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The Power of a Nap: How to Reduce Sleepiness in just 10 minutes

A poor night’s sleep can significantly impact your productivity at work the following day. You may feel extra sleepy and struggle to concentrate on important tasks. This is often the point at which many people reach for a cup of coffee to boost their alertness. While this may work in the short-term, consuming many cups… 

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Why it's time to stop hitting the snooze button

If you’re like me, you hit the snooze alarm on your phone two, three, sometimes even four times before you finally find the energy and motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Panic then sets in when you realise that you don’t have enough time to get yourself ready for the day, and… 

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The Science behind Sleep Trackers

There is a growing number of devices available that claim to accurately track your sleep. But how do they work? And just how accurate are they? It turns out that not all sleep trackers are created equal, and some may be very inaccurate. There are two types of sleep trackers: the wearables and the nearables.… 

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Sleep hygiene: Five simple steps for a better night's rest

We all know how frustrating it is when you struggle to fall asleep at night because you’re still thinking about work, or when you wake up during the night and can’t fall back asleep because your bed partner is snoring loudly. Distractions, whether it be in the bedroom environment or in our own brains, can… 

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Insomnia Medications: Are they worth it?

Insomnia is a common sleep problem. More than 1 in 10 people suffer from insomnia and every year, many of these people discuss their poor sleep with their family doctor. Often, these people are given a prescription for insomnia medication and sent on their way. In fact, a recent survey of family physicians has shown… 

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Re-Timer Coupon Code

Dear Friends, We love to hear how Re-Timer is improving your sleep and your life! Recently, many of you have written to us requesting a discount code to help everyone afford their own Re-Timer. You’ve asked and we’ve listened. Enter Code 10 to receive 10% off your Re-Timer today. Thank you for your support! Team… 

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Lack of sleep costs Americans billions of dollars each year

A new report has assessed the financial impact poor sleep has in the United States at $411 billion per year. This is more than 2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. “Our study shows that the effects from a lack of sleep are massive. Sleep deprivation not only influences an individual’s health and well-being but… 

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Sleeping Tips: Demystified

1: Go to sleep and wake up using your internal alarm clock. Easier said than done, right? The most problematic thing about this statement is what if you don’t know when your natural sleep-wake pattern is timed? Most people try and regulate a sleep-wake pattern when they want to be asleep or awake, regardless of… 

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ESRS in Bologna

The 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) was recently held in Bologna. ESRS is Europe’s largest event dedicated to sleep medicine and research, and it was attended by close to 2,000 researchers, physicians and industry professionals. These are the top questions and answers from the event. Q. Why does Re-Timer use green light? A. The… 

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There's an App for a Nap

Sleep research from Australia in 2007 and 2012 found that a sleep laboratory technique called “Intensive Sleep Retraining” (ISR) can greatly improve sleep in people suffering from insomnia. ISR is essentially “practicing” falling asleep: repeated chances to fall asleep briefly, followed immediately by feedback about whether or not the person is aware that they fell asleep. ISR was… 

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