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Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is a medical condition that causes you to fall asleep two or more hours later than the average person, and results in you staying asleep for longer in the morning. According to the American Sleep Association, approximately ten percent of chronic insomnia cases are a result of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder.

The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Sleeping Cool

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Choosing the right, or wrong, mattress can have serious implications on your ability to get a good night’s sleep consistently for years to come. It’s important to take your time and make a choice that’s right for your needs. That includes taking a little time to consider all the smaller details too – like temperature.

Getting the Temperature Right

There’s a lot of debate about the perfect temperature for an uninterrupted night of sleep. However, Dr. Oz recommends keeping your room at 65 degrees as this is the best temperature for sleeping.

Why does temperature matter so much? The core temperature of your body is part of what signals your brain that it’s time to settle down and get to sleep. If your environment doesn’t promote the rapid cline of core temperature that is necessary for the proper brain signals, you’re going to have a hard time falling asleep.

It doesn’t end there, though. If you become hot while you sleep, it’s going to be difficult to remain asleep.

What Does This Have to Do with Memory Foam Mattresses?

Not all memory foam mattresses are the same. One of the common complaints about certain big name brands is that they sleep hot. Heat retention makes it difficult for people to get the good night’s sleep they were hoping to find when they made the investment in their mattresses.

One solution mattress makers have come up with is to add a cooling gel to their memory foam mattresses in order to help keep things cooler throughout the night. Unfortunately, with many manufacturers that simply means adding more petrochemicals and off-gassing into the process.

What Should You Look for in a Memory Foam Mattress?

In addition to supreme cooling ability, you should also consider looking for memory foam mattresses made with environmentally-friendly ingredients. Off-gassing is another common complaint with traditional memory foam.

PlushBeds offers a new line of PlushFoam mattresses that provide improved air flow in order to allow heat to dissipate faster and wick moisture away three times faster than other memory foam products. Combine that with the open cell design of our product and overheating during sleep is a distant memory.

If you prefer even cooler sleep solutions, however, the PlushFoam mattress line also offers the Cool Bliss memory foam mattress line which is a gel-infused memory foam mattress that sleeps 30 percent cooler than traditional brands.

PlushBeds also has the first line of memory foam mattresses to achieve the coveted GreenGuard Gold Certification indicating that these mattresses adhere to rigorous standards for low emissions of VOCs and are safe for use by the most sensitive members of the population.

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What Does it Mean to Be an Eco-INSTITUT Tested Product?

Eco INSTITUT certification

The Eco Institute, located in Cologne, Germany is a highly respected organization responsible for testing products to determine their pollutants and emissions. The institute has more than 25 years of experience testing products for trace amounts and even residues of hazardous chemicals as well as the testing of emissions or outgassing created by the products.

Is a Blood Test for Narcolepsy on the Forefront?

Narcolepsy, the rare and long-term sleep disorder, may have a new way to be diagnosed — with the help of a unique type of blood test. The findings come from Alberto De la Herran-Arita who published a paper after discovering distinctions in the blood of people who have narcolepsy. The Huffington Post reported that his team of researchers found that autoimmune diseases may be linked to narcolepsy and that in the future, a simple blood test might indicate narcolepsy for that individual.

How to Get Better REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep

Most people associate Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep with a period of sleep in which dreams are most vivid. While this is often the case, there is much more to REM sleep than dreams.

The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Morning Aches and Pains

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Memory foam mattresses have gained a great deal of popularity over the years due to their many benefits. Part of the reason they’ve been so popular is because they are constructed in many layers of varying density. These layers respond to weight and temperature in order to mold to the shape of the individual bodies sleeping on them.

Benefits of Egyptian Cotton Sheets

When it comes to luxurious cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton is the gold standard. Some refer to it as the perfect combination of comfort and luxury you can find in bed linens. These are just a few benefits Egyptian cotton sheets deliver.

Survey Results: Couples Who Sleep Closer Together are Happier

The closer you sleep to your significant other, the closer you are as a couple. At least this is the case according to a number of studies, including a recent sleep study from the University of Hertfordshire. The Edinburgh International Science Festival conducted a survey that discovered partners who sleep further than 30 inches apart weren’t as happy in their relationships as those who slept much closer.

What’s In Your Mattress?

There are all kinds of things lurking inside of traditional mattresses. With today’s infographic, we focus on 4 of the main types of harmful substances that may even be hiding inside of your own mattress (hint: it’s extremely likely!). It’s enough to make you want to wear a gas mask and hazmat suit to bed at night. But wait, you don’t have to! There are healthy alternatives. That’s what PlushBeds is all about – a healthier, natural alternative to the toxic cuboid that you may be lying down on at night and breathing in fumes from. So, if the following infographic grosses you out (it should), consider an all-natural latex mattress. With no further ado, let’s put the safety gear on, and get ready to enter a regular, everyday bedroom.

What's in Your Mattress

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3 Great Green Social Networks

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Social networks are more than a new-found fad. They’ve become embedded into our lives. While there are some names that seem to roll off tongues around the world, and even make it into the new lexicon with terms like tweeting and Facebooking, and Instagramming, there are other social networks that are lesser known. Yet, in their own way, these smaller social networks are making a powerful mark on the world – at least in the case of these three.