Ok…we found it very interesting to start with our first blog giving all a bit of information on what others around the world think or do about sleep.  I am sure you will be surprised (just like we did) when you read this one.  Enjoy

9 Sleep Habits From Around the World

From Time Magazine – Apr 27, 2017

Whenever you travel to a new country, you’re likely to encounter different cultures and traditions—not just in food and nightlife, but in sleep, too.  Here are 9 quirky sleep habits from around the world.

Siestas

The Spanish tradition of an afternoon nap dates back thousands of years, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Historians believe it originated to give farmers time to rest and restore energy in hot climates, but now Spain, Italy and other European countries use the midday pause to go home, eat a leisurely [...]

Okay…before you get started on this blog Buzz we warn you this is a long one but very, very informative.   It is very well worth the read (we at the Hive Mattress recommend it).  So take it slow and enjoy it.  

50 Tricks to Sleep Better Tonight

The simple changes that’ll transform your sleep, and entire day.

By Shawn Stevenson March 10, 2016 (Rodale Wellness)

Sleep is the secret sauce. There isn’t one facet of your mental, emotional, or physical performance that’s not affected by the quality of your sleep.

The big challenge is that in our fast-paced world today, millions of people are chronically sleep deprived and suffering the deleterious effects of getting low-quality sleep.

The consequences of sleep deprivation aren’t pretty either. Try immune system failure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, and memory loss, [...]

Sleep Games for Insomnia

By Helen Sullivan – Communications Counsel for the CertiPUR-US® program.

May 17th, 2017

During my decade working with the Better Sleep Council years ago, our spokesperson was Dianne Hales, a prolific writer and author of the wonderful sleep book “How to Sleep Like a Baby.”

There’s an entire chapter in the book devoted to cognitive-focusing exercises (aka mind games) that, in essence, bore you to sleep by using the left and right spheres of your brain simultaneously. It works!

Counting sheep is the most famous example—your left sphere is occupied counting and the right sphere is busy visualizing sheep. Serta’s long-time advertising campaign is based on sheep for this reason. The idea is that Serta’s mattresses are so comfortable and sleep-inducing you won’t need to count sheep to fall asleep.

Here are [...]

Poor Sleep Can Ruin Relationships

By Helen Sullivan – Communications Counsel for the CertiPUR-US® program.

October 11th, 2017

Lack of sleep can hurt your relationships—and your health, according to new research conducted by The Ohio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. People who don’t sleep well or don’t get enough sleep tend to be grouchier, moodier and more likely to pick a fight.

The study analyzed couples’ behaviors—particularly how they handled disagreements—based on how well they slept.

As Tara Parker-Pope writes in her New York Times Well column, “A large body of research suggests that sleep-deprived people are more unpleasant and even hostile in their social interactions than those who get adequate sleep. People tend to use more negative words when they are sleep deprived than on days when they have had a full night’s sleep. A 2010 survey found that men were more likely to [...]

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