Category Archives: Sleep Science

Snoozing on the Go: Tips to Get Your Kids Napping in the Car

Baby sleeping in a car

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As summer is dwindling down, maybe you and your family are hoping to take one last “hurrah” trip. Tomorrow, I’ll be spending eight hours in the car with my family as we do just that. While sleeping as the driver is never a good idea, for the kids and other passengers, napping in the car is the best situation. Babies never seem to have trouble falling asleep in the car but as you get older, sleeping in the car never seems to be accomplished quite as easily. (Let’s face it, to kids, nap time in the car is still nap time!) We’ve got some tips for you today on getting your best sleep, even if you’re away from your comfortable latex mattress for the night.

Bump the Grind: How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth While Asleep

Dentist checking teeth for grinding

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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding is a very common occurrence among adults while sleeping. According to WebMD, more than 85% of adults grind their teeth at night while asleep. Of course the level of severity varies on a case by case basis. Let’s find out how you can tell if you’re grinding your teeth while sleeping, what’s the risk  of grinding and what you can do about it for nights to come.

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites While Sleeping

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We’ve all been there before…you wake up after what you think is a sound night of sleep only to find dozens of tiny bites all over your body. You’ve gone to bed with the dreaded mosquito again. No matter how hard you try, it seems like trying to prevent the invasion is impossible. Let’s go over some ways to prevent mosquitoes from going to bed with you.

The Truth About Showering Before Bed

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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.

Just Married? Pick the Right Mattress for Your Mate

Just Married

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Finding the right mattress in matrimony shouldn’t be overlooked. Hopefully, you’ve spent a lot of time deciding on the right partner for you for the rest of your life and picking a mattress to start a life together is an important part of that. Let’s face it, a good marriage starts with a good night’s sleep. 

Nap/Tuck – Want to Lose Weight? Sleep it Off!

Losing weight is as easy as 1, 2, Zzzz.

As summer 2012 is rapidly fleeting, it’s time to look towards fall. For some that means a new school year or maybe a new job. Whatever it means for you, you’re going to want to look good doing it. What a lot of people don’t know is that losing weight starts with a good night’s sleep. In a study quoted by WebMD.com, researchers found that people who get less than six hours of sleep a night weigh more than people who sleep longer. Let’s look into the effects sleep can have on a person’s metabolism.

Stopping Sleepwalkers in Their Tracks…

Sleepwalking

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There are so many sleep ailments out there, that some tend to get overlooked. One such ailment that is often put into a comical category is sleepwalking. While the very idea of sleepwalking does present a humorous element, serious sleepwalking is no laughing matter. According to Aasmnet, sleepwalking occurs in 17% of adults and 4% of all children. Those are high percentages but there are ways to prevent sleepwalking in its tracks.

The Power of the Cat Nap

It’s late Tuesday afternoon, you’ve already put in a full day of working, exercising and pushing yourself past your limit. While it’s way too early for bed, your botanical latex mattress looks all too inviting to pass up, so you snooze for a few winks. Believe it or not, a nap can be just what the doctor ordered. You’ve probably noticed how after a short nap, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and energized. Today, we’re going to find out how and why napping can be the best little thing you do for yourself today.

Snoozing Smarter: How Sleep Can Boost Your Intelligence

We’ve heard it since we were school-aged children: “You have a big test tomorrow, get a good night of sleep!” While I can still hear my fifth grade teacher reciting that line in my head like a broken record, I’ve often wondered how much truth there actually is to the idea of snoozing smarter.

How to Kick the Kids Out of Your Bed…Gently

So your kids are finally past the stage of diapers and drooling and it seems that your life might finally settle down for just enough time so that you can get a full night of sleep. You hit that wonderfully comfortable botanical mattress and just as your eyes start to close, you feel this tiny tap on your shoulder…your toddler has wandered into your room and is now looking to take up residency in your bed. While you and your significant other may not be pleased, exhaustion has won in the battle against reason and you shimmy over to make room for the intruder in footy pajamas. While most parents shake their heads, giving into the lack of sleep, calling their bed hijacking a “phase,” there are ways to avoid having your child sleep in your bed, which in the end will mean a better night of sleep for you and them.