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Katie Golde

Smartphones, TV, Linked To Poor Sleep In Teens

It may come as no surprise that teenagers love their smartphones, TV’s and video games, but new research out of Canada suggests it’s negatively impacting their sleep health. “Today’s adolescents sleep much less than previous generations, their sleep quality is poorer, and they report more daytime sleepiness, all of which have health and social consequences,”

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Joe Auer

Having a Sense of Purpose Can Help You Sleep Better

We all know you sleep better at night if you’re in a comfortable bed, in a room at the perfect temperature, when it’s as dark as possible. New research published in Sleep Science and Practice shows that something less obvious can help you sleep well — having a sense of purpose in life. Researchers used 825

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Smart Mattress Featuring New Tech Launches On Indiegogo

Matrix, a new smart mattress that promises to track your heart rate variability and analyze your sleep data through sensor technology within your bed, launches on Indiegogo today. According to the Matrix Sleep website, the smart mattress is the first to utilize ballistocardiography, a non-invasive method used to track heart rate variability, as well breathing,

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Bedding Industry
Joe Auer

This Smart Pillow Promises To Help Curb Snoring

If you snore — or share a bed with someone who does — no doubt you’ve tried traditional snoring remedies like side sleeping or a humidifier. But could a new smart pillow be the solution? Enter the REM-Fit ZEEQ pillow, which retails for $199.99. The pillow’s founders launched a Kickstarter campaign, and the pillow was

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Mattress Firm Launches Bed-In-A-Box Brand, Tulo

In another sign that direct-to-consumer mattress shopping isn’t going anywhere, Mattress Firm announced its own line of bed-in-a-box beds, named Tulo. Tulo mattresses have 10″ profiles and all feature a four-layer design, knitted Polyester and Tencel blended covers, and high-density CoolFlow ventilated memory foam. The brand was likely designed to challenge popular online-only companies like Casper

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Casper Unveils New Low-Priced Mattress, The Essential

Casper has added one more mattress to their product line, The Essential, which became available for purchase online in early October and is the company’s most affordable mattress yet. They announced the arrival of their higher-end Wave mattress in September. The Essential – along with the original Casper mattress and the Wave – means that

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Bedding Industry
Joe Auer

Oregon College Student Wins “Sleep Sponsorship” From Tempur-Pedic

Sage Michaels, a student at Reed College in Oregon, describes himself as a professional sleeper and a Tempur-Pedic superfan. So, he sent the company a very creative “sleep resume” and YouTube video detailing all his relevant skills, and asking them for a sponsorship. A few months later, Tempur-Pedic representative Rick Maynard showed up at Reed

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Wayfair Introduces New Foam Mattress, Nora

Home furnishings and decor retailer Wayfair announced the launch of their own mattress – named Nora – Monday. Nora will be sold exclusively by Wayfair and ship directly to consumers as a compact bed-in-a-box. It is competitively priced (at launch) at $599 for a Queen. “In the past, shopping for a mattress was complicated. It

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Joe Auer

How To Sleep Well When You’re 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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Joe Auer

Letting Teens Sleep Could Boost Economy

A new study from the RAND Corporation suggests that starting middle- and high-school classes no earlier than 8:30 AM could have huge benefits. “Later school start times are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety,” the study’s authors wrote in an abstract. They predict that

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Leesa And West Elm Announce Retail Partnership

Starting this month, popular home furnishings company West Elm will partner with online mattress retailer Leesa Sleep to sell the company’s mattresses at 80+ West Elm locations, according to a press release. In addition, Leesa will donate 1,000 mattresses to charitable organizations in communities where West Elm operates stores and continue to donate one mattress

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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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