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For some individuals, sleeping with the window open overnight is one of their top preferences. But is this a good idea? And can leaving a window open improve sleep? Ahead, we’ll explore the pros and cons of sleeping with the window open.
Sleeping with Window Open: Is It Bad?
For some individuals, sleeping with the window open overnight is one of their top preferences. But is this a good idea? And can leaving a window open improve sleep? Ahead, we’ll explore the pros and cons of sleeping with the window open.
Rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes, the Mediterranean diet is thought to be the healthiest diet in the world. Due to being low in saturated fats, high in heart-healthy fats, and high in fiber, it’s often used in the context of reducing or preventing cardiovascular disease, aka the leading cause of death globally.

With so many health benefits to its name, that made us wonder—could following the Mediterranean diet also improve sleep? Ahead, we’ll explore this possibility.
Mediterranean Diet Benefits for Sleep & Health
Rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes, the Mediterranean diet is thought to be the healthiest diet in the world. Due to being low in saturated fats, high in heart-healthy fats, and high in fiber, it’s often used in the context of reducing or preventing cardiovascular disease, aka the leading cause of death globally. With so many health benefits to its name, that made us wonder—could following the Mediterranean diet also improve sleep? Ahead, we’ll explore this possibility.
Botulinum toxins are anti-wrinkle injectables that temporarily block nerve signals to the muscles they’re injected into, smoothing out wrinkles caused by smiling, frowning, and squinting.

They are quick outpatient procedures with no downtime. But it’s still important to follow established guidelines to avoid bruising or toxin migration to untreated muscles. And that applies to sleeping after receiving them.

Here are a few things to consider about sleeping after botulinum toxin injections.
How to Sleep After Botulinum Toxin Injections in Forehead
Botulinum toxins are anti-wrinkle injectables that temporarily block nerve signals to the muscles they’re injected into, smoothing out wrinkles caused by smiling, frowning, and squinting. They are quick outpatient procedures with no downtime. But it’s still important to follow established guidelines to avoid bruising or toxin migration to untreated muscles. And that applies to sleeping after receiving them. Here are a few things to consider about sleeping after botulinum toxin injections.
In recent years, people have been looking for ways to improve their moods, lessen anxiety and depression, and feel less stressed in general.

While many medical interventions can alleviate these concerns, from medications to other types of therapies, there are things you can do on your own that are backed by medical experts and may make a difference.

That’s where the vagus nerve comes in. Here, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the vagus nerve and its connection to sleep.
Vagus Nerve Exercises for Sleep
In recent years, people have been looking for ways to improve their moods, lessen anxiety and depression, and feel less stressed in general. While many medical interventions can alleviate these concerns, from medications to other types of therapies, there are things you can do on your own that are backed by medical experts and may make a difference. That’s where the vagus nerve comes in. Here, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the vagus nerve and its connection to sleep.
We've recently discovered a sleep hygiene trend that we decided to try—and that’s sauna blankets.

Let’s take a look at all things sauna blankets: what they are, potential sauna blanket benefits (and potential disadvantages), and our personal experience with spending time in a sauna blanket—and how that time ultimately impacted our sleep. Health, Sleep Health, Infrared Sauna, Sauna, Wellness Trends, How To Fall Asleep, Go To Sleep, Viewing Room, Medical Conditions
Sauna Blanket Benefits for Sleep
We've recently discovered a sleep hygiene trend that we decided to try—and that’s sauna blankets. Let’s take a look at all things sauna blankets: what they are, potential sauna blanket benefits (and potential disadvantages), and our personal experience with spending time in a sauna blanket—and how that time ultimately impacted our sleep.
Before you can slip between the sheets for a good night’s rest, there’s something pretty important to take care of—your skin, and, namely, your evening skincare routine. 

