How often should you change your bed sheets?

Here’s the deal: According to a 2015 study, you can produce approximately 26 gallons of sweat per year while curled up in your bed sheets. If you share your bed with a partner, multiply that by two. If you share your bed with a dog or cat, then you also share your bed with pet dander and fur. Add in the bacteria, dirt and oils you carry around with you, and you’ve got yourself quite the slumber party.

Wash your bed sheets every two weeks

For hygiene’s sake, consider washing and changing your bed sheets every two weeks. Read More

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3 Tips to Optimize Sleep During Daylight Savings Time

Ready to set your clocks forward an hour? We’re grumbling right along with you—especially since we’ll lose the opportunity to sleep an extra hour thanks to Daylight Savings Time, which starts the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November. You can thank Benjamin Franklin for the invention of Daylight Savings Time to conserve energy. But what about conserving your own energy? The National Sleep Foundation notes that the average person gets 40 minutes less sleep the night after we change the clocks compared to a typical night. An altered sleep schedule can influence your circadian rhythm, your body’s “internal clock” that follows a 24-hour cycle and responds to light and dark changes. Studies have shown that workplace injuries and car accidents increase during the advent of Daylight Savings Time due to lack of sleep.

Optimize Sleep During Daylight Savings Time

Spring Forward doesn’t mean that you have to put your sleep hygiene out of whack, too. We’ve rounded up some tips to help you adjust and get enough sleep during the transition to Daylight Savings Time: Read More

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