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How to Choose the Right Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain.  Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain. Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if…

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers say. During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a study of mice found. “It’s like a dishwasher,” says Dr. Maiken…

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Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends…

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Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep. Research shows that most people require seven or eight hours of sleep to function optimally. Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may…

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Pillow Fight! – How to Pick the Right Pillow

A good mattress and pillow go together like peanut butter and jelly. After years – or even maybe a decade – of sleeping on your old mattress, you finally made the decision to invest in your sleep health and purchase a new mattress. But when was the last time you bought a pillow? If it’s…

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Helping Parent’s Choose Quality Mattresses for Their Kids

“I’m an experienced pro in retail mattress sales, but the one area I would like to improve is how to gently take parents looking at the cheapest mattress they can find and reorient them toward the importance of the quality of their child’s sleep.”  If you have found yourself in this dilemma time in time…

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10 Things RSA’s Should Always Say

In today’s world, mattress shoppers are emboldened because of the proliferation of choices of products and retailers, the abundance of online information and the influence of social media. Shoppers are paying less attention to what retailers and manufacturers say, and instead, are consulting more with their peer networks and consumer review sites to determine what…

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How to Buy the Best Mattress for You

When it comes to buying a mattress, how do you cut through the confusion and buy the one that will get you the best rest? To start, consider the most affordable mattress lines from the top brands like Sealy, Serta, and Simmons. And make sure you test-rest each mattress for at least 15 minutes – spending 5 minutes on…

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Trouble Sleeping? Paint the Bedroom Blue.

People who paint their bedrooms blue get the most sleep, according to a study released in May by Travelodge. The United Kingdom-based hotel chain surveyed 2,000 men and women across the England and found that Brits who sleep in blue rooms, reported the best shut-eye patterns, banking an impressive average of 7 hours and 52…

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BedBug Bytes: 10 Remedies that DO NOT Work

Itchy and frustrated, people dealing with a bedbug infestation are willing to try just about anything to get rid of the insects. At best, most of these are ineffective – some downright dangerous. Brian Hirsch, director of Protect-A-Bed’s Pest Control Division, has compiled a list of the 10 least effective home remedies he’s heard of people are using: 1) Gasoline…

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Want to slash your health care costs, boost your brainpower and increase your financial smarts? Get some sleep. Too little sleep can bring on costly health problems. A 2011 study by the University of California at San Diego and Harvard University concluded that men who most missed out on deep sleep were 83% more likely…

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Common Dreams Part 6: “I’m falling”

Is it true that if you have a falling dream and don’t wake up before you hit the ground you will die? Find out below in this week’s blog post – the last installment to our common dream analysis! “I’m Falling” Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams….

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