Get the sleep you deserve with this top-rated app's soothing melodies

Relax Melodies is the most positively reviewed app in the history of the App Store.

  • Blue light negatively impacts the secretion of melatonin, making it harder for smartphone and computer users to sleep.
  • Meditation has been shown to have a positive impact on sleep by increasing specific neurochemicals while decreasing stress.
  • Relax Melodies can help you get the sleep you need, and it's on sale.
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Marcus Aurelius’ guide to becoming a morning person

Ever had trouble finding reason to get out of bed? Marcus Aurelius has some advice for you.

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  • Getting up in the morning stinks.
  • Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher King of Rome, even had to write advice on getting up in his masterpiece Meditations.
  • While the advice might not make you a fully fledged morning person, it might make getting up just a little easier.
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Feeling drowsy? Switch to a melodic alarm clock, study suggests

A new study suggests that the type of alarm clock you use might affect the severity of sleep inertia you experience.

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  • Sleep inertia is a physiological state that describes the period between waking up and becoming fully alert.
  • In a recent study, people who woke up to "melodic" alarms were far more likely to experience little to no sleep inertia.
  • Other research suggests that noise can affect our health in subtle yet significant ways.
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Does ‘night mode’ shift your brain out of sleep mode?

A new study suggests that a device's night mode may damage sleep hygiene even more.

  • The social consensus claims that blue-light emitting devices interrupt sleep by curbing melatonin production.
  • However, new research suggests that the ruddy hues of "night mode" may have a more detrimental effect on quality sleep.
  • While causal effect remains unknown, the correlation between screen time and poor sleep habits is nonetheless strong.
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One of the best ways to treat anxiety? A full night's rest, new research suggests.

Researchers discover that not only can anxiety prevent you from sleeping, but not getting a good night's sleep might also cause anxiety.

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  • Anxiety disorders are frequently associated with poor sleep. The intuitive conclusion is that anxious individuals are too worried to fall asleep.
  • However, a recent fMRI study revealed that failing to get a good night's sleep, even for healthy individuals, can also contribute to anxiety levels the next day, raising them by up to 30 percent.
  • The findings suggest that one of the best ways to treat anxiety may be to get in a full night's rest.
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