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Some mattress stores sell used mattresses. These beds have been in someone else’s home and slept on for a minimum of 30 nights, often longer. While a month or two (or even three!) might not seem like that big of a deal, there are several things you should know about used mattresses and why Mattress Warehouse doesn’t participate in that practice.
Protecting yourself while you sleep is important – even more so after the latest findings from pest control company Orkin.
The company released its list of top-50 cities in the U.S. most affected by bed bugs. For the first time, Baltimore and Washington, DC, rank numbers 1 and 2, respectively. Philadelphia dropped three spots in the rankings to No. 9.
The countdown to New Year's Eve has begun. In just a few short days, the ball will drop in Times Square, confetti will fly, and people in homes and parties will drink, kiss, and sing/mumble through the only part of “Auld Lang Syne” anyone really knows.
It’s a party for sure, as many people are quite ready for 2016 to become a far distant memory. So much so that imbibing a little too much on your adult beverage of choice is very likely. Although it might seem like alcohol would help you relax enough to sleep better overall, the fact is booze and sleep really do not go well together.
The holidays are now upon us. While some people embrace the cheer and goodwill that comes this time of year, others begin to stress out for various reasons – last minute shopping, ugly Christmas sweater isn’t ugly enough, etc.
For a lot of families, the stress comes not in “packages, boxes, or bags,” but rather in getting their homes ready for holiday guests. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for holiday visitors. Continue reading
The holidays are closer than you might think – just a little over a week away. That doesn’t really leave you with a lot of time to go out and pick up those last-minute gifts. You promised yourself last year you wouldn’t put it off again, but you did it anyway.
It’s OK. A lot of people do it. If you don’t believe it, check out how packed the mall parking lot is right before Christmas! Yikes.
Fortunately, since we know you all have been especially good this year, we have a list of last-minute Christmas presents your friends and family are sure to love!
Any parent knows that a child’s bedtime troubles don’t end after they move out of the crib. Kids of all ages can have trouble sleeping through the night for a variety of reasons — some of which may surprise you. Identifying the root cause of your little one’s sleep issues can help the whole family get better rest. To help you get started, here are five reasons why kids may lie awake at night.
Snoring is not an uncommon problem. Considering about 90 million Americans snore when they sleep, you’ve probably either experienced hearing loud snoring or you’re the one doing the snoring.
Sure, it can be annoying if you have to hear it every night, but it can also be dangerous for the one snoring.
Millions of Americans are diagnosed each year with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and the numbers continue to increase. Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which your breathing is obstructed, causing you to wake up in order to start breathing again. This can happen frequently throughout the night, sometimes an average of 30 times an hour each night or more. Continue reading
It happens every Thanksgiving, and you know someone is going to say it. It’s all just a matter of time.
The turkey is carved, the food has been scarfed down, and someone (your dad, uncle, or maybe your annoying cousin) is bound to say, “Welp, I’m sleepy. Must be all that turkey I ate because it has tryptophan in it.”
It’s the same line used in households all across the country during the holidays. Truth is, it’s a myth. There’s so little tryptophan in turkey that you’d have to eat several whole turkeys in order to get sleepy.
There are a lot of sleep myths out there. Here are seven myths we can debunk right now.
Let’s face it, there are a lot of reasons why we don’t sleep the way we should. Stress is always a biggie, as is worrying about things that are important to us.
For one reason or another, we all lose sleep from time to time. There are, however, ways for you to get better sleep. Here are six things you can do right now to help you get some much needed rest.
Doesn’t seem like it was that long ago the only way you could tell if you got a good night’s sleep was if you woke up feeling rested and didn’t yawn a lot during the day.
Today, technology brings us a way to not only see if we slept well, but to see how many times we woke up, what periods were we in deep sleep, etc., in great detail.
Companies such as Fitbit, Jawbone, and Microsoft all have wearable devices that monitor everything from your heart rate, how many steps you take in a day, and how many calories you burn. They also help monitor your sleep.
The devices, usually worn around your wrist, vary in what they can and cannot do. For example, one might have a watch feature, while another might include the ability to read texts and see when someone is calling you.