Sound for sleep: white noise machines.

Our sleep environments have many components—the bed being the most important—that involve all senses. One that affects the quality of sleep for many people worldwide is sound. Sure, some people could sleep through a rave, but for most people, a consistent soundscape is something that is key to getting a great night’s sleep.  The sound element of sleep has been developing in leaps and bounds. Th...

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Spring sleep swaps: stay cool hunny bunny.

It’s that time of year, folks. The days are getting longer, most of the world springs forward, signs of life start to appear in your garden. But what of your sleep setup? Surely your comfort needs in throes of spring are different than in the depths of winter? We’ve got you covered. Here are the spring swaps we are making to stay cool and comfy. Jersey sheets > Percale sheets ...

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Turndown Service: TV, or not TV—our in-house sleep hacker weighs in.

Is watching TV in bed a bad thing? This is perhaps one of the most common sleep questions I’m asked. Spoiler alert. The answer is…yes.First, and I believe most sleep scientists will agree, the light emitted from the TV can cause disruptions to your sleep. Now there are two ways this can occur.The most common is the blue light from the TV messing with your body’s regulatory system. So while ...

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Sleep better, avoid falling for April Fools.

‘Tis the season to stay on high alert for those pesky emails and social media posts trying to trick you. Because we would never want to get your hopes up about a phony product, we’ve put together the ultimate resource to stay ahead of the game and avoid the heartbreak of falling for a fool. 1. Get a full night’s rest.It’s easier to spot a fool if you’re well-rested. And since we’re a be...

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Our sleep tracking picks: apps.

There are many, many ways to track your sleep these days (nights?) and with all the sleep aficionados at T&N, of course, we’ve tried them all. Sleep tracking comes in many formats with apps, wearables, and smart beds being the most common. Because they each have their own benefits, and cater to different preferences, lifestyles, and price points, we’ll be taking a look at all three over...

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Sleep deprivation 101

Similar to your diet and activity, sleep plays a huge role in your physical and mental health. Your mind and body continue to work while you sleep, recharging from the day and preparing you for the next. The CDC reports that roughly one in three Americans gets insufficient sleep. There are myriad issues that can be caused by a poor night’s sleep, but consistently getting less than the CDC’s rec...

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An update from Tuft & Needle

The Tuft & Needle team stands with the Asian American Pacific Islander communities and unequivocally condemns racism, xenophobia, and violence towards these groups.As a company, we are dedicated to fostering inclusivity and helping both our customers and our employees prioritize self-care. We know it is nearly impossible to find true rest in an atmosphere of hatred and violence, which i...

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Sleep Week: World Sleep Day

For the average person, getting 8 hours of sleep a day seems like an impossible task. While we often preach how important sleep is, the difficulty of actually achieving it isn’t lost on us. Between work, errands, parenting for some, relationships, pets—a lot is demanded of us every single day. The busier we get the lower on our priority list sleep falls. If you're reading this and feeling judge...

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How often should you wash your sheets?

Washing my sheets is just one of those chores that always seems to slip my mind. Working turns into working out, turns into making dinner. And before I know it, I’m lying in bed staring at the ceiling and it dawns on me that I still forgot to throw them in the washing machine. So I decided to look into the science behind keeping sheets clean. Once I understand how something works, the why b...

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Sleep Week: How much deep sleep do you need?

We all know we should be getting somewhere between 7-9 hours of sleep every night, but most people still aren’t sure how much of each individual stage of sleep you should get. Specifically, how much deep sleep do you need?  What is Deep Sleep?Before we dive into how much we need, let’s first clarify what exactly deep sleep is. There are four phases of the sleep cycle: Phase 1This...

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What’s the deal with sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking has recently become more popular than ever, thanks in large part to the now-viral “Sleepwalking TikTok”. The clips feature a woman, who filmed herself over the course of several nights, carrying out tasks that range from fairly mild, like wandering her hallways, to throwing an arm full of drinks into her backyard.  She, in large part, credits her diet as the cause of her midnight j...

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