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Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Not everyone has the luxury of working regular, traditional hours. An estimated 15 million Americans, from nurses to skilled tradespeople, are required to take unusual shifts; these may include graveyard shifts, early morning shifts, or shifts that rotate throughout the week. Working such irregular hours can have a significant impact on the body’s ability to

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Bedding Industry

Through New Partnership, BedJet Brings Temperature Control To ReST Smart Beds

This month, ReST Performance announced its decision to partner with sleep technology start-up BedJet and offer customers the ability to add temperature control technology to the ReST Bed’s already existing list of smart capabilities. BedJet’s technology works via its climate control system, which funnels a stream of air into the customer’s bed in between a

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Home Essentials Company Floyd Unveils Its First Mattress

Floyd, a home goods brand known for creating modular furniture and accessories for every room, has developed its own mattress. The 10″ tall mattress features a hybrid design, including graphite-infused memory foam and a 6″ individual pocketed coil system. Floyd Co-Founder and CEO, Kyle Hoff, told Mattress Clarity that the company’s decision to make their

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New Study Finds Sleeping On A Problem May Help To Solve It

New couples are often advised not to go to bed angry, but for those struggling to solve a problem, researchers from Northwestern University say going to bed – angry or otherwise – may actually help to solve the problem at hand. While the concept of “sleeping on” an unsolved problem may have shown itself to

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How To Sleep Better During A Heat Wave

During a heat wave, our bodies undergo certain processes to help us cope with rising temps. While this makes it easier to tolerate hot days, it can seriously interfere with our ability to obtain high-quality sleep. “In order to deal with heat, your body increases heart rate and blood flow to your periphery — the exact

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Bedding Industry

Brooklyn Bedding Debuts Sleep Boutiques in Arizona

In the last three months, popular mattress and sleep accessories retailer Brooklyn Bedding has opened five sleep boutiques in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The new retail locations will offer a more curated experience for customers, including in-store sleep experts, a brand representative told Mattress Clarity. “Customers can expect to work with a sleep expert on-site

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“Afternoon People” And “Nappers” Join Night Owls And Morning Larks As Researchers Identify New Sleep Chronotypes

Sleep researchers have long classified people as one of three types of sleepers: morning larks, night owls, or neither. Now, new research suggests these aren’t the only categories, adding “afternoon people” and “nappers” to the list of possible sleep chronotypes. “Variation in the diurnal curve of alertness-sleepiness cannot be fully accounted for [with] just three

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Amazon’s Prime Day Deals – List Of Discounted Mattresses

Prime Day is an exclusive shopping holiday for Amazon’s Prime members. It’s hosted once a year and lasts for two days (July 15 to July 16). This day gives Prime members (or those who opt into the free 30-day trial period) access to discounts on a wide range of the e-commerce giant’s list of products,

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New Study Says Poor Sleep Could Increase Firefighter Burnout

Firefighters with sleep disorders and mental health conditions are more likely to burn out, a new study finds. What’s more, firefighters who reported a lack of sleep also showed signs of depersonalization (feeling disconnected from one’s body and thoughts) and a lack of initiative. We spoke with Alexander Wolkow, Ph.D., lead author of the study

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Could Breathing Disorders Make Us Age More Quickly?

Sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea, may lead to an acceleration in aging, a new study says. The researchers found that subjects who struggled with disordered breathing increased their biological age by as much as 321 days. In addition, the effects of sleep disorders were greater in female subjects when compared with male subjects.

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