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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