An evening beauty routine is an ideal way to wind down and treat yourself to extra self-care at the end of a long day. So, we’ve consulted a handful of skincare experts on how to put together the best evening skincare routine. Keep reading for the beauty steps you can’t skip, and the products you’ll want to try. Reading, Beauty Routine Tips, Skincare Routine, Skincare, Routine, Ideal, Care
Evening Beauty Routine Tips
Before you can slip between the sheets for a good night’s rest, there’s something pretty important to take care of—your skin, and, namely, your evening skincare routine. An evening beauty routine is an ideal way to wind down and treat yourself to extra self-care at the end of a long day. So, we’ve consulted a handful of skincare experts on how to put together the best evening skincare routine. Keep reading for the beauty steps you can’t skip, and the products you’ll want to try.
Earth Day is coming up fast, and this year's theme is Planet vs. Plastics. Sustainability is actually at the heart of everything we do at Saatva—and we’re committed to supporting the environment through our business practices.

With the greenest day of the year approaching, we have one pretty fun way to get involved—with an Earth Day gift guide, of course! From skincare and slippers to bedding and mattresses, we’ve rounded up the best eco-friendly gifts that will help green your bedtime routine. Slippers, Green Day, Conscious Gifts, Earth Day, Eco Friendly Gifts, Eco Friendly, Environment
Earth Day Gift Guide for Better Sleep (2024)
Earth Day is coming up fast, and this year's theme is Planet vs. Plastics. Sustainability is actually at the heart of everything we do at Saatva—and we’re committed to supporting the environment through our business practices. With the greenest day of the year approaching, we have one pretty fun way to get involved—with an Earth Day gift guide, of course! From skincare and slippers to bedding and mattresses, we’ve rounded up the best eco-friendly gifts that will help green your bedtime routine.
It’s important to treat your body well after any surgery. Aftercare instructions often focus on restricting movement, but healthy sleep habits are important too. Breast augmentation, in particular, can make getting a good night’s sleep tricky, especially if you’re used to sleeping on your side or belly.

Here, we’ll discuss what you need to know to get a comfortable sleep post-breast augmentation surgery. Chiropractic, Reduce Tension, Breast Augmentation, Reduce Pain, Aftercare, How To Sleep Faster, Sleep Disorders, Before Sleep
When Can I Sleep on My Side After Breast Augmentation?
It’s important to treat your body well after any surgery. Aftercare instructions often focus on restricting movement, but healthy sleep habits are important too. Breast augmentation, in particular, can make getting a good night’s sleep tricky, especially if you’re used to sleeping on your side or belly. Here, we’ll discuss what you need to know to get a comfortable sleep post-breast augmentation surgery.
Experiencing dry lips at night can be irritating and downright painful, but the good news is, there are ways to stop that cracking in its tracks!

Read on for what causes dry lips and how to heal and stop dry lips at night. Goodbye, chapping—hello, pillow soft pout! Lips, Soft, Night, Ointment, Accutane, Goodbye, Lip Mask, Hello, The Balm
Dry Lips at Night: Causes & Treatment
Experiencing dry lips at night can be irritating and downright painful, but the good news is, there are ways to stop that cracking in its tracks! Read on for what causes dry lips and how to heal and stop dry lips at night. Goodbye, chapping—hello, pillow soft pout!
Struggling to fall asleep at night? Getting a massage may help. Research shows that getting a massage isn’t just relaxing in the moment—it can also improve your sleep and overall health. 

Massage therapy tends to both your body and your mind—and the tension release and relaxation can work wonders for a variety of sleep conditions, from insomnia to restless legs syndrome (RLS). 

Read on to learn more about the sleep and health benefits of massage. Massage Benefits, Deep Tissue Massage, How To Relieve Migraines, Massage Therapy, Benefits Of Sleep, Restless Leg Syndrome, Getting A Massage, Aromatherapy Massage
Massage and Sleep Benefits
Struggling to fall asleep at night? Getting a massage may help. Research shows that getting a massage isn’t just relaxing in the moment—it can also improve your sleep and overall health. Massage therapy tends to both your body and your mind—and the tension release and relaxation can work wonders for a variety of sleep conditions, from insomnia to restless legs syndrome (RLS). Read on to learn more about the sleep and health benefits of massage.
How long does it take you to fall asleep? Some fall asleep seconds after lying in bed, while it might take what feels like centuries for others. If you can relate to neither of these extremes and usually fall asleep within 10 to 20 minutes, then you have a healthy sleep latency.

