree pollen levels and the telltale coating of green dust on everything.  If you have seasonal allergies, it’s hard to breath well.  If…
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