sleep studies

Happy New Year!

Still recovering from New Year’s Eve? I can’t believe where this last year has gone and I am sure you are feeling the same way. 2013 was a good year for us at Mattress Depot USA as I take a moment to reflect to myself. Sadly, we did lose one member of the Mattress Depot…

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For this week’s blog topic, I thought we would keep it nice and light with 40 facts that you may or may not have known about sleep. See how many you knew and surprise yourself with some additional knowledge! -The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during…

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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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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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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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Dream Facts & Tidbits. A Mini Series: Part 4

Did you know blind people have dreams? This is something I have always wondered, what do they dream about when mine are in full color and relied so heavily on the sense of sight? This week’s topic is a quick read about sleeping facts. See how many you knew or perhaps DIDN’T know.  1. One-third of…

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Types of Dreams: A Mini Series Part 3

  Did you know there are several types of dreams that you can have? You probably know some of them, nightmares, daydreams, lucid dreams. How many can you name off hand (hint: there is 10)? Check your answers below and see how many you got right, you might even learn about some you have never…

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What Are Recurring Dreams? What Do They Mean? A Mini Series: Part 2

We have all had them – those dreams that haunt us. Those dreams that we have had for so long and so often. Those dreams where you are running, falling, can’t get away or scream, you’ve lost something or some one. You wake up in a panic or sweat and tell yourself “it was just a…

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What are dreams? What do they mean? A Mini Series: Part 1

Symbols are the language of dreams. A symbol can invoke a feeling or an idea and often has a much more profound and deeper meaning than any one word can convey. At the same time, these symbols can leave you confused and wondering what that dream was all about. Acquiring the ability to interpret your…

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