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SleepFoundation.org Welcomes Sleep Expert Matthew Walker, Ph.D., as Its Scientific Advisor

SleepFoundation.org, a OneCare Media company, announces today a new partnership with Matthew Walker, Ph.D. Walker joins SleepFoundation.org as its scientific advisor to the organization. Dr. Walker will help advise SleepFoundation.org the scientific content of the site and enriching the class-leading sleep resources and clinical and scientific information provided by the site.

SleepFoundation.Org Announces "Gift of Sleep" Recipients In Support of The Well-Being of Nurses

SleepFoundation.org, a OneCare Media brand and website, is pleased to announce the conclusion of the Gift of Sleep, Sleep Transformation campaign and along with it, five nurse recipients deserving of a better night's sleep. Nurses were nominated for their heroic efforts throughout the pandemic, with five selected at random as winning recipients. Each recipient receives a $4,000 sleep transformation gift, including sleep coaching and supporting products.

SleepFoundation.org Announces The "Gift of Sleep Campaign" and Give-Away Contest in Support of The Wellbeing of Nurses

SleepFoundation.org, a OneCare Media brand and website, today announced the opening of the nomination window for the "Gift of Sleep, Sleep Transformation Campaign," in support of the wellbeing of nurses. The nomination-driven campaign encourages video nominations for nurses in need of a better night's sleep. From the video submission pool, five recipients will be selected at random and awarded a $4,000 sleep transformation gift, including sleep coaching and supporting products.

Media Mentions

When Pain and Insomnia Collide: How to Manage 'Painsomnia'

El-Ad Eliovson, a 56-year-old from Bergen County, NJ, wakes up many times each night from severe back and neck pain caused by multiple herniated disks. Eliovson isn’t alone, according to a recent report from the Sleep Foundation. The report, based on an online survey of 1,250 U.S. adults, found that “painsomnia” (insomnia from chronic pain) keeps many people counting sheep at all hours of the night.

The Very Best Mattress Toppers

Mattresses are a tough purchase — even if you get to try them out (thanks to 100-night return policies from many companies) or read reviews (like our very thorough tests). When you find yourself with one that’s just a little too firm or too soft, or that makes you sweat through your sheets, a mattress topper can close the gap between the almost there and the just right.

The Best Alarm Clocks

If you use your phone in the bedroom at night, it’s probably messing with your sleep, even if you mute and dim it. An alarm clock can be a healthy upgrade to a distraction-free bedroom, despite its feeling like a technological downgrade. After a phone-free week of testing, we recommend seven clocks (including analog, digital, and smart versions) for a more peaceful bedroom. They aren’t too bright at night and will dependably wake you up in the morning. And they’ll look nice on your nightstand to boot.

When Baby Growth Spurts Happen and the Signs to Look For

Just when you’re getting the hang of a somewhat reasonable feeding schedule, your newborn can sometimes suddenly change course. He begins eating every hour, and even when he’s done, he still acts like he’s ravenous.

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Really Need?

No matter who you are, sleep is essential for your health. However, when life gets busy, it can be one of the first things to get neglected or sacrificed. This is unfortunate because getting enough sleep is as vital to good health as eating healthy foods or getting enough exercise.

9 effective ways to lose belly fat and keep it off

There's no real way to lose belly fat instantly, as much as you might want a quick-fix solution. Belly fat is often difficult to lose because it's different from other kinds of fat. The part that you can see and pinch is subcutaneous fat, which lies just under the skin. But belly fat also includes visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs within the abdominal walls.

The 4 Stages of Sleep

As you sleep, your brain cycles through four stages of sleep. Stages 1 to 3 are what's considered non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, also known as quiet sleep. Stage 4 is rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, also known as active sleep or paradoxical sleep.

Should You Stop Using A Top Sheet On Your Bed?

When it comes to deciding which linens to place on your bed, there are plenty of choices available. Bedding such as pillowcases or fitted sheets are usually items many agree are necessary. However, there's been a debate occurring for several years now about whether you should include a top sheet with your covers. Also commonly referred to as a flat sheet, for some, using one offers quite a few benefits and is a great asset to your bed. Yet, to others, it's completely useless, unnecessary, and not worth the hassle of owning.

The 10 Best Organic Sheets for All Types of Sleepers

While high-quality sheets may not seem worthy of a splurge, once you've experienced truly comfortable bedding—that's dually better for the environment and your skin—there's no turning back. Organic sheets are made with higher quality materials that are free from chemical additives, as certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Beyond the comfort, you can sleep better at night knowing that your sheets, including everything from the materials used to the supply chain that made them, are environmentally and socially responsible.

Everything to Know About Sleep in Pregnancy

Exhaustion is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. So it’s normal if you feel more tired than usual—or if you’ve never felt so tired in your life. Because your body chemistry shifts during pregnancy, you need more sleep than ever, right from the start. You’re pumping out more progesterone to build up the uterine lining and prevent miscarriage, and these higher levels can also can lower your blood pressure and blood sugar, making you feel lethargic and queasy.

Mission Sleep: How to Buy a New Mattress

Is it time for a new mattress? With so many brands, features and PRICES, it can be intimidating AND expensive. Melissa Knowles has advice from one of the Sleep Foundation's professional mattress testers who says your WEIGHT should be one of the big things to consider.

We Tested the Best Sheet Sets for Better Sleep

Getting eight hours of sleep a night is easier said than done, especially if you find yourself struggling to get—and stay—comfortable under your sheets. We spent 300 hours researching and testing sheet sets from all the top bedding brands, evaluating quality, fit, durability, breathability, and value. Daniel Noyad, Product Expert and Certified Sleep Science Coach at SleepFoundation.org, mentions another important factor—material. "Materials like cotton are more durable and easy to clean, while a natural bamboo material is more breathable with natural cooling properties," he says.