This Week in Sleep: More Light, Less Night

By Alyse Borkan  |  Mar 13, 2015
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While you were out and about enjoying the extra sun, we caught up on these sleep stories. Everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Have you been staying out late to enjoy the warmer weather when you should be in bed? Don’t lose sleep over it — our tips will have you nodding off in no time. (Harper’s Bazaar)

The thing about dating in your late ’20s and early ’30s is that by the time you get there, you’ve probably accumulated a decent amount of former relationship collateral. Spend spring cleaning it all out, especially the bed. (StyleCaster)

13 reasons why you may be sleep deprived. Key takeaway: having a Casper mattress is not one of them. (New York Magazine)

If you’re a tosser-and-turner, your ears might perk up at the mention of potential relief in the form of a natural supplement — but what exactly is melatonin? And is it really a good idea to take something to help knock you out at night? (The Huffington Post)

Starbucks is trying to keep up with craft coffee connoisseurs by adding cold-brew coffee to its menus at thousands of locations. While iced coffee is simply coffee or espresso that is brewed hot and poured over ice to chill, cold brew is coffee grounds are steeped in cold-to-room temperature water for up to 24 hours. (Eater)

We know we need sleep to function, but yet we consistently take it for granted. Get to the bottom of why humans need sleep, and you’ll be sure to get to bed on time. (The Huffington Post)

You spray your hair to keep it in place. You spray your mouth to keep your breath fresh on first dates. Now, how about spraying your neck to help you fall asleep? (Mashable)

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