HALO Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was interviewed by CBC News for a recently published story titled, “Sleep-deprived Canadians are fuelling a boom in alternative products“.

From the story:

But do the blankets — or any of these new products — actually work?

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario who’s been studying sleep problems and solutions for 10 years.

“We lack good evidence [to show] these quick fixes are effective,” he said. “There are very few studies out there.”

Chaput says the best way to improve your quality of sleep is to exercise regularly, remove screens from your bedroom and follow a consistent bedtime routine. But he acknowledges people often have a hard time building good habits.

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