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The Truth About Sleep Apnea

Does your significant other snore louder and more violently than they used to? Has it come to the point where you actually wake them up because you’re frightened they’re having trouble breathing while sleeping? Chances are, they may have sleep apnea. This commonly used phrase has been thrown around a lot lately but few actually know its true meaning. Let’s figure out what sleep apnea means and how to know the signs of it.

Just Married? Pick the Right Mattress for Your Mate

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…

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.

Sleeping Greener: How Organic Bedding Can Help Stop Toxins

Of all the elements that affect your sleep these days, probably one you haven’t thought of is the level of “green” in your bedroom. (And no, I’m not talking about the color of your sheets.) What I’m talking about is organic bedding. The environment you’re sleeping in can truly affect the amount of quality sleep you’re getting each night. This can include many things in you’re bedroom and going green in your room doesn’t have to be difficult. Let’s go over some easy fixes for sleeping in a greener and safer environment.

A Good Pillow is Hard to Find

So you’ve finally found the perfect all natural bedding, but one of the worst feelings in the world is when you’re trying to go to sleep at night and feeling your neck strain into a pillow that’s too soft or too hard. A good pillow can be hard to find but if you do your research and determine what kind of sleeper you are, then the decision will be a lot easier to make. We’ve broken down some options for nearly every sleeper out there.

Trash the Tossing and Turning: Best Sleep Positions for a Pain-Free Snooze

We’ve all suffered through the nightly toss and turn. Sometimes, no matter how comfortable your botanical mattress is, you just can’t seem to find the perfect position to fall asleep. While everyone’s sleep preference is different, there are modifications we can all make in our sleep positions to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

If you’ve watched any TV lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of commercials for medicine to help in the fight against restless legs syndrome. I’m not sure about you, but before seeing commercials for this ailment, I had no idea that it even existed. Restless legs syndrome affects more people than you would probably think. Have you ever wondered if you are at risk for developing restless legs syndrome? Well before diagnosing yourself, let’s learn a little more about this seemingly “popular” sleep ailment right now.