Do Smart Beds Really Help Us Sleep Better?

Do Smart Beds Really Help Us Sleep Better?

The Cyber Sleep Era We should have expected this, since so many other areas of life are being digitized. Cyber monitoring and management of business and industry has been extended to our vehicles and our phones, and it has been coming into our homes. They all can be...
Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic

Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic

Latex Beds by Selectabed The First Latex Mattresses Latex (then called “foam rubber”) was used in mattresses before memory foam mattresses were invented: In 1931, Dunlop Tyre and Rubber Company sold the first latex mattress, made with the firm’s...
Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

Air-Pedic Beds After two years of testing, Selectabed (the mattress subsidiary of Relief-Mart) launched its own adjustable airbed, the Air-Pedic, in 2014. Two of the early models, the Air-Pedic 200 and Air-Pedic 300, were 2-chamber dual comfort beds. They have since...
Side Sleeping – Part 3

Side Sleeping – Part 3

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is Part 3. Click here for Part 1 or Part 2. Beds for Side Sleepers Each sleeping position has its own benefits and disadvantages. For side sleepers and the others, the bed and the pillows can mitigate the disadvantages for a...
Side Sleeping – Part 2

Side Sleeping – Part 2

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is part 2 of Side Sleeping. Click here for Part 1 or Part 3 Medical Research Results Now several health and wellness writers have been promoting side sleeping as more healthful than other positions. The obvious reason is...
Side Sleeping – Part 1

Side Sleeping – Part 1

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is Part 1. Click here for Part 2 or Part 3 A Variety of Sleeping Positions “How do you sleep?” seems like a simple question at first – that is until you ask “What does ‘how’ mean?” It can mean: “How well do you sleep?” “How can...
Screen Use and Quality of Sleep (Part 2)

Screen Use and Quality of Sleep (Part 2)

An Analysis of Responses to the Survey Screen vs. No Screen Using results as of 11/30/2017 Part 2: Evaluation and Conclusions Part 1 of Screen Use and Quality of Sleep reported on the results of the Memory Foam Mattress Survey, Screen vs. No Screen. How Electronic...
Counting Sheep – Getting to Sleep

Counting Sheep – Getting to Sleep

Countering Insomnia “I can’t sleep …” Insomnia – that’s what counting sheep is for. Insomnia is sleeplessness, not being able to fall asleep. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, between 30% and 35% of adults have occasional insomnia, with brief...
Sleep Issues

Sleep Issues

Participate in our survey. Just as sure as night and day, sleep is a part of life – not just a part, but an integral part. It’s the way we are made. Machines can be made to run day-and-night weeks at a time, but not the human body. A few decades ago, a lot was written...
A Time to Sleep – Part 2

A Time to Sleep – Part 2

How much sleep is too much? A Time to Sleep – Part 1 addressed the question, “How much sleep is enough?” After all the talk of the need of sleep and urging us to get enough sleep, some of us may be tempted to say, “Well, you can’t get too much sleep.” So it is...