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Sleep Phases

ready for bed

When you sleep every night, without you even realizing it, your brain goes through five distinct sleep phases or stages: phases 1,2,3,4, and Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. You complete one full sleep cycle when you pass through all five stages of sleep. Passing through these stages usually takes approximately 90 minutes, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Let’s take a look at each individual stage, shall we?

Binaural Beats for Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely challenging for many people around the world. One method more and more people are turning to for capturing that all-important sleep is listening to binaural beats. While it may sound like some far-fetched music from a foreign land, there is science to these sounds that alter brain wave activity and make sleep possible.

Snoring Solutions

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Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for snoring or any other medical issues you may be facing.

Almost everyone snores, including our pets. But if snoring is a frequent occurrence, it not only affects the quality and quantity of your own sleep, but that of your sleeping partner. Whether you snore yourself or your partner does, snoring can lead to a host of issues, including daytime fatigue, irritability, and just plain being cranky. Fortunately, sleeping in a separate bedroom isn’t the only antidote for snoring. There are several other effective snoring solutions worth a look.

Natural Latex Vs. Synthetic

sleeping on a cloud

If you’ve weighed all the benefits of buying a latex mattress over a traditional mattress, you’re now left with the decision of the type of latex you should buy: natural latex vs. synthetic. As a consumer, it’s important to have an understanding about the different qualities of each of these products in order to make the best purchasing decision when replacing your worn-out set.

Bed Wetting

wet bed

Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis in medical speak, is considered a natural part of a child’s development. The good news for parents is that it is not typically a sign of an underlying psychological, emotional, or medical problem. The other good news is that kids eventually grow out of it.

That doesn’t mean that it is any less stressful for parents or kids alike when it does happen. Children are embarrassed about it, particularly when they plan to have a sleepover at a friend’s house or go away to camp. Parents too often feel like there is nothing they can do to stop it. Thankfully, though, with some reassurance, emotional support, understanding, and some simple solutions for bed wetting you can help your child get through these trying episodes.

The Best Temperature for Sleeping

sleeping temperature

There’s been a host of discussion about various factors that impact a person’s quality of sleep, including the amount of light in the room, foods eaten,bedroom colors, mattress firmness, and type of mattress. Let’s add another one to the list: your bedroom’s air temperature. The connection between sleep, body temperature, and air temperature has been debated by more than one expert in the field.

Sleep Paralysis

sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis sounds like something only seen in a horror flick. You awake from a sound sleep, only to feel like you can’t move. You attempt to  move your arms, legs, and even your head, but find that you are frozen in your position. As the paralysis continues, sheer panic overcomes you. Then, as soon as it comes on, it’s over, leaving you wondering what just happened. While this experience may seem unbelievable, indeed it is a real occurrence.

And it’s more common than you might think. According to WebMD, as many as one in four of us may experience this phenomenon at one point or another.

The Eco-Conscious Choice of a Natural Latex Mattress

eco-friendly product seal

Making an environmentally-sound purchasing choice is becoming an important factor for an increasing number of consumers. When it comes to a mattress, like many other purchases, the hard part is deciding what is the best choice for your needs, budget, and planetary commitment. There are many different mattresses on the market today, but few represent the sheer eco-conscious nature of a natural latex mattress. These are just some of the reasons why natural latex mattresses are a great choice for anyone hoping to lend a helping hand to the planet you call home.

Sleep Learning

sleep learning

You may have heard about the idea of sleep learning from books, magazines, the internet, or television, but may have raised your eyebrows with the thought that it actually worked. While the concept of sleep learning is far from new, a new study has found that it might actually work.

Cures for Insomnia

insomniac

Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for insomnia or any other medical issues you may be facing.

Everyone has a night or two of having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. However, when it becomes a persistent case of insomnia, it can impact your quality of life, as it takes a toll on your mood, energy, and ability to get through your day. Adequate sleep is a primary part of a healthy lifestyle, and chronic insufficient sleep can lead to compromised health. That’s exactly why it’s important to look into cures for insomnia before the condition goes on too long.