Technology and Sleep

We are nowhere close to the period portrayed in movies such as Star Trek and Star Wars but it sure does seem like it sometimes. Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past century – at warp speed one would say. Gizmos of all kinds can be found affecting almost every area of your life whether you choose it or not. (more…)

Snack Attack at Bedtime: Easy and Healthy?

Perhaps one of the worst things in life is sleep deprivation over a long period of time. Insomnia is a very common issue that millions of people suffer at some points in their lives. Stress is by far the biggest contributor to insomnia but eating that midnight snack before bed could also be the culprit. (more…)

Can’t Sleep? Then Go Green!

How many times a week can you honestly say you have a restful, restorative sleep? One, maybe two or perhaps none! Unless stress is diffused with time to rest the body and the mind, it becomes compounded. Humans rely on water, food, and sleep to survive. (more…)

Hygiene Tips for Better Sleep

Are you falling asleep on the couch after dinner only to be wide-awake once you get into bed? What’s up with that? There is such a thing as “sleep hygiene” and researchers have found specific and regular practices that you can follow to make sure that you get a restful night’s sleep, every time. (more…)

What a Sham!! Learning to Sleep in Style

Some people don’t really care what their bed décor looks like. If the sheets are clean and the bed doesn’t squeak, all is well! Then there are those people who love to have pretty or elegant touches, frilly or masculine designs, grey or lemon tones. To some, this could make all the difference in a good night’s sleep. (more…)

Mattress Protectors: The Buying Guide

Your brand new mattress has arrived and it’s even more comfortable than you remember. You tingle at the thought of your first night on such a luxurious mattress surely fit for a king or queen. Before you lay your crisp new sheet sheets over the bed, you contemplate on the best possible way to maintain your new mattress. (more…)

Feng Shui in Your Bedroom for Better Sleep Quality!

What is Feng Shui (pronounced fung-shway) and why should it be in your bedroom? Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art of placement where every corner and space of your home or office, in simplistic terms, has a compass directional pull.

 It is said that placing a painting with mountains in a space that will work better with a water theme could affect some aspect of your life. (more…)

Bamboo! Egyptian! What’s in Your Bed? – Part 2

Understanding how a piece of fabric is manufactured may help you make the perfect bed sheet selection for your needs.  Thread count, fibres and weave in a specific combination can create the lightest or heaviest of fabrics. These elements are responsible for how the fabric feels on the coldest to the warmest of nights. They will also indicate how long they will last after regular usage and washing. (more…)

Mattress Shopping Woes: The Myth of The Sale

The phrase “best price guaranteed” gets so overused in this consumer-driven day and age, but very few retailers actually treat their customers to these well-known savings. Differentiating fact from fiction in a retail setting is not always easy for many consumers who usually find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of promises and red-ticket reductions. (more…)