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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Fragmented Sleep and Its Effect on Health

As the wife of a career fire captain who is retiring in six months after 33 years of service, the article, The Trouble with Sleep: A hidden hazard to firefighters’ health, really resonated with me.  The health problems associated with fragmented sleep include not only problems with mental health, but an increased incidence of everything from diabetes to heart attack to stroke.  So are firefighters the only ones at risk due to their choppy sleep habits?  Unfortunately, firefighters, medical residents, and the like are not the only ones at risk these days.  Here’s why…

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How to Select a Latex Mattress

A came across this blog, Your Guideline On How To Select Latex Mattress, but it really leaves a lot to be desired.  One thing the blog does have spot-on, however, is the fact that the popularity of latex mattresses is on the rise.

One thing that I find that irks me is when a writer uses the terms “latex mattress” and “natural latex mattress” interchangeably.  Up to eighty percent of latex mattresses are synthetically made using unnatural petrochemicals.  If you want a true natural latex mattress, you need to make sure that your natural latex mattress is 100% natural and botanically derived.

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Quality Sleep: One of the Keys to Quality Sleep is a Great Mattress

Many of us do not get enough sleep.  Experts say that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep and that getting less than six hours of sleep can bring on negative side effects to one’s health.  There is a lot of information out there about improving sleep, so let’s take a look at a few tips for sleeping better.

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Memory Foam Mattresses, Latex Mattresses, and Great Scents Can All Improve Your Sleep

I frequently blog about memory foam mattresses, natural latex mattresses, and sleep.  I personally have a very keen sense of smell, so Top 5 Serene Bedroom Scents jumped out at me as something that might be interesting.  Scents are also very strong triggers of memory and can remind us of things or places in our past too.

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