Amber Merton, Author at PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

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Organic and Natural Gift Guide

Organic-Natural-Gifts

As the holidays approach, all eyes are on finding the perfect gifts for friends, family and loved ones. For some of us, that means finding gifts that reflect our values as much as they reflect the love and affection we feel for those who touch our lives every day.

What is a Sustainable Mattress?

Sustainable Mattress

Sustainability – The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.

Sustainable mattress companies make their products with organic and natural materials in a sustainable manner. They are committed to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Shop for Good Sunday: November 25, 2018

Shop For Good Sunday

PlushBeds is honored to be a sponsor, supporter and partner in Shop for Good Sunday. It’s a day to support businesses that do good in their communities and around the world. Known by many names: social impact companies, ethical and sustainable brands, etc., these heroes of the Shop for Good movement, create unique, high quality products, that have a positive impact on humans, animals and the environment.

How to Choose Mattress Firmness

Mattress Firmness

Choosing the right mattress firmness can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the amount and quality of sleep you get each night. More importantly, it can have a huge impact on how you feel when you wake up in the morning. For instance, sleeping on one that is too soft can leave you waking up with aches and pains in your neck, back and joints. Sleeping on one that is too firm, can leave you with pain in your pressure points.

20 Ideas to Inspire Kindness

Kindness

Kindness Can Change the World

According to the esteemed Dalai Lama, practicing compassion is a sure path for you to be happy, and for making others happy as well. Small acts of kindness, done for others, often inspires them to go out and do their own acts of kindness. Whether it’s a notion of paying it forward or simply the adjustment of mood doesn’t matter, the real key is that by being kind, you inspire kindness.

Veterans and Sleep

Veterans Day

Veterans sacrifice much in service to their country. They give up time with friends and family, in support of their country. They also work long hours in many rough locations. And, they do it all without complaint. They do these things to serve our grateful nation, and to defend our freedom.

Daylight Savings Time and Sleep

Daylight Savings Time And Sleep

Daylight Savings Time (DST) officially ends at 2:00 am on the first Sunday in November. This gives us an extra hour of sleep this weekend, which will make most sleepers happy. But keep in mind that there may be side effects as well. Let’s explore how Daylight Savings Time affects your sleep, and what you can do to reduce any effects it may have.

10 Healthy Halloween Treats For Kids

Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween. Filled with tricks, treats, ghouls, ghosts and goblins. It’s a night some children might love for all the wrong reasons. Candy! And lots of it.

You don’t have to be the troll that stole Halloween, though. Here are 10 Healthy Halloween Treats you can offer, that kids are sure to love:

How To Choose Your Mattress Thickness

Mattress Thickness

There are not many things that feel more luxurious than climbing into a big comfy bed with a thick, plush mattress. The standard thickness for a mattress is between 6 to 9 inches – while some of the more luxurious mattresses are 12 inches. There are even some mattresses that are an astonishing 16 to 18 inches. But, how much mattress thickness do you really need? Hint: for most people it is nowhere near 16 inches.

Buyer’s Guide For Bed Sheets

Bed Sheets

You’ve most likely invested a great deal of time in choosing the best mattress to meet your needs. You researched every aspect of buying a mattress, including:

  • Choosing the right mattress firmness
  • Selecting the right mattress thickness
  • Determining the materials used to make the mattress
  • Learning the health effects the mattress might have on your family
  • Choosing the right size mattress for your needs
  • Understanding how the mattress impacts the planet and the air your family breathes