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If It's Duck Cold, Consult With Your Pillow!

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 26th Jan 2022

If It's Duck Cold, Consult With Your Pillow!

February 21 each year is International Mother Languages Day. The day reminds us that languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education, and developm …

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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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​It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 10th Aug 2021

​It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity

Summer is one of the most eagerly awaited seasons. And yet, it brings its share of pests to our peaceful nights: heat, allergies, insects, persistent daylight, etc, and humidity.Summer is here and it …

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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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​Seasonal Affective Disorder - in the Summer!

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 12th Jul 2021

​Seasonal Affective Disorder - in the Summer!

We’ve written about REM sleep, Circadian rhythms, the effects of Daylight Savings Time, and many other sleep-related topics, but here’s something from the sleep researchers that just might be new to y …

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​A Foot Outside the Comforter?

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 9th Nov 2020

​A Foot Outside the Comforter?

Have you ever woken up with one foot sticking out of the duvet cover? “It could help you both sleep better and fall asleep faster,” according to The Cut’s “Science of Us” section, reporting on an inte …

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