10 Life Hacks to Improve Your Sleep

10 Life Hacks to Improve Your Sleep

People try all kinds of life hacks to remove blockers, improve their mental and physical health, and generally increase their efficiency. Surprisingly, people overlook the factor that is the biggest contributor to overall well-being: sleep. Like eating right and exercising, ample, quality, restorative sleep contributes to people’s overall wellness in a variety of ways. The Centers for Disease Control has recently indicated that lack of good sleep can contribute to diabetes, depression, weight-gain and heart disease, and quality sleep is a major factor for chronic disease prevention.

So, now we know that we need to get good sleep, but how to do it? Studies have shown that 30% of Americans experience short-lived insomnia regularly, and a whopping 10% of Americans have ongoing insomnia. Try these simple life hacks to get your sleep back on track, and unleash the power of your potential.

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It’s what’s inside that counts: Why mattress materials matter

It’s what’s inside that counts: Why mattress materials matter

It’s true, we Californians care about our bodies. We eat right, avoiding fattening comfort foods, scarfing down organic veggies. We exercise, going hiking, doing yoga, even trying brain exercises and life hacks to make our bodies and minds healthier. Unfortunately, we tend to neglect the third part of the equation for well-being: sleep! The human body needs approximately 8 hours of blissful restorative sleep to function optimally. The Centers for Disease Control has recently indicated that quality sleep is a major factor for chronic disease prevention, and lack of good sleep can contribute to diabetes, depression, weight-gain and heart disease.

At McRoskey Mattress Company, we have been passionate about life-changing sleep for over 117 years. We have spent more than a century testing the ingredients and refining the recipes we use to build mattresses; everything we do supports the goal of creating beds that are breathable, durable and offer responsive support to sleepers.

 

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Adjustable Base Beds in the 21st Century

Adjustable Base Beds in the 21st Century

Adjustable beds, such as the Prodigy 2.0 are the ultimate in modern comfort. People love that they can spend more time in bed, and have back support for watching Hulu or playing with their computers, and then adjust the bed flat for bedtime. People who work on their feet, such as nurses or engineers find that elevating their feet for a bit at night reduces pain and swelling in their feet. There's even a zero g position that relieves pressure all over the body. People with acid reflux often can find relief by falling asleep with their heads slightly elevated.
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Pro Tips for Powernapping

Pro Tips for Powernapping

Napping, like eating leafy greens and regular exercise is generally acknowledged to being an important component of a healthy life. Unfortunately, busy schedules and a culture that stigmatizes napping have caused many Americans to abandon the afternoon siesta. In honor of National Nap Day, here's how to build an effective napping practice and unlock mental clarity, better memory and greater efficiency.
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How to Fluff a Pillow

How to Fluff a Pillow from McRoskey, starring Palo Alto's own, James!

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How to Sleep

How to Sleep

70 million Americans have real problems sleeping. 10% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, up to 35% of us experience periodic loss of sleep. There can be many causes of sleep disruption – from stress and depression to poor sleep habits – here’s a few ways to combat it.
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The Witchery of Sleep on Sleeplessness

The Witchery of Sleep on Sleeplessness

We’ve recently stumbled upon a book, “The Witchery of Sleep,” published in 1903 that has some amazingly salient advice about sleep. Here’s an excerpt from the chapter on sleeplessness.

Sleeplessness is a condition of poverty, both mental and physical. As one suffers through an occasionally empty purse, so one suffers , both physically and mentally, through occasional lack of sleep. Utter destitution pecuniarily can far better be borne than the destitution of sleep.

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61 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Sleep

Our friends at Mattress Insider shared this informative and interesting Infographic with us. It reveals 61 interesting secrets you never knew about sleep.
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7 Tips for Winter Survival... in Bed!

Daylight Savings Time is over, and the rainy season is (hopefully!) around the corner. It's a great time of year to spend some quality time in bed (late mornings, anyone?). Here's how to get the most out of this winter.
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In Search of the Perfect Pillow

In Search of the Perfect Pillow

Other than the mattress and box spring, pillows are the most important piece of bedding to ensure a comfortable, restful and healthy night's sleep. The perfect pillow can greatly enhance the quality of sleep by maintaining your spine’s alignment and providing the best positioning for your head and neck. Since everyone's bodies and needs are a little bit different, your "perfect" pillow is going to be specific to you.
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Why Should I Buy Quality Bed Linen

Why Should I Buy Quality Bed Linen

Your Mattress Matters ... and so does your bed linen.

Quality bed linen pleases the eye and pleases the body!

A nicely made bed is comforting. Imagine looking forward to getting into bed at the end of your very busy day.

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In Search of the Perfect Pillow

In Search of the Perfect Pillow

Getting a good night’s sleep is much easier when you have the right pillow. In fact, the “perfect” pillow can greatly enhance the quality of sleep by maintaining your spine’s alignment and providing the best positioning for your head and neck.

Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your pillow — and your sleep. And when you buy a new McRoskey mattress, always buy new McRoskey pillows.

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