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Sometimes pajamas are more than just for sleeping. Check out these fashionable, all ages choices for grownup sleepover moments.

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Don't forget your sleep health when you're packing your carry-on luggage. Here are 5 things to include.

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Overnight flight got you worried about your sleep health? Dress for success, or in this case, for catching z's on the plane.

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Do you have a guest bedroom? Make sure you have more than the bare essentials for visiting family and friends.

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Got family or friends staying with you soon? Make sure your home is ready for entertaining! Check out this list of guest bedroom essentials.

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Got your eye on a 1200 thread count sheet set on sale? Read this article before adding it to your cart.

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What are nootropics? How do they work? Let's learn all about these cognitive enhancement supplements together and find out how they can improve sleep health.

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Got new dreads and wondering how to sleep so you get a good night's rest without messing up your hair? It's possible! Read on for tips and advice.

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Lucid fiber bed topper

A mattress pad, protector or topper can dramatically increase the quality of your sleep---but which one is best for you and your bed? Read on, because we're here to help.

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Fisher & Paykel Simplus Full Face CPAP Mask

What's the difference between a sleep apnea mouthpiece and a CPAP mask? Do you need a nasal mask, nasal pillow or a full face mask? Learn all about sleep apnea masks here.

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There are dozens of over the counter sleep apnea mouth guards available online. Do they work? Which are the best anti-snoring mouthpieces to use? Here's all you need to know.

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Going on a trip? Jet lag is inevitable, but it can be easily managed if you know how. Read on and learn simple ways to beat jet lag and make the most out of your hard-earned vacation.

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Toddlers have a sleep schedule that's closer to how adults sleep, though there are still some myths surrounding their sleep habits. Find the truths behind them!

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Co-sleeping with your child is advisable for the first six months. After that, you have to start training them to sleep in their own room. Get some tips to speed up the process!

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toddler sleeping

After infancy, toddlers will have a more predictable sleep schedule, but this doesn't mean everything will be a walk in the park. Learn all about how toddlers sleep.

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There are a handful of ways your toddler's night could be disrupted. Find out what they are and what you can do!

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eyesight and sleep

Do you have an eyesight condition and notice you've been a bit more sleepy than usual? These studies show there might be a connection between the two.

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It's no surprise that sleep patterns vary over time as we age. What are the changes that we should expect, and what exactly causes them?

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Insomnia haunts every age group, but seniors typically have it worse. Sleep medication is the solution for restless nights. But are these pills safe for them?

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While the causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s are yet to be discovered, studies have already shown its correlation with sleep.

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In this series, we look into the different studies on sleep quality and the elderly, to better understand the changes they experience.

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There are dangers lurking even when babies are asleep. Learn how to create a safer sleeping environment for your infant!

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What is Micro Sleep Patient undergoing EEG registration

When we sleep, our brain consolidates memory, absorbs new knowledge, and more. Ever wonder how that works? Meet the sleep spindle, a special brainwave.

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what is microsleep

We've all nodded off: in class, at work, or even at the wheel. Microsleep is common, but do you know how it works and how to avoid its dangers?

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Baby Sleep Myths sleeping on back

We may not be baby experts, but we've done our fair share of research into sleep. Here are the top five baby sleep myths we've found---debunked!

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Using light for better sleep Device usage at night

Science tells us that nighttime gadget use can wreak havoc on our sleeping patterns. But that doesn't mean we have to swear off altogether. Get 5 tips to make it work!

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Using light for better sleep light spectrum

What is color temperature? How can understanding it help you pick lighting that improves your sleep? Let Good Night's Rest give you an introduction.

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Using light for better sleep Woman holding lamp

What are the different types of light, and how do they affect our wakefulness and performance? We dig into the visible spectrum to find out.

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Fascinating Facts About How Babies Sleep on stomach

Take some comfort in the fact that some of your baby's sleep habits are not a cause for alarm, but are actually markers of good health.

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Sleeping babies have particular needs. Learn more about how babies sleep: the facts, the myths & other helpful tips right here!

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We know it may be hard to separate the harmful from the helpful, so here at Good Night's Rest we simply present the facts.

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Our brain affects a lot about how we sleep. Let us walk you through the types of brain waves and how they affect the stages of sleep.

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Meet Melanopsin featured image

Light is a major cue for sleep, but how does our body detect it? Here at Good Night's Rest, we introduce you to our body's sleep switch: melanopsin.

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Circadian Rhythms phases of the moon

Circadian rhythms are the biggest biological force behind our sleeping patterns. Good Night's Rest walks you through these rhythms and how they work.

