Author Archives: Amber Merton

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.

What is the Caffeine Nap?

Taking a micro nap shortly after having a cup of coffee might seem like the worst possible way to become better rested, but recent studies beg to differ. In fact, a study performed by scientists at Loughborough University in the UK found that this technique, also called a caffeine nap, has excellent benefits. The caffeine nap helped drivers be more alert, have better performance, and even reduce the occurrence of the infamous afternoon crash.

ARPICO’s Premium Latex

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ARPICO mattress cores are 100 percent natural mattresses made from latex foam developed on the famous ARPICO rubber-tree plantation. This plantation is home to 5.5 million rubber trees and is GOLS certified by the Control Union, the largest organic regulator in Europe.

5 Blogs Supporting Green-Related Causes

green living Because we here at PlushBeds are committed to living greener lives, we like to look for blogs that promote a similar commitment to the planet. The five blogs listed below are some we’ve found to be particularly interesting as they relate to very specific causes that impact the green living community.

Benefits of Spruce Heat-Treated Wood

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The PlushBeds Orthopedic Foundation is made of sturdy, heat-treated spruce wood. The decision to go with spruce wood as well as choosing heat-treated wood as part of our latex mattress materials was a conscious effort on the part of PlushBeds in keeping with our commitment to green manufacturing processes and green mattresses to provide families with healthy choices in bedding.

5 Useful & Practical Organic Living Facebook Pages to Follow

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Not all Facebook pages are created equal. Some pages post very little real meaty information while others provide a wide range of helpful and useful information people can run with to make purchasing decisions, discover new recipe ideas, or even make conscious changes for the good of their health, their families, and the planet. We feel these five Facebook pages embody the spirit of the latter and that anyone interested in practical advice for organic living should follow.

What Does OEKO TEX Standard 100 Certification Mean?

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As you become more informed about the products you purchase for your home and your family, you’re going to hear a lot about various certifications available for products. While some certifications, such as in-house certifications, mean very little for consumers, other certifications carry more weight.

Revised FDA Dosages for Popular Sleeping Pills: Lunesta and Ambien

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If you have taken or currently take the prescription pills Lunesta or Ambien, it’s important to know that the US Food and Drug Administration has lowered the recommended dose for these sleeping pills.