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Summer Vacation. A Sleep Guide for Kids.

As kids, we were excited about summer vacation. No school. No homework. Just relaxing and fun for three months. Fast-forward to you being the parent; summer vacation is not as exciting. Without school, what are your kids going to do all day? Sleep the days away and stay up all night? Without the structure of Read More »

Sleeping on a plane. Nine tips.

Planning a trip is exciting. Once you have booked everything, the countdown begins. About a week before you fly out, you start to mentally prepare yourself for the flight you must endure to get to your final destination. Sleeping on a plane is challenging for most people. Here a few tips that could help you get Read More »

Better Sleep Month 2017. 31 Tips to Celebrate.

May is Better Sleep Month. Who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? (Well, small children but they can’t read this.) We’ll be publishing a tip a day for the entire month of May. Each tip is to help you sleep better through minor changes to your daily life. So come back daily to sleep better Read More »

The Pleasure of REM: Sleep Tracking

Both as a neurobiologist and human, I love REM sleep. REM sleep is a special stage of sleep. When we are asleep, our bodies and brains cycle through different kinds of sleep every couple hours. At the beginning, the cycles contain more deep sleep and slow wave sleep, both of which help reset the body Read More »

Fit for a king? New and classic mattress sizes explained.

With increasing interest in health and better sleep, among both millennials and baby boomers, more people are upgrading their mattresses. Usually that means a king size. In keeping with this trend, the mattress industry has moved to provide more mattress sizes options. Here’s an overview of what’s currently out there, starting with King and working Read More »

Advanced Bedroom Feng Shui

Feng shui centers around the idea of Qi, which is a flowing life force that basically rules the earth. Qi (pronounced chee) swirls all around us, the vital energy of life. Everything and everyone on earth gives off Qi and is affected by it. The words feng and shui are Chinese and literally translate into Read More »