Sleep

Sleep Shorts: The 10-15 Minute Mattress Test

In the mattress industry this rule of thumb seems elementary, but you would be surprised by the amount of people that purchase a bed doing the “5 fingers tells me all push down test.” You know the maneuver that some do when they shop for beds. Pushing down on the bed with their hand and…

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Sleep Shorts: Sleep Deprivation = Being Drunk on the Job

According to researchers in he Sleep Medicine Division of Harvard Medical School, the average American has lost an hour and half of sleep per night over the past few decades. The sleep-deprivation epidemic is costing companies $63 billion a year from insomnia and other health and productivity-related problems. According to Russell Sanna, the division’s executive…

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The Benefits of Taking A Nap

As Americans, we are constantly on the go, places to be, things to do and work to be done. We rarely slow down leaving us feeling tired and exhausted. I am sure we have all had the feeling where we wish we could be a kid again and just take a nap in the middle…

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Why We Go For Doughnuts.

Are you eyeing those delicious doughnuts? Maybe you mouth is even starting to water? A study shows that how much sleep we get enough can directly effect the types of food choices we make in our day. A bad night’s sleep makes people less resistant to unhealthy foods, and even results in more pleasure from…

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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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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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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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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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