Week in Sleep: Spring, Are You There?

By Alyse Borkan  |  Mar 27, 2015
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While you were up late waiting for spring to show up, we kept up with these sleep stories. Here’s everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and stressed out, but can’t figure out why? Your current sleep habits might offer some insight. According to a new study, you are more likely to react emotionally to stressful situations when you haven’t gotten a good 8 hours. (The Huffington Post)

For many of us, caffeine is our go-to drink of choice. We immediately reach for a cup of coffee in the morning to our curb our yawns. But, have you ever thrown back an espresso shot or polished off your cup of joe only to feel more tired? (Men’s Fitness)

How sleep became a social justice issue: health researchers are underscoring the connection between sleep, work, poverty, most importantly — the immense value of sleeping in. (Fast Company)

Happy birthday to the beloved Frappuccino. To celebrate, Starbucks is offering a limited-time Birthday Cake flavor. Hurry in — it’s only available for a limited time. (USA Today)

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is introducing a new frozen drink, Javiva — and simultaneously throwing punches at its competitors. The drink will be made with “fresh, brewed coffee,” where as most similar frappuccino drinks are made from instant coffee powder, coffee syrups, and coffee extracts. (Eater)

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