Entries by Kathleen Inocentes

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Sleep?

If you’re a typical adult, the idea of getting too much sleep may seem like an impossible fantasy. You’re much more likely to be struggling with getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night, and wishing for an opportunity to sleep in. Believe it or not, though, routinely exceeding the recommended amount […]

What’s a Sleep Cycle and Why Is It Important?

For something that we spend so much time doing, sleep is still not a well-understood phenomenon. Scientists are still learning more and more about the purpose sleep serves in restoring our minds and bodies. Until the 1920s, when modern sleep research began, scientists thought that your brain simply shut down during sleep. When the electroencephalogram […]

How to Break in a New Mattress

Since a good quality mattress should last for seven to ten years, replacing one isn’t something most people do that often. When it comes time to make a switch, it can be surprising (or disappointing) to find that your brand-new mattress might not feel as comfortable as you expected right away. This does not mean […]

How Do I Set Up My Bed in a Box?

Buying a mattress is nothing like it used to be—instead of being limited by what you might be able to find in the store down the street, now you can order the perfect mattress online and have it delivered straight to your home. Modern materials and construction make it possible to pack a mattress compactly […]

Is an Adjustable Bed Frame Worth It?

When it comes to the right kind of bed, there is no “one-size-fits-all” option. Aside from your personal preferences, your regular sleep position and any health conditions you might have can influence your choice. Recently, adjustable beds have become more popular, especially as new technological features such as memory settings and included USB ports have […]

Staying Cool on Hot Summer Nights

There are many things to love about the summer months—beach days, barbeques, vacations—but tossing and turning on a hot, sticky night, trying to get to sleep, is not one of them. When temperatures may be pushing triple digits, it’s often hard to get the rest you need. Here are some tips to stay cool to […]