Category Archives: Holidays

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.

Better Sleep Month

Now that May is upon us, it is time to celebrate getting better sleep with Better Sleep Month, sponsored by the Better Sleep Council. This campaign occurs every May as a way to urge consumers to get the best sleep they can for better physical and emotional help, and also encourages purchasing new and better mattresses for a good’s night sleep. The Better Sleep Council raises awareness about what sleep does for the body and the negative health consequences of failing to get proper sleep, ranging from emotional stress to physical ailments.

Santa’s Coming! Helping Kids Sleep on Christmas Eve

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When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was always a sleepless night. I’d lie there imagining my presents, trying to get inside Santa’s head: Was I good enough for a bicycle? Could Santa afford that this year? Maybe I’ll get a Nintendo because I put it on my list three times! Or, oh no, maybe that annoyed Santa! I knew the sooner I fell asleep, the sooner Christmas would come. But hard as I tried, squeezing my eyes shut, burying my head in my pillow, it just never happened. Then, of course, I’d spend Christmas Day in a torpor, opening my gifts with bleary eyes and, eventually, falling asleep amidst a forest of wrapping paper. If only I’d had some tricks for falling asleep! Here are some ideas for your over-excited Christmas tot.

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Black Friday: 5 Important Shopping Tips

Black Friday Sale Sign

Black Friday (and/or Cyber Monday) may be the best days in the whole year to buy a deluxe memory foam mattress… or anything else for that matter. The discounts are deeper than at any other time. Retailers are frantic about moving merchandise, so frantic that they might even be willing to haggle over already slashed prices. It’s a shopping bonanza! Of course, along with the frenzy of consumerism comes sleep’s number one nemesis: anxiety. Americans are already an anxious people. According to the World Health Organization, we’re the most anxious population of any country on Earth. It’s no secret that anxiety is dangerous—in addition to affecting sleep (or perhaps because it does), anxiety can lead to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression. And the holidays are notoriously high-anxiety times already. So, before Black Friday washes over you in all its sale-y glory, protect your nerves with these five easy tips.