The United States has snagged the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2017 thanks to the innovative work of three sleep researchers. A three-man team earned the award for analyzing how different organisms, including humans, adapt their biological rhythms as the planet rotates. Though we’ve known about circadian rhythms for decades, the specific natural process dictating sleep, hunger, hormones, and body temperature has remained a mystery – until now.
You might expect mattress makers only to be concerned with how peacefully you sleep, but Serta has launched a campaign focused on waking life. In a new campaign, Serta is asking Americans to “Declare Peace” in the bedroom. This is in response to this year’s Sleep in America poll, conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, which revealed that almost half of Americans report spending less than an hour a day feeling relaxed. Given that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder and 35% of adults get less than seven hours of sleep each night, this is a troubling revelation.
We’ve talked to you before about the dangers of racking up a sleep debt. Otherwise known as a sleep deficit, the condition of cumulative sleep loss is detrimental to everyday functioning and quality of life, but it’s not considered a disorder on its own. While the medical community at large disagrees as to the significance and measurability of sleep debt, for those of us suffering sleep deprivation, the struggle is real. Now that millions of Americans know that they’re in the red, it would be nice to know what we can do to minimize the deficit.
It’s possible that this year’s hottest trend in bedding is just a fad, but there’s good news on the boxed-bed front. Thanks to the massive demand for convenience identified by the likes of Casper, Tuft & Needle, Purple, and BedInaBox, many more established mattress brands have begun developing highly shippable product offerings. Among them is MLILY, one of our all-time favorite makers of memory foam mattresses. Check out this article where we sing their praises, then check out their most recent models – all available nationwide by mail in a minimal box.
Recently, a sleep-related story took center stage on the cover of Monitor on Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association. “Sleeping Well, Staying Healthy” is an article detailing the many ways that sleep – or the lack of it – impacts us over a lifetime. The short-term effects of sleep deprivation are pretty clear and well-documented. But the implications of a life of insomnia are more of a mystery. With a focus on psychology, this expose tells us what recent research has revealed about the importance of sleep as we age.
As a citizen of the 21st century, you probably feel like Daylight Saving has been around forever, since, for you, it has. In truth, the practice has only been in place in the United States since 1918. That’s right – not even 100 years!
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you’ve undoubtedly heard the mattress-shopping horror stories. Online reviews and local commercials can make buying a mattress sound just as nerve-wracking and high-stakes as purchasing a car. While we can’t improve your experience on the car lot, we can assure you that your mattress-buying process doesn’t have to be a confusing, frustrating, high-pressure crap-shoot.
Organic mattresses -- especially those made from renewable resources like natural latex -- are fast becoming a popular choice for people who want to enjoy a healthy, comfortable, and environmentally friendly night of uninterrupted sleep.
At A Goodnight Sleepstore, we love to keep up on the latest in sleep research. After all, the real importance of a supportive, high-quality mattress goes beyond physical comfort to ensure that you get all the benefits of deep, rejuvenating sleep.
A new mattress is an investment. At least, the kind that will give you healthy spinal support, consistent comfort, and long-lasting durability will be. One of the most popular questions asked by customers in our mattress stores is, “How long is this going to last?” The truth is, it depends. Different types of mattresses have different life expectancies. Most should provide comfort and support for about a decade. But one of the deciding factors is how you treat your bed. By thinking proactively, you can take simple steps to extend the functional life of your mattress significantly.