Week in Sleep: Spring Into Bed

By Maggie Taylor  |  Mar 19, 2016
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While you were out enjoying the warm weather, we were catching up on this week’s sleep stories. Here is everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center recently conducted a study that found women need more sleep than men. About 20 more minutes of sleep per night, to be precise.  (The Cut)

With the runaway success of its mattress, Casper recently branched out into sheets and pillows, as well as launching Van Winkle’s, a website dedicated to the science of sleep. All across the board, Casper is thinking a lot more holistically about sleep and how to improve it. Those eight hours are like the last frontier. We’ve already optimized everything else—we have fitness trackers, calorie-counters, the Apple watch—meanwhile, you spend 25 years of your life in bed. (Sweet)

Sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is frequently interrupted during rest, affects approximately 22 million Americans and can foretell a number of symptoms, including diabetes, heart disease and depression. Some research claims that it may even be a precursor to cancer, and a new study presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Munich suggests why that might be true. (Van Winkle’s)

Friday, March 18 was World Sleep Day. Yes, it is actually a thing. We celebrated by… sleeping. (Casper)

When you go to sleep tonight, put a book under your pillow. When you wake up tomorrow morning, you’ll have its contents memorized. OK, so that probably won’t work. But don’t lose hope just yet: It turns out there actually are a few things you can learn — or at least improve your grasp of — while you snooze. Most of them depend on one thing: sound. (Business Insider)

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