Five must-see news stories you shouldn’t miss this week
Zzz-zoom with this week’s roundup in sleep. We have a married influencer who is candid about sleeping apart, the impact sleep has on our newsgathering, a family of bears taking a break under a California home, the mislabeling of some products CBD and the negative impact of your smartwatch on your sleep.
TikTok influencer Taylor Paul admits she and husband sleep apart
If you don’t know Taylor Paul, she’s an influencer and TikTok star who has amassed over three million followers and 114 million likes on the video platform. And between all the style, dance and parenting tips, the The New York Post writes that she got candid with her followers about the sleeping arrangement in her marriage. She and her husband Tate, sleep apart!
Why? Paul claims her husband sleepwalks and talks while sleeping, and sometimes wakes her as he searches the room for a shirt in the middle of the night. They also have different opinions when it comes to sleep temperature and quietness during sleep.
Their solution? Separate bedrooms. After some experiments sleep in the guest room, she knew there was no turning back. Not only are they open about it, but Paul was more than happy to show their separate rooms to his audience. “We have a really healthy marriage, we sleep well and we both love our separate bedrooms,” Paul told the New York Post.
My husband and I sleep in separate bedrooms – here’s why
How sleep helps the brain learn and consolidate information
Do you remember all the tests you crammed into the wee hours of college? Well, turns out it might not have been as productive as you think. Researchers from Brown University and the RIKEN Center for Brain Science found that “processes specifically related to learning help a person consolidate while asleep what they learn while awake,” writes Medical News Today.
Turns out you probably should have slept more. the research suggests that the more you sleep, the more time your brain has to absorb all the information you have learned during the day. This is all based on the learning-dependent model, which according to Medical News Today means “what a person retains while sleeping is directly related to a neural process specifically related to learning.” In other words, sleep facilitates learning.
In the future, this research could lead to a change in the way learning happens in schools. So, will the education system start integrating naps? Only time will tell.
Learning after sleep can be key to consolidating information
Do bears really sleep all winter?
Last week, a group of California residents made a grizzled Discovery. Five North American black bears had spent an extended stay in the crawl space under their home. The sleepy team consisted of a mother bear, three of her natural babies and an adopted cub.
This got us thinking, why do bears hibernate? And what exactly is hibernation? Is it months of sleep or something else? We spoke to experts and have the answers you need.
The bears hibernating under the house – Did they really sleep all winter?
Could your CBD sleep aid be mislabeled?
Are you a fan of use CBD before bed? Well, according to a recent study, it turns out that the products you use may be mislabeled. Specifically, 60% of product packaging displays incorrect levels of active ingredients.
While research has shown that cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) can help support healthy sleep, it appears that some sleeping pills containing these ingredients are often mixed with other supplements like melatonin, and lower levels of d ingredients used turned out to be incorrect.
When selecting CBD products, Leafreport Product Manager Gal Shapira recommends taking the following three steps: “Make sure the brand uses a third-party testing lab and that their Certificates of Analysis (CoA) are linked on the product label or at least apparent on their website”, determine if a product is isolated, broad-spectrum or full-spectrum, and finally, look for vitamins or supplements that can be added to a CBD product .
Study Shows Most CBD Sleeping Pills Are Mislabeled
Why Tracking Your Sleep Is Raising Concerns About The Nocebo Effect
Many of us use our smart watches to track everything, including sleep. But GQ reports that a poor report on your sleep stages can impact your mood and your outlook for the day.
It turns out there’s a term for that feeling: the “nocebo effect.” In contrast to a placebo effect, a negative result from runner Eric Harrison Riddle’s watch made the impacts of his poor sleep all the more real.
“It can be really frustrating,” Samina Ahmed Jauregui, PsyD, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, told GQ. “You get this device: it’s supposed to help you figure out what’s going on. Then it can work against you
Negative sleep results can send your day into a negative spiral, and we’re wondering, “Would I feel like this if I didn’t know?” Turns out, it can be a little counterproductive, making you work harder to try and get a better night’s rest the following night, which creates more worry. Dr. Michael Breus, told GQ that there is certainly room for inaccurate data to be reported from these devices as well. He advises not to panic over one bad night’s data and instead look for trends over a longer time frame. And if you decide to ditch a wearable tracker and you’re having trouble sleeping, it might be time to consult an expert.
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My name is Carley and I’m a Certified Sleep Science Coach and Personal Writer here at Sleepopolis. I write and edit mattress reviews with a primary focus on editorial. When I’m not editing, you can find me boating, spending time with my nephews, and soaking up 2000s nostalgia.