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How Does Stress Affect Sleep?

Stress is often an unfortunate side effect of a busy life. If you have lots of responsibilities to your job or family, you may feel like it is impossible to keep up with all the demands on your time. Sleeplessness is commonly associated with being under stress, leaving you feeling physically as well as mentally […]

How to Pick the Right Mattress for You

Choosing a mattress can feel like a high-stakes test—with so many options out there, how do you know you’re getting the right one? The reality is that what constitutes the “right” mattress is different for each individual. Getting a mattress that you’ll be happy with depends on a number of different factors that are largely […]

Why Don’t I Feel Rested in the Morning?

Waking up groggy after a night’s sleep is a terrible feeling. Who wants to face a busy day when all you want to do is crawl back into bed? If you’re experiencing this feeling more than once in a while, your lack of quality sleep could be impairing your effectiveness during the daytime. You don’t […]

Staying Warm in the Winter

When the days are short and outdoor temperatures frigid, crawling into a cozy bed for a long night’s sleep is divine. But if you’re shivering your way through the night, it can be impossible to get decent rest. Instead of cranking up the furnace and paying an astronomical bill to try to stay warm, here […]

New Year, Better Sleeping Habits

By this time in January, those resolutions we’ve undertaken with such high hopes at the turn of the year may be a distant, disappointing memory. The plans we make to exercise more, eat better, and lose weight often go by the wayside when they crash up against the reality of returning to work and our […]

How Does Working Out Affect Sleep?

Exercising is one of those things that always makes the list of what you should be doing to take better care of yourself, right up there with improving your sleep habits. Too often both of these goals are neglected if you’re busy. But did you realize that working out can actually make it easier to […]

What Happens to Your Body While You Sleep

Sleep may seem like a fairly uncomplicated thing, especially when it’s going well—you crawl into bed at night, fall asleep in the morning, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. In reality, you pass through many different stages of sleep through the night in a cycle that repeats about every 90 […]

Does Blue Light Mess with Bedtime?

Of all the common advice given to promote healthy sleep, the caution against using electronic devices such as computers and cell phones right before bed can be the hardest to follow. If you’ve been busy at work or school all day, or you’ve been taking care of your family, the evening may seem like the […]

How Much Sleep Do You Truly Need?

Everybody knows that getting a good night’s sleep is important. Even without facts and figures to guide us, the feeling of trying to slog through a day (or several days) after insufficient sleep is enough to tell us that without proper rest, our bodies don’t get what they need to function at peak efficiency. So […]