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Sleep Mask

sleep mask

Most people envision pampered debutantes when they think of sleep masks. The truth of the matter is that the people who need them most are often hard working people just like you. No one will argue the necessity or benefits of a good night’s sleep. It’s important to your overall health and well-being. However, many people around the world struggle to get the very sleep they need. A sleep mask can provide a great deal of help in that regard.

Causes of Night Sweats

doctor and female patient

Ask any physician what is a common complaint they receive from women aged 40 and older, and you’ll likely hear the answer night sweats. In other words, they’re quite common. In a recent study of more than 2,200 patients, 41 percent said they had night sweats in the last month.

A Mattress as an Investment in Good Sleep

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A good night’s sleep is hard to find. However, Alistair Hughes, managing director of Savoir Beds, believes he has a royal remedy for your sleep problems in the “Royal Bed.”

The Royal Bed, which was unveiled at London’s Kensington Palace, is truly fit for royalty. The series consists of only 60 limited-edition mattresses that are made of Mongolian cashmere wool, curled Latin American horsetails and enough woven silk to stretch from New York to Miami and make the return trip.

Sleep Studies Part 3: Weight Gain and Sleep

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When people are sleep deprived, they tend to eat more, which causes them to gain weight. This was the finding of a fresh study conducted at the University of Colorado, Boulder that was published online in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences journal.

“Just getting less sleep, by itself, is not going to lead to weight gain,” lead study author Kenneth Wright, director of CU-Boulder’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory said. “But when people get insufficient sleep, it leads them to eat more than they actually need,” Wright noted.

Sleep Studies Part 2: Diet and Sleep

diet

Sleep Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine studied the dietary divergences among individuals with diverse sleep patterns. What they found in a diet and sleep study, as published in the journal Appetite, was striking.

Best Mattress for Heavy People

People who are heavy or overweight have a difficult time finding the right fit for many things. One thing that often surprises them is having difficulty with finding the best mattress for heavy people; one that meets their sleep needs.

Sleep Disorders

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Sleep is essential for people from all social and economic groups. Every living creature needs sleep in order to function. Unfortunately, many disorders and conditions limit or impair your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Although there are a plethora of sleep disorders, these are a few of the heavy hitters.

Best Mattress Topper

All you need to do is place a mattress topper on top of your existing mattress to feel like you have a new bed to sleep in. According to SleepBetter.org, “A good mattress topper can add support to a mattress that is a bit too soft. It can also add luxurious softness to a mattress that is too firm, while not taking away from the support of the mattress.” But, how can you identify the right mattress topper to suit your sleep needs best?

Sleep Phases

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When you sleep every night, without you even realizing it, your brain goes through five distinct sleep phases or stages: phases 1,2,3,4, and Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. You complete one full sleep cycle when you pass through all five stages of sleep. Passing through these stages usually takes approximately 90 minutes, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Let’s take a look at each individual stage, shall we?

Binaural Beats for Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely challenging for many people around the world. One method more and more people are turning to for capturing that all-important sleep is listening to binaural beats. While it may sound like some far-fetched music from a foreign land, there is science to these sounds that alter brain wave activity and make sleep possible.