Why Do I Sleep So Much and is it Bad For Me?

You open your groggy eyes to the sun glaring down on your face through the bedroom window.Still sleepy, you think, “Strange, the sun doesn’t usually come through this window until later in the day.” You roll over and check the time on the clock radio. Disoriented confusion ensues.3:00PM??! How did this happen? What day is it? Am I late for work? Wait, it’s Saturday—okay I still have a job...

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How Sleeping Nude Can Improve Health

Don’t take this the wrong way, but you should get naked… before you climb into bed at night.For your health, obviously.(What’d you think we were going to say? Don’t make it weird.)But really, you should try it. From decreasing your susceptibility to certain medical conditions, to boosting your self esteem, sleeping in the buff might just be the best idea you’ve ever had.Sleepi...

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How Does White Noise Help You Sleep?

Some people sleep with the TV on.Some prefer an oscillating fan. Others listen to white-noise compilations on Spotify. Whatever your preferred method, listening to white noise is a tried-and-true way to calm your mind and block disturbance from outside noises so you can get better rest.What is white noise?White noise is a combination of a range of frequencies played together that ...

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Winter Solstice 101

Happy Winter Solstice!You may remember our blog post about summer solstice—the longest day of the year—back in June when we were at our maximum tilt toward the sun. Today, on Friday, December 21, 2018, we are at our maximum tilt away from the sun for the shortest day of the year, aka the winter solstice.Solstices are very science-y so most of us are still kind of in the dark (no pun inten...

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What is REM Sleep?

You’ve heard about REM sleep, but perhaps you don’t actually know what it is or what it means.You may be here because you Googled “REM” and clicked thinking this would be an homage to the chart-topping, Grammy-winning, critically acclaimed band R.E.M. led by frontman Michael Stipe. And, while we love R.E.M. the band, we’re actually referring to the last stage of your sleep cycle: R.E.M.In...

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Solutions to All of Your Sleep Problems

You brew chamomile tea at 8:30 p.m., add valerian root, and top it off with melatonin.You turn down the lights and press play on the white-noise compilation you just downloaded; the peaceful baby fast asleep on the cover looks promising. You’re determined to get a good sleep tonight. You have to, for your sanity.Suddenly, it’s 2:00 a.m., you’re wide awake, and the theme song from Full Hou...

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Tuft & Needle’s Philanthropic Mission

At T&N, every day is an opportunity to Give Back.We know the importance of giving back. In fact, we have an entire department dedicated to it. For us, philanthropy isn’t reserved for one day a year; rather, it is at the core of who we are and what we stand for.The Tuft & Needle Gives Back™ Program exists for the sole purpose of contributing to local communities in a positive and i...

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