Category Archives: Sleep Science

The Truth About Lucid Dreaming

lucid dreaming

One of the most interesting and slightly mystifying topics around sleep science is the topic of dreams. Science has come a long way to explain many of our dream states, but perhaps the most interesting dream state to this day is lucid dreaming. Unlike other dream states where the sleeper has no control or even knowledge that they’re dreaming, lucid dreams give the dreamer a chance to be aware of the fact that they’re dreaming. In some lucid dreams, the dreamer can even exert an amount of control over what happens in their dream, which is pretty cool. The images in lucid dreams can be as realistic as the latex foam mattress you’re sleeping on tonight. Let’s find out more about lucid dreams.

Think Sleep Deprivation is No Big Deal? Reasons Why You Should Think Again!

sleep deprived man

It’s another morning you wake up after far too few hours of sleep. While you might think you can catch up on this lack of sleep this weekend, unfortunately your body doesn’t really work that way. I’m sure you’ve all heard that sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your lifestyle, have you ever really heard how it can be detrimental? Well today, you’re about to find out why getting enough sleep on that green mattress can be the best thing you do for yourself all week. It can lead to a longer, happier and more fulfilling life in the long run, and who doesn’t want that?

How Much Sleep Does Your Teenager Actually Need?

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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?

Which Sex Gets the Best Night of Sleep? Find Out!

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Have you ever wondered if you sleep better than your significant other or vice-verse? Ever thought about the fact that men and women sleep differently? It’s an interesting concept and one that a lot of people don’t really think about. The Wall Street Journal did a series of articles on the sleeping of different sexes and came out with some very interesting conclusions. It seems that we don’t all sleep the same and a lot of that has to do with the fact that the old legend holds true, men and women are very different creatures.

Is Your Job the Most Sleep Deprived Profession or the Most Well-Rested?

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We all know that one of the leading causes of sleep deprivation is from stress at work. But have you ever wondered what the most sleep deprived profession is as well as the most well-rested profession? The answers to those questions may surprise you. While the accepted “norm” of the amount of sleep we need is around eight hours each night, many of us rarely get that exact amount. Let’s go over which careers are the best and worse for sleeping, so we can get you spending more hours on your comfortable botanical mattress and less hours stressing about work.

Snoozing with Pins and Needles? Get Your Best Sleep Using Acupuncture

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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.

Never too Early to Dream: New Study Shows that Children Dream in the Womb

baby in womb

Have you ever wondered at what age did you start dreaming? We all know that children dream up new worlds and even friends with their vivid imaginations but have you ever looked in on your child sleeping so peacefully and thought to yourself, “I wonder what they’re thinking about?” While science isn’t quite at that level yet, it’s pretty close. They’ve actually been able to tell us the exact week in a child’s life they begin to dream. Studies show that babies in the womb and infants dream far more than adults. So if you’re a mom sleeping and dreaming comfortably on your latex foam bed, chances are your infant is probably dreaming as well.

Make Scents: The Five Best Smells for Sleeping Better Tonight

woman smelling flower

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.

Baby Talk: New Ways to Sleep When You’re a New Parent

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One of the most amazing moments in life is the joy of having a new baby. From the tiny clothes to the precious nursery, it all seems like stuffed animals and rainbows. After the initial veil of joy wears off, you’re faced with the new reality: sleeping when you have a newborn. While newborns sleep the majority of the day, it seems that the parents are the ones who just can’t find the time to sleep. While nothing is more important than the health and well being of your child, your health and well being is also very crucial. Let’s learn how to get a few hours of shut eye in between feedings and diaper changing.

How to Sleep Well in a Foreign Country

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You’re going abroad on maybe a vacation or business, either way there’s a lot to get used to. Maybe you have to learn an entirely new language or use a new currency for the time being or maybe you’re even staying in a hostel. No matter what you’re doing one thing’s for sure, you are going to get tired. While sleepiness comes easy, sleep doesn’t always, especially when you’re in an unfamiliar place. It’s not always easy to teach your body to adjust to a new time zone and a new bed that isn’t your comfortable all natural mattress from home. Let’s go over some of the best tips on how to sleep well in a foreign country.