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“There’s a big misconception that sleep is wasted time. But it is so important for the rest of our lives,” says Dr. Anne D. Bartolucci, who practices at Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services. “If you’re trying to lose weight and you are sleep deprived, your fullness hormones get thrown off. With exercise, you need sleep in order to build muscle. It’s impossible to live a truly healthy life if you’re not getting enough sleep.”
In a perfect world, a bedroom is a sanctuary, a quiet and calming place to relax and rest. In reality, it’s become a harried, multipurpose space where we stream TV shows, catch up on work emails, and scroll through social media. Reclaim your sleep space with these tips from local interior designers.
Want to make the holidays less stressful? Get more sleep. During the season of house guests, travel, and after-hours snacking and drinking, sleep can suffer, says Anne D. Bartolucci, a sleep-disorder specialist at Atlanta Insomnia and Behavioral Health Services.
How $4,000 mattresses and blue-light boxes help Atlanta’s small army of night owls get a good day’s rest.
Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry: “How can we resist these toxic systems that want us to be disconnected, that want us to work 80 hours a week, that want us to feel like we’re not worthy unless we’re producing something? This isn’t just about naps.”
Often, a good night’s sleep requires engineering your environment for maximum relaxation. From soothing aromatherapy to relaxing teas, here are eight goodies to help ease you into the Land of Nod.
When was the last time you were looking forward to a trip to the mattress store? Casper—the mattress startup you’ve most likely heard advertised on your favorite podcast at least once—is betting your answer is “never,” and with their new concept shop at Ponce City Market, they’re hoping to change that.