Are Your Blinds Keeping You Awake?

If you travel with binder clips to seal the tiny crack between hotel room curtains, you’re probably someone who is very sensitive to light. But even if you don’t consider yourself particularly sensitive, a dark room is key for a restful night’s sleep. Unless your schedule forces you to wake up with the sun, you should consider ways to block excess light from your bedroom. These days, win…

3 Home Remedies for Congestion

It's happened to everyone. It's late, your nose is stuffy, and you can't breathe. You shuffle to the medicine cabinet and dig around for some relief, to no avail. There are no pills that can fix your congestion. It's too late to head to the store and you definitely don't want to shed your comfy pajamas. You'll just have to suffer through the night, right? Not necessarily. You likely have seve…

Upgrade Your Bed for Winter with a Cozy, DIY Canopy

If the winter months ahead have you envisioning yourself bundling up with flannels, sweatpants, and thick socks before bed, think again. Rather than overdressing in bulky layers of clothes every night, you can create the ultimate toasty and relaxing winter sanctuary: a canopied bed. Nothing quite spells wintertime comfort like a cozy personal retreat you can crawl in and shut the chill out. B…

Is Your Mattress Making You Less Productive?

There is little doubt that sleep deprivation reduces your productivity and leads to a sluggish start to your day. Changing your sleep environment in positive ways, like getting a new mattress or updating your bedding, can certainly lead to more energy and fuller, more productive days. But how do you know if you need a new mattress or an upgrade to hotel bedding? Unlike your car or your toa…

The More You Know: Pros and Cons of Caffeine

If you follow health news, you may be confused whether caffeine is good or bad for you. One day’s study touts the health benefits of our morning joe, while the next advises extreme caution with any caffeine-containing goodies. One thing is clear: Many Americans enjoy their morning cup of coffee, the most widely used product containing caffeine. More than half of American adults drink coffee o…

Bored with Your Bedroom? DIY to a Better Bed

You begin and end your day in your bed. It's your place to recharge at the end of a long, grueling day and wake up energized to face a new one. When it comes to your health, nothing is more important than a good night's sleep. Making your bedroom one of the most important spaces in your life. Medical professionals recommend you sleep about eight hours a night for better health, therefore, your…