If you’ve ever invested in more than a futon, chances are you realize that buying a mattress is an important decision.  Choosing the right mattress can make the difference between being energized, confident and aware, or being exhausted, cranky and absent-minded.  But no one wants to buy a new mattress before they really need to.

Earlier this month, the New York Times published a blog post titled, We tell kids to ‘go to sleep!’ We need to teach them why, that offered valuable insight on the correlation between a child’s sleep habits and how it affects their ability to learn and process information. The blog highlights results from several sleep

Feeling tired, worn down, crabby, and yet can’t seem to sleep at night? You’re not alone.  Many adults suffer from sleep troubles that keep them from feeling at their absolute best. Although you may not be able to fix all the troubles keeping you away from dreamland, here are some ideas on things you can do to

I’m a night owl, and if I wake up before 10 a.m. on a Saturday I’m thrilled. Morning people are the same as us night owls, just one step ahead. They’re in front of us in line at Starbucks, snagging the last scone. A post-workout treat for them is a would-be yummy breakfast for us.

I only become aware of how rusty my non-verbal communication skills are when I’m at the mall. Everything is fine until I see the dreaded mall kiosk.  The only thing worse than seeing the mall kiosk is making eye contact with the person working the mall kiosk. I scramble to arm myself with non-verbal cues

When you schedule an appointment with us, you are one step closer to finding your perfect bed. If nothing else, by the time you leave, you’ll be the ever-informed mattress shopper who knows exactly what he or she wants in a mattress. A sleep consultation appointment might sound clinical, but you can leave your bite guard at home!

How to Sleep Pretty

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 by

I’m an ugly sleeper. There. I said it. “No, Lauren. You’re a cute girl, I’m sure it’s–” No. NO. Thank you, but no.   It’s okay, I’ve accepted it. It all started when I was just a little girl. My first sleepover at Jana Keller’s house. I wake up in the morning to her and

Did you know sprinkling baking soda on your mattress absorbs odors? Baking soda is a natural deodorant, so I like to sprinkle some of the good stuff over my mattress, let it hang out on there for about 15-20 minutes, then vacuum it up. It turns out there is more to baking soda than meets

My sister and I shared a room until we were 18, and you could say we had different interpretations of “cleaning.”  She loved it, while I had other interests, like … oh, I don’t know, literally anything else. We had to clean our room on Fridays before we could go out with friends. My sister

Move your spin class to 7 p.m. or later. If you can get the class to be held IN your bedroom, that’s even better. You want to be sure to hit the sheets with your heart rate nice and elevated.   But before that, go ahead and hit a couple of Red Bull vodkas.  

When I brought my puppy, Soleil, home, I put her crate next to my bed for her to sleep in, all decked out with cozy blankets and a snuggly toy. I was so naive. Soleil didn’t sleep a single night in it, and now, three years later, I’m pretty sure her crate is somewhere in

If you go to bed and soon notice your eyes are beginning to itch, your nose is getting stuffy or you become congested, your bed might be making you sick. With beds chock-full of tiny allergens, it’s no wonder we wake up with allergies raging. Like it or not, there are tons of allergens / irritants in

5 Foods for Better Sleep

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 by

We know that stimulants like coffee and tea before bed are not conducive to a great night’s sleep, but are some foods better than others? Dr. Oz’s website suggests five foods that are great for people who want to kick the sleeping pill habit or who would rather opt for a more natural remedy to

It happens to the best of us.  You get home late after a night out, ditch the heels somewhere between the front door and the kitchen, and curse the nagging reminder to wash your face before falling into bed.  On the way to the bathroom, you notice your bed looks ridiculously  comfortable tonight.  You gaze

We’ve all heard that the occasional juice cleanse can do wonders for the digestive system, but what about a cleanse for the brain?  Just like the rest of our organs, our brain needs to flush out toxins to be healthy. We’ve known all along that humans need sleep to recharge our mind and body, and

Mattress Buying Guide

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 by

Is it time to say goodnight to your bed permanently?  Maybe your bed bows in the middle, is the source of restless nights, or perhaps you’ve flipped the mattress more times than you can count. Buying a new mattress is one of the most important decisions you make.  After all, the average person spends more

In the theme of keeping your room cavernous (dark, quiet and cool), you want to get it as dark as possible. And I mean dark. If you can’t sleep, resist the urge to play Words With Friends until you get sleepy. Not only does the light from your device disrupt your body clock, your mind should be

Who wins the thermostat war in your bedroom?  She thinks it’s too cold, he thinks it’s too hot and the bachelor thinks its ideal. But who is “right”?  What is the best bedroom temperature for getting a great night’s sleep?  You might be surprised to learn that getting a better night’s sleep is not entirely