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Selecting the Sheets for a Perfect Night’s Sleep

We’ve all been there before: whether you’re starting fresh with your bedroom or simply sprucing it up, changing it around can be a daunting process. After you’ve done the grunt work of painting and moving furniture around, the fun part comes: picking out the sheets and linens. You’ve probably never considered the effect that sheets have on your night of rest, but according to many sources, falling asleep starts with great sheets.

Sleeping in on Saturday: Why it’s a Bad Idea

It’s Friday and for most of us that means the first break in a long work week. I’m sure on most of your agendas for this summer weekend, catching up on sleep will be at top of the list. While it may seem like a good idea to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday to catch up on the lack of sleep from the rest of the week, there are some significant reasons and research to support that sleeping in on the weekend is not the best idea.

Coffee & Sleep: Tips for a Decaf Snooze

We’ve all made the mistake before: having too much caffeine before bed. Maybe it wasn’t even your fault. Maybe you specifically asked the Barista at Starbucks for a Venti decaf latte, but alas mistakes happen. The bigger issue is: finding out how to fall asleep after you’ve had caffeine.

Dreaming of Gold: Sleep Habits of Olympic Athletes

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In a few short weeks, the 2012 Summer Olympics will begin. For two weeks, the world will be watching the games that bring together people from all walks of life. These tests of strength, endurance and perseverance wouldn’t be possible without the outstanding determination of the athletes who are chosen for the Olympics. They’ve survived rigorous training and competitions to get where they are and one of the most underrated areas of their training is their sleeping habits. An athlete’s performance is only as good as the sleep they’ve had the night before.

The Old College Try: Finding the Right Bedding for Your College Kid

bed linens

If you have a child about to start their freshman year of college, then there’s probably a lot on your mind, especially if they’re going away. There will be a lot of decisions to make in the upcoming months and one that you might not immediately think of is their bedding for school. 

Sleeping Great in the Great Outdoors

It’s summertime and with that comes all the fun activities that kids get to do with their families when there’s no school to worry about. One of the most popular summer activities is camping. Whether the campsite is a tent in your backyard or an RV hours away from your home, they share a common factor: the lack of a decent sleeping space. While marshmallows and ghost stories make for great summer memories by dusk, the state of your back by dawn might be worse for the wear. Going camping doesn’t have to be the end of a good night of sleep. There are ways to dream peacefully in the wilderness without the comfort of your own matttress.

Betting on the Box Spring: How Important is the Foundation of Your Mattress

orthopedic foundation

When purchasing a mattress, you want to make sure it lasts for years to come. A mattress is a big decision and there are so many choices to pick from. Of course when you buy the mattress, you have to buy the box spring as well. Like many choices in life, we’ve gotten so used to the “that’s just the way it is” motto, we don’t even wonder why we need to buy a box spring. The box spring you purchase can be as important as the mattress itself.

Simply Sleepy: Snooze with Natural Remedies

According to the National Health Institute, more than 60 million Americans a year suffer from insomnia and sleeping disorders for extended periods of time. Insomnia tends to increase with age and affects about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. It is often the major disabling symptom of an underlying medical disorder. With this many people affected by sleeping disorders in our country, it’s easy to understand why sleeping pills seem to be prescribed so often. While prescription pills may be necessary for extreme insomnia and sleeping disorder cases, some mild cases can be treated with natural remedies, allowing you to sleep peacefully without that artificial foggy sleep that often comes as a down-side of pills. Here are some some natural solutions to help you sleep through the night.

A Dreamy Vacation: How to Sleep Well When You’re Away

luxury cruise ship

One of the biggest perks of summer is going on vacation. While the sun and sand can put any one at ease, one drawback to vacationing is leaving your bed behind. No matter how comfortable a bed on vacation can be, it just always seems harder to fall asleep in a bed that’s not your own.