When you go to bed, you don’t simply doze off. Instead, you cycle through multiple stages of sleep. One of the most important of these is REM. This term stands for rapid eye movement. In addition to those notably twitch eye movements, this stage of sleep is also associated with dreaming and “paralyzed” muscles.
If you have difficulty falling asleep, you may have tried masking disruptive sounds with white noise. This solution works well for many people, but it turns out that noise comes in other colors. Recently, pink noise has started to get some attention among people who believe it could be the real key to improved sleep quality.
Do you find that you can fall asleep in a matter of minutes, no matter where you are? Or do you find yourself tossing and turning at night, even though you’ve got a comfortable mattress? If you’re the former, you might be googling “narcolepsy symptoms,” and if you’re the latter, you might be cutting back on the late-night lattes.
There are all kinds of factors that can affect the average person’s sex life, from diet and exercise to stress at work or at home to age, hormones, and personal libido. Of course, having a ready and willing partner on hand could naturally make a difference, as well!
In recent years, more and more people have taken the plunge into sustainable living. Sustainability is beneficial for you, your family, and the environment, so it’s no wonder consumers are looking for more ways to make sustainable products a part of their day.
If your teen wants to stay up all night and sleep all day, don’t blame them -- blame biology. The body’s circadian rhythm, its natural internal clock, begins to change as individuals enter into the teen years. The hormone melatonin, which helps people to feel sleepy, starts being released later at night as they mature. This makes it harder for teens to get to sleep at an early hour -- and harder to get up on time for school!
Most of us don’t think about how hard our back works all day. All the muscles in the back and the structures in the spine are what literally keeps us up and moving. It’s during sleep that the spine – and the rest of the body – can truly rest and recover from all the demands we put on it to get through our day.
Last week, I met a friend for lunch whom I haven’t seen for almost a year. Dave was already seated at a table when I arrived and waved from the corner booth when I walked in. As I got closer, I noticed that he looked different from the last time I saw him. You know, like when someone gets a haircut that’s the same style they’ve always had but it’s just perfect somehow that makes them look different. That’s how he looked to me in that moment.
There’s a very good reason mattress salespeople often refer to the mattress and all its accoutrements as a sleep system. It’s not because they’re trying to make it sound fancy and sophisticated. (Well, maybe a little). Let’s break it down and see how your bed can be called a system.
For as long as springs or coils have been used in mattresses (around 150 years), you’d think there wouldn’t be many questions or any debate about these curved steel wires. But alas, there’s a plethora of information out there about mattress coils intended to convince you of the virtues of innerspring but unfortunately has also confused many people.
We’re kicking off our Mattress Facts series to explore amazing graphene. This is the first of three articles that will explore a mattress component that we have knowledge about because we use it in our factory. It’s intended to share interesting and useful information about materials or production processes, not to sell you products. Enjoy Mattress Facts on us, and not about us.
This time of the year can be overwhelming for many of us and easy to let the busyness of the season chip away at good wellness practices that we might normally have. There is a simple exercise that we can do anywhere, anytime for even just a few minutes at a time. Breathing.