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Should You Sleep with Ear Plugs In? What Ear Plugs Are Best?

Should You Sleep with Ear Plugs In? What Ear Plugs Are Best?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Mar 15, 2019

Disrupted sleep can cause all sorts of issues throughout the night and impact your sleep well beyond causing us to feel tired in the morning, so it makes sense that we want to avoid interruptions at all costs. Earplugs can be a lifesaver for light sleepers, but are they safe to keep in all night?

When is National Nap Day? Should You Nap?

When is National Nap Day? Should You Nap?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Mar 11, 2019

National Nap Day, March 11th, falls the day after the return of Daylight Savings Time to help ease us back into a new time zone. The unofficial holiday started in 1999 when Camille and William Anthony, a professor at Boston University, wanted to help educate people about the importance of getting enough rest.

The History of Beds and Mattresses

The History of Beds and Mattresses

by T&N Team | Mar 7, 2019

For thousands of years, humans have been trying to find a comfortable place to sleep. These ancient beds gave way to stuffed mattresses, and eventually led to the memory foam that is more common today.

What Do Your Dreams Mean–What is Dream Interpretation?

What Do Your Dreams Mean–What is Dream Interpretation?

by T&N Team | Mar 7, 2019

Waking up from a vivid dream can be alarming, especially when you’re not sure what your dream was supposed to mean. Sometimes they play out as picture-perfect reenactments of your life, but, other times, you wake up with no idea why your dreams are playing out surrealist narratives, or why they involve people you haven’t seen in years.

Should You Sleep With Your Pets?

Should You Sleep With Your Pets?

by T&N Team | Mar 7, 2019

There are few greater joys in life than the love we feel from our pets. Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, or just an all around animal lover, chances are you’re eager to spend every waking — and sleeping — moment with your pet by your side.

Why is Getting a Good Night’s Sleep So Important?

Why is Getting a Good Night’s Sleep So Important?

by T&N Team | Mar 7, 2019

We all know that we need sleep. At the same time, we live in a society that glorifies exhaustion. Conversations between busy people can sometimes sound like competitions about who got the least sleep, or who has the least time for a social life. For some reason, we find all sorts of excuses to resist something we know we need.

The 10 Scariest Things We Learned About Sleep Deprivation

The 10 Scariest Things We Learned About Sleep Deprivation

by T&N Team | Mar 1, 2019

Over two-thirds of adults in the US are considered sleep deprived—a startling number given how crazy the effects of losing just an hour or two a night can be. You might think you’re doing great on a limited amount of sleep, but these facts might make you reconsider how many hours a night you’re getting.

Take the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge with the T&N Team

Take the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge with the T&N Team

by T&N Team | Mar 1, 2019

It sounds ambitious—setting aside eight hours every single night just for sleep. Can’t you just scrape by with five, or on a great night, six hours of sleep? Who actually gets eight hours in on a regular basis?

A theater geek’s approach to a show-stopping company culture

A theater geek’s approach to a show-stopping company culture

by Sarah Marino | Feb 27, 2019

Fast forward to twenty-something-year-old me. I was a theater major looking for the next move post-college. Years of on-stage and back-of-house work had equipped me with knowledge about process, operations, teamwork, creativity, and show-biz. I realized that I could combine a fantastic career opportunity with a favorite passion to again potentially make something very cool.

Yes, You Should Always Wash Your Makeup Off Before Bed

Yes, You Should Always Wash Your Makeup Off Before Bed

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 15, 2019

You slept in your makeup, and now you're fighting an uphill battle to get your skin back to looking halfway decent. As much as we want to fight it, there are plenty of reasons not to skip taking your makeup off before you crash.

Best Couple Sleeping Positions & What It Says About Your Relationship

Best Couple Sleeping Positions & What It Says About Your Relationship

by Erin Cline | Feb 13, 2019

Most of us are particular about how we can and cannot sleep, so when you introduce a new factor into the equation (i.e., a new partner), you stand to learn a lot about yourself, your new sleep-mate, and your relationship in general. According to Patti Wood, a body language expert with more than 30 years of experience, the body language we use when sleeping with a partner can precisely pinpoint what's going on in our relationships when we are awake.

Do Giraffes Sleep Standing Up or Sitting Down?

Do Giraffes Sleep Standing Up or Sitting Down?

by Breanne DeMore | Feb 11, 2019

Let’s go ahead and start this post out really honestly: giraffes are really freaking weird. Like, don’t stop to think about it too much. It’ll turn into an existential crisis surprisingly quickly. It’s just a short hop from “Why are giraffes’ necks so long?” to “What does it actually, truly mean to be ‘alive’?”

Should You Nap with Contacts In?

Should You Nap with Contacts In?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 8, 2019

When you’re busy and trying to squeeze in a nap, the last thing you want to do is cut into those precious moments of rest by taking your contacts out.

Creating the Perfect Sleep Cycle

Creating the Perfect Sleep Cycle

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 6, 2019

Setting, and sticking to, a healthy sleep cycle involves a bit of math and some serious commitment, but understanding how your body works at night can set you up for some major sleep success.

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