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Trick or Treat: Why Halloween Candy and Sleep Don’t Mix

Halloween

Halloween is a mere twenty days away and while for the kids across the world, this is seen as a great thing, for many parents, it’s a time of year they hope will pass quickly. Besides costumes and parties and tricks, the most beloved part of every kid’s perfect Halloween is of course, the Halloween candy. While it’s all well and good to pig out on October 31st, it’s important to limit your children’s intake of candy for the month of October for more reasons than one. While the obvious rotting of your children’s teeth is seemingly obvious, the affect candy has on their sleep might slip your mind. It’s important to know why candy so negatively impacts a child’s sleeping pattern so that this October, you won’t be running around into the wee hours of the morning with your sleep deprived kid.

Dream Like the Commander in Chief: Sleeping Habits of U.S. Presidents

With the presidential elections right around the corner, it seems that our lives are centered around the candidates’. Have you ever thought that you and the commander in chief have nothing in common? Well think again. You may have more in common than you originally thought about, and one big thing is sleep. Many U.S. Presidents had very unique and interesting sleep habits that you may not be aware of. There is even research that suggests that liberals and conservatives sleep differently! How does your sleep on your talalay mattress compare to that of the President’s? Let’s find out today!

Finding the Perfect Mattress for Seniors

So maybe you’re trying to help your elderly parents pick out their new mattress, or maybe you and your significant other are getting a little older now and are looking for something new. As we all know, issues arise with age that were nonexistent in your lives twenty years ago. There is a whole new world of considerations to think about when making any purchase, but especially when purchasing a mattress. Finding the perfect mattress for any age range can be a challenge. There are many options when it comes to choosing the right mattress for you and a lot of decisions will be made on personal opinions. Let’s find the right mattress for you today.

The Truth About Lucid Dreaming

One of the most interesting and slightly mystifying topics around sleep science is the topic of dreams. Science has come a long way to explain many of our dream states, but perhaps the most interesting dream state to this day is lucid dreaming. Unlike other dream states where the sleeper has no control or even knowledge that they’re dreaming, lucid dreams give the dreamer a chance to be aware of the fact that they’re dreaming. In some lucid dreams, the dreamer can even exert an amount of control over what happens in their dream, which is pretty cool. The images in lucid dreams can be as realistic as the latex foam mattress you’re sleeping on tonight. Let’s find out more about lucid dreams.

Think Sleep Deprivation is No Big Deal? Reasons Why You Should Think Again!

It’s another morning you wake up after far too few hours of sleep. While you might think you can catch up on this lack of sleep this weekend, unfortunately your body doesn’t really work that way. I’m sure you’ve all heard that sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your lifestyle, have you ever really heard how it can be detrimental? Well today, you’re about to find out why getting enough sleep on that green mattress can be the best thing you do for yourself all week. It can lead to a longer, happier and more fulfilling life in the long run, and who doesn’t want that?

How Much Sleep Does Your Teenager Actually Need?

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It’s another Wednesday morning, while you struggle to wake up, you suffer through it and manage to get into the shower, make breakfast and put the coffee on before everyone else wakes up. You look at the clock and realize there’s only 15 minutes before it’s time for the kids to go to school. Your seven-year-old is ready to go but you notice your teenage child’s light isn’t even on yet. You gently open the door and realize they still haven’t stirred from bed, even though their alarm is going off in a constant pattern. No matter how gently or forcefully you try to get them out of their latex mattress, nothing seems to work. Have you ever wondered how much sleep your teenager actually needs?

Which Profession Is Sleep Deprived And Which Is Well Rested?

sunshine coming in office

We all know that one of the leading causes of sleep deprivation is from stress at work. But have you ever wondered what the most sleep deprived profession is as well as the most well-rested profession? The answers to those questions may surprise you. While the accepted “norm” of the amount of sleep we need is around eight hours each night, many of us rarely get that exact amount. Let’s go over which careers are the best and worse for sleeping, so we can get you spending more hours on your comfortable botanical mattress and less hours stressing about work.