Read on to learn how long it should take to fall asleep, what it means to fall asleep too quickly or struggle, and how to improve your sleep latency. Excessive Worry, Sleep Deprivation, Improve Yourself, Sleep Specialist, Healthy Sleep, Improve
How Long Should It Take to Fall Asleep at Night?
How long does it take you to fall asleep? Some fall asleep seconds after lying in bed, while it might take what feels like centuries for others. If you can relate to neither of these extremes and usually fall asleep within 10 to 20 minutes, then you have a healthy sleep latency. Read on to learn how long it should take to fall asleep, what it means to fall asleep too quickly or struggle, and how to improve your sleep latency.
If you’re in the market for a new memory foam mattress, then you’ve probably noticed that some new mattresses contain copper. Understandably, you might have questions. What is it doing in your mattress? Will copper in a memory foam mattress hurt you? 

While copper is found in our bodies and in many items in your home, is it safe to have in your mattress? What are the risks and benefits? Read on to find out. Copper Coins, Adjustable Base, Mattresses, Foam Mattress, Copper, Best Mattress, Mattress Comparison, Mattress Pad, How To Find Out
Is Copper in Mattresses Safe?
If you’re in the market for a new memory foam mattress, then you’ve probably noticed that some new mattresses contain copper. Understandably, you might have questions. What is it doing in your mattress? Will copper in a memory foam mattress hurt you? While copper is found in our bodies and in many items in your home, is it safe to have in your mattress? What are the risks and benefits? Read on to find out.
It seems fair to say that much of our population is plagued with stress, exhaustion, and fatigue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults ages 18-60 receive a minimum of seven hours of sleep—yet 35% of Americans get less than that. 

Research shows there are many ways to improve your sleep habits, including engaging in daily physical activity such as Pilates. Here are 5 exercises you can do before bed to get better sleep. Exercises, Pilates Workout, Exercise, Before Bed, Sleep Help, Sleep Better, Physical Activities
Pilates for Sleep: 5 Exercises to Do Before Bed
It seems fair to say that much of our population is plagued with stress, exhaustion, and fatigue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults ages 18-60 receive a minimum of seven hours of sleep—yet 35% of Americans get less than that. Research shows there are many ways to improve your sleep habits, including engaging in daily physical activity such as Pilates. Here are 5 exercises you can do before bed to get better sleep.
Crying is a perfectly normal phenomenon. People cry for a variety of reasons (for example, stress, physical pain, or challenging emotions) and in a variety of situations. But can you cry in your sleep?

“Yes, it is possible to cry in your sleep,” says Chester Wu, MD, who is double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine. “This phenomenon can be observed across age groups, from infants to adults.”

But why, exactly, does crying in your sleep happen? And what can you do about it? People, Depression And Anxiety, What Is Sleep, Mental Health Problems, Sleep Medicine, Mental Health Diagnosis, Physical Pain
Crying in Your Sleep: Why Does It Happen?
Crying is a perfectly normal phenomenon. People cry for a variety of reasons (for example, stress, physical pain, or challenging emotions) and in a variety of situations. But can you cry in your sleep? “Yes, it is possible to cry in your sleep,” says Chester Wu, MD, who is double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine. “This phenomenon can be observed across age groups, from infants to adults.” But why, exactly, does crying in your sleep happen? And what can you do about it?
Have you ever walked into your home and noticed the vibes were off? Whether you had a guest over who you’d like to forget or you feel like things have been stagnant lately, there’s an easy way to hit the “reset” button on your space: smudging your bedroom.

