Pink is the new white, at least when it comes to noise in your sleep environment. And don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that you need to paint your walls the perfect shade of bubblegum or buy a new pair of rose-hued sheets. The push for pink is all about sound. White Noise vs Pink Noise […]
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How much sleep is enough sleep?
Do you dream of achieving the perfect 8-hour sleep schedule? Well, you may need to keep dreaming. After all, the ideal amount of sleep doesn’t come in a one-size fits all solution. In fact, oversleeping can make you feel just as lethargic as sleeping too little, and 8 hours may not be the magic number for you. […]
Do I Need a Boxspring?
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 […]
Does Sleep Lead to a Stronger Heart?
You know how important heart health is, and you’re doing everything you can to keep your heart healthy. From limiting alcoholic beverages to hitting the gym and turning down cigarettes, you’ll do what it takes. But did you know that sleep quality can also affect your heart health? A recent study shows that obstructive sleep […]
Fall back: Daylight Saving Time
Humans may not have the power to travel through time, but we certainly know how to manipulate time in order to make the most efficient use of it. When Daylight Saving Time (DST) was first introduced in 1908 in Ontario, Canada, it added one hour to our standard time to make better use of daylight hours. […]
Share a great photo of your bedroom set on social media
If you’ve ever yearned to live inside that perfect snapshot of fresh linens, billowy curtains and planters placed just like so, you’ve succumbed to Insta-envy. Even the photos that look like they are candid snapshots somehow portray that effortless happiness we all crave. Images like these are the very visual representation of a fashionably put-together life. […]
When should you replace your pillow?
Which pillows are the most reliable for a good night’s sleep, and how often should you replace them? With so many different types on the market — from foam to latex to feather — it can be difficult to know. While materials can change from brand to brand, most pillows, regardless of material, need to be replaced […]
Break down the cost of a bed
Mattresses can be expensive, but finding the right mattress is important. Think about it: Out of all the furniture in your house, you spend the most time in your bed. So what exactly are you paying for when you purchase your mattress? Here’s a breakdown of the cost of a mattress. Inner construction From metal […]
Do women need more sleep than men?
Women require 20 more minutes of sleep than the average man, according to studies revealed by the Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center. Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Center, explains that women’s multi-tasking brains are wired differently from men’s and are more complex. Sleep is necessary for the brain to recover; therefore, women who frequently […]
Sleep-Deprived Leaders Are Less Inspiring
Because of unusually demanding schedules, many leaders feel they have to trade sleep time for additional work time. This trade-off of sleep for work can result in unwanted consequences. Inspiring leadership relies on a leader who can inspire people to perform at their peak and do their very best work every day. Leaders who show positive emotions […]