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Can you Catch up on Sleep?

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* We have all been there – planning to sleep late on the weekend because we hardly got any sleep during the week. Sometimes life can be all hustle and bustle, and you find yourself going to bed later and later every night but still waking up at your regular time. Some careers require employees to be on-call or flexible regarding their work schedule, making it hard to get adequate sleep. The dilemma emerges after a person continues to reduce their sleep time every day for a couple of days in a row. The experts call it "sleep debt," formally defined as...

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What Is a Sleep Study and How Does It Work?

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* A surprisingly large portion of Americans suffer from some sort of sleep-related disorder. According to the Cleveland Clinic, roughly 70 million Americans are sufferers. That adds up to about 21% of the entire population. Considering that the average person spends one-third of their life sleeping (or attempting to do so), better understanding what exactly is causing a problem can be very important. One of the first steps in diagnosing a sleep disorder is undergoing a sleep study - also known as somnology. This is a type of medical test that will let a sleep doctor - a somnologist - get a...

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Feng Shui Your Home – 60 Minute Activities

In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. A few months back, I was doing a whole home overhaul—divvying up enough space for myself and my future husband who had recently moved in, trying to find a great spot for us to both work from home away from our four cats. As I set up my office I not only wanted it to look aesthetically pleasing...

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Do I Still Have To Change My Resupply Items If I Clean With Ozone?

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* Many around the world are already experiencing the convenience and effectiveness of Ozone Cleaners. For those that use CPAP machines, cleaning machine components and accessories can be a daily chore, and an arduous one too! That’s where Ozone Cleaners like the Sleep8 come in. With a unique “activated oxygen” system, the Sleep8 uses Ozone to support your mask, tubing and smaller components of most CPAP devices. Considering CPAP devices are most often used daily to help with breathing issues, they also require daily cleaning to guarantee that harmful bacteria or irritants don’t get into the user’s system. Much like the bags that the...

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The Benefits of a Weighted Blanket

What Exactly Is A Weighted Blanket?   A weighted blanket is exactly what the name says, a blanket that is heavier in weight than a regular blanket. Weighted blankets are composed of different materials like extra thick fabric, rice, poly pellets, or glass beads which adds bulk to the blanket. Weighted blankets come in various sizes and it is important to choose the appropriate weight for a child who will use the blanket as a sleep aid. Both children and adults can benefit from sleeping with a weighted blanket, and the benefits have been scientifically linked to Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) Therapy. DTP Therapy involves the even application of pressure on a person’s body, which can be in the form...

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