The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Tracking

An in-depth guide as to how sleep tracking is done with a look at how sleep is tracked in a sleep lab and a comparison of how well new sleep tracking device, both stand alone and those that work with i phone or other electronic devices, track sleep.

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The Botanical Mattress: The All Natural Latex Mattress

Looking to make your life more green, organic, and botanical? Thinking about starting where you spend one-third of your life – in bed.

A 100% all-natural latex mattress is made from the sap of rubber trees and is completely botanical.  It is antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and resistant to dust mites.  This makes an all-natural latex mattress a great choice for those with allergies or who want a greener, botanical mattress than traditional mattresses.  A latex mattress is also very comfortable, making it a great mattress for anyone looking for a comfortable mattress too.

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100% All-Natural Latex for Chemical-Free Sleep

Many people these days are looking for ways to live a greener, more chemically-free life. Since we spend about one-third of our life sleeping, going chemical-free with your mattress is a great place to start.  One of the best ways to do this is with a 100% all-natural latex mattress.

A 100% all-natural latex mattress is completely botanical and made from the sap of a rubber tree.  It is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and dust mite-free.  Quite simply, it is the cleanest mattress you can find and ideal for those with allergies or those looking for a greener mattress alternative.

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Need Better Sleep? Pills Are Not the Answer

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola in his article, The Top 5 Natural Sleep Aid Tips, the number of Americans getting eight or more hours of sleep per night has dropped 34% between 1942 and 2013. Dr. Mercola goes on to say that number of people getting less than five hours of sleep per night increased from 3% to 14% in that same time period.  These stats are alarming.

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Lack of Sleep is Bad for Your Body

How a lack of sleep can affect your body and your health is something I don’t need research to tell me. I have always been acutely aware of this and make sure I get enough sleep to stay as healthy as possible.

The article, What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep , written by the Brain and Spine Team of the Cleveland Clinic, points out the following things that can happen if you don’t get enough sleep, including, but not limited to, lack of alertness, impaired memory, relationship stress, impacted quality of life, and an increased likelihood of car accidents.  Even missing as much as 1.5 hours of sleep can have an impact.  Chronic or continued lack of sleep can also lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke. Obesity, depression and a lower sex drive are also potential problems.

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Tips for Better Sleep

Years ago, I read an article entitled, Tips to a Better Sleep, which offered common sense sleep tips that, unfortunately for many people, are not common knowledge.

Here are some sleep tips that the article offered, along with some updates for today’s world –

1.  Consistency – Go to bed and wake up around the same time every day.

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Better Sleep Means Fewer Sleepy Drivers on our Roads

Do you feel sleepy during the day?  Tired of tossing and turning and waking up tired?  According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2008 Sleep in America poll, 36% of Drivers Have Nodded Off Behind the Wheel.  This is an extraordinarily scary statistic.  We, as a nation, need to address this health and safety crisis.

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Exercise: Sleep’s Best Friend

Want to sleep better? Who doesn’t? It’s funny how our ancestors never had trouble sleeping.  People used to walk places, work in the fields, do manual labor… Now we have machines to do all that and save us time, yet many people still say they don’t have time to exercise.

Research shows that even small increases in exercise, like a daily half-hour walk, can improve your sleep and your health.  The one caveat to this is that you should not exercise close to your bed time.  That will actually make it difficult to wind down and to fall asleep.

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Sleepless No More!

Tired of waking up tired?  Wish you could get some better sleep?  Tired of tossing and turning to get comfortable?  Then it’s probably time for a new mattress and a memory foam mattress may be just what the doctor ordered!

A memory foam mattress is extremely comfortable.  This is because it is temperature sensitive.  Memory foam’s temperature sensitivity means that it molds to every contour and curve of you body, reducing pressure points and the need to toss and turn to get comfortable.  When you do change positions, the memory foam “remembers” its shape and then gently settles in you your new sleeping position.

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