Here at Slumber Ease, we know how difficult it can be to get enough sleep. While a high-quality custom mattress is a great start, we also want to to help you improve other aspects of your sleep life. Here is our monthly roundup of products, articles, and studies to help you get your best sleep.
Last month we took a look at the best microfiber and cotton sheets, brought some common sleep myths to light, and explored the sleep vacation trend. You can read more about all that here.
Best Books About Sleep:
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker Ph.D.
In this New York Times bestseller, a preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert explores how we can harness sleep to improve learning, slow aging, and improve mood and energy levels. Sleep enriches nearly every aspect of our mental and physical health. The book combines scientific breakthroughs with actionable steps to get better sleep each night.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep by Mark Weissbluth M.D.
This book is a perennial favorite among parents. In the rewritten and more efficiently organized forth edition, one of the country’s leading pediatricians explains how to prevent and treat your child’s sleep problems. The book provides a step-by-step regime that works with a child’s natural sleep cycles and takes into account age, temperament, and parental work schedules.
Sleep Science Roundup:
Sleep loss can make us socially isolated, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. People who have experienced sleep loss are not only less eager to socialize but also less socially appealing to their peers. To make matters worse, the loneliness might be contagious. Read more here.
Your personality is connected to the way you sleep, although it’s hard to tell whether the personality causes the sleep or the sleep causes the personality. In a recent study, researchers assessed people’s personalities and later had them wear sleep monitoring devices for a week. The findings indicated that two personality features predict the length and rhythm of sleep.
Better Sleep in the News:
Spotify is adding a sleep timer for music. Android users will be able to set the app to play music for a specific duration of time or until the end of a track when they go to bed. The feature isn’t yet available on iOS, but iPhone users can still use the built-in timer feature on the Clock app to stop playing music at a specified time.
You can sleep in a bubble under the stars at bubble hotels around the world. In Finland’s Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, you can watch the northern lights play across the sky from a private igloo with a glass dome. Jordan’s Sun City camp offers 20 “martian domes” that allow you to experience the arid Wadi Rum desert valley and a sky full of stars inside an air-conditioned tent.