Author Archives: Amber Merton

Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder

Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, also called non-24, is a sleep disorder that works in cycles. It occurs when you have issues with your circadian rhythm and your internal body clock becomes unbalanced.

Benefits of a Mattress Protector

If you have been shopping for a new mattress, like PlushBed’s high quality American made luxury mattresses, and looking at accessories that you can purchase along with your new mattress, you’ve likely come across mattress protectors.

Work By a Window to Improve Sleep Quality

A recent study, reported on in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, points out the impact windows and daylight exposure has on not only the health, but also the sleep quality of office workers.

Small Business Saturday – November 29th

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Once you’ve recovered from your Thanksgiving turkey and early morning Black Friday shopping adventures, there’s one more shopping excursion you might want to consider, Small Business Saturday. This important shopping day, which takes place on November 29, 2014, helps raise awareness about small local businesses in your community – the very ones that are often overlooked during the holiday shopping fervor in favor of mall kiosks and big box stores.

The Importance of Sleep in Fighting Colds

Having trouble getting rid of that pesky cold? Have one that keeps coming back with greater consistency than a boomerang? A 2009 study suggests that it might not be your cold medicine that’s failing to do the job, but an inadequate amount of sleep instead.

Is Low Vitamin D Responsible for Your Restless Legs at Night?

Vitamin D is touted as one of the most important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and for many reasons. A new study has found that lack of enough of this essential vitamin could be causing restless legs at night.

Providing a Comfortable Guest Bed for the Holidays

Do you have family coming in from out of town for the holidays? Worried that your guest bed resembles some sort of medieval torture device?  There’s more than one great way to make this room as comfortable as possible for your treasured guests. These steps will have you off to a great start.

Drowsy Driving Prevention Awareness Week

Oh, snap! We had the following important article about Drowsy Driving Prevention Awareness Week pre-written and ready to post two weeks ago, but got so busy researching and writing our green living influencers post that we completely missed publishing it. It’s so important though, we felt it was still very much worth addressing, so here it is.

Drowsy driving costs lives. It’s that simple. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and its annual traffic safety study released November 2014, drowsy driving is believed to be the cause of 6,400 fatal U.S. crashes every year.

How the End of Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Sleep 

That extra hour of sleep may add a little bit of spring in your step when coming off of Daylight Saving Time, but it has a decidedly different impact from what you may expect. Changing your body clock is never as simple as dialing the numbers on the clock back or forward an hour once a year.

Next Generation Advanced Memory Foam Technology

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Memory foam has had quite a history since its development in the last 1960’s. There have been a few changes over the years, but few as transformative as the most recent advance in memory foam technology. In order to see how far memory foam has come though, it’s always interesting to take a step back and see where it all began.