SleepTracker Blog

April 25, 2012

The Wall Street Journal Talks Smart Alarms and SleepTracker

Waking up to a loud buzzing alarm clock is just about the worst way to wake up. It’s no wonder we feel groggy after being jerked awake in a deep sleep. So ditch that old plug in alarm clock and consider a gentle wake up at the optimal time. Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s take  read more

April 19, 2012

Sleep and Alcohol: What You Need to Know

Up to 70 million Americans have trouble sleeping at night. There are a slew of reasons why—stress, work, and technology to name a few. In light of April being Alcohol Awareness Month, today we’re looking at alcohol and how it affects your sleeping habits. A 2009 poll of 2,000 people found that 58 percent of  read more

April 17, 2012

Mister Sandman, Bring Me a Dream

The Sandman. Maybe you recognize his name from the popular song first recorded in the 1950’s or you might have just heard it recently on TV (does this dreamy Super bowl commercial sound familiar?). Regardless of how you remember the Sandman, this folkloric character has a long history of lulling children to sleep. A Short  read more

April 12, 2012

To Nap or Not to Nap: What’s Better for Your Sleep?

Kindergartners do it. Cats do it. Your grandparents probably do it too. But is napping actually healthy for the average adult? Although there are a number of benefits to napping, there are also a number of drawbacks. Napping has not been proven to make up for inadequate or poor quality of nighttime sleep, but it  read more

April 10, 2012

Pets in the Bed: Are they Disrupting Your Sleep?

In honor of National Pet Day, we wanted to look at a common pet debate: Should pets sleep in bed with you? The fluffy, cuddliness of dogs and cats makes it easy to let them snuggle in at night. However, if you’re looking to get a good night’s rest, letting your pet sleep in the  read more

April 5, 2012

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep [Infographic]

Scientists agree that sleep is essential, however the process of sleep is still somewhat mysterious. In fact, we’re always learning new information about what happens after we close our eyes. This infographic shares 16 interesting things you may not have already known about sleep. Via: Psychology Degree There’s a lot going on while we’re snoozing.  read more

April 3, 2012

6 Celebrity Sleep Problems

Oh the charmed life of a celebrity. With money, fame and fortune, it might seem like these stars have it all together. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that celebs are human, and deal with many of the same issues we do—including trouble sleeping. From silver screen stars to athletes, here are six celebrities with sleep  read more

March 29, 2012

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Sleep. Without a question, we all need it. The negative effects of extended sleeplessness are well-documented and the groggy repercussions of a night (or two) without sleep are something that most of us have experienced first hand. Sure, sleep is important, but how much do we actually need to function? According to the National Sleep  read more

March 27, 2012

Unusual and Uncomfortable: Weird Places to Sleep

At SleepTracker, we know there are many different components to getting a good night’s sleep. One of those components is a cool, dark place with comfortable bedding, however we realize that’s not always how people fall asleep. When it comes to where and when to catch some Z’s, sometimes people make unusual (and uncomfortable) choices.  read more

March 26, 2012

The Go-To Gadget For Great Sleep! CNET, USA Today & The Huffington Post Recommend SleepTracker

There are several factors that can contribute to an awful night of sleep. The tricky part is figuring out what exactly is making you toss and turn. SleepTracker not only monitors your sleep patterns, but gives you a visual overview of what lifestyle factors may been having a negative effect on your sleep cycle. Check  read more