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Everything you need to know about bedbugs featured image

No one wants pests in their homes---especially not ones that bite them as they sleep! Here's everything you need to know about beg bugs.

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The idea of animals being utilized in the treatment of illnesses such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy is not as unusual as you might think.

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Modernizing Mattress Shopping bedMATCH logo header

Shopping for mattresses can be tedious and frustrating. Kingsdown's bedMATCH diagnostic system uses cutting edge tech to change the game for consumers.

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Making the Most of Your Chronotype header image

Our sleep owes a lot to our biology. But that doesn't mean we can't make biology work for us. Here are our tips for making the most of your chronotype.

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Understanding Chronotypes

There's a lot that science can say about chronotypes and sleep. Here at Good Night's Rest, we give you an accessible introduction.

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From genetics to hormones, there's a lot that science can tell us about sleep. Here at Good Night's Rest, we help you grasp the most important ideas.

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Here's the lowdown on pets and sleep---because we know that worrying about your beloved furry best friend will probably affect your sleep habits, too.

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Heart Rhythm Meditation heart sign

While we're not experts that can teach you all about heart rhythm meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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heart rhythm meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is heart rhythm meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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Top Pet-Friendly Bedroom Plants moth orchids

Not all air-purifying plants are non-toxic when ingested or handled, which is a problem if you have pets around! Check out these non-toxic options.

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Should Pets be Allowed to Sleep on Your Bed cat on bed

Over 70% of American pet owners allow their pets to sleep in bed with them. That's a lot of sleep being influenced by a fondness for furry friends!

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Allowing pets in the bedroom should not negatively impact your sleeping habits! Don't let your cat or dog be the boss of you. Here are some helpful tips!

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Practicing Peace of Mind featured image

Stressed and sleepless? Meditation can help calm your mind and improve your zzz's. But how does it work, and what's the best method for you?

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Qigong Meditation what is it

While we're not experts that can teach you all about qigong meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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woman practicing qigong meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is qigong meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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Transcendental Meditation

While we're not experts that can teach you all about transcendental meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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What is Transcendental Meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is transcendental meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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Top Yoga Meditation Blogs Visualization Meditation List

While we're not experts that can teach you all about visualization meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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Top Things That Shouldn't Be in Your Bedroom Food

Spoiler: You're probably not going to love this list. We don't like it, and we're the ones that put it together!

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Where we sleep---and, in turn, the environment and energy therein---affects how we sleep immensely.

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Visualization Meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is visualization meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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Top Bedroom Lighting Tips Sleep mask

Yes, you can stick to just using your trusty sleep mask night after night; but why limit yourself to that?

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Top Noise Reduction Tips for Better Sleep featured image

Whether or not you're a light sleeper, sound influences the way you sleep! Studies have shown this to be true.

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Yoga Meditation List Featured Image

While we're not experts that can teach you all about yoga meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is yoga meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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Starting Zen Meditation What is it

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is zen meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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While we're not experts that can teach you all about zen meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is mindfulness meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

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Top Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep featured image

These design rules are actually more about spiritual practicality---as contradictory as that may sound---than style. How does it help sleep, though?

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Guide to Different Types of Mattresses featured image

How you sleep often depends on where you sleep! Is your bedroom environment helping your sleep hygiene or making it worse?

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Top Essential Oils for Better Sleep bottles featured image

Some essential oils are better than others when it comes to catching Z's. Want to know if your favorite fragrances are sleep-friendly? Read on and find out.

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Top Bedroom Plants for Better Sleep chrysanthemum

You can benefit from having air-purifying plants in the bedroom, where clean and properly humidified air is paramount for better sleep.

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Top Mindfulness Meditation Blogs featured image

While we're not experts that can teach you all about mindfulness meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

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Top Meditation Blogs woman meditating

Sick and tired of being sleep-deprived? Different methods of meditation might help. We give you eight beginner-friendly blogs to help you get started.

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Debunked Snoring is Annoying but Harmless featured image

Snoring can be a symptom of a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)--which, if left untreated, can cause serious harm and severe consequences.

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Debunked Never Wake a Sleepwalker woman sleepwalking

Yes, it can be dangerous to wake up a sleepwalker, but the real rationale is quite different from the myth.

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Debunked Stay in Bed to Fall Asleep featured image

It's all about mindset, really. If you remain in bed with your mind racing and completely awake, it's not going to get you closer to dreamland.

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Sleep and Bipolar Disorder what is it

With bipolar disorder, sleep disturbances are considered a core symptom. Changes in sleep may even be warning signs of upcoming episodes.

