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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your mattress, your excitement may be tempered by the fact that getting a new one means you have to figure out what to do with the old one. A mattress is too bulky to put out with the regular trash, and it may not be immediately […]
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 […]
When you’re focused on building muscle and getting in shape, your first thoughts probably go to finding the right routine, figuring out the proper nutrition, and motivating yourself to stick with the program you choose. However, if you really want to get the most out of your workouts, you also need to think about what […]
Millions of college students will be heading off to school in the coming weeks, and yours may be making the jump to living in their own apartment, either after a year or two in dorms or after living at home. Naturally, you want to get them set up right—so what’s the best gift to help […]
It’s a familiar experience: you check into a hotel after a long day of traveling, exhausted and eager to get some shuteye, but you just can’t sleep. Many people have a hard time getting a good night’s rest unless they’re sleeping in their own bed, unfortunately. However, there are ways you can improve your chances […]
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 […]