Are Silk Pillow Cases Really Better for You?
Some people swear by silk pillow cases. By skipping the cotton, nylon and other “rough” fabrics, those folks who use silk list a bevy of benefits, not the least of which involves more healthy skin and a restful night’s sleep.
99% of humanity has slept on something other than silk pillow cases. So who’s right? The masses, or the miniscule portion that’ve traveled the Silk Road to sleep? The results are mixed, but silk pillow cases do show some interesting results. Sit ‘n Sleep has done some research, and here are some arguments from the pro-silk side: Continue reading
We all clean our sheets regularly (hopefully!), but when was the last time you considered cleaning your mattress? Once you uncover the shocking facts behind what lies beneath your sheets, you’ll likely be considering the cleanliness of your mattress much more often.
How to Clean A Mattress
According to researchers at Ohio State University, a used mattress can contain roughly 100,000 to 10 million dust mites that feed on dead skin cell. These uninvited guests can often cause allergic reactions in some people, and they’re not alone. Incidents of bedbug infestations have increased by around 80 percent in the past decade, leaving red itchy bites and allergic reactions in their wake. Continue reading
Are Your Electronics Disrupting A Good Night’s Sleep?
We love staying connected throughout the day: whether we’re firing off emails at work, watching our favorite series on our laptop or sharing hilarious cat videos on social media. But are we running the risk of ruining a good night’s sleep if our brains are still digitally connected at night? If you’ve ever had a difficult time falling asleep, and chances are we all have at some point, you might want to consider setting an electronic curfew to improve your night’s rest.
According to a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation, experts in this sort of thing, nearly half of the 1,500 people surveyed rarely or never get a good night’s sleep. And nearly everyone, 95 percent, reported using electronic devices within an hour of bedtime. Researchers are now, more than ever, cautioning the use of electronics right before bed, as the artificial light and cellular frequencies can suppress the release of our sleep hormone melatonin. Continue reading
If you think a good pillow is only good for a slumber party pillow fight or claiming your side of the bed, we’ve got news for you: having a comfortable pillow can greatly improve your sleep and overall health.
According to says sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, a clinical psychologist and author of Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep: “Pillows can not only impact the quality of our sleep, but also how healthfully we rest and recharge,”
And not all pillows are created equally. Not only do you want a good quality pillow, but also you want one that is designed for the way that you sleep.
Here are our favorite pillows at Sit N Sleep designed to help you get a great night’s sleep:
1. iComfort Scrunch Pillow by Serta – Filled with hundreds of Cool Action™ gel memory foam cushions, this super comfy and flexible pillow can be fluffed up or bunched together letting you choose your ideal level of comfort. The shape will then maintain throughout the night helping to alleviate pressure points on your head and neck, and reduce tossing and turning. Continue reading
Foods that Will Help You Sleep Easier
Everyone knows about the inherent value of a midnight snack, but what about those times when you’re lying wide awake at night and no matter what you try you just can’t get to sleep? What can you do to finally induce some Z’s and get a proper night’s sleep?
Believe it or not, changing what you eat – even by just a little bit – can make all the difference between being wide awake and sleeping like a baby. Here are just a few foods that can help you sleep easier: Continue reading