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Optimize Sleep and Manage Stress: Q&A with the CEO of Gravity Blanket

Optimize Sleep and Manage Stress: Q&A with the CEO of Gravity Blanket

Imagine waking up more often from truly refreshing sleep. The founder and CEO of Gravity Blanket, Mike Grillo, struggled immensely with sleep, which launched him into a personal exploration of solutions to get better rest. In 2016 the Gravity Blanket was developed. The Gravity Blanket uses the power of "deep touch pressure stimulation" to simulate the feeling of being held. This increases serotonin and melatonin, the hormones responsible for relaxation, and decreases cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress which leads to a deeper, healing sleep. Read on for a Q&A with Mike Grillo.

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How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

Sleep is mysterious and most people don’t think about needing to learn how to sleep, but it's one of the most critical things for our health. The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, joins us to share his wisdom on resting well. He has an impressive background in sleep medicine that includes regularly contributing to the Dr. Oz Show, serving as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and writing several books.

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Sleep Advice & Wearable Sleep Tech: An Interview with Dan Gartenberg, PhD

Sleep Advice & Wearable Sleep Tech: An Interview with Dan Gartenberg, PhD

Does wearable tech actually help you sleep better? Daniel Gartenberg joins us to answer this question. He shares his best tips to address your unique sleep challenges and offers suggestions for how to best utilize wearable sleep tech. Gartenberg has a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Penn State University.  His current research is focused upon accurately tracking sleep quality through wearable technology. But he doesn’t just want to measure it, he wants to make it better.

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Qualia Night - The Building of a Comprehensive Sleep Support Stack

Qualia Night - The Building of a Comprehensive Sleep Support Stack

What we do in the beginning parts of our evening can affect the rest of our night … our sleep … and how we perform the next day. It’s a period where, like the early morning, there can be a big ripple effect from what we do. The importance of the early evening is why we created Qualia Night.

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8 Tips For a Great Night's Sleep

8 Tips For a Great Night's Sleep

Getting poor sleep can badly damage your health, career, and relationships. And not knowing the cause is even worse. Sleep specialist Dan Pardi explores the lesser known causes and solutions for poor sleep.

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