Why Sunday is the Worst Sleep Night of the Week

Why Sunday is the Worst Sleep Night of the Week

It may come as little surprise, but three times as many people sleep badly on Sunday night than any other night of the week. This information comes from a survey of 4,279 Americans and Britons conducted by pollsters at YouGov on behalf of Calm.com, a meditation app. A full 46% ranked Sunday night as the […]

Getting Beauty Sleep Helps you Look Healthy

Getting Beauty Sleep Helps you Look Healthy

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it seems that not getting enough beauty sleep may influence what the beholder sees. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm took photos of 25 university students after they had two consecutive nights of good sleep (or beauty sleep) and then again after they had […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep By the Numbers

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep By the Numbers

The advice to get a good night’s sleep is great, but a little vague. How do you know if you’re getting sufficient rest? “In the past, we defined sleep by its negative outcomes, including sleep dissatisfaction,” says Maurice Ohayon, director of the Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center in a New York Magazine article. “Clearly, this […]

No Need to Count Sheep in the Great Outdoors

No Need to Count Sheep in the Great Outdoors

Can’t sleep? Try camping. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder conducted two studies with volunteers who agreed to go camping for a weekend in the summer and another group who agreed to go for a week in the winter, according to a university news release. Scientists found that those who camped for as little […]

Research Shows Chronic Pain Influences Sleep and Wellness

Research Shows Chronic Pain Influences Sleep and Wellness

Researchers at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, have found that the positive or negative thoughts of those who suffer from chronic pain can influence their sleep and, as a result, their wellness. Negative thoughts about insomnia and pain—for example, “I’ll never be able to get to sleep with this pain”—can be managed with […]

Thirsty Before Bed? Research Says Thank Your Body Clock

Thirsty Before Bed? Research Says Thank Your Body Clock

When a child asks for a drink of water before bed, there may be a biological motivation behind it. A study published in the journal Nature by researchers at McGill University in Montreal found that our body clock triggers thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a Sept. 28 article on ScienceDaily.com. Scientists at […]

Want a Happy Marriage? Get Some Sleep

Want a Happy Marriage? Get Some Sleep

Getting enough sleep has this positive perk on a happy marriage — couples are more satisfied with their partners when they are rested. Researchers at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, studied 68 newlyweds over a seven-day period. Each couple recorded the number of hours slept and answered two sets of questions on a scale […]