“Prebiotics appear to increase amounts of slow-wave sleep—the deepest form of non-REM sleep—and to increase amounts of REM in the wake of exposure to stress.”
🥗 You’ve no doubt heard of probiotics (thanks, Jamie Lee Curtis!) and their positive contribution to health and sleep.
But have you heard of prebiotics? They’re foods that provide nutrition to probiotics to keep them bountiful, active and healthy. The Sleep Doctor uncovers their role in controlling stress and getting deeper sleep.
🤦 Next time you’re embarking on a flight (or need to sleep anywhere without a bed), you may want to check out this piece from The Atlantic on why the U-shaped pillow is a bad idea. You had one job, travel pillow...
📕 There’s no denying that the English language has some quirks. For a quirky bedtime story, check out author Raj Haldar reading aloud from his self-proclaimed “Worst Alphabet Book Ever,” P is for Pterodactyl.