Get a good night’s sleep on a sustainable mattress – Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get a good night's sleep on a sustainable mattress
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Selecting a new mattress is a big decision, but with careful shopping, consumers interested in sustainability can sleep soundly on their nighttime investment. A sustainable mattress is produced in a way that minimizes negative environmental impacts by

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Helix Sleep Uses Your Personal Data To Create A $900 Custom Mattress – Fast Company

 

Fast Company

Helix Sleep Uses Your Personal Data To Create A $900 Custom Mattress
Fast Company
Doling out $5,000 for a Hästens Marquis bed does not mean it will fit your exact sleep specifications—and that's where Helix Sleep hopes to make its mark. The startup, which officially launched on Tuesday, seeks to customize your mattress by gleaning …
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Mattress Company Casper Launches Sleep-Focused Publication ‘Van Winkle’s’ – Wall Street Journal (blog)

 

Mattress Company Casper Launches Sleep-Focused Publication 'Van Winkle's'
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Casper's first product was a mattress, but the firm says its broader goal is to create a brand around the concept of a good night's sleep. Its move into publishing is designed to further that effort. As consumers pay more attention to their sleep

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Sleep Number i8 mattress review: Trial and error eventually leads to better sleep – TechHive

 

TechHive

Sleep Number i8 mattress review: Trial and error eventually leads to better sleep
TechHive
For those who have trouble sleeping, having a few options available can help you count a few more sheep. The futon in the den might work for a night or two, or a maybe a radio that plays ocean sounds and helps you doze off faster. Yet, what most of us

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep: Does a Mattress Matter?

 

Tinka Davi, Chief of Snooze News

Can’t get comfortable when you go to bed at night? If you toss and turn, have sleepless nights and feel exhausted in the morning, your problem may be your mattress.

Choosing and sleeping on the right mattress may alleviate your nights of unrest and help you wake up refreshed and raring to go.

The right mattress does matter and there are studies to prove it.

Drs. Andy Krystal and Jack Edinger from Duke University conducted a four-year study on how different support levels of mattress affected sleep, pain and daytime functions, according to an article in the Huffinton Post by Dr. Robert Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute. The two doctors from Duke evaluated more than 16,000 nights of sleep on 128 normal pain-free participants and evaluated how mattresses affected their health.

Their study differed from others who had smaller numbers of people in their sample groups. One suggested that “medium-firm” mattresses were best for sleeping, but there are errors in that conclusion.

For one, there isn’t a definition of a “medium-firm” mattress and what it would feel like. A 250-pound man may describe it as soft; while a 125-woman might say it’s firm.

Secondly, people in that study slept well on other types of mattresses, so should they switch to a medium-firm for better sleep?

Other studies have concluded that mattresses have no impact on sleep, but they, too have used small numbers of people or they’ve sampled university students. The latter is a poor choice, said Dr. Oexman, because they are usually very sleep-deprived. Usually students can sleep just about anywhere, including the classroom.

In the study by Drs. Krystal and Edinger, sleepers spent four weeks each on seven different mattresses with various amounts of firmness. They found that even small differences in mattress support, whether it was soft, medium or firm, correlated with changes in sleep and pain.

They concluded that it was a clear indication that mattresses really do matter.
And there was a bonus. They also found a second conclusion and that was that people who shop when they’re awake may not be able to determine which mattresses are best.

The finding that people are poor at selecting mattresses that would allow them to sleep pain-free should interest consumers. The reason for the phenomenon, Dr. Oexman said, lies in what happens to our body when sleeping. People pass through different stages of sleep, including “rapid eye movement” or REM stage, when the most vivid dreams occur. To prevent people from acting out those dreams, they lose skeletal muscle tone and spinal support since the skeletal muscles support the back. Therefore, the mattress that felt supportive when awake and when the muscles were active may be different during REM sleep.

That means people can feel the differences in mattresses on those nights when they can sleep.

For Firas Kittaneh, The Future of Sleep Starts With a Better Mattress – Huffington Post

 

For Firas Kittaneh, The Future of Sleep Starts With a Better Mattress
Huffington Post
I think more and more people are starting to look at the bedroom as a functional part of the house due to greater awareness of the importance of healthy sleep. Since we spend most of our time at home in bed, it's really one of the most important rooms

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There’s no need to lose sleep over mattress shopping – Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's no need to lose sleep over mattress shopping
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Just let me kick off my shoes and lie down for 15 minutes in the position I normally use when I sleep. It's the same advice that many mattress experts and doctors who specialize in lower back and neck care also give. “There are no peer-reviewed

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Sleep America closes, Phoenix mattress queen retires – Phoenix Business Journal

 

Phoenix Business Journal

Sleep America closes, Phoenix mattress queen retires
Phoenix Business Journal
Mattress Firm (Nasdaq: MFRM) announced the acquisition in November and, according to Sleep America founder, Debbie Gaby, the deal was closed on Jan. 6. The acquisition included all of Sleep America's assets and operations, including its 47 retail

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Automate Your Home and Declutter Your Sleep with Mattress that Checks Off … – PSFK (blog)

 

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Automate Your Home and Declutter Your Sleep with Mattress that Checks Off
PSFK (blog)
Activity tracking is making it easier to live a more healthy and efficient life. But we're not always up and going. In fact, we spend a large portion of our lives in beds. Wearables have been monitoring your sleep patterns for a while, but a new

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