Tag: Sleep

When Your 200-Month-Old Can’t Sleep Through the Night

Sleeping through the night is a hot topic in pediatrics, so it was no surprise that there was a standing-room-only crowd for a lecture on it at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in New Orleans over the weekend. The speaker, Dr. Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, a developmental behavioral pediatrician, did her training […]

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Beddr launches data analytics, insights, and sleep coaching for SleepTuner wearable

Beddr is launching improved data analytics, insights, and sleep coaching from experts for its SleepTuner, an FDA-registered consumer wearable that can measure your sleep with the aim of improving your sleep quality. The wearable launched in the U.S. a year ago for $149 and is one of many products and apps on the market that […]

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What Are the Benefits of CBD?

The CBD industry is flourishing, conservatively projected to hit $16 billion in the United States by 2025. Already, the plant extract is being added to cheeseburgers, toothpicks and breath sprays. More than 60 percent of CBD users have taken it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by the Brightfield Group, a […]

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California Tells Schools to Start Later, Giving Teenagers More Sleep

California students can look forward to extra sleep in the morning once a new law takes effect. The law, signed on Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, pushes back the start times at most public middle and high schools, making California the first state to order such a shift. Classes for high schools, including those operated […]

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Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips

When my better angels are in charge of my schedule — instead of the insatiable gremlin that won’t get off Instagram — I end the day by starting my bedtime routine: lighting candles; eating early, (three-ish hours before going to sleep, in a knockoff version of intermittent fasting, it makes for better digestion and for […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 12, 2019

New Psychology Research Has Linked Death Anxiety to Bedtime Procrastination: A new study published in The Journal of General Psychology suggests “death anxiety” is a predictor of bedtime procrastination in males. After surveying 229 Turkish participants about their attitudes about death, sleeping behaviors, and self-control, researchers found that men who are bothered by their own […]

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Was Heidi the Octopus Really Dreaming?

Heidi the octopus is sleeping. Her body is still, eight arms tucked neatly away. But her skin is restless. She turns from ghostly white to yellow, flashes deep red, then goes mottled green and bumpy like plant life. Her muscles clench and relax, sending a tendril of arm loose. If you haven’t seen this video […]

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Apple leaks unreleased Sleep app for Watch

Prior to the launch of the Apple Watch Series 5 in September, sleep tracking was expected to be one of the major new features, enabling wearers to correlate their resting movements with shallow and deep sleep — but the rumored app never launched. Now an official Apple Watch App Store listing (discovered by Daniel Marcinkowski) confirms that […]

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Please Relax to This Video of an Octopus Changing Colors As It Naps

Octopuses are smart animals that can use tools, recognize individual people, and even solve puzzles. But perhaps the most mesmerizing example of octopus intelligence occurs when they are sleeping—and, potentially, dreaming. This week, PBS released new footage of an octopus named Heidi shifting through flashy camouflage displays in her sleep. Much like human behaviors such […]

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Got Insomnia? CVS Health Has an App for You

CVS Health wants to help millions of American workers improve their sleep. So for the first time, the big pharmacy benefits manager is offering a purely digital therapy as a possible employee benefit. The company is encouraging employers to cover the costs for their workers to use Sleepio, an insomnia app featuring a cartoon therapist […]

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Casper Dreams of Being Bigger Than Mattresses

Neil Parikh hadn’t been getting a lot of rest, and it showed. It was deep into the afternoon, and Mr. Parikh, a founder of the direct-to-consumer mattress start-up Casper, was looking at the menu of a Midtown Manhattan coffee shop, debating whether it was too late for another cappuccino. “This whole week, basically, I’ve been […]

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