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5 New Year’s Sleep Resolutions for 2020

We’re at that the time of year when a lot of people take stock of themselves and try to figure out what they can improve.  One thing that most people could work on is the amount of sleep they get each night.  Research has shown that getting the right amount of shut-eye can improve your…
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Our Most Popular Sleep Tip in 2019

This past year was a big one for advancements in the science of sleep.  We here at SleepBetter.org strive to make sure you you know about all of the sleep news available, while also giving tips to help you sleep better.  So, as we approach the beginning of 2020, we did some research to find…
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How to Survive New Year’s Sleep Deprivation

Some people refer to New Year’s as a “one minute holiday” because the entire celebration is focused on that countdown to midnight.  That may be true in many ways, but to get to that countdown requires staying up later than usual for many people.  That can make January 1 a very tiring day.  While the…
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5 Tips for Staying Awake on New Year’s Eve

The New Year begins next week and is preceded, as always, by New Year’s Eve.  The problem with that particular holiday is that everyone expects you to stay up past midnight.  If you’re not the night owl type, that can be difficult.  While we can’t in good conscience recommend forcing yourself to stay up later…
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Sleep Better, Despite Holiday Stress

Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes family trips, household visitors, home decorating chores, party planning, gift-shopping and — of course — all those extra bills to pay. All of this added stress can lead to sleepless nights. In fact, the 2010 SleepBetter.org Holiday Slumber Index showed one in six Americans were expecting to lose…
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Driving Drowsy Can Ruin Your Holidays

Between marathon shopping trips, family gatherings, and office parties, drowsy driving is a big problem this time of year. A study of investigations done by the National Transportation Safety Board found that fatigue was a factor in 40% of highway crashes.  Meanwhile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving is implicated in…
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The Tryptophan from Turkey Does Not Make You Sleepy

Every year around the table at Thanksgiving, someone makes a joke about the tryptophan in turkey making them sleepy.  It’s almost become cliche’.  But, is it true?  Turkey meat does indeed contain tryptophan.  The body uses tryptophan in a multi-step process to make serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate sleep.  So, it…
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Thank Goodness Black Friday Isn’t as Important Anymore

Years ago, we wrote articles on SleepBetter.org urging people to not get up before the crack of dawn to shop, because it completely ruined their sleep schedule.  People didn’t really listen then, but these days technology has taken care of the problem for us. Black Friday deals were enticing before online shopping became too prevalent…
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Tips to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Feast Doesn’t Ruin Your Sleep

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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Ask Happy Dan: Can I Wash My Foam Pillow?

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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