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to cleanse your bedroom or home, we’re breaking down exactly how you can do it. Here’s everything you need to know about smudging your bedroom for better sleep, better health, and overall better vibes. Bedroom, Cleanse, Cleanse Me, Smudging, Burning Sage, Productivity, Feel Better
How to Properly Smudge Your Bedroom
Have you ever walked into your home and noticed the vibes were off? Whether you had a guest over who you’d like to forget or you feel like things have been stagnant lately, there’s an easy way to hit the “reset” button on your space: smudging your bedroom. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to cleanse your bedroom or home, we’re breaking down exactly how you can do it. Here’s everything you need to know about smudging your bedroom for better sleep, better health, and overall better vibes.
Waking up with a dry mouth every once in a while is relatively common. However, this doesn’t mean it’s comfortable—and, in certain situations, it could be indicative of a larger health problem. So, what causes an extremely dry mouth while sleeping? What are the symptoms? And how can you prevent waking up with a dry mouth? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about what causes extreme dry mouth while sleeping (and, just as important, how to prevent dry mouth while sleeping). Lager, Extreme, Mouth, Larger, Bad Breath, Breathing Exercises, Snoring, Extremely Dry
Dry Mouth While Sleeping: Causes & Prevention
Waking up with a dry mouth every once in a while is relatively common. However, this doesn’t mean it’s comfortable—and, in certain situations, it could be indicative of a larger health problem. So, what causes an extremely dry mouth while sleeping? What are the symptoms? And how can you prevent waking up with a dry mouth? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about what causes extreme dry mouth while sleeping (and, just as important, how to prevent dry mouth while sleeping).
Menstrual cups are becoming an increasingly popular method for managing periods, with many raving that they offer higher comfort, less leakage, and better all-around comfort. But what about at night? If you’re currently using (or considering using) a cup, then you may be wondering: Can you sleep with a menstrual cup? The short answer to that question is yes. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about sleeping with a menstrual cup—including how to do it safely and comfortably. At Home Workouts, Ideas, Health Fitness, Skinny Mum, Menstrual Cup, Period Hacks, Reusable Menstrual Products, Menstrual Cycle, Menstrual
Can You Sleep With a Menstrual Cup?
Menstrual cups are becoming an increasingly popular method for managing periods, with many raving that they offer higher comfort, less leakage, and better all-around comfort. But what about at night? If you’re currently using (or considering using) a cup, then you may be wondering: Can you sleep with a menstrual cup? The short answer to that question is yes. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about sleeping with a menstrual cup—including how to do it safely and comfortably.
Many people require physical therapy at certain points in their lives, whether they’ve recently had surgery or they’d like to alleviate pain associated with an injury.

But one beneficial byproduct of physical therapy you may not have considered is improving your sleep. And in turn, quality sleep can make your physical therapy even more effective.

