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From the Slightly Quirky to the Blatantly Bizarre: The Strange Sleeping Habits of Hollywood

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Hollywood stars and starlets are known for their weird habits—from underarm botox, to wearing latex gloves 24/7 (I’m looking at you, Howie Mandel), to playing with Barbies (it got creepy when you turned 40, Johnny Depp). I guess their eccentricities are part of the reason we love them so much. After all, nobody wants to watch a reality show about a nine-to-fiver in a business suit who takes his kids to soccer practice. When it comes to sleeping habits, the stars are just as strange, and I wouldn’t expect anything less. Would you? Still, I keep wondering, if they just got good natural mattresses, if they’d have to be so extreme. Yes. The answer is yes.

Tell Your Brain to Shut Up! 5 Secret Stress Busters for a Great Night’s Sleep

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I am a terrible sleeper. My brain thinks when the lights go out it’s time to think. I’ve solved world hunger in my sleeplessness. I’ve rearranged the furniture to transform my thrift store apartment into a masterpiece of modern design. I’ve negotiated peace treaties between warring countries. I’ve balanced my checkbook from memory. Instead of resting, I exhaust myself. It would be ironic if it weren’t so terribly frustrating! The worst part is that I’m so tired during the day, I fall asleep in all sorts of weird places: on the train, at school, even standing up! Over the years, I have discovered a few tried and true secrets that help me sleep: mysterious tinctures and techniques that power down my head so I can drift off into dreamland like a normal stinkin’ person.

Does Too Much Turkey Actually Make You Tired: How to Stay Awake this Thanksgiving

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Every Thanksgiving, the rumor goes around that eating too much turkey will make you tired. While there is tryptophan in turkey, it seems that the bird gets an especially sleepy wrap. But is every American’s favorite meal really forcing you to hit the botanical latex mattress harder on Thanksgiving night? While most of us role our eyes and continue chowing down, when we hear this theory, it made us wonder if there was actually any truth to this old wives tale, and what you can do to stay awake this Thanksgiving.

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for An All Natural Latex Mattress

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s hard not to think of everything we have in our lives to be thankful for. While the first things we should all be thankful for are our health, happiness, family, friends, safety and freedom, there are of course many other things you’d be hard pressed to living without. One thing that comes to my mind is my nice warm bed. Once you live life with an all natural latex mattress, it’s hard to imagine going to bed on anything but. Let’s find out the secret behind these great mattresses and why this Thanksgiving when people go around the table to say what they’re thankful for, latex mattresses will be at the top of the list.

Sleeping While Stressed: Sleep Habits of Military Families

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With Veteran’s Day passing yesterday, it’s interesting and helpful to discuss the difficulties servicemen and their families can have in completing everyday tasks that most of us don’t even think twice about. One of the basic needs of all humans is sleep, but for those who are under stress or have been through a traumatic event in the military, sleep isn’t always easy to come by. We’ve talked about the effects of PTSD on sleep, but let’s talk about how soldiers and the families of soldiers can get sleep despite their very stressful and unique lifestyle.

Inside Celebrity Bedrooms: What Celeb Has the Best Bed Style?

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We’ve all wondered what the inside of our favorite celebrities’ houses look like, and today we have a chance to check out some celebrity bedrooms. We’ve gone over the sleep habits of celebrities and even how they put their children to bed at night, so let’s cover something new. The style and decoration of these bedrooms may surprise you and who knows, you might find some helpful tips when spicing up your own bedroom. Most styles of celebrities, especially styles for the home, can be found at affordable prices all over the world. Let’s see what comforters and duvet covers are on top of the botanical latex mattresses of Hollywood’s favorites.

New Study Shows that Children with Autism Sleep Better with New Weighted Blankets

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When it comes to the research being conducted on autism, it seems that everyday reveals something new. Some experts say, sleeping with stuffed animals can be comforting for children with behavioral issues. There seems to be new techniques and preventive measures that parents can take to help their autistic child. One of the newest crazes are weighted blankets. These heavy blankets provide a calming sensation to children with behavioral issues such as autism, specifically Asperger syndrome. Sleeping on a natural bedding such as botanical latex and using a weighted blanket will ensure your child with autism gets the best night of sleep. There are many different types of weighted blankets out there, let’s try to find the best ones and why they will work for your kids.

How to Get a Great Night of Sleep Before Your Wedding Day

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It’s the day every little girl dreams about: your wedding day. You’ve found the most perfect decorations and have every bride’s dream accessories and jewelry, the guest list is ready, the band is booked, but there’s one problem…you can’t seem to fall asleep on your botanical mattress. If there’s one thing every bride (and groom for that matter!) needs, it’s their beauty sleep. How can you be expected to tackle, remember and enjoy the biggest day of your life without the proper sleep? While of course you’ll be nervous, it’s only natural to have trouble sleeping – Prince William reportedly only got 30 minutes of sleep before his big day. But there are ways to help you get some shut eye, despite the biggest day of your life waiting for you just around the corner!

How Your Child with ADHD Can Finally Sleep Better

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It seems that in this day and age, there are more and more difficulties plaguing our children. Between the rise in childhood obesity and the increased number of children diagnosed with ADHD each year, it can be difficult to bring a child up healthy. Many marketing campaigns are being done to make the public more aware of these childhood problems and ADHD is a main area of concern.

There have been many issues for children with behavioral problems when it comes to falling asleep at night. Let’s first discuss the problems children with ADHD can face with sleeping and then we can talk about some solutions to have them falling asleep peacefully on their latex mattress tonight.

Preventing Acid Reflux During Sleep

 

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It happens to the best of us. You have a late night snack, or even just a rich dinner and you end up paying the price laying awake on your botanical mattress with acid reflux for the majority of the night. Reflux–also called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD–is a painful and bothersome condition that develops when stomach contents are able to flow back up into the esophagus. It can strike at any time, but many people are awoken at night because of the heartburn and chest pain that accompany reflux. If you experience this, you may need to make some changes to your eating habits and bedtime routine to help prevent reflux and ensure a better night’s sleep. Let’s learn how to stop acid reflux before it ruins your night of sleep.