Author Archives: Amber Merton

Untangling the Weave of Thread Counts

Most people are unaware that the term thread count when selecting sheets is more than just a pretty phrase (and corresponding number) to attach to bed linens. In fact, it’s a scientific term with strict standards as to exactly how the threads that comprise thread count are counted.

What are the Differences Between Adjustable Beds and Hospital Beds?

Adjustable beds that allow you the option of raising your legs or your head while in bed offer many benefits to those who decide to use them in their own homes. It’s important to point out, though, that not all bendable beds are the same. There are distinct differences between hospital beds and adjustable beds you need to know about before you decide which one to buy.

New Findings on Caffeine and Sleep

It’s pretty much a common sense rule that many of us know all too well: don’t drink caffeine late in the day, or the evening for that matter, or be faced with difficulty falling asleep.

Why PlushBeds Memory Foam Mattresses Sleep Cooler

Cool Bliss Memory Foam Mattress

Science has taught us that cooler nighttime temperatures lead to better sleep. According to the New York Times, the optimal temperature varies slightly from one person to the next, but is typically between 60 and 68 degrees because the external temperature and the body’s core temperature need to be lower to prepare the body for restful, sustained sleep. The Times article goes on to indicate that many instances of chronic insomnia are related to temperature regulation issues.

Mattress Replacement Time Declining

New research conducted by the Better Sleep Council indicates that people are slowly but surely coming around to the idea that mattresses need to be replaced more frequently. The latest survey indicates that the number of years people expect to keep their mattresses are inching down when compared to survey results from four years prior.

The Link Between Sleep Quality and Conflict in Relationships

We all know that going without sleep for one night can lead to crabbiness and overall discontent in the morning. The ill will and bad moods are gifts that keep on giving when it comes to conflict resolution and romantic entanglements. At least, this is the case according to a recent University of California Berkeley study.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Chances are good that you want to do your part to help save the planet. If everyone begins taking small steps today to reduce their own carbon footprints, the amount of good it will do for the planet is amazing. These are a few simple ways you can reduce your carbon footprint for the good of Mother Earth.

How to Keep Organic Mattress Accessories Clean and Fresh

You’ve made the decision to invest in organic mattress accessories, perhaps to go with your organic mattress. Whether it’s an interest in protecting the planet, allergies, or some other reason you’ve made this choice, it’s worth your while to learn how to protect and care for your new mattress.

PlushBeds New Patent Pending Memory Foam

“PlushBeds’ patent pending memory foam is made with the latest technology for

cooling comfort and superior support. Laboratory testing has demonstrated

vastly improved properties compared to common foams with low air-flow.”

Bruce Peterson Inventor of modern open-cell memory foam

Of course, you’re probably wondering what exactly that means for you. You hear tall tales from mattress makers all the time. Why is this bed any different?

How the 5 Senses Impact Sleep

Sleep is a precious thing. It is necessary for good physical health as well as good mental well-being. Unfortunately, many people find a good night’s sleep to be a rare commodity. Of course, when you examine sleep according to the five senses, you just might find a sleep solution that helps you get the sleep you need.