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Study: Driving After Missing Just a Little Sleep is Like Driving Drunk

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Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers sleep less than the…
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Ask Happy Dan: Does Your Pillow Matter?

When you have questions about pillows and other bedding, Happy Dan the Pillow Man is your guy!  He’s happy because he always gets a good night’s sleep.  Happy Dan is the alter ego of Dan Schecter, Senior Vice President at Carpenter Co., and the creator of SleepBetter.org.  He’s spent 30 years learning about pillows and…
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Debunking the Myth of the Sleep-Inducing Turkey

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Every year people joke after their Thanksgiving feast that the tryptophan in turkey is making them need a nap.  There’s no doubt that many people end up groggy and sleepy after devouring loads of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and everything else that goes with Thanksgiving, but is it really the turkey that leads to the…
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Tips to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Feast Doesn’t Ruin Your Sleep

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The traditional American Thanksgiving feast is a major highlight of the holiday season for families across the country, but all of the food and revelry can keep you from sleeping properly afterward. The wonderful thing about Thanksgiving is seeing family and friends, and of course being thankful for the things and people we have in…
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Five Sleep Better Tips for Holiday Air Travel

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Millions of Americans are about to take flight and travel to visit relatives for Thanksgiving or other year-end holidays.  Anyone who’s ever been on a plane knows that it’s cramped, crowded, and uncomfortable even if you’re not trying to sleep.  If you’re trying to catch a few zzz’s, it can be downright miserable.  If you’re…
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The Supermoon May Keep You Awake

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Full moons are blamed for a variety of problems, from outbreaks of crime to people turning into wolves.  But, the supermoon this week may actually keep you from sleeping well. A supermoon is when a full moon is at its perigee — the closest point to Earth along its orbit.  This week’s supermoon occurs at the…
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Don’t Let the Election Steal Your Sleep

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We don’t wade into politics here at SleepBetter.org, but this year’s election has already led to a lot of people losing sleep, and it’s sure to lead to many, many, many more sleeping poorly tonight.  Whatever your political stripe, it’s nearly certain that this year is one where you’re concerned about what will happen if…
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Ask the ASA: Work Versus Sleep

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Welcome to Ask the ASA, a regular feature that allows our visitors to ask questions and receive answers from the American Sleep Association!  Use our contact form to send in your questions (or send them to us via Facebook or Twitter), and we’ll select the best ones to receive answers from the ASA. This time around, Dr….
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Fall Back Gracefully As Daylight Saving Time Ends

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Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6, 2016.  We all know the mantra to help us remember what to do with our clocks for the time change: Spring Forward, Fall Back. Springing forward is the hard one, as you’re losing an hour of sleep and most of us don’t get enough sleep already. However, any change…
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Ask the ASA: Waking Up With a Grunt

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Welcome to Ask the ASA, a regular feature that allows our visitors to ask questions and receive answers from the American Sleep Association!  Use our contact form to send in your questions (or send them to us via Facebook or Twitter), and we’ll select the best ones to receive answers from the ASA. This time around, Dr….
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