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Seeking Better Sleep? Open a Window

Getting a better night's shut-eye may be as easy as cracking open a bedroom window or door, a small new study suggests.

Dutch researchers used high-tech methods to track the nighttime movements of 17 healthy volunteers over five nights. Some of the participants slept with a bedroom door or window open, allowing for better ventilation in the room, while others did not.

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