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7 Eye-Opening Pieces of Trivia About Sleep Deprivation

7 Eye-Opening Pieces of Trivia About Sleep Deprivation
Here at Can't Sleep we love sleep (and helping others get more of it). We also love trivia. We are really proud of our Trivial Pursuit track record. But in researching this piece some of these eye-opening facts about sleep deprivation even surprised us

Why You Should Be Wearing a Sleep Mask to Bed Every Night

Why You Should Be Wearing a Sleep Mask to Bed Every Night
Sleep masks do tend to be associated with glamour and sometimes even diva-ish behavior. However, no matter what Hollywood movies and glossy magazine fashion shoots make them appear to be, sleep masks are more than just a fashion accessory. According to researchers they really do offer nighttime sleep health benefits, especially if you are one of the thousands of people who have trouble getting to sleep - or staying that way - every night.

The Science-Backed Reasons You Should Be Wearing Socks to Bed

The Science-Backed Reasons You Should Be Wearing Socks to Bed
Having a hot water bottle at the end of the bed. Letting pets sleep at your feet. Wearing socks to bed. Are you seeing a pattern?

For a long time, humans have gravitated towards warming their feet around bedtime. According to science, it turns out they had the right idea.

How Netflix is Ruining Your Sleep (And What You Should Do About it)

How Netflix is Ruining Your Sleep (And What You Should Do About it)

How many times have you binge-watched your way through a favourite show at the expense of a full night's sleep? How many times have the adventures in the Upside Down turned your sleep schedule upside down? If you are like most of us the answer is more often than you'd really care to admit. 

The fact is that our on-demand culture is a double-edged sword—with all this consumption, something has to give. Unfortunately, that something is often sleeping, and it may be costing you your health.

Why Keeping a Sleep Diary May Help You Solve Your 'Can't Sleep' Problem Fast

Why Keeping a Sleep Diary May Help You Solve Your 'Can't Sleep' Problem Fast
There are some great sleep aids out there that, once you understand your own sleep habits properly that, along with some basic lifestyle changes may be just what you need to finally get a good night's sleep. But you'll need to study your sleep habits a little, and that's just where a sleep diary comes in. 

Super Sleep Trivia ... Brought to you By Science

Super Sleep Trivia ... Brought to you By Science
Up until about 35 years ago, sleep was not something that 'serious' science paid a great deal of attention to. However, all that has changed, and now sleep science is a big deal. And the more they learn about it the more researchers uncover some pretty fascinating facts and offer increasingly interesting theories at the same time. 

Why Does the Sound of Raindrops Help People Sleep?

Why Does the Sound of Raindrops Help People Sleep?
The pitter patter of rain on a rooftop, the crashing of an ocean wave, the babbling of a fast running brook. Lots of people swear that these sounds not only help them fall asleep but to stay that way too. But just why does the sound of flowing water seem to have such a potent drowse inducing effect?

Is Six Hours Sleep a Night Really Enough?

Is Six Hours Sleep a Night Really Enough?
Yes, you have heard it all before. A lack of sleep is bad for your health, both mentally and physically. But the question is, just how much sleep is enough? Is six hours okay, or do you really need eight, as has long been suggested? One set of researchers set out to find out, and their findings were rather eye-opening. 

How Does an Acupressure Anti Snoring Ring Actually Work?

How Does an Acupressure Anti Snoring Ring Actually Work?
If you browse your way through our store, you might notice that one of our best selling products is the Anti Snoring Acupressure Ring. And if you read the product description you'll notice that it is also designed to help anyone get a better night's sleep, whether they snore or not. The one thing you are probably still wondering though is just how a small, rather good-looking, silver ring, while stylish, is supposed to help you sleep? Well, allow us to explain. 

The Best Smartphone Alarm Clock Apps for Everyone

The Best Smartphone Alarm Clock Apps for Everyone

Getting up in the morning is a struggle for many of us. This can be especially true if you tend to have a hard time going to sleep at all and may only have had a few hours sleep anyway. (but we can help you solve that problem here)

But however you did manage to get to sleep, or however long you have slept, the right alarm can make your morning wake up a little less painful. 

7 Super Essential Oils for Sleep To Try in Your Sleep Diffuser Tonight

7 Super Essential Oils for Sleep To Try in Your Sleep Diffuser Tonight
In a recent post, we discussed making use of a tidy bedroom and a great sleep diffuser to get a better night's sleep. we also mentioned the fact that when it comes to scenting your room for sleep, essential oils work best. Head into any health food store though and you'll see at least several shelves full of different options. So which of these should you be buying to make use of in your new sleep diffuser? 

We love essential oils because they help make everyday life easier in all sorts of different ways. And one of those ways is supporting healthy sleep for the whole family. So here is a look at our top 7 essential oils for supporting healthy sleep.

4 Ways Science Says a Tidier Bedroom Leads to Better Sleep

4 Ways Science Says a Tidier Bedroom Leads to Better Sleep

The connection between the state of our physical space and the state of our mental space becomes more obvious with each new study that is published. A tidy house equates a tidy mind and a sense of peace and well-being. and this is, experts say, especially true of your bedroom. 

Here are four tips on how to transform your bedroom from a chaotic, insomnia-inducing mess into a serene sanctuary of sleep, so you wake up refreshed each day.