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Sleep

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. And yet, we know so little about it. Its’ structure, its’ function, its’ clear benefits. We offer you a series of articles written for the general public based on scientific publications at the cutting edge of research. It will help you guide your way through the complexity of sleep and tell you everything you always wanted to know.

How to get over jet lag

Love travel? How about the hard-to-get-over jet lag, that exhaustion that hits you once your body realizes it’s…

10 insomnia facts you need to know

  Insomnia can be characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or even waking up too early.…

Stress and sleep: How are they linked?

What is the relationship between stress and sleep, and how can we improve it? The body’s stress response…

Resilience and sleep: The art of bouncing back

When life veers suddenly off the straight road and into the unknown, resilience is our ability to adapt…

Sleep and mental health: Everything you need to know

The relationship between sleep and mental health is often more complex than we might think. We tend to…

Sleep apnea: Everything you need to know

In the US, between 4% and 14% men and between 2% and 5% of women suffer from sleep…

Sleep apnea: Treatment and solutions

All sleep apnea treatments work similarly. The aim is to enlarge or keep airways open during sleep. There…

Sleep apnea: Risks

Sleep apnea is a disorder that often goes unrecognised despite the fact that there are specific symptoms that…

Sleep apnea: Diagnosis

If you have some of the symptoms of sleep apnea but you don’t know what to do about…

Sleep apnea: Symptoms 

Up to 5% of women and up to 14% of men currently suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)…

Sleep apnea: Causes

This article will look at what causes obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common type, accounting for…

What is sleep apnea?

Despite being a relatively serious condition, not only does sleep apnea often go undiagnosed, but people also know…

Alzheimer’s and sleep: Harvard x Dreem call for proposals

Last year, Dreem launched our first ever Call for Proposals for researchers. In this series of articles, we wanted to…

Sleeping together: Positions and more

Sleeping together: positions, dreams and snoring... we take a deep dive into how sharing a bed impacts your…

How much sleep do I need?

"How much sleep do I need?" Ask around and the likelihood is that you'll come back with several…

Insomnia treatment: Top 8

Insomnia treatment - a world that can be hard to navigate, to say the least! There are so…

What causes insomnia?

In the previous article in our series on insomnia, we defined insomnia, looked at its symptoms and touched…

What is insomnia?

What is insomnia? This may seem like a dumb question, everyone knows what insomnia is. Well, actually… not…

Sleep restriction: What is it and how does it work?

Sleep restriction, sometimes known as Sleep Restriction Therapy, is the  technique used in Sleep consolidation, one of the…

Do I have insomnia? Take the test

"Do I have insomnia?" is the question often asked after a few nights of sleeplessness.  Is your bad…

CBT-I: Week by Week program

In the previous article in our "CBT Explained" series on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, we took a…

CBT for insomnia Explained

CBT for Insomnia Explained is our series on CBT (or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for insomnia. Today CBT for…

CBT for insomnia – How does it work?

What is CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)? If you're asking yourself that question, you've come to the right place!…

Sleep science: 5 great articles

Dreem’s Scientific Director Pierrick Arnal shares his 5 favorite sleep science articles from the past 4 weeks. Happy…

Sex and sleep: Up close and personal

Sex and sleep- two much-loved activities, but just how linked are they?  We pull back the sheets and…

When should I go to bed?

“When should I go to bed?” “What’s the best time to go to bed?”. If you're asking these…

How to stop overthinking turning into sleepless nights

Overthinking about current events, a big work deadline, a conversation that didn’t go exactly how you wanted it…

11 natural ways to fall asleep

What natural ways to fall asleep are there? Especially ways that actually work!  We all want to know…

Sleeping pills: Risks and dangers

Sleeping pills help you fall asleep- sure. But at what cost? What are the real side effects of…

What is CBT? Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  "What is CBT?" You may be asking yourself this more and more frequently these days as CBT…

6 relaxation techniques for sleep

Relaxation techniques for sleep are a great way to let go of the day’s events and worries and…

Best Sleeping position – which one wins?

Looking for the best sleeping position? Tossed, turned and tried them all but still not sure which one…

Natural sleep aids: 6 alternatives to sleeping pills

Natural sleep aids: if you’re having trouble sleeping, it may be the answer. You’re no doubt familiar with the…

Why can’t I sleep?

"Why can't sleep?"- I'm lying in bed, wide awake, the minutes until morning slipping away. No matter how…

Can’t sleep? Here’s what you can do

Can't sleep and out of ideas on what to try? Unfortunately you're not the only one Around 30%…

Sleep Test: Check the quality of your sleep

Before you can start to take action on your sleep, you first need to understand it. With this…

Good night sleep: A how-to guide

What constitutes a good night sleep? This is a question that comes up a lot. But in reality…

Deep sleep: 4 things you need to know

Deep sleep is one of the sleep stages you go through during the night, but when we think…

Why do I feel tired?

"Why do I feel so tired?"- you asked and we've answered. We’ve already seen that our sleep is…

3 fascinating sleep facts

3 sleep facts that break down the key ideas behind sleep. If you're looking to find out more…

Pink noise: Does it really improve deep sleep?

What is pink noise, and how can it help us improve our sleep quality? It’s a strange phenomenon…

5 ways to get baby to sleep

ThOne of the hallmarks of having a newborn in the house is sleeplessness. And nothing is better than…

Napping at work

Napping at work, you can finally tell your boss that it's good for you! We've all been there:…

How to be more productive without skimping on sleep

At some point in our lives, we’ve all wished we had more hours in a day to get…

Best foods to eat before bed

Food and sleep both play important roles in our daily lives. But what are the foods that help…

4 health benefits of sleep

What are the real health benefits of sleep? We can agree that a good night's sleep not only…

Memory and sleep: The perfect match

Does sleep improve memory? That's one of the questions we get asked a lot, so we decided to…

Sleep stages: everything you need to know

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. And yet, we know so little about it. The…

Sleep habits around the world

Sleep habits change from country to country. Since the beginning of time, daily rest periods have been an essential…

This Podcast Creator Tells Grown-up Bedtime Stories to Lull You to Sleep

It’s a pretty common occurrence: you’re lying in bed, having just turned out the light, and all of…

Sleep well in summer: 4 tips

Sleep well, keep cool, and enjoy your summer  Summer holidays go hand in hand with social life and joie…

Fitness trackers, sleep and accuracy

Fitness trackers, sleep and the questions of accuracy they raise were the subject of a recent article written…

Meditate before bed: A beginner’s guide

Meditate before bed sounds like a good idea, but getting started can in itself seem overwhelming. After a…

Do sleeping pills work?

Do sleeping pills work? That's the big question of the day, as many people continue to resort to…

EEG: Visualizing your brain asleep

The human brain has approximately one hundred billion neurons, which communicate with each other by sending electrochemical signals.…