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By Maria Ramos / October 6, 2018
close up shot of woman lying in bed with hand over mouth

There are dozens of over the counter sleep apnea mouth guards available online. Do they work? Which are the best anti-snoring mouthpieces to use? Here's all you need to know.

By Maria Ramos / September 1, 2018
morning silhouette of man walking through airport

Going on a trip? Jet lag is inevitable, but it can be easily managed if you know how. Read on and learn simple ways to beat jet lag and make the most out of your hard-earned vacation.

By Angelica Carsolin / June 10, 2018
toddler sleeping soundly

Toddlers have a sleep schedule that's closer to how adults sleep, though there are still some myths surrounding their sleep habits. Find the truths behind them!

By Angelica Carsolin / June 3, 2018

Co-sleeping with your child is advisable for the first six months. After that, you have to start training them to sleep in their own room. Get some tips to speed up the process!

By Angelica Carsolin / June 3, 2018
toddler sleeping

After infancy, toddlers will have a more predictable sleep schedule, but this doesn't mean everything will be a walk in the park. Learn all about how toddlers sleep.

By Angelica Carsolin / May 25, 2018
toddler escaping

There are a handful of ways your toddler's night could be disrupted. Find out what they are and what you can do!

By Angelica Carsolin / May 12, 2018
eyesight and sleep

Do you have an eyesight condition and notice you've been a bit more sleepy than usual? These studies show there might be a connection between the two.

By Angelica Carsolin / April 28, 2018
old man trying to sleep

It's no surprise that sleep patterns vary over time as we age. What are the changes that we should expect, and what exactly causes them?

By Angelica Carsolin / April 21, 2018

Insomnia haunts every age group, but seniors typically have it worse. Sleep medication is the solution for restless nights. But are these pills safe for them?

By Angelica Carsolin / April 21, 2018
dementia symbolism

While the causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s are yet to be discovered, studies have already shown its correlation with sleep.

By Angelica Carsolin / April 18, 2018
old couple sleeping

In this series, we look into the different studies on sleep quality and the elderly, to better understand the changes they experience.

By Angelica Carsolin / April 6, 2018

There are dangers lurking even when babies are asleep. Learn how to create a safer sleeping environment for your infant!

By Kate Loyola / March 24, 2018
What is Micro Sleep Patient undergoing EEG registration

When we sleep, our brain consolidates memory, absorbs new knowledge, and more. Ever wonder how that works? Meet the sleep spindle, a special brainwave.

By Kate Loyola / March 24, 2018
what is microsleep

We've all nodded off: in class, at work, or even at the wheel. Microsleep is common, but do you know how it works and how to avoid its dangers?

By Maria Ramos / March 18, 2018
Baby Sleep Myths sleeping on back

We may not be baby experts, but we've done our fair share of research into sleep. Here are the top five baby sleep myths we've found - debunked!

By Kate Loyola / March 16, 2018
Using light for better sleep Device usage at night

Science tells us that nighttime gadget use can wreak havoc on our sleeping patterns. But that doesn't mean we have to swear off altogether. Get 5 tips to make it work!

By Kate Loyola / March 16, 2018
Using light for better sleep light spectrum

What is color temperature, and how can it help you pick better lighting that improves your sleep? Let Good Night's Rest give you an introduction.

By Kate Loyola / March 16, 2018
Using light for better sleep Woman holding lamp

What are the different types of light, and how do they affect our wakefulness and performance? We dig into the visible spectrum to find out.

By Maria Ramos / March 11, 2018
Fascinating Facts About How Babies Sleep on stomach

Take some comfort in the fact that some of your baby's sleep habits are not a cause for alarm, but are actually markers of good health.

By Maria Ramos / March 11, 2018
How Babies Sleep on back close up

Sleeping babies have particular needs. Learn more about how babies sleep: the facts, the myths & other helpful tips right here!

By Maria Ramos / March 10, 2018
Baby bedtime positions baby on rug

We know it may be hard to separate the harmful from the helpful, so here at Good Night's Rest we simply present the facts.

By Kate Loyola / March 9, 2018
brain and sleep featured image

Our brain affects a lot about how we sleep. Let us walk you through the types of brain waves and how they affect the stages of sleep.

By Kate Loyola / March 9, 2018
Meet Melanopsin featured image

Light is a major cue for sleep, but how does our body detect it? Here at Good Night's Rest, we introduce you to our body's sleep switch: melanopsin.

By Kate Loyola / March 9, 2018
Circadian Rhythms phases of the moon

Circadian rhythms are the biggest biological force behind our sleeping patterns. Good Night's Rest walks you through these rhythms and how they work.

By Maria Ramos / March 4, 2018
Everything you need to know about bedbugs featured image

No one wants pests in their homes---especially not ones that bite them as they sleep! Here's everything you need to know about beg bugs.

