On the outside, sleep doesn’t exactly appear to be all that productive. You’re sprawled out, eyes closed, pretty much unconscious and totally dead to the outside world.
If you’ve ever stared yourself down in the mirror after a poor night’s sleep, you know that too few Zzz’s can make you look…not great.
While today we think of the word “best” as meaning “the highest quality,” the origins of the word point to a slightly different meaning— remedy. We all want to sleep well, but so many of us aren’t getting the sleep we need. Your mattress should be a remedy, not a barrier to that sleep. When […]
For many Americans, waking up simply doesn’t happen without a cup of coffee. Neither does work. Or studying. So you may have already guessed they drink a lot of coffee. But how much is a lot? Who drinks the most exactly? And what happens if they’re unable to get their hands on a cup? We surveyed […]
We all know how important sleep is, but somehow high-quality sleep still eludes so many of us. Poor sleep can lead to or exacerbate existing health issues, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep disorders, heart disease, and mental illness. Clearly, it’s not something to take lightly! If you suffer from sleep deprivation, aches […]
Getting a solid eight hours doesn’t have to be rocket science— it all comes down to your mattress and the way you sleep on it. Your sleeping position can have a major effect on your health and even your appearance, so understanding the pros and cons associated with every position can lead you to a […]
When your alarm goes off each morning, is your first instinct to smash the snooze button or hop out of bed? Early risers are somewhat of an enigma to those who are not as eager to face the world after a night of rest. We decided to survey both early and late risers about the […]
It’s no secret that we live in a very stressed-out world. The daily work grind often leaves us wracked with tension, and winding down enough to get a quality night of sleep is not always easy to accomplish. To-do lists consume our thoughts as we try to settle down, and little reminders of mistakes we […]
For parents of newborn children, sleep is a notoriously scarce commodity: Babies’ sleep schedules are anything but steady, forcing new moms and dads to squeeze in shut-eye whenever possible. But the plight of parents doesn’t end there. From toddlers to teenagers, kids of all ages cause parents to forego rest they would otherwise enjoy. For […]
It’s after five p.m., and you’re trying to find a stopping point on a project your team has been struggling with for weeks. Several of your co-workers have walked briskly past your desk, juggling messenger and workout bags, treading lightly, trying to avoid the boss, eyes focused like a laser beam as they move toward […]
Working adults are increasingly working from home (WFH). With 43 percent of Americans working at least some of the time from home, this modern, alternative office has expanded the bandwidth of the professional community. While working from home offers comfort and convenience, we wanted to explore both its positive and negative implications. After breaking down […]
Americans are serious about their coffee. So much so that millennials are reportedly spending more to stay energized than on their retirement plans. That got us curious about other details related to their coffee consumption. To learn more about people’s caffeinated habits, we polled 1,008 respondents concerning these buzzy beverages. We asked them how often […]
Sleep impacts your health, well-being, and job productivity. Most adults should aim for seven or eight hours of sleep a night, and coming up short can affect how we think, feel, and perform at work. If you do fall short, it’s tempting to squeeze in a nap here and there – and according to our […]
While falling into bed at the end of a long day can feel like a luxury, medical research shows it’s more of a necessity instead. At a cellular level, our bodies rely on sleep to repair and replace crucial tissues, fight infection, and enable cognitive functions in our waking hours. Accordingly, sleep deprivation has been […]