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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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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What’s the right Dog Bed size for you and your pooch?

Recently I decided it was past time for my dog to enjoy the comfort of his very own T&N bed. But upon further investigation, I couldn’t decide what size T&N Dog Bed would be best. I reached out to some of my fellow T&N pet parents to ask for some visual context, and the treasure trove of cute canines and kitties did not disappoint. So, if you’re looking for a little more guidanc...

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How long is a sleep cycle?

On our journey to better sleep, we have discovered that knowledge really is power. One of the first things we delved into in order to understand how to improve our sleep was sleep cycles. Once you understand how they work, you can tweak your habits to ensure you are maximizing sleep effectiveness. Along with “How long should I sleep?” and “Should I nap?”, one of the questions many people ask is...

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Comfy Valentine’s Day Gift Upgrades for 2021

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, like every other celebration, it looks a little different right now. We think it’s the perfect time to change up some of those old stuffy traditions! We’ve got some alternative swaps for the usual Valentine’s gifts that will help show your adoration more than ever: Lingerie → Loungerie Slinky undies are out, loungewear is ...

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Podcasts for Sleep

Sound plays a big part of sleep wellness these days. There are white noise machines to tune out external disturbances, and earbuds custom-designed for sleep, but for some, silence can be loud. For those people, these podcasts may be your key to falling asleep quickly.  Nothing Much Happens This podcast tells bedtime stories where nothing much happens. Stories you can listen t...

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Bedtime Stories Around the World

The world over, every night, people put their children—and more increasingly, themselves—to bed with stories. The origin of bedtime stories may be unknown but their appeal is universal. Since finding the history of the first bedtime story proved impossible, we’ve instead gathered a collection of bedtime stories through time, and from around the world.  Why the Sun and Moon Live in ...

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Eye Masks Unmasked

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been on a journey to optimize my sleep. I’ve gone from practical insomniac to sleeping an average of eight hours. My sleep journey has been punctuated by new additions to my sleep-enhancing arsenal, the most prominent of which was an eye mask. To begin with, I eschewed this addition because I was adamant that I couldn’t sleep with something on my face. ...

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How Long Should A Nap Be?

Sleeping outside of your regular schedule may seem counterintuitive to feeling well-rested, but all kinds of people sing the praises of a good nap—from sleep experts to entrepreneurs to new parents. The problem is that too long or short a nap can leave you more sleepy than you were before. If you're napping and not seeing the benefits, or you want to try it and ensure you wake up feeling fresh,...

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