July 20, 2017 in Latest News
In an ideal (read: pre-industrialised) world we would sleep and wake by our own body clocks. Facilities would be open when we needed them and being fashionably late just would not be a thing.
Unfortunately, pretty much everybody living or working by standardised business and school times or social practices need an alarm clock to unapologetically interrupt their slumber.
Unapologetically indeed, thankfully us witty humans have mastered the sleep-delaying art of the multiple snooze button hit.
July 20, 2017 in Latest News
If late night chatter has your bed-buddy awake at night, then this might be the first time you are becoming aware of your sleep-talking habits. But, sleep-talking can also be a symptom of more serious sleep disorders.
Understanding more about sleep-talking is the key to finding out if your slumber speech is normal or something to investigate further.
May 16, 2017 in Latest News
With Autumn fast approaching, cuddle season is just around the corner. If you are considering investing in a new set of sheets to get cosy in, here are some things you need to know to avoid taking the wrong ones home.
May 2, 2017 in Latest News
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has once again toured the world showcasing the weird, wonderful and bizarre technology that may make it to our shelves. In tune with recent trends of technology which tracks our bodies, there certainly wasn’t a shortage of devices to help us sleep.
It might seem an odd thought that technology is trying to help us sleep. Especially in an era where it is often our hyper-connectivity to each other and work which is keeping us awake.
March 11, 2017 in Latest News
Making the decision about which mattress is to be your next betrothed is complicated. One needs to consider the matter of comfort, as well as cost, not to mention the possibility of sharing said your dream space with someone else. Once you have gone through all that then it is time to start thinking about your bed base. Ensemble, slats or platform? Each has their merits to consider, as well as their own impact on your humble abode’s aesthetic.
February 8, 2017 in Latest News
According to new research conducted by Ryerson University, between 30 and 40 percent of couples don’t sleep in the same bed at night.
The study further found that couples were being woken up by each other.
“People will say they sleep better [together], but when we actually monitor their brains we see that their brain is not getting into deeper stages of sleep because they’re continuously being woken up by movement or sound,” Coleen Carney told CBC, the director of the laboratory.
December 2, 2016 in Latest News
9:00pm (the night before): “Tomorrow is going to be my day. I am going to reclaim the morning, get up early, go for a run, actually eat a healthy breakfast, and even get to work early. Tomorrow will be great.”
4:30am (the next day, as the alarm goes off): “Sshhhh. I’ll just skip breakfast.”
5:30am: “Oops, there goes the run.”
7:00am: “Ah, darn it.”
If you haven’t had an internal debate like that with yourself about getting up in the morning, then you are a super human. A super human whom the ordinary person like us can only look at and wonder, ‘how?’
August 16, 2016 in Latest News
Benjamin Franklin, one of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States, is one of the few successful people who speak so glowingly of getting a good night’s rest.
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” Franklin would tell his fellow peers.
Although Franklin wasn’t backed up by a plethora of research at that time, it seems time has proven him right.
It’s now common knowledge that adults should be sleeping for at least seven or eight hours a day, which promotes optimal health.
June 13, 2016 in Latest News
Needing a new mattress is one of those things that really creeps up on you. One minute your beautiful bed has gone from a place of luxury to lumpy, the cause of sleepless nights and leaving you waking up with aches all over.
The question is: once you’ve gone ahead, experimented with all the mattresses in the store, and then finally decided on your perfect fit – what do you do with your old mattress?
June 10, 2016 in Latest News
So you’ve taken the leap, and it’s out with the old and in with the new. A brand new mattress lays waiting for you, offering you countless nights of sweet dreams and comfortable slumber. A new mattress, however, requires lots of love and a bit of TLC.
A good spring mattress can last up to ten years, so you want to make sure you are following all the steps needed to maintain your mattress and protect your new investment.
And with so many different factors affecting individual people in different ways, we might find a better solution to the problem in combinations of approaches rather than a single one-size-fits-all formula.
If we look at our sleep from a few different perspectives, getting that elusive block of uninterrupted REM could be as easy as committing to 5 simple rules.