Week in Sleep: State of the Snooze

By Alyse Borkan  |  Jan 15, 2016
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While you stayed up watching the State of the Union, we caught up on these sleep stories. Everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Without even realizing it, there are many things we do that impact the way we sleep. There’s nothing like some hot chocolate before bed, especially during the winter. Or heating up a slice of frozen pizza for a late-night snack. The bad news? They can suck away your sleep. (Van Winkle’s)

Could more vegetables be the best sleep aid? New research suggests that fatty food consumption (like butter and ice cream) contributes to less deep, slow-wave sleep. So, put down the fried chicken and pick up the fruit. (CBS News)

Scrolling through your Twitter feed at 1am just got easier. Apple’s new iOS 9.3 will include a feature called Night Shift, which adjusts your phone’s display to be “easier on your eyes” when you’re getting ready to head to bed. (Slate)

A cute baby sea otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium seriously needed a nap, so it decided that its mom’s fluffy belly would make the perfect bed. (Mashable)

Lucid dreaming is still an understudied subject, but recent advances suggest it’s a hybrid state of waking consciousness and sleep. Recent research proves the ability to control dreams may help us unravel the mysteries of consciousness. (Van Winkle’s)

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