Combating Election Stress Disorder: Tips for Sleeping on Election Night

If your anxiety is through the roof in anticipation for this Tuesday’s presidential election, you’re not alone. Election night isn’t known for being the most relaxing of evenings. We’re super tuned in and nerves and tensions are often at max capacity as we await the results.Election stress isn’t unique to this year, but a recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American ...

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Early Birds vs. Night Owls: What does your sleep preference say about you?

Some of us are morning people and some of us are… exactly not morning people. But the time of day you prefer to get stuff done—also known as your chronotype—could say a lot more about your personality than you realize.There have been many studies on this topic over the years, with researchers examining the personality differences between self-proclaimed early birds and night owls. And while...

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Pregnancy Sleep Tips | 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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What is “Doomscrolling” and How Does it Impact our Sleep? | Tuft & Needle

2020 has us losing sleep for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest sources of restless nights is simply not being able to look away from the barrage of terrifying headlines and stories. Last week, most of us were probably nearly asleep when the current administration’s COVID-19 diagnoses started breaking—how do you shut off when important updates are rolling in incessantly?  We’re not en...

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What’s the Longest Someone Has Slept? | Tuft & Needle

There are a lot of weird sleep-related world records out there. From the longest line of human-mattress dominoes—2016 'dominoes' and took 14 minutes for all of them to fall—to the most people served breakfast in bed at once—418 people in 113 beds set up on the lawn of a Sheraton Hotel in China. But there's one record that remains elusive: who holds the record for longest consecutive slumber?...

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What’s the Connection Between Sleep and Overeating? | Tuft & Needle

Recently, there's been a lot of focus on sleep and why you need more of it. It seems we're constantly learning new ways in which our health suffers from sleep deprivation. Whether it's impacting our ability to drive safely, perform at work, or recall memories–sleep has a lot of control over our health.Why am I hungrier when I haven't slept?A lot of us might notice after a long night of ...

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A Conversation with Denisse Myrick | @chasingdenisse

Hey friends!Let’s start this off by getting to know each other. My name is Denisse, and I’m a photographer and content creator based out of Phoenix, Arizona. You can check out my website here. I’ve been a Tuft & Needle Partner for a few years now. We own quite a few of their products and have recommended them to everyone we get the chance to. My family is a T&N family through and th...

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How Do Sleep Positions Change As You Age? | Tuft & Needle

I used to be an exclusive stomach sleeper. Like, full plank. With my arms by my sides, I would tuck my hands under my body and get my full 8 hours, sleeping so soundly that I’d wake up in almost the exact position in which I’d fallen asleep.A few years ago, everything changed. Getting to sleep became a marathon. Every night for two weeks, I would lie awake for an hour, sometimes two h...

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Baby Naps 101 | Tuft & Needle

Naps can be one of the most frustrating parts of baby and toddlerhood. They are so important to help get you all through the day, but often they become a huge fight. Understanding how naps work, the best times to get one in, and when to start dropping them from your baby’s schedule are key to avoiding fussy babies and parents. How do I put my baby down for a nap?Let’s start at the basic...

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How Do Sleep Cycles Change? | Tuft & Needle

As we age, our sleep cycles can change pretty drastically. Babies, for example, require sixteen hours of sleep a day, whereas an older adult probably only needs between seven and eight. The way our sleep cycles function help determine when and how much you should sleep—understanding how these cycles shift as you get older can help make sure your body is getting enough rest.How do sleep cycl...

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What Are Sleep Regressions? | Tuft & Needle

Ah, sleep regressions. The ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’ of the baby-sleep world. No one wants to tell a new parent what lies around the corner when they’ve just finally “figured out” their 3.5-month old baby’s sleep. But with a little education, and a lot of grit, the whole house doesn’t have to come crumbling down when your little one hits a regression. What is a sleep regression?If yo...

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