What Is Sleep?
Sleep plays a vital role in our mental and physical well-being, and we should all strive to get a regular 7-9 hours of sleep every night, according to the most up-to-date sleep science. Description of the science why sleep is important and shortcuts on why the body needs rest. Of course, sometimes it's easier said than done - so what can you do to ensure better sleep?
How to Get a Good Night's Sleep
Getting better quality sleep starts with understanding what goes into good sleep hygiene: from eating the right foods before bed, to monitoring your stress levels, to trying the right sleeping environment. From sleeping at the right temperature, to creating a bedtime routine, to understanding your chronotype. We cover some of the essential elements of sleep hygiene here.
Understanding Sleep Explained
Sleep is complicated. From different stages of sleep to understanding your chronotype, to how your environment impacts your sleep. We go into more depth on how different aspects of sleep works and talks about the complexities. We cover some of the essential elements of sleep here.
Sleep and Health
The importance of sleep goes far beyond getting a good night's rest. It has a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being. From circadian rhythms to heightened mood, to enhanced brain function, to stronger muscle and bones. We cover some of the effects of sleep on health here.
Sleep Issues, Disorders, and Treatments
From insomnia to narcolepsy to sleep apnea, sleep disorders can have an adverse effect on our health if not addressed properly. Thankfully, there are a variety of treatments available (from behavioral therapy to medicine to medical devices). We cover some of the treatments available here.
Sleep Products, Mattresses, and Bedding
The right mattress and bedding can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. From mattresses to pillows to sheets to weighted blankets, there is a wide range of products available. We review the best mattresses, bedding, and sleep products, as well as answer FAQs about them.
At-Home Sleep Tests
At-home sleep tests are an effective and convenient way to diagnose a potential sleep disorder and monitor changes in sleep patterns. Such tests may include a polysomnography (sleep study) or an at-home sleep monitoring device. We explain how these tests work and provide a guide on how to interpret their results.
Night-Time Snoring and Anti-Snoring Devices
Snoring can be bothersome to those who experience it and to those who have to listen to it. Fortunately, there are a number of anti-snoring devices on the market that can help reduce snoring. We review the different types of anti-snoring products, how to choose the right one for you, and provide reviews of the top products.
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder marked by pauses in breathing during sleep. Common treatments involve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines or mandibular advancement devices (MADs). We review different types of oral appliances, information about sleep apnea, and provide reviews of top-rated products.
Good sleep is essential for your overall health. Understanding the basics of sleep and how to get a good night's rest can put you on the path to better health. A variety of sleep-aids and products are available to help you get the sleep you need. With the right knowledge and resources, you should be able to improve your quality of sleep.