We all know that getting regular exercise is important for your overall health. Engaging in physical activity at least five days a week can reduce your risk of chronic conditions and improve your sleep. With that said, there’s evidence that intense exercise right before bed causes a disruption to your sleep pattern. So, when is the best time to exercise? Well, the answer to that question depends on your natural circadian rhythm and what kind of exercise you do. Keep reading to learn more about the effects exercise may have on your sleep.
You’re probably already familiar with weighted blankets, and maybe you’ve even considered investing in one, if it wasn’t for one pesky outstanding question, “What about a weighted blanket for couples?” If you share a bed with a partner, you’ll need to find the answer to that dilemma. Should you purchase two weighted blankets, one for each of you? Or should you invest in a larger weighted blanket that can cover both of you?
If you’ve been curious about weighted blankets, there are plenty of good reasons to add one to your bedroom setup. The comforting weight of a weighted blanket provides scientifically-backed benefits that can help you achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. But, have you ever wanted to know what’s actually in a weighted blanket and how those materials make them better or worse?
As you may already know, adults need an average of 8 hours of sleep per night. But just because you’re getting the recommended number of hours of sleep every night doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of your slumber. Poor quality sleep, such as waking up multiple times throughout the night, can lead to a variety of health ailments. Why? Because when we sleep, we drift through multiple stages of sleep that each serve their own purpose to restore our body. One such stage is deep sleep, which leaves us feeling refreshed and energized when we wake up.
To help you feel your best self every morning, we’re going to go over deep sleep and how to get more deep sleep with five helpful tips.
Humans and dogs have been sleeping together for centuries. In fact, Australian Aborigines used this common occurrence as a rough gauge of temperature. A “one-dog night” meant sleeping with one dog in bed for a little extra warmth, and a “three-dog night” meant you needed three pups with you to get a good night’s sleep and stay warm in freezing temperatures.
A good night's sleep is crucial to living a healthy life, and the mattress you sleep on every night is a significant factor in your sleep quality. Mattresses have come a long way over the past few decades, changing the way we snooze. New technology, fabrics, and materials have led to the creation of more comfortable beds, designed to suit the needs of all types of sleepers.
One of the best parts of staying in a hotel is diving into a perfectly made bed that’s inviting, clean, and beautifully dressed. Professionally-made beds boast flawlessly tucked sheets, thoughtful blanket layers, and cozy cloud-like pillows—a kind of dream you don’t ever want to wake up from. It can be a disappointment to come home and see a lackluster bed setup waiting for you: messy sheets, sad pillows, thin sheets, a sagging mattress, and a comforter that’s seen better days.
There are many different types of mattresses circulating throughout the mattress world today. There’s the traditional innerspring mattress, the plush memory foam mattress, the iconic waterbed from the 70s, soft pillow top mattresses, and many more.
Naps are a serious siren call to those of us who are sleep deprived. If you often fall victim to one of those “What year is it?” naps where you accidentally pass out for hours, you know that terrible groggy feeling and regret that follows when you wake up. Now it’s 11 pm and you can’t go to sleep at your normal bedtime. Where did you go wrong?
You’re in a college classroom, sitting at a desk, staring down impossible test questions. Panic sets in. You haven’t attended this class the entire semester and your grade on this exam determines if you pass or fail. The clock ticks down the minutes you have left while everyone around you feverishly writes. You look down at your paper again, powerless - wait a second, where are your pants?