By Maria Ramos / March 2, 2018
pet dog on floor

The idea of animals being utilized in the treatment of illnesses such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy is not as unusual as you might think.

By Kate Loyola / March 2, 2018
Modernizing Mattress Shopping bedMATCH logo header

Shopping for mattresses can be tedious and frustrating. Kingsdown's bedMATCH diagnostic system uses cutting edge tech to change the game for consumers.

By Kate Loyola / March 1, 2018
Making the Most of Your Chronotype header image

Our sleep owes a lot to our biology. But that doesn't mean we can't make biology work for us. Here are our tips for making the most of your chronotype.

By Kate Loyola / March 1, 2018
Understanding Chronotypes

There's a lot that science can say about chronotypes and sleep. Here at Good Night's Rest, we give you an accessible introduction.

By Kate Loyola / March 1, 2018
The Science of Sleep featured image

From genetics to hormones, there's a lot that science can tell us about sleep. Here at Good Night's Rest, we help you grasp the most important ideas.

By Maria Ramos / February 25, 2018
sleepy dog in bed

Here's the lowdown on pets and sleep---because we know that worrying about your beloved furry best friend will probably affect your sleep habits, too.

By Kate Loyola / February 24, 2018
Heart Rhythm Meditation heart sign

While we're not experts that can teach you all about heart rhythm meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Kate Loyola / February 24, 2018
heart rhythm meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is heart rhythm meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Maria Ramos / February 18, 2018
Top Pet-Friendly Bedroom Plants moth orchids

Not all air-purifying plants are non-toxic when ingested or handled, which is a problem if you have pets around! Check out these non-toxic options.

By Maria Ramos / February 18, 2018
Should Pets be Allowed to Sleep on Your Bed cat on bed

Over 70% of American pet owners allow their pets to sleep in bed with them. That's a lot of sleep being influenced by a fondness for furry friends!

By Maria Ramos / February 18, 2018
woman and dogs in bedroom

Allowing pets in the bedroom should not negatively impact your sleeping habits! Don't let your cat or dog be the boss of you. Here are some helpful tips!

By Kate Loyola / February 17, 2018
Practicing Peace of Mind featured image

Stressed and sleepless? Meditation can help calm your mind and improve your zzz's. But how does it work, and what's the best method for you?

By Kate Loyola / February 17, 2018
Qigong Meditation what is it

While we're not experts that can teach you all about qigong meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Kate Loyola / February 13, 2018
woman practicing qigong meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is qigong meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Kate Loyola / February 8, 2018
Transcendental Meditation

While we're not experts that can teach you all about transcendental meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Kate Loyola / February 8, 2018
What is Transcendental Meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is transcendental meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Kate Loyola / February 8, 2018
Top Yoga Meditation Blogs Visualization Meditation List

While we're not experts that can teach you all about visualization meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Maria Ramos / February 4, 2018
Top Things That Shouldn't Be in Your Bedroom Food

Spoiler: You're probably not going to love this list. We don't like it, and we're the ones that put it together!

By Maria Ramos / February 3, 2018
bed-pillows-nightstand-flowers-bedroom-design

Where we sleep---and, in turn, the environment and energy therein---affects how we sleep immensely.

By Kate Loyola / February 1, 2018
Visualization Meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is visualization meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Maria Ramos / January 27, 2018
Top Bedroom Lighting Tips Sleep mask

Yes, you can stick to just using your trusty sleep mask night after night; but why limit yourself to that?

By Maria Ramos / January 25, 2018
Top Noise Reduction Tips for Better Sleep featured image

Whether or not you're a light sleeper, sound influences the way you sleep! Studies have shown this to be true.

By Kate Loyola / January 25, 2018
Yoga Meditation List Featured Image

While we're not experts that can teach you all about yoga meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Kate Loyola / January 25, 2018
yoga meditation on the beach

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is yoga meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Kate Loyola / January 25, 2018
Starting Zen Meditation What is it

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is zen meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Kate Loyola / January 25, 2018
Top Zen Buddhist Meditation Blogs featured image

While we're not experts that can teach you all about zen meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Kate Loyola / January 23, 2018
mindfulness meditation

Meditation is a popular remedy for the sleepless. But what is mindfulness meditation, and how do you do it? We're here to help you get started.

By Maria Ramos / January 21, 2018
Top Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep featured image

These design rules are actually more about spiritual practicality---as contradictory as that may sound---than style. How does it help sleep, though?

By Maria Ramos / January 18, 2018
Guide to Different Types of Mattresses featured image

How you sleep often depends on where you sleep! Is your bedroom environment helping your sleep hygiene or making it worse?

