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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Cataplexy | Tuft & Needle

There are a lot of sleep disorders out there that interfere with our night life—but what about sleep disorders that actually rear their ugly heads during the daytime? What is CataplexyCataplexy is a complex medical condition most commonly associated with narcolepsy—an uncommon sleep disorder that affects between 135,000 and 200,000 people in the US. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone...

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Why do cats sleep at the foot of the bed?

Every cat parent knows that there is a true hierarchy in the house and cats sit at the top, probably judging you. But when they have thoroughly worn themselves out from their observation of their human roommates, it’s time to curl up and pass out. Cats average about 15 hours of sleep per day, and most of it seems to take place in the least convenient spots possible—for you. For your cat, ther...

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How Much Do Sleep Studies Cost?

Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome… there are so many disorders that can impact your sleep at night. You’ve done the hard part and identified that something is preventing you from getting the kind of sleep you need—but now you need to narrow it down. You’re ready to dive in and explore the possibilities—but how much will a sleep study cost you? What king of sleep study do I ne...

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When to Start Sleep Training

Ah, sleep training. Perhaps one of the most researched parenting topics, and yet, the information you carefully processed before your bundle of joy arrived disappears when you're rolling into your third month of constant sleep deprivation.It might seem weird that you have to teach a baby to sleep, if you haven't spent much time with one. Yes, that fresh newborn sleeps on your chest for twen...

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Why Do We Swaddle Babies?

No matter your age, it's always nice to be wrapped up in a warm and cozy comforter at the end of a long day, so it should come as no surprise that infants love being swaddled. But what is swaddling, anyway? Put simply, swaddling is the practice of wrapping your baby up tight in a comfy blanket, like a little parcel. Or a big burrito. Of course, it’s not as simple as rolling up your baby and...

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