Posts tagged "sleep"

Ditch Your Bed, Get A Hammock

According to some new research in Switzerland, we should ditch our mattresses and start sleeping in hammocks. Besides making us feel like we are on vacation in the tropics, the gentle rocking motion of the hammock,was found to inspire quicker, deeper, more high-quality sleep in adults. The motion increased “sleep spindles,” a certain kind of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 23, 2011

I Wish I Were A “Short Sleeper”

Researchers have discovered that a very small percentage of the population (between 1 and 3 percent) only need between four and six hours of sleep a night to function like rock stars:

“Natural ‘short sleepers,’ as they’re officially known, are night owls and early birds simultaneously. They typically turn in well after midnight,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 8, 2011

Sleep: Your Number One Beauty Enhancer

File this away in the “No duh” study findings. Researchers in Stockholm have “discovered” that women look better when they have gotten plenty of sleep versus when they’re sleep-deprived. I know, shocking, right?! They made this amazing discovery by photographing 23 “healthy young adults” after eight hours of sleep and then again after only five…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 15, 2010

8 Ways To Look Rested (Despite Your Sad Sleep Habits)

Between late party nights and deadlines at work, it’s sometimes impossible to fit in the recommended eight hours of sleep per night needed to keep those under eye bags stowed. Here are eight ways to fake a refreshed and well-rested look even if you can’t remember the last time you snoozed soundly.

By: Bianca Posterli / March 8, 2010

Meet The Girl Who Sleeps For 2 Weeks At A Time

Most teenagers sleep a lot, but not like 15-year-old Louisa Ball of the U.K. Louisa suffers from a rare neurological sleep disorder called Kleine-Levin Syndrome, where she can doze off for up to two weeks at a time. Doctors aren’t sure what causes these bouts of deep sleep, but they suspect something with the brain’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2010

Since Women Are More Sleep-Deprived, Is Insomnia A Feminist Issue?

I get about 5.5 hours of sleep a night due to kitty hijinks, sleep apnea, and a BlackBerry addiction. But apparently, the human body needs a minimum of 7.5 hours. According to Michael Breus, Ph.D., “Women are significantly more sleep-deprived than men.” Bummer. So, Arianna Huffington and Glamour’s Cindi Leive have started a feminist crusade…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2010

This Pillow May Make You Prettier

In the market for a new pillowcase? Here’s one that claims to make you prettier overnight. Right. Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase claims that it “works naturally with skin and hair to make nighttime beauty routines more effective.” Since it’s made of skin-friendly elements (hypoallergenic silk) instead of cotton, all those creams and moisturizers you put…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 4, 2009

In New Relationships, Is Sleep An Indicator Of Your Future Together?

Consider the following: you’ve started dating a new guy, and things have progressed to the point where you’re beginning to have sleepovers. Naturally, one of two things happens then. You can either sleep or you can’t.

So, do you believe that how you sleep with (and real sleep, not sexytimes) a new boyfriend…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2009

Beauty Solutions For Curing Insomnia

Some nights the tossing and turning is inevitable — between deadlines, stress, and all the other crazy things you have going on, it’s always something. Obviously, you need a solution, because the under-eye bags are simply not cute or acceptable. Everyone knows that lavender is supposed to help induce zzz’s. But, besides filling my pillow…

By: Bianca Posterli / September 24, 2009

Separate Beds = Happy Life?

I must confess I suffer serious anxiety when faced with the prospect of sharing a bed with a gentleman. Don’t get me wrong; everything that happens before and after the actual sleeping part is fun. Even the occasional cuddle can be gratifying. But I am a light sleeper, meaning that if the dude snores, chance…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 10, 2009

Less Sleep Puts Women At Risk For Heart Disease

Whether you’ve been out on the town, studying late, or just watching too much telly, now is a good time to start getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. Cause if you don’t, you may be hurting your heart. A new study published in the journal Sleep found that women who reported sleeping less tha…

By: Justine Fields / July 6, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: David Duchovny Poster Removed From Johnston & Murphy Store

Shoe company Johnston & Murphy removed a poster featuring David Duchovny from its New York City store window. The company’s corporate office instructed the store to take it down (following Duchovny’s admission that he was checking himself into rehab for sex addiction). [NY Post]…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 2, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Brody Jenner’s TV Show, Kim Kardashian’s Cupcakes, And Staying Up Late

It’s official. Brody Jenner is getting his own MTV series. On Bromance, regular guys will come to Hollywood in hopes of being chosen to be a part of Brody’s entourage. Contestants will be axed in “Hot Tub Elimination Ceremonies” and asked to leave the bachelor pad in a wet swimsuit. What will they think of…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 10, 2008

Happily Married Women Get Good Night’s Rest

According to a University of Pittsburgh study, Caucasian women who have higher levels of marital happiness also have lesser risk of having multiple sleep complaints (i.e., trouble falling asleep, fewer early morning awakenings, and more restful sleep) than unhappily married women. “Divorced individuals tend to have more sleep problems than those who are married; however,…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2008

Good Luck Getting Any Shut-Eye If Your Husband Suffers From Sleep Apnea

Earlier, we discussed how the device that helps those suffering from sleep apnea is cumbersome and unattractive. However, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that men were more likely to wear the CPAP machine if their wives slept with them, rather than in a separate bed. Unfortunately, women don’t…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2008

More Bed-Buying Tips

If you’re in the market for a new bed and weren’t drawn to this one, you might want to consider buying a soft bed, rather than a firm one. For people with low back pain, sleeping on a hard mattress may actually make the pain worse, according to a new report published in Spine. Sleeping…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2008
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