Author Archives: Amber Merton

The Benefits of Open Cell Technology in a Latex Mattress

Open cell technology in today’s mattresses present a wealth of benefits mattress owners would be remiss to dismiss. Getting a good night’s sleep is what buying mattresses is all about. In order to make sure you’re getting the mattress that provides you with the best night’s sleep possible, consider these benefits of open cell mattress technology inherent in latex mattresses before you buy.

Study Says: A New Mattress Can Reduce Stress

The study, Back Pain, Sleep Quality, and Perceived Stress Following Introduction of New Bedding Systems, was conducted at Oklahoma State University and appeared in the Winter of 2009 Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. The study indicates that people experience less back pain and fewer stress symptoms when sleeping on a new mattress, noting that the best mattress for back pain is a new one.

Is it Time for a New Pillow?

People will try many remedies and changes in order to get a better night’s sleep. However, few people think to look at their pillows when making sleep-related changes. Unfortunately, sometimes the simple solutions, such as replacing pillows, deliver the most immediate, not to mention beneficial results.

How to Bring Eco-Scents into the Bedroom

Your bedroom is your oasis from the world. It’s a place of peace, reflection, and, in a perfect world, sleep. There are many practical things you can do to create a “greener” room that reflect the type of planetary caretaker you want to be. Did you know, though, that many of these things involve the fragrance of your room?

Do You have a Side of the Bed Preference?

It looks like there’s a little bit of truth in the ages old saying about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Premier Inn hotel chain recently conducted an interview involving 3,000 UK adults regarding their sleeping styles. Nearly 75 percent of those participating in the survey have no interest in switching sides. In fact, they feel that attempting to sleep on the other side would make them feel strange.

Is Kiwi a Natural Sleep Inducer?

kiwi fruit

Studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition and Platelets have indicated that kiwi may be beneficial for cardiovascular health and may reduce the duration and severity of upper respiratory infections, respectively. But can the little green fuzzy fruit help you sleep better?

April 25th is National Arbor Day

Arbor Day Tree

Arbor Day is a day in which individuals, businesses, community groups, church groups, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The practice began on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and is an endearing part of our national culture. Arbor Day is also observed in similar fashion in cultures throughout the world. In the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April.

Not only can you buy and plant trees yourself, but you can also gift trees to other people, groups, and organizations so they can plant them as well.

Does Sleeping in on the Weekend Make Up for Sleep Deprivation During the Work Week?

sleeping in

According to Harvard Medical School, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep daily on average in order to experience optimal health and performance. Unfortunately, most people squeak through the workweek falling far short of the nightly sleep goals with plans to make that sleep up on the weekend. New evidence suggests that might not be as simple of a proposition as it was once believed to be.

Mattress Recycling 101  

old mattress

As we begin to take notice of the impact we have on the planet, more and more Americans are looking for new ways to reduce carbon footprints, reuse resources whenever possible, and recycle the things that remain.

It’s a great policy — especially when it comes to mattresses. According to Earth911.com, “Each year in the U.S., 40 million mattresses are disposed of, and a mattress can take up as much as 40 cubic feet in a landfill.” Unfortunately, mattresses have traditionally been difficult for the average consumer to recycle.

Sleep Texting: New Sleep Disorder on the Increase

sleep texting

In today’s digital world, sleepwalking and sleep talking are old news. Today, a new disorder, called sleep texting, is on the rise. Medical experts believe there are roughly 70 sleep disorders, and sleep texting is one of the newest on the list.