A collection of 34 posts
Adenosine: the link between sleep, exercise and caffeine.
Does Tryptophan in Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?
Why does turkey make you sleepy? You've finished your Thanksgiving meal and now you're ready for a nice nap. Is the bird to blame?
Why Do We Have Daylight Saving (*not Savings) Time?
7 in 10 Americans hate resetting their clocks twice a year. So how did this unpopular tradition come about?
How does Alcohol Impact Your Sleep?
Alcohol has a sedative effect that someone might mistake as relaxing or helpful with sleep, but from a physiological perspective that is not the case.
The Stages of Sleep: What Happens During Each
Most people have heard of REM or NREM sleep. Fewer know how each stage of sleep contributes to well being, or how sleep stages work together. In this guide, you'll learn about the stages of sleep, and how they contribute to the recovery of your brain and body.
What is sleep apnea, what are the symptoms, and how to take action
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. What are the symptoms and risks of sleep apnea? How do you treat and manage sleep apnea?
Sleep and Oral Health
Brushing your teeth may be part of your nighttime routine, but are there more connections between sleep and oral health?
Want to sleep better? Lift some weights.
Results of a new study show that resistance exercise promotes better sleep among inactive adults, especially those who are poor sleepers.
Why Your Wake Time Matters More Than Your Bedtime for Improving Sleep
Sticking to a regular morning wake-up time is one of the best things you can do to improve your sleep tonight. (And the next night, too.)
Why the Best Time to Drink Coffee Is Not When You Wake Up
It may sound like impossible advice but there's science behind postponing that first cup of joe.
The Most Relaxing Song in the World According to Neuroscience
According to researchers, this song can reduce anxiety by 65% and help you fall asleep. So you might want to add it to your bedtime playlist.
What's Your True Chronotype?
Our modern, plugged-in lifestyle has kind of messed with our chronotypes. Here's why you may need a reset.
Does Salt Help or Hurt My Health and Sleep?
Salt is growing as a focus of health and body regulation. But does it have any impact on sleep? Let's find out...
It’s Time to Ditch Sleep Hygiene and Get on Board with Sleep Health
Sleep hygiene is not effective and science has so much more to offer. Here's how sleep health can help move us forward.
Cold or Hot Shower Before Bed: Which Is Better for Sleep?
A shower or bath in the evening is a great way to wash away the day and wind down before bed. Should you go hot or cold for your deepest sleep?
11 Reasons You're Tired All the Time*
*That aren't because you're sleep deprived. Here's what you need to know.
What Is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?
It means putting off sleep for pleasurable activities you can’t squeeze in during your busy day. Does that sound like something you do?
Introducing Crescent Health, and our new mobile app experience
Bioloop is rebranding to Crescent. Welcome to the new horizon for health.
Words to Sleep By
Recent studies have shown that positive words played during sleep can give us deeper & more refreshing sleep. Here we examine those findings and see how we can apply it to our sleep routines.
Getting Down to Sleep and Sex
One of sleep hygiene's best practices is to only use your bed for sleep and sex. As it turns out, getting more of one will get you more of the other.
How Good Sleep Makes You More Resilient
Resilience is key to rebounding from life's setbacks and coping well with challenges. Here's how sleep helps strengthen your resilience muscle.
What Is REM Sleep and Why Is It Important?
You may know that REM is the sleep stage when your most vivid, weird, and occasionally scary dreams occur. You should also know that it's essential for memory consolidation, mental focus, and emotional regulation.
Why This Should Be Your Only New Year’s Resolution for 2022
Sleep is a crucial part of our health and wellbeing, but rarely makes an appearance on our New Year's resolutions list. We may want to reconsider that.
Do Weighted Blankets Work?
We weigh the evidence. What the science shows, how and why do weighted blankets work?
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