Bed-sharing, the color pink, sleepy snacks and more!
This month’s sleep health news roundup covers the latest sleep-related trends. Here is what the internet is saying about how to get to sleep and how to sleep better.
Simply put, a good night’s sleep is crucial for a healthy relationship — regardless of whether you and your partner sleep in the same bed. In fact, sleeping in separate beds may be a good idea if it means a better quality of sleep for you both. If you’re discouraged by the social stigma of sleeping separately, you might be encouraged to learn a recent study revealed one in five bed-sharing couples sleep on designated, separate sides of the bed — so you may already be sequestering yourself.
As it turns out, alcohol and sleep may have more in common than you think. Exhaustion and intoxication have very similar effects on the human body and the brain — both impair the ability to think, focus and maintain a feeling of balance. But did you know there is a direct relationship between the side effects of a .08% blood alcohol level and 17 straight hours without sleep? To the human brain, there is not much difference. Likewise, after 24 sleepless hours, you’d function just as you would with a 0.10% BAC.
According to a recent study in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, there’s a new way for adults to ensure they’re experiencing deeper sleep and stronger memories: pink noise. Yes, pink noise — you read that correctly. The soothing sound is the cousin of the ever-so-popular “white noise,” and is becoming increasingly popular due to a mix of high and low frequencies that sound more balanced and natural. Game changer? See for yourself.
Could this be the resurgence of the bedtime snack? Pineapple, tart cherries, oatmeal and cashews are all reportedly ideal for those looking for a snack to make them sleepy. The best part about this article? The yummy recipes that accompany each of the foods on the list. Now, you’ll be snacking in style before bed!
We all know the feeling — there’s nothing worse than trying to sleep with a knot in your stomach, anxiously awaiting the day ahead. And although a good night’s sleep may seem nearly impossible at that point, nothing will intensify that very feeling more than a few short hours of inadequate rest. Thankfully, it’s not impossible to get a good night’s sleep when you’re feeling anxious – take a look at these tips from Bicycling! You’ll thank us later.
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