Long viewed as a luxury mattress option, latex is becoming more affordable, thanks to the increasing availability of online mattress retailers. All-latex beds are made from natural latex sourced from rubber trees using a Dunlop or Talalay manufacturing process, while synthetic and latex hybrid mattresses contain synthetic latex, polyfoams, and other materials. Latex beds come […]

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Houseplants and sleep One of the first studies that examined the benefits of houseplants was done in 1989 by NASA. In the study, NASA examined a few handfuls of houseplants and studied how they purified indoor air. Another article in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology examined how peperomia dahlstedtii (vining pepper) improved workers’ moods when […]

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If you’ve seen the hit movie Finding Nemo, you’ve heard the phrase “just keep swimming.” This may have got you wondering: do fish ever take a break and just sleep? If so, what are the logistics of sleep for fish? How do they actually relax and sleep while underwater? Since most fish don’t have eyelids, […]

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Dreams are a common experience among people of all different ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Given their prevalence and often their vividness, they are the subject of much thought and discussion. But what exactly are dreams and why do they happen? And what do they mean? Read on to learn more as we delve into each […]

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Of the many tasks we undertake in life, there are those special few we can all agree are not for the faint of heart. Folding bed sheets is among them. Many of us can figure out how to fold our pillowcases and flat sheets decent enough, but the dreaded fitted sheet is where our efforts […]

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About 30% of Americans get less than six hours of sleep a night. Not a particularly worrisome fact on the surface, but what is worrisome is that this is also the same group of people more likely to have a stroke. If you’re one of these Americans who isn’t getting enough sleep, you’re also at […]

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The innerspring mattress has been around since the 1930s. Despite newer mattress types like memory foam and latex beds entering the scene, traditional innerspring beds still make up two-thirds of overall mattress sales today. Innerspring mattresses have earned their staying power due to their affordability and their ability to support a variety of sleepers, including […]

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Sleeping seems pretty straightforward. After all, we’ve all done it since we were babies. Animals do it, too, without even thinking about it. The need to sleep seems to be hardwired into us and it’s something we usually do automatically. However, defining sleep is a complex task. What with all the neurotransmitters involved, the physiological […]

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Although the subject of ‘sneezing during sleep’ has not been extensively studied, most sleep researchers and neuroscientists agree it is physically impossible for people to sneeze while they are sleeping. For all intents and purposes, humans should sneeze frequently during the night. Our mucus membranes swell when we lie on our back, stomach, or side; […]

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If you’re an average person, you’re getting about eight hours of sleep a night. When you realize this means you still have sixteen hours in a day to do things that are not sleeping, eight hours doesn’t sound like much. But when you realize you’ll spend a third of your entire life asleep suddenly sleep […]

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