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Sleep and Depression depressed man

Do people develop sleep disorders due to depression, or do depressive illnesses develop due to sleep problems? Both scenarios may be correct.

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Many sleep disorders wouldn't exist if this myth were true! Sleeping and quiet wakefulness are not interchangeable; but the latter does have benefits.

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Debunked Yawning is a Sign of Sleepiness featured image

This one isn't so much a myth as it is an incomplete statement. Yawning may be a sign of sleepiness, although this is not always the case.

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Charpai bed

Rope beds go by many names: charpai, charpoy, khatiya, khatt, manji and more. Do people still use them today? What are easy to find alternatives? Read all about this Indian curiosity here.

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What's a Petate close up

The Mesoamerican handwoven mat is more versatile than most give it credit for! Read on to find out its many uses, and learn about some great alternatives, too.

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What's a Banig close up

The baníg is similar to a Japanese tatami mat in that it is composed of dried leaves; and is often used for sitting and sleeping.

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Emoor Japanese Futon

Did you know that a Japanese futon is feels firm because it's only 3-4 inches thick and laid out on the floor? Find out more about the Asian bed substitute here.

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Bestar Nebula Wall Bed opened

The Murphy bed is hinged on one side so it's able to flip up and masquerade as a closet or cabinet---or be hidden in one.

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dormitory bed

There's more to sleeping surfaces than mattresses. Let us introduce you to everything from hammocks to historically significant bedrolls. Learn all about them here!

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Sleep & ADHD featured image

ADHD is linked to many problems: alcohol and drug abuse, poor performance and focus at school or work, sleep difficulties, and more. Read on to find out how to deal with it in your daily life.

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Do you get a feeling of dread at night? Scared to sleep because of nightmares? Maybe you have a fear of sleeplessness that's ironically keeping you up. Sleep dread sounds simple, but can have complicated manifestations! Learn all about the phobia here.

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Sleep and Mental Health anxiety

When negative thoughts and random worries turn into regular occurrences, it might be time to re-evaluate both your sleep health and mental health.

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Sleep & is a series of articles that explores and demystifies the link between sleep health and mental health.

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camellia sleep remedy

We've compiled a list of exotic and unfamiliar plants that have long been used medicinally in their locales, though not always for sleep.

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How do Vitamins Improve Sleep bottles featured image

While there are better ways to induce sleep than to ingest vitamins, it's worth looking into how some of them may improve sleep health overall. Which ones should you take? Read on to find out.

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Let's look at some common amino acids linked to sleep health: GABA, Glutamine, Glycine, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan. How do they help you sleep better? How do you ensure that you get enough of them in your diet? Find the answers here.

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What is Mattress Off-Gassing surface close up

When you buy a new foam mattress---or any foam product, for that matter---the best thing to do is to let it breathe! That

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Can You Put a Mattress on the Floor Doing it the Right Way

The issue is not if you can lay a mattress on the floor, but if it is a good idea in the first place. To figure that out, you'll need to consider many things! Find out all about it here.

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When you sleep in after a week of accumulating sleep debt, you may feel better afterward; but your mind and body won't be at their best.

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Daytime naps can be helpful! Several studies have confirmed that many commonly held beliefs about napping may not be that true after all.

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What's a pregnancy pillow boppy slipcovered pregnancy body pillow

Proper support and placement of a pregnancy can encourage a better sleeping position; which can dramatically improve sleep quality and overall health.

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Bed rest pillow, boyfriend pillow, husband pillow, reading pillow, etc. What's the difference? Find out here!

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Debunked Older Peopler Need Less Sleep featured image

Once people are properly grown up, sleep needs remain constant---a minimum of seven hours---throughout adult life. Older people do not need less sleep.

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Debunked The Snooze Button is Good for You featured image

Hitting snooze is bad for you! It gives you that morning grogginess and sluggishnes; and you can even carry around that tiredness with you all day.

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Debunked Counting Sheep Induces Sleep featured image

We're all familiar with this mental exercise: visualizing imaginary sheep jumping, one by one, over a fence. The short answer: It doesn't work.

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pitcher of milk

When it comes to sleep, everyone has something to say. Here's the thing, though: What's widely believed is not always factual.

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Leachco All Nighter total Body Pillow sample image

Normal pillows support the head or neck. Orthopedic pillows take this to the next level, as they are designed to be supportive and therapeutic. Read on to learn more and find the best orthopedic pillow for your needs.

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What's a Takamakura old japanese picture

The takamakura was used by geisha to preserve hairstyles while resting and lying down. Find out more about it and its modern alternatives here.