As the third pillar of health, right behind diet and exercise, sleep is a key component to living a full and healthy life. We believe healthy sleep is often under-appreciated and misunderstood, and we’re here to help change that. Our goal is to demystify sleep for everyone to help improve the public understanding, through the creation of evidence-based, actionable sleep content that everyone can use to improve their sleep quality.
In the sections listed out below, you’ll find all of our expert-written sleep content organized by major topic. If there’s something we haven’t covered yet, there’s a good chance it’s in the works, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions and suggestions.
Ways to Prevent Grinding Your Teeth
What is Tooth-Grinding (Bruxism)? Tooth-grinding or “bruxism” is excessive, unconscious grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. This can happen when you’re awake (“awake bruxism”), or when you’re sleeping (“sleep bruxism”.) Bruxism is fairly common, especially in children: it affects 15-40% of kids and 8-10% of adults. Bruxism in general can be considered […]
Sleep hygiene encompasses a set of behavioral and environmental recommendations that aim to improve sleep. Examples of good sleep hygiene habits include avoiding stimulation before bed, crafting a soothing bedroom environment, and keeping a regular sleep-wake schedule. The idea is that by adhering to sleep hygiene principles, you can better prepare your body and mind for sleep at night. Sleep hygiene is not intended to replace treatments for sleep disorders or chronic insomnia disorder, although many care providers incorporate sleep hygiene principles as part of the treatment plan. Rather, improving sleep hygiene is something that we can all do in our day-to-day lives to sleep better.
Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Sleep
Do women need more sleep than men? Learn about the differences between how men and women sleep, and if certain sleep disorders affect men or women more.
What Causes Jet Lag?
Jet lag occurs when a person's internal clock conflicts with environmental cues like the sun rising or setting. This condition usually affects people who travel across many time zones. Most people who experience jet lag feel excessively fatigued or sleepy in a new time zone.
Your First Trimester: Tested Tips for Sleeping While Pregnant
Sleeping well during your first trimester of pregnancy can be difficult. There are multiple actions you can take to promote sound sleep as your baby develops.