What is the Caffeine Nap?

Taking a micro nap shortly after having a cup of coffee might seem like the worst possible way to become better rested, but recent studies beg to differ. In fact, a study performed by scientists at Loughborough University in the UK found that this technique, also called a caffeine nap, has excellent benefits. The caffeine nap helped drivers be more alert, have better performance, and even reduce the occurrence of the infamous afternoon crash.

ARPICO’s Premium Latex

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ARPICO mattress cores are 100 percent natural mattresses made from latex foam developed on the famous ARPICO rubber-tree plantation. This plantation is home to 5.5 million rubber trees and is GOLS certified by the Control Union, the largest organic regulator in Europe.

5 Blogs Supporting Green-Related Causes

green living Because we here at PlushBeds are committed to living greener lives, we like to look for blogs that promote a similar commitment to the planet. The five blogs listed below are some we’ve found to be particularly interesting as they relate to very specific causes that impact the green living community.

Benefits of Spruce Heat-Treated Wood

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The PlushBeds Orthopedic Foundation is made of sturdy, heat-treated spruce wood. The decision to go with spruce wood as well as choosing heat-treated wood as part of our latex mattress materials was a conscious effort on the part of PlushBeds in keeping with our commitment to green manufacturing processes and green mattresses to provide families with healthy choices in bedding.

5 Useful & Practical Organic Living Facebook Pages to Follow

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Not all Facebook pages are created equal. Some pages post very little real meaty information while others provide a wide range of helpful and useful information people can run with to make purchasing decisions, discover new recipe ideas, or even make conscious changes for the good of their health, their families, and the planet. We feel these five Facebook pages embody the spirit of the latter and that anyone interested in practical advice for organic living should follow.

What Does OEKO TEX Standard 100 Certification Mean?

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As you become more informed about the products you purchase for your home and your family, you’re going to hear a lot about various certifications available for products. While some certifications, such as in-house certifications, mean very little for consumers, other certifications carry more weight.

Revised FDA Dosages for Popular Sleeping Pills: Lunesta and Ambien

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If you have taken or currently take the prescription pills Lunesta or Ambien, it’s important to know that the US Food and Drug Administration has lowered the recommended dose for these sleeping pills.

4 Green Living Blogs We Like

Green Living Blogs

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.

Mattress Fire Barriers

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.

Study Finds Drinking Tart Cherry Juice Helps Adults with Insomnia Sleep Better

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.