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What is an Organic Mattress and does it truly exist?

If you have spent any amount of time shopping for an organic mattress in or around the San Francisco Bay Area, you are very familiar with the term ...

Nest Bedding and Madame Deals

We love to support minority, woman, and American-owned businesses. Nest Bedding is joining the Madame Deals network to reach out to the loyal shop...

When Sleep Becomes an Age-Old Problem

“The more disorders older adults have, the worse they sleep,” said Sonia Ancoli-Israel, a professor of psychiatry and a sleep researcher at the University of California, San Diego. “If you look at older adults who are very healthy, they rarely have sleep problems.”

Recent studies are proving that difficulties in sleeping can be traced back to poor health. One of the most common causes of sleep disruption is pain, and a restless night can make pain worse the next day. And when pain becomes worse, it follows that sleep becomes even more difficult.  The situation becomes a vicious cycle common in people with conditions that tend to afflict the elderly, like back pain and arthritis.

Nest Bedding highlighted in Apartment Therapy

 Nest Bedding was recently highlighted in Apartment Therapy! Check it out here Excerpt from the article on Apartment   When was the la...

The Risk Factors of Insomnia

Insomnia is really quite common in America and a good portion of people have to deal with it at one time or another. However, most people attempt t...

Caffeine and Insomnia

Many people feel a jittery feeling from caffeine and learn very quickly to avoid caffeine after a certain time if they plan on sleeping. Caffeine increases the secretion of stress hormones such as adrenaline so if a person is already secreting higher stress hormones then caffeine could cause a rapid increase that would definitely trigger a period of insomnia. People usually do not give a lot of thought to their caffeine intake but believe it or not, caffeine used to be used in clinical settings to induce panic attacks in patients. 

How The Owner Of A Mattress Store Buys A Mattress

"Having been in the business for quite some time and knowing the brand out there very well, I had a very strong sense of what criteria I wanted to meet when shopping for a mattress I would sleep on, I would put my kids on, and one that I could present to the public that would coincide with our strong non-toxic, local message."

Sleep Walking Disorder in Children

The sleep disorder of sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, affects approximately 14% of school-age children between five and twelve years old at least once. Approximately one quarter of the children with this sleep disorder have more frequent episodes. Sleepwalking is more common in boys then it is in girls. Most children that sleepwalk outgrow the symptoms of this sleep disorder by adolescence as their nervous systems develop.

What To Consider When Shopping For A Memory Foam Mattress

You see it everywhere...Gel Foam, Memory Foam, Foam Bed Sale, Memory Foam Mattress Sale. Cheap Foam beds available at Costco or WalMart from brands...

What You Get When You Buy A Mattress

When you buy that mattress, who you buy it from has everything to do with the cost of the mattress, and the price. If a retailer has a warehouse and keeps a lot of stock, that stock has a cost. And warehousing it has a cost, as does transporting it and handling it. That is on top of the price they paid from the manufacturer. Then you have the rent, the utilities, the commercials, the commission they pay the my estimation, when you buy from a big retail operation like this, you get about $50-$75 worth of mattress for every $1000 you pay at retail. Is it any wonder then that the mattress wears out after just a few years?

Crack A Window To Help You Sleep

If you live in a climate where you are subjected to the four seasons in all of their glory, you might find that you suffer from insomnia at certain times of the year. Quite often people find it more difficult to fall asleep during the late fall and winter months. For some, they attribute that to the shortened daylight hours or perhaps a small case of depression as the temperature plummet and time spent outside is rare.

Some Insomnia Facts

 Are You Worried About Sleepless Nights? Here Are A Number Of Insomnia Facts Insomnia or insomnolence as it is better known is a badly understood...


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