RDS Labels and Responsibly Sourced Down

You care about where your coffee comes from and if that chocolate is fair trade but have you thought about the down in your favorite comforter or pillow? As more and more consumers become interested in making ethical choices, we thought we’d let you know about RDS. What is RDS? “Responsible Down Standard is a global standard for best practices in animal welfare through…

Sleep Centers and the Science of Better Sleep

Sleep is just one part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it may be the most important link as studies show that you have lower risks of heart disease, an easier time maintaining a  healthy weight, and  better focus when you have good sleep habits. Luckily, there are close to 2,000 AASM accredited sleep centers around the world. The most common test performed at sleep…

The Restorative Power of Napping At Work

A mainstay of preschools everywhere, the nap is something we are expected to give up as adults, save for those taken on lazy weekend afternoons. But studies show that naps are just as beneficial to adults as they are to children. A nap between 20-30 minutes:  Helps to improve mood, boosts concentration, and can help with memory Boosts your immune system Keeps stress at ba…

Sleep Sound, Even With Seasonal Allergies

There is nothing more relaxing than laying down in a cool bed at the end of a long day spent in the summer sun. But for many allergy sufferers, this is where things start to get tricky. With pollen counts high, dust on the rise due to humidity, and other allergens, falling asleep can be a struggle. Here are some tips on how to keep common allergens to a minimum. Dust Regularly- One of t…

How To Buy Mattress Pads & Toppers

If you’ve never slept on a mattress pad or mattress topper; you’re definitely missing out. Maybe you just purchased a new mattress and want to make sure it’s protected, or maybe you have an older mattress and could use an upgrade. Whatever your situation, mattress pads are a great solution, and with many priced under $100, they’re super affordable, too! Mattress pads have two p…

An Easier Wake Up: Tips & Tricks

Do you wake up feeling achy, still fatigued, or like you're always getting up on the wrong side of the bed? If it’s a drag to get out of bed every day, consider these ways that you can create a healthy sleep environment in your home that helps you consistently wake up refreshed — without counting sheep night after night.1. Be happy. It's that simple. People who go to bed happier, and…