Think you know all there is to know about sleep? Think again. Everyday, scientists find out interesting and unique things about the human sleep cycle. Check out the facts you didn’t know about sleep patterns and who knows, they might even help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer on your foam mattress tonight!
Many mornings when we wake up, it often seems that no matter how much sleep we get, it’s impossible to feel refreshed. A lot of that has to do with the way you’re sleeping each night. Besides a good latex mattress, there are quite a few new tips you can follow to wake up feeling refreshed and your absolute best tomorrow morning.
We’ve officially said goodbye to summer and are in the thick of the autumn season. With the changing of the leaves, comes unfortunately, the fall bugs, mainly, the common cold. While we all suffer from this nuisance of a sickness, there’s not much that ever seems to work to prevent the common cold – until now that is. Scientists have found that getting a good night of sleep can actually help to prevent the common cold. While of course there are many factors to help prevent it, it’s a revolutionary idea and one that could have you sleeping better at night and waking up without the sniffles in the morning. Let’s learn how getting a good night sleep on your botanical mattress could prevent you from getting sick.
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It’s another Wednesday morning, while you struggle to wake up, you suffer through it and manage to get into the shower, make breakfast and put the coffee on before everyone else wakes up. You look at the clock and realize there’s only 15 minutes before it’s time for the kids to go to school. Your seven-year-old is ready to go but you notice your teenage child’s light isn’t even on yet. You gently open the door and realize they still haven’t stirred from bed, even though their alarm is going off in a constant pattern. No matter how gently or forcefully you try to get them out of their latex mattress, nothing seems to work. Have you ever wondered how much sleep your teenager actually needs?
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In today’s world, we all know someone who’s struggling with Post-traumatic stress disorder. Be it a war veteran or someone who’s been involved in a traumatic event, it seems that PTSD seems to be more common now than ever. An aspect of PTSD that seems to get little public attention is sleeping with PTSD. While going through your normal day can be a challenge, getting through the night can be even tougher. There are many great natural ways to make sleeping with PTSD a lot more manageable.
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We’ve all had those nights where no matter what we try, sleep just doesn’t come easy. You try natural remedies and even your dreamlike latex mattress can’t help you. You’re not sick and therefore can’t take NyQuil or other cold medicines that serve a dual purpose and you don’t want to be on prescription sleeping pills. This is a dilemma many people face and until now, there has never really been a solution for them other than to stare at the clock or count sheep until they finally pass out. Now, we can all find relief with several top of the line over the counter sleep aids, including ZzzQuil, by the makers of NyQuil (of course), Doxylamine, and Valerian. These sleeping aids promise to have the same effect on a sleepy person as NyQuil, without the cold and flu remedies. But do they all really work? Let’s find out more about these supposed saviors for the sleep-deprived.
The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is now highly regarded in the Western world as well as an alternative to other more traditional medicinal routes. One area where acupuncture is highly revered is its ability to treat sleep disorders. You’d be surprised at the level in which acupuncture can truly improve your sleeping habits.
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It seems that lately we’re all trying to find natural ways to sleep better, well today let’s talk about one of the most natural ways of all: scents. The best smells for sleeping are ones that you might even have in your home already. While there are tons of scents that can help you to relax and sleep better, everyone has their preference and what works for some people may not always work for others. Let’s look at five scents that are sure to help you relax and get a great night of sleep.
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Have you ever wondered what the deal is with dehumidifiers? It seems like some people are really into them while others couldn’t care either way. I never really understood the purpose of them or how they really work, but the advocates tell me that once you sleep with a dehumidifier on at night, it will change your life. I did a little research of my own to find out what the real deal is on these vapor machines and found out some interesting information.
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Are you laying in bed again, wondering why you can’t fall asleep? Have you tried the list of usual sleep aids and none seem to be working? Well fear not, today we’re going to talk about a new solution: showering before bed. It may sound like a no-brainer and maybe even a bit odd but there are many studies out there that show showering before bed can be the key to a peaceful night of sleep.