Will a Boxspring Help me Sleep Better? Many people just assume they need a boxspring. It goes with a mattress like socks go with shoes. Others are a little more skeptical. Why do you need a crate-like box beneath your mattress? In the end, you have to put your mattress on something, and a box […]
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What Does Being in Love Mean for Sleep?
While sleep is often studied as a solitary act, most people share their beds with a partner. Whether you are dating, in a committed relationship or married, sleep plays a huge role and can give some insight to how you feel about each other. Last year, researchers at the University of Hertfordshire analyzed 1,ooo people […]
Study Finds Alcohol is Still Bad News for Sleep
It’s tempting to unwind with a glass of wine after a long day at the office, but growing research suggests that alcohol is a sure way to disturb your sleep. Just this month, Christian L. Nicholas and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne have added even more evidence of the risk of drinking alcohol […]
Is Your Job Hurting Your Sleep?
The promise of the American dream is what keeps many of us going to work each day as we strive to take care of our families and make them proud. However, America’s dedication to work is definitely killing our snooze with long hours, stress and plenty of technology use. Based on a new GCC Insights […]
Quitting Bad Habits Might Be as Simple as Sleep
Sleep learning may seem way too futuristic to exist, but researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science are already putting it to the test. According to their study, specific conditioning can be used as we snooze to change our behavior. Dr. Anat Arzi and his team used 66 volunteers who wanted to quit smoking cigarettes […]
Your E-Reader May Be Hurting Your Sleep
Reading before your bedtime is a great way to wind down, but it may be better to opt for the old fashioned route of snuggling up with a novel instead. Published research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that using a light-emitting electronic device in the hours before bedtime not only makes […]
Why You Must Invest in an Adjustable Bed TODAY!
Let’s be honest, most of us think that adjustable beds are more suited for older adults or can only benefit a medical condition. However, Gallery Furniture Sleep Expert, Brandon Jackson recently informed me that I couldn’t be more wrong. Everyone could benefit from having an adjustable bed in their home. With numerous studies and doctors […]
Women: Sleep and Your Period
For women, obtaining sleep can be difficult in the days before and during their periods. Along with common symptoms such as headaches, cramps and bloating, hormonal changes may make sleep nearly impossible with constant disturbances. In fact, according the National Sleep Foundation, 23% of women say their sleep is more disturbed in the week before […]
5 Signs You Need to Talk to Your Doctor About Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is becoming a well-talked about topic in the health community, and for good reason. The chronic sleep disorder is estimated to affect the lives of at least 25 million adults in the U.S., with many people going undiagnosed or untreated for years. Sleep apnea has been linked to serious health conditions […]
What Your Body Is Up To While You Snooze
Sleep is an amazing process that boosts our overall health and happiness. Have you ever wondered exactly happens while you snooze? Sleep restores your body every night to prepare for the next day. Here’s a list of how specific regions of your body are affected by sleep that we found on Body+Soul: Your eyes: As you […]