Week in Sleep: Dreaming of Summer

By Alyse Borkan  |  May 14, 2016
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While you were up late planning your summer vacations, we stayed up to date with these sleep stories. Everything you need to sleep soundly this weekend:

Does where you live determine how much you sleep? According to research done by the University of Michigan it does. Turns out, people around the world differ on how many hours of shut eye they get based on the average time their country goes to bed. (Quartz)

As necessary as vacations are, there’s nothing worse then the inevitable jetlag to greet you when you return. Now, there’s an app for that. Cue Entrain: the app to help fight jet lag. Released by the University of Michigan, Entrain provides users with the quintessential sleep schedule to get your slumber back on track. (NPR)

We all know the struggles of a bad hangover all too well, but what if there was a way to lessen the blow of a long night out? There are countless tips to help combat the restless sleep that comes along with a few too many drinks. At least some of them should work for you. (Lifehacker)

Recent studies are showing that disrupting someone during their REM cycle or when they’re dreaming, can have an impact on their memory. According to this experiment, it’s important to let someone get their full night of uninterrupted sleep for their memories to settle. (BBC)

We all know the ease of falling asleep after a drink or two, but what is the alcohol doing to our bodies once we’re actually snoozing? Just because it speeds up the transition from alert to asleep doesn’t mean it’s actually giving us the highest quality slumber. (Van Winkle’s)

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