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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How many hours of sleep do adults need?

Sleep. It’s important. I know it, you know it, your dog who takes an excessive amount of naps knows it. But here’s the question: How many hours of sleep do adults need?How much sleep adults need.Well, it’s a complicated matter that varies from person-to-person. Lots of factors, from your age to the quality of your sleep, can affect how much you need for optimal brain function.As a gener...

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Laundry stripping my T&N Linen Sheets

This time at home has certainly had some pretty interesting effects on me and my hobbies. Never someone who was super clean, I’m now following three home cleaning accounts on Instagram, getting excited to try new cleaning products (I’m looking at you Dawn Powerwash.), and watching Roomba suck up all the stray dog hair on my floor is sometimes the highlight of my day. On my journey to becomi...

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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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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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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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Five Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season | Tuft & Needle

The holidays are here and this year, more than ever, you might be looking for ways to give back. At Tuft & Needle, making a positive impact on the community is in our DNA. In fact, our Gives Back™ Program was created to do just that. So, look no further—we’ve compiled a list of easy (and safe) ways to make a difference this season.1. Thank essential workersWe know them, we love them...

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How to maintain a clean mattress | Tuft & Needle

Whether you clean your mattress often or you've never even considered the idea, the best way to clean your particular mattress depends on the materials it’s made of. A while back, we outlined the best ways to clean your mattress based on its construction, but now we want to talk about keeping a mattress clean with periodic freshen-up sessions.Simple tips to maintain a clean mattress Firs...

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Common Pregnancy Sleep Issues and How to Address Them | Tuft & Needle

Being pregnant is hard work. Is it exciting? Absolutely. But is it also exhausting and, at times, frustrating? You bet it is.Some pregnant women have it easier than others in certain aspects—not everyone experiences morning sickness or sciatic pain or unexpected complications. But one thing that seems to be standard across the board is the challenge of learning how to sleep comfortably and ...

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Can you wash pillows? | Tuft & Needle

Night in and night out, through drool, sweat, and tears—plus dead skin particles, dust, dirt, oil, and more—your pillow has seen the best of times and the worst of times. And, while your pillowcase can play goalie to a limit, much of that grimy stuff will inevitably permeate the pillowcase and make its way into your pillow, especially if you don’t change the case very often.It’s no secret j...

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