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In Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Clean Sleep Method

Oscar winning actress, legendary baby namer, and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow has taken her wellness cred to new heights this year. After realizing that everyone she knows suffers from sleep deprivation, she rallied her experts and became a bona fide sleep advocate. Paltrow, who gets ten hours of sleep on a good […]

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Sound Asleep: Here Be Monsters Podcast [Interview]

What started off as one man’s journey to face his fears has turned into a six-season podcast with a cult following. From extreme narcolepsy to flesh-eating beetles, Jeff Emtman’s podcast, Here Be Monsters, sheds light on dark, creepy, and taboo topics. Part reportage, part confession, and part raw emotion, he seeks […]

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The Sleep Apothecary: Passionflower + Anxiety

When Spanish missionaries discovered passionflower in the 16th Century, they believed the plant looked remarkably similar to the Passion of Christ. Turns out, the missionaries stumbled upon a very good omen. Passiflora incarnate (or passionflower) is the species of the genus most associated with therapeutic benefits. Long before Europeans came to […]

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Sleep’s Tech Revolution

Nothing beats a full night’s sleep – and America is finally investing in it. Sleep trackers and apps are attracting the more than 30 percent of Americans who aren’t getting the minimum seven hours of sleep per night, and the sleep tech market expects to reach $125.8 million in 2017. Sleep Loss […]

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Napping at Work: America’s Newest Wellness Trend

Napping isn’t just for toddlers anymore. From Spain’s siestas to Italy’s riposo, people have been taking mid-day naps for centuries. And slowly but surely, the U.S. is catching on. Just in the last few years, napping at work has become an integral part of company culture. Google, Uber, and Zappos have […]

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How Dreams Affect You in Real Life

Vincent Van Gogh may have been onto something when he said, “I dream of painting and then I paint my dreams.” Throughout history, dreams have fascinated scientists, psychologists, and artists alike. And over time, studies have contradictorily concluded that dreams mean nothing, mean everything, hold literal significance, or are just […]

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Why Total Sleep is More Important Than REM Sleep

The average American adult slept nine hours a night in 1910, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. That average has dropped steadily ever since. Sleeptracker® data reveals that the average American now sleeps about six hours and 40 minutes. While sleep tracking apps and mattress monitors are helping put sleep at the […]