Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

Stay Cool While You Sleep An Unbearable Heat Wave Heat can sometimes be extreme, such as in the 2003 European Heat Wave, which caused thousands of deaths, especially among the more vulnerable – the elderly, those with impaired health, and those too poor to afford air...
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...
Cyber Sleep

Cyber Sleep

The Era of Smart Beds Smart Technology All around us we have smart technology. Our smart cameras have auto-focus, auto-exposure, and auto-zoom. They recognize faces and snap the shutter for a smile. We drive smart cars, talk on smart phones, and some of us live in...
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...