By Maria Ramos / January 6, 2018
Top Essential Oils for Better Sleep bottles featured image

Some essential oils are better than others when it comes to catching Z's. Want to know if your favorite fragrances are sleep-friendly? Read on and find out.

By Maria Ramos / December 30, 2017
Top Bedroom Plants for Better Sleep chrysanthemum

You can benefit from having air-purifying plants in the bedroom, where clean and properly humidified air is paramount for better sleep.

By Maria Ramos / December 17, 2017
Top Mindfulness Meditation Blogs featured image

While we're not experts that can teach you all about mindfulness meditation, we've found some online resources that you can check out.

By Maria Ramos / December 3, 2017
Top Meditation Blogs woman meditating

Sick and tired of being sleep-deprived? Different methods of meditation might help. We give you eight beginner-friendly blogs to help you get started.

By Maria Ramos / November 16, 2017
Debunked Snoring is Annoying but Harmless featured image

Snoring can be a symptom of a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)--which, if left untreated, can cause serious harm and severe consequences.

By Maria Ramos / November 12, 2017
Debunked Never Wake a Sleepwalker woman sleepwalking

Yes, it can be dangerous to wake up a sleepwalker, but the real rationale is quite different from the myth.

By Maria Ramos / November 11, 2017
Debunked Stay in Bed to Fall Asleep featured image

It's all about mindset, really. If you remain in bed with your mind racing and completely awake, it's not going to get you closer to dreamland.

By Maria Ramos / November 10, 2017
Sleep and Bipolar Disorder what is it

With bipolar disorder, sleep disturbances are considered a core symptom. Changes in sleep may even be warning signs of upcoming episodes.

By Maria Ramos / November 9, 2017
Sleep and Depression depressed man

Do people develop sleep disorders due to depression, or do depressive illnesses develop due to sleep problems? Both scenarios may be correct.

By Maria Ramos / November 5, 2017
woman awake in bed

Many sleep disorders wouldn't exist if this myth were true! Sleeping and quiet wakefulness are not interchangeable; but the latter does have benefits.

By Maria Ramos / November 3, 2017
Debunked Yawning is a Sign of Sleepiness featured image

This one isn't so much a myth as it is an incomplete statement. Yawning may be a sign of sleepiness, although this is not always the case.

By Maria Ramos / October 22, 2017
Charpai bed

Rope beds go by many names: charpai, charpoy, khatiya, khatt, manji and more. Do people still use them today? What are easy to find alternatives? Read all about this Indian curiosity here.

By Maria Ramos / October 21, 2017
What's a Petate close up

The Mesoamerican handwoven mat is more versatile than most give it credit for! Read on to find out its many uses, and learn about some great alternatives, too.

By Maria Ramos / October 15, 2017
What's a Banig close up

The baníg is similar to a Japanese tatami mat in that it is composed of dried leaves; and is often used for sitting and sleeping.

By Maria Ramos / October 12, 2017
Emoor Japanese Futon

A Japanese futon is generally firm due to its thickness---only about three to four inches---and the fact that it is laid out on the floor.

By Maria Ramos / October 11, 2017
Bestar Nebula Wall Bed opened

The Murphy bed is hinged on one side so it's able to flip up and masquerade as a closet or cabinet---or be hidden in one.

By Maria Ramos / October 11, 2017
dormitory bed

Breaking Bed is an article series where we introduce you to everything from hammocks to historically significant bed types.

By Maria Ramos / October 8, 2017
Sleep & ADHD featured image

ADHD is linked to many problems: alcohol and drug abuse, poor performance and focus at school or work, sleep difficulties, and more.

By Maria Ramos / October 7, 2017
woman sleeping in the dark

Do you get a feeling of dread at night? Scared to sleep because of nightmares? Maybe you have a fear of sleeplessness that's ironically keeping you up. Sleep dread sounds simple, but can have complicated manifestations! Learn all about the phobia here.

By Maria Ramos / October 6, 2017
Sleep and Mental Health anxiety

When negative thoughts and random worries turn into regular occurrences, it might be time to re-evaluate both your sleep health and mental health.

By Maria Ramos / October 6, 2017
Sleep and Mental Health featured image

Sleep & is a series of articles that explores and demystifies the link between sleep health and mental health.

By Maria Ramos / October 1, 2017
camellia sleep remedy

We've compiled a list of exotic and unfamiliar plants that have long been used medicinally in their locales, though not always for sleep.

By Maria Ramos / September 24, 2017
How do Vitamins Improve Sleep bottles featured image

While there are better ways to induce sleep than to ingest vitamins, it's worth looking into how some of them may improve sleep health overall. Which ones should you take? Read on to find out.

