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The Pleasure of REM: Sleep Tracking

April 27, 2017
REM sleep tracking

Both as a neurobiologist and human, I love REM sleep. REM sleep is a special stage of sleep. When we are asleep, our bodies and brains cycle through different kinds of sleep every couple hours. At the beginning, the cycles contain more deep sleep and slow wave sleep, both of which help reset the body Read More »

Everything you need to know about memory foam mattresses. And more.

April 20, 2017
memory foam hybrid mattress

Science and Memory Foam As strong proponents of sleep science and science in general, we’ll admit: we’re obsessed with NASA. What science lover wouldn’t be? Many of the world’s most innovative and useful products have been spun off from technologies developed for missions into space. Portable cordless vacuums. Solar panels. Water purifiers. And, importantly for Read More »

Why Skimping on Sleep Is a Major Career Mistake

sleep and career

Sleep Deprivation and Your Work There are a number of questions that an interviewer typically asks a potential candidate for a position. “What relevant experience do you have?” “Do you work better collaboratively or on your own?” “What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?’ An increasing amount of data indicates that it would behoove hiring Read More »

Six reasons you can’t sleep

April 18, 2017
why you can't sleep

Toss, turn, repeat. Just. Go. To. Sleep. Sometimes all the self-talk in the world won’t get us to dreamland. In many cases, we can trace hard-fought sleep back to various life stressors: bad bosses at work, a relationship gone south, or any of the various worries that ail us. But, what about when we’re calm Read More »