Week in Sleep: Winter is (Not Actually) Coming

By Alyse Borkan  |  Dec 19, 2015
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While you were busy trying to figure out how to build your own pair of Netflix socks, we were we stayed up to date with these sleep stories. Everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Can’t sleep? Try a glass of milk… night milk. Sounds weird? That’s because it is. The Journal of Medicinal Food found in a recent study that milk taken from cows in the middle of the night contained high levels of tryptophan, a compound that helps to induce sleep even more than melatonin. Though it hasn’t been tested on humans yet, it could turn out to be an interesting way to get to bed. (Entrepreneur)

Recent research found correlation between your sleep position and what you’re dreaming about. In one study researchers found that those sleeping face down had the most positive, vivid dreams of the entire group tested. (Van Winkle’s)

Netflix created a guide to making socks with a built in chip that detects when movement stops, and then flashes a red light to let you know they are about to pause your show. If you do not respond with movement, it instantly pauses the show you’re watching so you can snooze soundly, and wake later to continue watching right where you left off. (Business Insider)

Nestle Research Center has been working on cubosomes: small, very specialized lipid-based capsules that help nutrients or medicines release over time. Why are we excited about it? Well, a coffee company could theoretically create a time-released caffeine buzz that lasts throughout the entire day. (Van Winkle’s)

There is nothing worse than the terrible combination of exhaustion and insomnia that follows post-flight. Lucky for us, Airbus and Qatar airways just launched a carbon fiber plane that supposedly prevents jet lag. The plane features LED lights that mimic the sun’s natural glow, and an improved air filtering system. Bonus: wider seats for a more roomy nap. (Fast Co. Design)

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