Week in Sleep: It’s Our Birthday And We’ll Sleep if We Want To

By Maggie Taylor  |  Apr 23, 2016
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While you were sleeping to celebrate our two year, we stayed up to date with these sleep stories. Here is everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Do you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep when you are out of town? You’re not the only one. And don’t blame your pillows or the sheets. Blame your own brain. A new study shows that half of our brain may remain alert when you sleep in a new location, at least on that first night you are away from home. (CNN)

More than half of men say worrying about money costs them sleep. Nearly 70 percent of women say the same. According to new surveys, that gap is continuing to increase (even an eight percent jump this year). (Bloomberg)

Sleep is one of the most untapped areas of sport performance. Especially for Western Conference teams, which can log upward of 50,000 miles in the air each season. However, in recent years, many major professional teams are paying closer attention to the quality and quantity of their players’ sleep schedule. (New York Times)

Consider the common cold. When we’re stuffed up and run down, chicken soup does more than merely warm our bellies. Another widespread remedy about treating colds that consistently gets the scientific stamp of approval? Stuffy noses get better with sleep. Recent research has shown the positive relationship between rest and staying sniffle-free. (Van Winkle’s)

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