The decision to go green is an important one. But it’s not an all or nothing proposition. You can take small steps and follow important guides as you prepare for and embark on this journey for your own good as well as the good of your family, community, and the planet. These four blogs (in no particular order) embody characteristics we love to see in green blogs and hope you’ll appreciate them as much as we do.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that between the years of 2005 and 2009 there were roughly 10,260 fires that began with the igniting of mattresses or bedding. These fires claim the lives of 371 people each year and result in approximately $382 million in property damage annually.
We recently reported about a study touting kiwi as a possible natural sleep enhancer. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at Louisiana State University indicates that a ritual of drinking tart cherry juice in the morning and at night can help you sleep better throughout the night.
If you haven’t experienced it for yourself, you’ve probably heard stories about memory foam mattresses that delivered this sinking feeling, like you were sleeping on quicksand rather than a mattress. It permeates dreams and leaves people restless throughout the night. It remains one of the most consistent complaints about memory foam to date. One memory foam mattress changes all of that.
Most people are unaware that the term thread count when selecting sheets is more than just a pretty phrase (and corresponding number) to attach to bed linens. In fact, it’s a scientific term with strict standards as to exactly how the threads that comprise thread count are counted.
Adjustable beds that allow you the option of raising your legs or your head while in bed offer many benefits to those who decide to use them in their own homes. It’s important to point out, though, that not all bendable beds are the same. There are distinct differences between hospital beds and adjustable beds you need to know about before you decide which one to buy.
Pinterest is an amazing tool for getting great ideas about, well, anything. One particular issue Pinterest is shedding light on in a really big way is the environment and green living. Through some truly impressive Pinterest boards, the below bloggers are doing their part to spread the word about how individuals and groups can begin making small changes that will have a huge impact on the planet.
It’s pretty much a common sense rule that many of us know all too well: don’t drink caffeine late in the day, or the evening for that matter, or be faced with difficulty falling asleep.
Science has taught us that cooler nighttime temperatures lead to better sleep. According to the New York Times, the optimal temperature varies slightly from one person to the next, but is typically between 60 and 68 degrees because the external temperature and the body’s core temperature need to be lower to prepare the body for restful, sustained sleep. The Times article goes on to indicate that many instances of chronic insomnia are related to temperature regulation issues.
New research conducted by the Better Sleep Council indicates that people are slowly but surely coming around to the idea that mattresses need to be replaced more frequently. The latest survey indicates that the number of years people expect to keep their mattresses are inching down when compared to survey results from four years prior.