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Joe Auer

How To Sleep Well When Away From Home

Some people find it difficult to sleep well when they aren’t in their own home — and scientists may have figured out why. A June 2017 study published in the journal Current Biology suggested that we sleep with one-half of our brain alert during our first night in a new place. Researchers at Brown University

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Lifestyle
Joe Auer

Why Nasdaq Says September Is A Good Time Mattress Shop

Why is September such a great time to buy a mattress? Nasdaq notes that last year, Sleep Train offered up to $400 off select Beautyrest and Posturepedic mattresses and up to $300 off Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Those are some great deals, so what gives? Check out our Tempur-Pedic mattress reviews, here.  According to the National Sleep

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Luxembourg Uses Pillow Fight To Raise Parkinson’s Awareness

Those lucky enough to be in Luxembourg this weekend will have the chance participate in a public pillow fight in the heart of the city, all in the name of Parkinson’s awareness. The pillow fight event is set for September 2 at the Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes. It is open to the general public (all ages)

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Joe Auer

Could Poor Sleep Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

A study published this week in the journal Neurology connects poor sleep with dementia. Researchers studied 321 people from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) who participated in the Sleep Heart Health Study between 1995 and 1998, and who were over 60 years old at the time. They followed these participants for 19 years, and 32

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Mattress Mack Opens Stores For Houstonians In Need

When flood waters started to rise in the city of Houston, a local businessman, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale opened two of his furniture stores to provide temporary shelter to more than 400 evacuees. “Houstonians have a safe, dry place to take shelter at Gallery Furniture so if they can get here they are welcome,” said

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Mattress Retailer Purple Expands To Canada

Purple, a popular online mattress retailer, will now sell their products in Canada, the company announced in a press release Thursday. This will be the company’s first international expansion, following their January 2016 launch in the US. Customers in Canada will be able to purchase, mattresses, pillows, and cushions, and have them shipped directly to

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Eight Unveils New Smart Mattresses

Those in the market for a tech-enabled mattress will have new options to consider, as online retailer Eight added four new mattresses to its product line Wednesday, including two new smart mattresses. Among the new offerings are the Saturn+ and Mars+, “the most technologically advanced mattresses on the market,” according to a press release. Eight’s

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Joe Auer

Here’s How Blue Light Affects Sleep

It’s becoming common knowledge that limiting screen time before bed can help a person sleep better. The reasoning behind that? Studies have shown that the blue and white light emitted by many electronic prevents the brain from releasing melatonin, a hormone that tells the body when to go to sleep. So if a person doesn’t have

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Joe Auer

Binge-Watching TV Is Hurting Sleep

A TV binge is one of life’s greatest small pleasures. Is there anything better than having the time and space to watch back-to-back shows in the comfort of one’s own home? No. Unfortunately, science suggests that TV marathons might be harming an individual’s sleep. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Casper Debuts Wave Mattress

Popular direct-to-consumer mattress company Casper has a new high-end mattress on the market called the Wave. This mattress is said to complement the body’s “natural geometry,” according to the company’s website. This is Casper’s newest mattress since its launch in 2014. According to a story from Avery Hartmans at Business Insider, the Casper Wave was

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Joe Auer

Study Links Lack Of Sleep To Growing Waistlines

We all know the major benefits of getting proper sleep. Increased energy, improved concentration, decreased stress and better memory are just a few reasons to make sure everyone is getting enough rest. And new research shows that people with poor sleep habits are more likely to be overweight. Researchers from the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular

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The Sleep Sherpa
Bedding Industry
Joe Auer

Interview With The Sleep Sherpa

Recently I caught up with my fellow mattress reviewer, Ben Trapskin from the Sleep Sherpa!  I really enjoyed this interview because very few people know the glory and pain of reviewing mattresses day to day.  Make sure to check out his review site as well before making your mattress decision! How did you get into

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