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Bedroom Evolution

1950-1959 The functional fifties This post-war era had homes decorated with Formica, chrome furniture, modern appliances and colorful pastel paints. The typical home had two bedrooms, with siblings often sharing a room. When it came to mattress comfort,…
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The Science of Sleep

Why you need your daily dose of zzzs Sleep not only feels good but it's vital for our overall health. Science has shown us that sleep allows your brain to do some basic housecleaning. While you sleep, your brain takes out the trash and carefully puts…
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Stages of Sleep

Stage 1: The eyes are closed during Stage 1 sleep and you can be awakened without difficulty; however, if aroused from this stage of sleep, you may feel as if you havenʼt slept. Stage 1 may last for five to 10 minutes. During this time, you may feel…
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Sleep Disorders

Some general symptoms of a sleep disorder include: Excessive sleepiness during the day Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep Snoring or episodes of stopped breathing during sleep Urge to move your legs at rest or an uncomfortable feeling…
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History of the Mattress

Comfortable, supportive mattresses are something most of us take for granted. We don’t think about how they’ve evolved over time. Want an eye-opening lesson on the bed history from long ago to more modern times? Here's something to think about the…
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Consequences of Poor Sleep

Most people can feel the consequences of insufficient sleep: Irritability Exhaustion Easily distracted Making unsound decisions However, there are other consequences of poor sleep that aren’t always as obvious. For example, sleep deprivation…
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Sleep Safety

Before snoozing on your new mattress, there are a few safeguards you should acquaint yourself with first. New mattresses sold in the United States must meet specific safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). To ensure…

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