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Kitchen Cures for Insomnia

When it’s late at night and you can’t get to sleep, what do you do? Many of us head for the kitchen, open the cupboard and try to remember what Grandma would have advised us to do. Thankfully, grandmothers everywhere have passed down recipes for drinks that can help us settle into slumber. Note the ingredients so you can have them on hand the next time you’re trolling the pantry at midnight.
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Snacks for Sleep: Life-Changing Sleep Diet

A good rule of thumb is to have the last big meal of the day at least three hours before bedtime, but there are some late-night snacks that can help you get to sleep, and stay asleep all night long.
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10 Life Hacks to Improve Your Sleep

10 Life Hacks to Improve Your Sleep

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!

 

 

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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

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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