Turndown Service: Minimizing sleep deprivation for new dads

Congratulations Dad! Bringing home your newborn is an exciting time and certain to keep you on your toes. In order to make this transition smoother, we’ve thrown together some tips and tricks to help best prepare you for the amazing lack of sleep you are about to endure. Now we’ve heard this story before. New parents often struggle with the lack of sleep this life-changing event b...

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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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Turndown Service: bedrooms that double as a home office.

Imagine your bedroom. Now remove everything in that room that does not pertain to sleep. What are you left with? A mattress, some linen, and pillows? No dressers, TV, fancy art, or pesky throw pillows. Instead, your room now only contains what the bedroom was originally intended to hold: the tools for a great night’s sleep.Fast forward to today where the impact of COVID-19 has forced a pretty...

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Turndown Service: Advice from a sleep hacker

It’s probably not surprising that sleep is pretty important to us here at T&N, so it just makes sense that we would have the ultimate sleep hacker, JD Velilla, on team T&N. JD has been kind enough to share his vast sleep knowledge with us in our newest on-going series, Turn-Down Service.  Keep reading to get to know JD a little better, and to learn a lot more about how...

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Sleep debt and getting back to black.

If you’ve read any of our other articles on sleep deprivation, you already have a pretty good grounding of what sleep deprivation is. (If you haven’t you can check them out here and here.) This article is the natural progression and goes on to further explain how sleep deprivation leads to sleep debt, and how to get out of it.  What is sleep debt?Sleep debt is the aggregate effect of...

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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. The...

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