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Tips For Sleeping On A Plane

Unless you’re blessed with that rare ability to sleep in any place at any time, the chances are you’ll have a little difficulty sleeping well on a plane. If you have the means and desire to pay for a lie-flat seat, you’ll have a much better chance of sleeping of course. But if you’re anything like me, it can be a real...

Fitbit’s New Sleep Tracking – A Month Testing The Alta HR

In 2017, Fitbit made some major changes to its sleep tracking. The Charge 2 HR, Blaze, Alta HR and Ionic now provide sleep stage tracking, better sleep insights and other helpful extras like sleep schedule reminders. Like all home sleep trackers, however, Fitbit devices have historically struggled with accuracy problems, both with activity and...

BedJet Review: One Device For Cool Summers And Warm Winters

The BedJet is one of the most intriguing sleep products I’ve tried in a long time, promising to both cool and warm your bed as the seasons change. I normally use a simple bed fan in the summer, and my partner likes to have heated bedding for the shivery winter nights. So in theory, I liked the idea of having just one device that can do both...

How Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms Can Help Your Sleep

Earlier this year, my partner and I decided to experiment with sleeping in separate bedrooms. Before you wonder what went wrong though, let me be clear that it’s because of sleep problems, not relationship ones. Taking this rather unorthodox attitude to home life has had nothing but positive effects on the quality of our sleep, our...

Do Older Adults Need Less Sleep?

Many older adults feel that a good night’s sleep is more elusive than it once was. You may feel tired earlier in the evening, but then sleep for less total hours than you used to. Perhaps you wake frequently during the night, or wake early in the morning and struggle to fall asleep again. People sometimes say they just don’t need as much...

Tips For Night Shift Workers

Imagine trying to fall asleep after a tiring shift at work. You’re just starting to doze off when the doorbell rings. Bleary-eyed, you quickly get dressed, stumble to the front door, and discover a delivery person standing in beaming sunlight asking you to sign for a package. It’s not what you want when you’re trying to sleep, yet...

Links Between Depression And Sleep

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can impact every part of your life. It can also seriously affect your sleep; it can take longer to fall asleep, you might wake much earlier or later than you’d like, and the overall quality of your sleep often suffers. Paradoxically, it can also make you just want to curl up in bed and shut...

Using Earplugs For Sleep – Your Questions Answered

I’ve been using earplugs at night off and on for many years now. The sound of a dripping tap in the bathroom is enough to keep me awake, so if I can hear snoring or traffic, I’m doomed to a sleepless night without earplugs. In 2017, I did an extensive review of the best sleep earplugs, and in doing so discovered that there are some...