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Sleep Positions: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Your sleep position may be causing you unnecessary sleeplessness, but we have a few tips for improvement… The Good:  Side sleeping Side sleeping is generally considered to be the most neutral sleep position because it compliments the natural curve of your spine, especially if you’re sleeping on the right mattress. Our experts suggest placing a more »

Sleeping Man Holding PDA

The Link Between Texting and Sleep Disruption

While sleep texting has minimal long term issues (other than embarrassment), it could be considered a side effect of a larger issue that revolves around sleeping and cell phones.  Two Washington and Lee University students, Maia Robbins and McCauley Massie, are working with their psychology professor, Karla Murdock, to better understand the effects of cell phone use more »

Fetal Position Bed

The Weirdest Accessories for Sleep (Part 2)

After more research, I’m back with more of the most awkward accessories for sleep.  Last week, we covered duvets and travel accessories.  This week, we are on to much more exciting things:  beds and pillows! Inspired by last week’s Ostrich Pillow, I set out to find a few even weirder pillows, and what do you more »

Ostrich Pillow

The Weirdest Accessories for Sleep (Part 1)

Throughout the past few weeks I have been slowly collecting a few of what I think are the weirdest inventions to help you sleep better.  While there is undoubtedly a vast realm of other weird inventions to improve your sleep, here are some of my favorite. So, let’s start with some of the less bizarre: more »

Sleeping Student

Sleep Tips for Students

Summer is nearing its end, and the start of the school year is upon us.  While most students are merely dreading Hamlet, Russian History, or even that summer math assignment that they procrastinated until the night before, what they may forget is that the start of every new school year brings another issue:  an impending more »

Sleepless Children

Sleep Tips for Sleepless Kids

Having trouble getting your kids to stay asleep? I’m here to help.  Unfortunately I must admit that I was definitely one of those troublesome kids who refused to stay in bed at night.  Although this was quite a few years ago, I can still recall my insistence on wanting to stay awake and my parents’ more »

Recycle your mattress

The Benefits of Mattress Recycling

It’s about that time.  Your bed is sinking in the middle, the pillowtop you once loved just isn’t what it used to be and you are consistently waking up around 3:00 in the morning.  It may be time to break up with your mattress.  But, before you can do that, another issue must be resolved:  more »

Beds, Pillows, and Dust Mites

Beds, Pillows, and Dust Mites

One third of one’s life is generally spent in a bed.  Each week of that life, an average human sheds about one fifth of an ounce of dander (you know, the skin flakes and other miscellaneous things that fall off of your body?).  Well, dander happens to be the preferred food of those microscopic dust more »

Sleepy Garfield

Celebrate Garfield with Good Sleep

Okay, so it’s been 35 glorious years since Garfield was first published and as we all know, our favorite cat sure loves his naps.  While the benefits of a good night’s sleep are irreplaceable, taking the right kind of naps can be almost as helpful to your body and mind as getting that full 8 more »