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Who Needs More: Men or Women?

Is there a gender related difference in the need for sleep?  Who needs more, but probably gets less? Not surprisingly, a Duke University study determined that women need more sleep than men.  Why?  Multi-tasking.  Women tend to use more of their brain everyday than do...

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Spring Fever

Feeling restless?  Sleeping less?  Looking longingly out of the window?  You may have spring fever, defined by Merriam-Webster as “a lazy or restless feeling often associated with the onset of spring.”  While you may not have an actual fever, the arrival of spring...

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The Best Thing to Wear to Bed is …

Most of us change our sleeping attire by the season, but is there a path to better sleep based on what we choose to wear (or don’t choose to wear)? Contrary to what your mom may have told you, your best choice is to sleep wearing nothing at all.  But only about 12% of...

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Do You Sleep in Sync?

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then sleep can be a window to relationships.  We spend 1/3 of our lives asleep (or in bed).  And given our always connected, always “on” society, it’s possible that the time we are asleep could be the longest stretch of time in...

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Too many thoughts, too little sleep

The last time I remember experiencing symptoms of insomnia was in the week or so leading up to a move. It was a move I was excited about (to a first house with my husband) but I was also really stressed—my head full of details and loose ends to be dealt with, of...

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Sleep Can Help – Whatever it is!

We know that we just feel better after a good night’s sleep – or at least most of us know the opposite.  The Centers for Disease Control calls sleep deprivation a public health epidemic in the US, with more than 30% of adults getting less than 6 hours of sleep every...

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Why my smartphone needs a bed of its own

I live in a small New York City apartment. My bedroom just barely fits the dresser, desk, and queen-size bed.  The living room and dining room are in fact the same room, and the kitchen is...compact.  So it is crazy to me that at least once a week, my husband cannot...

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New Year’s Resolution:  Lose Weight? 

Losing weight is consistently one of the top resolutions made at the start of a new year.  If you made a resolution to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle, you are not alone! Did you also include a goal to get more sleep?  If you don’t include sleep as part of...

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Sleeping with the dogs…and more

Do you snuggle up at night with your beloved pet? Is your bed a nightly tangle of two and four-legged creatures jostling for space and just the right amount of blanket? If so, you’re in plenty of company (and not just in that crowded bed). Estimates suggest at least...

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