Turndown Service: Minimizing sleep deprivation for new dads

Congratulations Dad! Bringing home your newborn is an exciting time and certain to keep you on your toes. In order to make this transition smoother, we’ve thrown together some tips and tricks to help best prepare you for the amazing lack of sleep you are about to endure. Now we’ve heard this story before. New parents often struggle with the lack of sleep this life-changing event b...

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World Meditation Day: Meditation tips for better nights and better days.

Mental Health Awareness month is underway, and today is World Meditation Day. We thought it would be a great time to share some meditation tips that can have a domino effect on your wellness, anxiety, and sleep. Environment  For easy continuation from meditation into sleep, set up your space as the ideal sleep environment. Make sure it’s quiet, temperate, and that the ligh...

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Sleep debt and getting back to black.

If you’ve read any of our other articles on sleep deprivation, you already have a pretty good grounding of what sleep deprivation is. (If you haven’t you can check them out here and here.) This article is the natural progression and goes on to further explain how sleep deprivation leads to sleep debt, and how to get out of it.  What is sleep debt?Sleep debt is the aggregate effect of...

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Baby Sleep: Naps 101

Nap times 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 key to avoiding fussy babies parents.How do I put my baby down for nap time?Let’s start at the basics...

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Should You be Afraid of the Witching Hour?

It’s 3AM.You lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, or at least where the ceiling would be if it wasn’t so dark. You have to pee, but you’re putting it off, you’re not totally sure why but something tells you to stay under the covers. The pit in your stomach is the only thing competing with the pressure of your bladder but you know that something has to give.One toe hits the floor, the ot...

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Turndown Service: TV, or not TV—our in-house sleep hacker weighs in.

Is watching TV in bed a bad thing? This is perhaps one of the most common sleep questions I’m asked. Spoiler alert. The answer is…yes.First, and I believe most sleep scientists will agree, the light emitted from the TV can cause disruptions to your sleep. Now there are two ways this can occur.The most common is the blue light from the TV messing with your body’s regulatory system. So while ...

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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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Sleep deprivation 101

Similar to your diet and activity, sleep plays a huge role in your physical and mental health. Your mind and body continue to work while you sleep, recharging from the day and preparing you for the next. The

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Sleep Week: How much deep sleep do you need?

We all know we should be getting somewhere between 7-9 hours of sleep every night, but most people still aren’t sure how much of each individual stage of sleep you should get. Specifically, how much deep sleep do you need?  What is Deep Sleep?Before we dive into how much we need, let’s first clarify what exactly deep sleep is. There are four phases of the sleep cycle: Phase 1This...

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