Tips & Tricks

How to sleep when it’s hot. 7 tips on staying cool as a cucumber

Too high temperatures don’t let you sleep at night? Fear not – you’re not alone. People all over the world struggle with the same problem. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can apply and cool down your bedroom. Perfect sleep temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit or 18-22 degrees Celsius. But…

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Underslept at work - the research is merciless

Both employees and employers tend to undervalue the importance of sleep. Sadly, sleep’s regenerative powers are still little known, so slumber is still regarded as a waste of time. Check out what science has to say about how lack of sleep creates bad bosses and lazy employees. Lack of sleep causes not only sleepiness but…

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How to get the most out of Nightly?

A sleep app should work for you, not the other way around. Our app doesn’t require much attention, and you can adjust it to your expectations. Check out how to get the most out of Nightly by setting it just the way you want it. Which theme is best for you? You can choose from…

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How to fall asleep easily? Tips & tricks based on scientific research

Falling asleep takes a healthy person around 10-20 minutes. But what to do if you’re not tired or your mind is racing? There are ways of calming your mind and falling asleep without sleeping pills. Falling asleep is a complex chemical and mental process. That’s why, without a careful bedtime routine, it’s all too easy…

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Why you remember some dreams but forget others

We dream all the time, but we can’t always recall the nightly visions. Why are some dreams more memorable than others? Throughout each night, you pass through different sleep stages. During the first half of the night, deep sleep prevails, during the second – REM. Though we dream in all sleep stages, most dreams occur…

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The most probable theory behind alien abductions

Scientists now believe that sleep paralysis is an explanation for the elusive phenomenon of alien abductions. How is this possible? Once again, it’s our brain that’s playing tricks. Strangers in the night You’re in your bed. It’s dark, comfortable and quiet, and you feel safe – after all, it’s your bedroom. You drift off into…

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A racing mind - how to stop it from ruining your sleep

Everyone has experienced it. It’s bedtime, but your thoughts are racing 100 miles a minute, and you’re unable to stop or even control them – or so you think. Actually, there are some ways to free your mind and let you sleep soundly. Replaying confrontations with loved ones over and over in your head and…

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8 mind-blowing facts about lack of sleep

Who needs a full 8 hours of sleep if 6 or 7 are good enough? Many people follow such reasoning and cut into their sleep – not a whole lot, just a few hours here and there. After all, there is so much stuff to do nowadays, it seems like a reasonable trade-off. But this…

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Lifestyle

Yes, you may blame your troubled sleep on the full moon

Unfortunately, it is not “amore” that many of us feel when “the moon hits the sky” – it’s trouble sleeping. The super blue blood we’ve recently witnessed, along with actually every other full moon, disrupts our sleep architecture. This is not just me talking. There  is scientific evidence to prove it. We almost never observe…

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The first night effect, or why your brain doesn’t like changes

Ever wondered, why you don’t sleep well in new surroundings? Why every new sound and change in the environment may suddenly jar you out of sleep leaving you restless? To find the culprit, look no further than your brain. This may happen in a place foreign to you or right in your bedroom when you,…

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How to take a perfect nap and avoid the kind that will leave you groggy

Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Feel tired, can’t focus and coffee doesn’t work anymore? Try taking a nap. We’ve all been there. Whether you work at an office, freelance, or are a stay-at-home parent you must have gone through it. Your eyelids start feeling like two weighed-down curtains and you physically start craving just…

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Combat your sleep problems: A Guide for Veterans

If you are a veteran suffering from bad dreams, contact us to try a free solution to your problem: veterans@nightly.co Nightmares are a very common phenomenon. For some they are simply a nuisance, but for others, they make something as basic as sleeping a nightly dread. For veterans who have witnessed some of the most…

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Should You Really Sleep Together This Valentine’s Day?

The most important rule regarding beds is that they should be used for two things only- sleep and sex. It’s obvious that this Valentine’s Day you might find yourself and your partner enjoying those activities together in your own bedroom. But is sleeping together really a good idea? Sleep is an intimate state. It implies…

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How dangerous can insomnia really be?

The need for sleep is universal – all of us need it. But, is our ability to get it just as common? At some point we all go to bed but sadly, not everyone can fall asleep. That’s why it is not surprising that insomnia is the most common sleep disturbance among adults – more…

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Causes of nightmares and how to prevent them

Getting a good night’s sleep can often be a real nightmare, literally. Nightmares are extremely common and may affect as many as 80-90% of people at some point in their lives. As surreal as some of them may seem, most have a root cause in something that happened to us in the past. Take a…

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Are early birds truly happier than night owls?

Mornings. You either hate them or love them. If you wake up at a fixed hour because of work, surely you have already noticed your relationship with mornings. But do you know what this preference tells you about yourself? It’s easy to figure out whether you are a night owl or an early bird based…

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What to do if it’s 3 am and you can’t sleep

You did everything right. You stopped your caffeine intake before the evening, didn’t eat late and went to bed at your regular time with no computer screen in sight. Yet, here you are again, fuming because it’s 3 am, you’re up, and you can’t fall back asleep. At this point, you’re just counting down the…

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Can lack of sleep actually kill you?

“What if I sleep less?” Whether we ask ourselves this question or not, it seems that we all should know the answer beyond “Then, I’ll have more time to do fun stuff at night!” We should know it because stealing time away from your sleep to squeeze more into your evenings and nights has become…

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A Complete Guide to Napping

Don’t you dread those slow afternoons when you just had lunch and feel so sleepy you would agree to help someone move over a long weekend if you could only take a little nap? But you’ve toughed it out before and you will again, because napping is for children and the elderly, and luckily you…

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10 must-know things if you don’t sleep well

If you’re reading this, chances are that you don’t get great sleep. You’re not alone – neither does at least one in three Americans. That’s why we won’t bother with describing the effects of lack of sleep in this post. However, if you don’t know what it’s like to wake up with your energy level…

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What do you really know about sleep?

At this point of your life, you can firmly say you have a pretty vast experience when it comes to sleeping. You spend (or at least should) ⅓ of your time on earth doing it. There is probably no other single activity that you dedicated so much time to. But how much you know about…

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