Ahead, we’ll explore in more detail the link between physical therapy and sleep. Physical Therapy, Sleep Apnoea, Physical Therapy Exercises, Improve Mental Clarity, Therapy Help, Pain Management, Why Is Sleep Important, Adequate Sleep
Can Physical Therapy Improve Sleep?
Many people require physical therapy at certain points in their lives, whether they’ve recently had surgery or they’d like to alleviate pain associated with an injury. But one beneficial byproduct of physical therapy you may not have considered is improving your sleep. And in turn, quality sleep can make your physical therapy even more effective. Ahead, we’ll explore in more detail the link between physical therapy and sleep.
Sleep impacts virtually every function in your body—and that includes your vision. If you want optimal eye functioning, then getting proper sleep is a must. “To maintain good eye health and optimal vision, it’s essential to get an adequate amount of sleep,” says Julia Giyaur, an ophthalmologist. But what’s the connection between eye health and sleep? Can lack of sleep affect eyesight? And how can you optimize your sleep in a way that supports better eye health? Keep reading to find out. Sleep Apnea, Lack Of Sleep Causes, Best Sleep Positions, Vision Loss, Eye Health
Can Lack of Sleep Cause Vision Loss?
Sleep impacts virtually every function in your body—and that includes your vision. If you want optimal eye functioning, then getting proper sleep is a must. “To maintain good eye health and optimal vision, it’s essential to get an adequate amount of sleep,” says Julia Giyaur, an ophthalmologist. But what’s the connection between eye health and sleep? Can lack of sleep affect eyesight? And how can you optimize your sleep in a way that supports better eye health? Keep reading to find out.
It's well-known you should replace your mattress every seven to 10 years, but did you know your bed frame doesn’t last forever either? A bed frame isn’t just a stylish addition to your bedroom—its main function is to properly support your mattress and give you the best sleep possible. Therefore, sleeping on a bed that’s past its prime will make achieving a good night’s sleep more difficult. So, how long does a bed frame last—and how do you know when it’s time to replace yours? Read to find out. Platform Bed Frame, Bed Frame, Platform Bed, New Beds, Bed, Clean Bedroom, Wooden Bed Frames, Old Bed Frames
How Often to Replace Your Bed Frame
It's well-known you should replace your mattress every seven to 10 years, but did you know your bed frame doesn’t last forever either? A bed frame isn’t just a stylish addition to your bedroom—its main function is to properly support your mattress and give you the best sleep possible. Therefore, sleeping on a bed that’s past its prime will make achieving a good night’s sleep more difficult. So, how long does a bed frame last—and how do you know when it’s time to replace yours? Read to find out.
We’ve all been there. The day is winding down, you’ve made yourself hop in the shower and wash your hair…and now, you're too tired to wait for it to dry (or to blow dry it). But is it a good idea to sleep with wet hair? Here, find out if you should go to sleep with wet hair and what might happen if those strands stay soaked before you get your Z’s. Plus, some tips on how to protect your tresses if you just can’t be bothered to dry them after all. Sleeping With Wet Hair, Wet Hair, How To Protect Yourself, Itchy Scalp, Wet Look, Damaged Hair, Blow Dry, Wet
Should You Sleep On Wet Hair?
We’ve all been there. The day is winding down, you’ve made yourself hop in the shower and wash your hair…and now, you're too tired to wait for it to dry (or to blow dry it). But is it a good idea to sleep with wet hair? Here, find out if you should go to sleep with wet hair and what might happen if those strands stay soaked before you get your Z’s. Plus, some tips on how to protect your tresses if you just can’t be bothered to dry them after all.
Let’s “face” it—if you washed your face the night before, is it really necessary to do it again just a few well-rested hours later? Well, if trying to figure out if you should wash your face in the morning is at the top of your AM to-do list, we’re here to help! We spoke with Page Buldini, esthetician and founder of Page Aesthetics Skincare, for some morning skincare routine tips. Keep reading to find out how to put together the ideal morning routine for you. Gentle Cleanser, Wash Your Face, Hydrating Cleanser, Cleansing Gel, Oily
Should You Wash Your Face in the Morning and Night?
Let’s “face” it—if you washed your face the night before, is it really necessary to do it again just a few well-rested hours later? Well, if trying to figure out if you should wash your face in the morning is at the top of your AM to-do list, we’re here to help! We spoke with Page Buldini, esthetician and founder of Page Aesthetics Skincare, for some morning skincare routine tips. Keep reading to find out how to put together the ideal morning routine for you.
While gardening is certainly a good way to beautify your yard, grow delicious food, and develop a deeper connection to the outdoors, it also serves as an activity that can carry some serious health benefits, including improving your sleep. This article will explore all the sleep and health benefits of gardening and include tips for incorporating gardening into your life. Gardening, Plant Hardiness Zone, Benefits Of Gardening, Plant Hardiness Zone Map, Circadian Rhythm, Garden Help, Health Benefits
Benefits of Gardening For Sleep and Health
While gardening is certainly a good way to beautify your yard, grow delicious food, and develop a deeper connection to the outdoors, it also serves as an activity that can carry some serious health benefits, including improving your sleep. This article will explore all the sleep and health benefits of gardening and include tips for incorporating gardening into your life.
For those living with chronic health conditions, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging. Unpredictable bouts of pain and other related symptoms can be followed by anxiety and tossing and turning all night. Psoriasis is one of those conditions. Skin irritation and pain often disrupt sleep, leaving you feeling drained the next day. This article explores ways to sleep better with psoriasis and help you get some much-needed shuteye. What Is Psoriasis, Irritated Skin, Health Conditions, Improve Sleep, Symptoms, Sleep Problems
Psoriasis and Sleep: What's the Connection?
For those living with chronic health conditions, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging. Unpredictable bouts of pain and other related symptoms can be followed by anxiety and tossing and turning all night. Psoriasis is one of those conditions. Skin irritation and pain often disrupt sleep, leaving you feeling drained the next day. This article explores ways to sleep better with psoriasis and help you get some much-needed shuteye.