The Best Articles in Sleep
The most useful articles and videos in Sleep from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Sleep Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Sleep by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- 7 Benefits of Waking up Early
- Sleep and your health: Everything you need to know
- The battle to boost our deep sleep
- How to Sleep
- ‘I’m a Cardiologist, and This Is Why I Recommend Everyone Have a Bedtime (and Stick to It)’
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7 sleep myths that are making you tired
I recently interviewed sleep expert Russel Foster on my podcast to debunk some of the popular myths around sleep that leave us feeling tired and anxious. Hop...
Matt Walker: How sleep affects what (and how much) you eat
Did you know that not getting enough sleep can actually make you hungrier? According to sleep scientist Matt Walker, the relationship between what you eat and your sleep is a two-way street. Here's…
The most popular TED Originals of 2021
TED Original Series dive deep into fascinating topics -- from the future of work and how to achieve a more secure financial future to the secrets of sleep and how your body really works. Here, the ten…
Matt Walker: What is melatonin -- and should you take it to fall asleep?
Melatonin is the hormone that tells our brains and bodies it's time to sleep. But if you think melatonin supplements will significantly improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep, you may…
Matt Walker: The surprising health benefits of dreaming
When you fall asleep and start dreaming, you're actually doing very important work. According to sleep scientist Matt Walker, dreams act like a form of "overnight therapy." In fact, your dreams may…
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How to Go to Bed Earlier
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«We’re not idiots because we stay up into the night; we’re in search of something important; the problem isn’t what we’re looking for but the fact that we can’t find it this way.»
How to Get the Most Out of Your Sleep
You can't control every factor—but you can set yourself up for the best sleep possible.
«What you do leading up to 11:30 counts, too. Try unwinding for an hour before bed.»
How to Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can have serious consequences, but people’s lifestyles often show a worrying disregard for the human body’s natural wake/sleep patterns. In this informative and entertaining article, health media guru and senior editor at The Atlantic James Hamblin, MD, looks at people’s paradoxical relationship to sleep and explains the physical and mental effects of their attempts to meddle with their body’s natural rhythms. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone looking to understand what happens to the brain and body when sleep proves elusive.
How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds
This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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Why Waking Up Earlier Isn't Necessarily Better
Morning birds aren't morally superior to night owls.
I Tried Taking Magnesium for Better Sleep—Here's How I Feel After 30 Days
I found out that to get the most out of a sleep supplement like magnesium, you have to look at it as, well, a supplement to what else you’re doing for good sleep hygiene.
So THAT'S Why You Wake Up Earlier As You Get Older
Ever wonder why you just can't seem to sleep in anymore? Experts reveal the real reason why this happens as we age.
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The battle to boost our deep sleep
The biological ‘brainwashing’ that happens while you are sleeping is crucial for filtering out toxins. Here’s how to optimise your overnight cycle
‘I’m a Cardiologist, and This Is Why I Recommend Everyone Have a Bedtime (and Stick to It)’
You’ve probably heard, ad infinitum, that you need seven to nine hours of sleep a night to feel rested, and stay healthy. But you may not know that consistency around the hours you sleep each night is…
«According to study researchers, disruptions to circadian rhythm are to blame. “Irregular sleep patterns have been shown to cause chronic inflammation, increase blood pressure, and alter glucose metabolism, which in turn increases insulin resistance. All of these factors are known to contribute to the development of coronary artery disease,” Dr. Patel explains.»
‘I’m a Sleep Expert—These Are the 14 Foods for Better Sleep on My Grocery List’
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7 Benefits of Waking up Early
People never believe me when I say getting up early is the closest thing to having superpowers. Especially if: * You have anxiety * You're not great at managing time * You have a lot on your plate…
I Tried Drinking Cacao Tea Before Bed for 2 Weeks, and Now I Finally Feel Well-Rested Come…
It’s no secret that most folks in America struggle with getting adequate sleep. In fact, research shows that, on average, more than one-third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours per night.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Sleep.
Why we can dream in more than one language
Sleep has a more powerful role in language-learning than was previously thought. What does this reveal about our night-time brain?
One insomniac’s journey into sleep research to understand what screens before bed are doing to our brains.
99 Ways To Get Better Sleep
Looking to get some better sleep in the new year? Try these 99 tips for optimal rest.
Why and How Do We Dream?
Dreams are subjective, but there are ways to peer into the minds of people while they are dreaming. Steven Strogatz speaks with sleep researcher Antonio Zadra about how new experimental methods have…
Sleep and your health: Everything you need to know
Our 24/7 society seems to be slowly robbing us of our slumber, but at what cost? Sleep expert, professor of neuroscience and author of Why we sleep Dr Matthew Walker explores all the ways sleep can…
«Eli Joseph Cossman delightfully noted, “the best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep”.»
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Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits (http://atomichabits.com). I write about building better habits.
A run, hike, ride, or meditation can change everything. Live Bravely! IG: @outsidemagazine Newsletters: http://outsideonline.com/newsletters Cover photo: Mark Fleming
Covering the latest news in all fields of science. Publisher @society4science. See also @SN_Explores.
Do everything better.
Awesome discoveries. Expert insights. Science that shapes the world.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Sleep, including:
Decoding & demystifying what it means to live a well life inside and out. Well+Good is your trusted advisor for navigating the ever-expanding world of wellness.
LifeHack helps busy people get the most out of their lives in the shortest amount of time, through actionable, step-by-step systems that multiply results.
Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org
NYT Bestselling Author of The Obstacle Is The Way & more @DailyStoic @DailyDadEmail Sign up for The Wealthy Stoic:
The School of Life
Ideas to help you learn, heal and grow. Subscribe here: http://theschooloflife.com/app/
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