Week in Sleep: Everybody’s Sleeping for the Weekend

By Alyse Borkan  |  Jun 27, 2015
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While you buying American flag bathing suits and counting down the days to the 4th of July, we caught up on these sleep stories. Everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

A sleeping cosmic giant has awakened after 26 years, say astronomers who’ve been watching the black hole greedily consuming material from its companion star. (Tech Times)

Similar to everything else, we like to compare our sleep schedules with our neighbors. This chart shows the average American’s schedule and the states that wake up earliest, as well as go to bed the latest. (Time)

Restless night or a night of rest? Sleep hygiene will be the key to getting the former and avoiding the latter. From simple tweaks to full routine changes, 10 rules of sleep hygiene can get you to a better night’s sleep. (Van Winkle’s)

Hoarding can have a very negative impact on your quality of sleep. This causes a severe cycle of poor sleep leading to poor cognitive decisions, leading to even less quality of sleep. (The Huffington Post)

If you’re tossing and turning over financial woes at night, you’re not alone. 62% of Americans lose sleep over financial problems including worrying about how to pay for retirement and education. (Mashable)

What are the best and worst foods to eat before bed? Some will promote sleep, while other will just keep you tossing and turning (even burping) throughout the night. That’s not a recipe for sweet dreams. (Van Winkle’s)

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