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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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Do You Have Trouble Waking Up Every Morning?

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

Do You Have Trouble Waking Up Every Morning?

Have you been having trouble waking up? Right now, that's normal.Over the past few weeks, people report waking up with their brains in slow motion, feeling that they have certainly not slept as well a …

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​A Peek at the Bedroom Routine of the Queen

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 6th Jan 2021

​A Peek at the Bedroom Routine of the Queen

In times past, monarchs engaged in elaborate and semi-public rituals conducted from their beds, inviting witnesses to everything from childbirth (to verify heritage), to conducting state business, to …

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​It’s So Much More Than A Bedtime Story

Posted by Aline Martin O'Brien on 27th Nov 2020

​It’s So Much More Than A Bedtime Story

"Please, just one more story." Does this remind you of something or someone? The ritual of reading before bed is a gift you can give or receive at any age.Reading a book to your children in the eveni …

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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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