Once upon a time, hay, leaves, reeds, and even seaweed were the materials of choice to stuff our mattresses -- hardly the comfiest of options. It’s safe to say that human bedding has evolved quite considerably over the years. The 1930s saw a surge in the popularity of the innerspring mattress (a much nicer and more body-conscious option than seaweed and leaves).
Since it’s a vital function of the human body, sleep can seem like a zero-sum game. If you don’t get enough, you’ll suffer the consequences, but putting in your time rarely delivers obvious perks. The fact that you can’t feel all the benefits of sleep, though, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Sleep is the time when the body works to restore and renew its cells and systems. Without enough sleep, the body can’t heal or replenish itself -- and that’s just the beginning. In case you’ve been fighting the urge to go to bed, here are some more reasons why a good night's sleep is vital to your overall health.
Kids and sleep – one of parenting’s greatest mysteries. For some children, long, full nights of restful sleep come naturally. For (far more numerous) others, falling and staying asleep are constant battles which seem to require ever-changing tactics. If your family is among those still struggling for consistent sleep, we know your search for solutions won’t end until you’ve found relief. We hope that these tips will point you in the right direction or inspire a change that allows your whole family to sleep soundly.
For some mattress buyers, organic options are an absolute must. It’s helpful that organic mattresses have become more widely available, and with a lot more options. Still, with so much variation and so few options available in so many stores, shopping online can be the best way to find the right organic mattress.
“I’ve never had to choose between working out and sleep.” Said no person committed to a workout routine ever. We’ve all been there – racing against the clock or fighting the urge to hit the snooze button to get our workouts in.
It’s been a long time since we started a conversation about sleeping in a tent. After all, it can be cumbersome to put a full-size Tempur-Pedic in your Coleman. What we have shared with you is a great deal of information about circadian rhythms and sleep hygiene to help you get higher quality, more restful sleep, and more of it. For those whose circadian clocks are out whack, new sleep research has revealed a sure-fire cure – and a fast-acting one at that.
It’s normal to think twice.
I’m guilty. When I recently bought a new mattress, I seriously considered not buying a new foundation. I bargained. I made a pros and cons list. While I was still at the store, I thought better of it and invested a new Amish wood box spring. Unfortunately, what I didn’t do was measure the stairwell it would have to go up.
Mattress shopping gets a bad rap. It’s not known for being quick, fun, or easy. Well, at A Goodnight Sleepstore, we want you to be beyond pleasantly surprised with your new bed and with your experience in our store. We want you to be shockingly excited about your mattress choice and the process by which you make your decision. We’ve already shared the keys to successfully buying a mattress in a single day, and conquered the hardest parts of mattress shopping. Now we want to share a few insights about the nuts-and-bolts, on-paper details that have the power to make or break your mattress-buying experience.
Does everyone you encounter have the flu?
It’s a scary time of year, and this flu season seems to be particularly harsh. But there’s good news! Research has recently revealed sleep to be one of the factors that determine who gets sick and who doesn’t. If you’d written this off along with the old wives’ tale that getting your head cold makes you sick, it’s time to adjust your expectations. Wearing a beanie all winter won’t keep you well, but getting sufficient sleep just might.