Category Archives: Sleep Disorders

Can’t Sleep a Wink? Eliminate the Drink… and Other Sleep Inhibitors

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People who sleep soundly often take the ubiquitous activity for granted. They are unfamiliar with the endless wakeful nights of the tormented insomniac. But most people have experienced insomnia at least once in their lives—a terrible night when no amount of tiredness can shut down an active brain. I’ve had many of these nights in my life. They often happen in times of stress, when my troubles occupy my thoughts. It took a few years of regular insomnia before I started really researching possible causes, from my diet to my brand of foam mattress. I was surprised to find some clear criminals among the commonly-used substances in my daily life. I didn’t realize that my lifestyle choices were sabotaging my sleep! They may be sabotaging yours too. Here are some common culprits.

Does Too Much Turkey Actually Make You Tired: How to Stay Awake this Thanksgiving

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Every Thanksgiving, the rumor goes around that eating too much turkey will make you tired. While there is tryptophan in turkey, it seems that the bird gets an especially sleepy wrap. But is every American’s favorite meal really forcing you to hit the botanical latex mattress harder on Thanksgiving night? While most of us role our eyes and continue chowing down, when we hear this theory, it made us wonder if there was actually any truth to this old wives tale, and what you can do to stay awake this Thanksgiving.

Sleeping While Stressed: Sleep Habits of Military Families

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With Veteran’s Day passing yesterday, it’s interesting and helpful to discuss the difficulties servicemen and their families can have in completing everyday tasks that most of us don’t even think twice about. One of the basic needs of all humans is sleep, but for those who are under stress or have been through a traumatic event in the military, sleep isn’t always easy to come by. We’ve talked about the effects of PTSD on sleep, but let’s talk about how soldiers and the families of soldiers can get sleep despite their very stressful and unique lifestyle.

How Your Child with ADHD Can Finally Sleep Better

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It seems that in this day and age, there are more and more difficulties plaguing our children. Between the rise in childhood obesity and the increased number of children diagnosed with ADHD each year, it can be difficult to bring a child up healthy. Many marketing campaigns are being done to make the public more aware of these childhood problems and ADHD is a main area of concern.

There have been many issues for children with behavioral problems when it comes to falling asleep at night. Let’s first discuss the problems children with ADHD can face with sleeping and then we can talk about some solutions to have them falling asleep peacefully on their latex mattress tonight.

Preventing Acid Reflux During Sleep

 

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It happens to the best of us. You have a late night snack, or even just a rich dinner and you end up paying the price laying awake on your botanical mattress with acid reflux for the majority of the night. Reflux–also called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD–is a painful and bothersome condition that develops when stomach contents are able to flow back up into the esophagus. It can strike at any time, but many people are awoken at night because of the heartburn and chest pain that accompany reflux. If you experience this, you may need to make some changes to your eating habits and bedtime routine to help prevent reflux and ensure a better night’s sleep. Let’s learn how to stop acid reflux before it ruins your night of sleep.

This Halloween, Get Rid of the Monsters Under the Bed

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This Halloween, after your kids come down from their sugar high, they’re bound to here plenty of ghost stories on Halloween night. When they finally settle in for the night, they’ll be guaranteed to find monsters under the bed, which can be hard to explain, and cause you to lose sleep as well as them. This Halloween, let’s find a way to eliminate the monsters in question for once and for all so that you and them can sleep soundly on your foam latex mattresses tonight.

Busting the Myth: Sleeping with Wet Hair

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For years and years, my mother and grandmother have been telling me, “make sure you dry your hair before you go to sleep, you’ll catch a cold if you go to bed with wet hair.” For most of those years, I’ve often wondered if this was actually true or if it was just an old wives tale. I actually prefer going to bed with a wet head, that way in the morning, I can quickly style my hair without having to damage it by using the blow dryer. Let’s bust this myth open and find out if sleeping on your foam latex mattress with a wet head is actually dangerous or a myth gone too far.

Learn How a Good Night’s Sleep Can Help Prevent the Common Cold

 

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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.

Trick or Treat: Why Halloween Candy and Sleep Don’t Mix

Halloween

Halloween is a mere twenty days away and while for the kids across the world, this is seen as a great thing, for many parents, it’s a time of year they hope will pass quickly. Besides costumes and parties and tricks, the most beloved part of every kid’s perfect Halloween is of course, the Halloween candy. While it’s all well and good to pig out on October 31st, it’s important to limit your children’s intake of candy for the month of October for more reasons than one. While the obvious rotting of your children’s teeth is seemingly obvious, the affect candy has on their sleep might slip your mind. It’s important to know why candy so negatively impacts a child’s sleeping pattern so that this October, you won’t be running around into the wee hours of the morning with your sleep deprived kid.

Dream Like the Commander in Chief: Sleeping Habits of U.S. Presidents

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With the presidential elections right around the corner, it seems that our lives are centered around the candidates’. Have you ever thought that you and the commander in chief have nothing in common? Well think again. You may have more in common than you originally thought about, and one big thing is sleep. Many U.S. Presidents had very unique and interesting sleep habits that you may not be aware of. There is even research that suggests that liberals and conservatives sleep differently! How does your sleep on your talalay mattress compare to that of the President’s? Let’s find out today!