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

To participate in our current Memory Foam Mattress Survey, click here. 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...
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?” The Need For Sleep 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...
A Time to Sleep – Part 1

A Time to Sleep – Part 1

How much sleep is enough? This is Part 1 of a two-part article For Part 2, click here. A Time to Sleep and a Time to Wake The third chapter of the ancient Book of Ecclesiastes begins with, “There is a time for everything.” It follows by listing fourteen pairs of...
Digestive Disorders and Sleep Disturbance

Digestive Disorders and Sleep Disturbance

The mattress is not always to blame for “That Gut Feeling.”   Can probiotics be part of the solution? Digestive disorders are a real threat to health. Not only do they damage the colon and the small intestine, and are a contributing factor in colon cancer, they are...
Pain in the Neck

Pain in the Neck

A Real Pain We hear it from time-to-time: – “John is a pain in the neck.” – “Fixing that car is a real pain in the neck.” – “Just thinking about what I’ll face today gives me a pain in the neck.”  A pain in the neck is a rather common term in our...
Back Pain, Mattresses, and Cushions

Back Pain, Mattresses, and Cushions

What Causes Back Pain?   Most of us, if not all, have experienced back pain of some level at some time. For a large percentage of us this has been several times. Many persons suffer back pain frequently or constantly, ranging from light to very painful to severe....
Sleep Apnea and Hypopnea

Sleep Apnea and Hypopnea

What are Sleep Apnea and Hypopnea?   Most of us would like to have a good night’s sleep night after night. However, there are many of us who do not sleep well. Sometimes the cause is noise or light. Perhaps we are too warm. Or pressure points and an achy back keep us...
Snoring Solution: Look to the Pillow

Snoring Solution: Look to the Pillow

How the Right Pillow Can Help Alleviate Snoring   Snoring isn’t just a nuisance for the other people in the house who are trying to sleep. It can also be a health hazard. Sleep Apnea – Most Common Cause of Snoring If your snoring is a result of apnea (stopping...