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Bedding & Sleep Blog | Downlite

​Are You Up Again?

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 4th May 2022

​Are You Up Again?

Do you "sleep all night?" Does your partner? Do your friends? What does that even mean?You may have noticed that after about the age of 30, many people do not sleep in a continuous 6-8 hour slumber. S …

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​What's New In Sleep News

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 4th Apr 2022

​What's New In Sleep News

At Downlite, we continually survey the literature to discover what sleep topics are being discussed, asked about, or are new on the horizon. We read guest reviews, travel brochures, historical account …

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​It's Too Hot, Honey

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 1st Nov 2021

​It's Too Hot, Honey

Some mammals can withstand extreme temperatures, such as the camel, ostrich, and the tiny remarkable water bear. Humans, not so much. We can survive in air temperatures between -40 and +120 degrees Fa …

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​What's Your Sleep Midpoint?

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 15th Jul 2021

​What's Your Sleep Midpoint?

The burden of too much information has been observed for centuries. The American essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson elegantly observed, “There are many things of which a wise man might wish …

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​Sleep in Maximum Darkness for a More Serene Sleep

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 25th Mar 2021

​Sleep in Maximum Darkness for a More Serene Sleep

Light, whether it comes from the outside (natural lighting, public lighting or advertising) or from the inside (electronic devices, night lights), is harmful to sleep. Light disrupts the secretion of …

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The Holy Grail of Sleep (and How to Attain It)

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 15th Mar 2021

The Holy Grail of Sleep (and How to Attain It)

The self-help section of the bookstore has lots of advice about improving your life and status. From the venerable How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) to the contemporary How to Talk to Som …

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