Sleep, Cancer and You

Everywhere we look, our lives are peppered with pink ribbons, bracelets, and all things related to breast cancer awareness. In this day and age, it’s hard not to know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sadly enough, breast cancer itself is as prevalent as the shades of pink “everything” that surrounds us. So many people’s lives (myself included) have been touched by this terrible disease in one way or another.

College Students Wonder: To Sleep or Not to Sleep…That is the Question

Finally you're out on your own! No parents around to tell you what you can and cannot do.
You get to wear what you want – shorts year 'round in the sun, rain or snow! You can stay out as late as you want – no more curfews! And things like ordering pizza at midnight is not only completely acceptable, it’s expected!

7 Packing Tips for Summer Travel [Infographic]

7 Packing Tips For Summer Travel
Make a Packing List: Start making a list weeks in advance of your trip. This will give you plenty of time to purchase any additional items you may need, and ensure you don't forget to pack something important.
Pack One Week In Advance: Packing ahead will allow you to make sure all the clothes you want to take are clean, and gives you time to pick up any last minute necessities.
Roll, Don't Fold: Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones.

8 Tips for Sleeping in the Heat

Sleeping in the summer heat without air conditioning can be very uncomfortable! Here are 8 tips to help you drift off to sleep a little easier.

1. Keep a fan running. There is nothing worse than hot, stagnant air. Keep fresh air circulating by running a fan.

2. Try a bamboo summer sleeping mat on your bed to allow for better air circulation. These are popular in Taiwan where summers are very hot.

3. Swap your regular pillow for one filled with buckwheat. The buckwheat hulls allow air to circulate through the pillow, cooling it off quickly.

Ellen Degeneres Wears SleepPhones

We want to go on The Ellen Degeneres Show!

We know Ellen has problems with getting to sleep sometimes, and we want to help her. But we don't know how to send her SleepPhones! We've Tweeted at her, written about her in our monthly newsletter, taken pictures with her (okay, a cardboard cutout of her), and tagged her in lots of social media. If you have an inside connection, like maybe you ran into her at the store the other day, tell her about SleepPhones! Okay, thanks, bye!

Just email us, any of us.

ASMR: The Proof is in the Numbers

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a controversial and confusing subject in the world of psychology and neurology today. This non-clinical term was coined by a 30-year-old woman from New York named Jenn Allen who is also the founder of the ASMR Research Institute. The institute is driven by volunteers who are committed to determining the causes of these peculiar incidences.

Travel like a CEO: Wei-Shin's Travel Essentials

Travel season is in full swing! SleepPhones® inventor Dr. Wei-Shin Lai shares her travel essentials to help you travel (and sleep) in comfort.

1. SleepPhones® headphones — SleepPhones® make the perfect travel companion. Listen to music in the car, on the plane or while falling asleep at your hotel.

2. Earplugs — Flying can be very loud. Wearing earplugs under you SleepPhones® can block out extraneous noise while allowing you to still listen to your favorite music or movie.