By Maria Ramos / September 24, 2017
chinese green tea

In this article we're going to look at some common amino acids linked to sleep health: GABA, Glutamine, Glycine, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan. How do they help you sleep better? How do you ensure that you get enough of them in your diet? Find out the answers here.

By Maria Ramos / September 9, 2017
What is Mattress Off-Gassing surface close up

When you buy a new foam mattress---or any foam product, for that matter---the best thing to do is to let it breathe! That

By Maria Ramos / September 8, 2017
Can You Put a Mattress on the Floor Doing it the Right Way

The issue is not if you can lay a mattress on the floor, but if it is a good idea in the first place. To figure that out, you'll need to consider many things! Find out all about it here.

By Maria Ramos / September 3, 2017
woman sleeping with open blinds

When you sleep in after a week of accumulating sleep debt, you may feel better afterward; but your mind and body won't be at their best.

By Maria Ramos / September 2, 2017
baby sleeping on hammock

Daytime naps can be helpful! Several studies have confirmed that many commonly held beliefs about napping may not be that true after all.

By Maria Ramos / August 31, 2017
What's a pregnancy pillow boppy slipcovered pregnancy body pillow

Proper support and placement of a pregnancy can encourage a better sleeping position; which can dramatically improve sleep quality and overall health.

By Maria Ramos / August 27, 2017
woman reading and man looking at phone side by side both using brown husband pillows

Bed rest pillow, boyfriend pillow, husband pillow, reading pillow, etc. What's the difference? Find out here!

By Maria Ramos / August 13, 2017
Debunked Older Peopler Need Less Sleep featured image

Once people are properly grown up, sleep needs remain constant---a minimum of seven hours---throughout adult life. Older people do not need less sleep.

By Maria Ramos / August 6, 2017
Debunked The Snooze Button is Good for You featured image

Hitting snooze is bad for you! It gives you that morning grogginess and sluggishnes; and you can even carry around that tiredness with you all day.

By Maria Ramos / August 4, 2017
Debunked Counting Sheep Induces Sleep featured image

We're all familiar with this mental exercise: visualizing imaginary sheep jumping, one by one, over a fence. The short answer: It doesn't work.

By Maria Ramos / August 3, 2017
pitcher of milk

When it comes to sleep, everyone has something to say. Here's the thing, though: What's widely believed is not always factual.

By Maria Ramos / July 30, 2017
Leachco All Nighter total Body Pillow sample image

Normal pillows support the head or neck. Orthopedic pillows take this to the next level, as they are designed to be supportive and therapeutic. Read on to learn more and find the best orthopedic pillow for your needs.

By Maria Ramos / July 29, 2017
What's a Takamakura old japanese picture

The takamakura was used by geisha to preserve hairstyles while resting and lying down. Find out more about it and its modern alternatives here.

By Maria Ramos / July 28, 2017
What's a Bamboo Wife korean jukbuin

Is a bamboo wife the same as a Dutch wife? Is it really made of bamboo? Find out more about this Asian bolster, as well as good alternatives to use.

By Maria Ramos / July 23, 2017
dakimura kawaii anime pillow

If you think that a dakimakura is just a body pillow for anime fans, think again. There's more to it than meets the eye! Click here to learn all about the Japanese curiosity.

By Maria Ramos / July 22, 2017
What's a Beauty Pillow juverest sleep wrinkle pillow

Sometimes called an anti-aging pillow, the beauty pillow is designed for vanity more than comfort---though of course the latter is still important.

By Maria Ramos / July 22, 2017
Pillow Talk different types of pillows

There's a wide variety of pillows out there; many traditional and cultural oddities around the world add to the diversity of this topic. Let's explore some of them!

By Maria Ramos / July 22, 2017
Mattress Manuals white bed featured image

We get it: Mattress shopping is hard. Here are a few guides to hopefully make things easier for you. Read before you shop.

By Maria Ramos / July 15, 2017
What's a Dream Pillow featured image

Dream pillows---small, soft cloth bags filled with a blend of aromatic ingredients---are also called comfort pillows, sleep pillows or herb pillows

By Maria Ramos / July 5, 2017
question face

It depends on the questions, really. Are you asking the right ones? Think of all the sleep-related questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

By Maria Ramos / June 30, 2017
man sleeping on bed during the day

What time do you need to wake up? The answer to this directly affects when you need to go to sleep. Read on and learn how to find your ideal bedtime!

By Maria Ramos / June 30, 2017
How Much Sleep Should We be Getting recommended hours for all ages

Are you sleeping enough? If you don't know the answer, read on and find out how many hours a night you should be putting in.

By Maria Ramos / June 30, 2017
How Does Light Affect Sleep Bedroom Window

You can't truly sleep well unless you take steps to mitigate the ill effects of artificial light. Read on to find out how!