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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 »

An uncommonly good way to cope with the common cold.

Last week I found myself down for the count with the flu. Yuck. It wasn’t like a truck ran over me. It was like a whole fleet of trucks. My nose felt like a hot air balloon was pumped up inside and straining to get out. My eyes itched. And my infamous attack sneeze was Read More »

Top 10 Signs You Need a New Mattress

Your mattress is an essential part of your everyday life, and you put a lot of thought into selecting just the right mattress for you. So it can be easy—and tempting—to believe that you and your mattress will be together forever. Unfortunately, no matter how amazing your mattress may be, this is one relationship that Read More »