Slip on Warm and Cozy Bedtime Clothes

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

WINTERIME IS SLEEPWEAR'S big season, with half of all sales occurring in the final quarter of the year, and it’s really no surprise: few things feel better than slipping into some comfy, cozy pajamas at the end of a cold, exhausting day.

Warm sleepwear is even good for your wallet, because it’s cheaper to heat the person than the house. With the right bedtime clothes, you can dial down the thermostat and still stay toasty on chilly nights. However, Santa-print flannel sets aren’t an optimum sleep solution for everyone, and it can be overwhelming to make the best choice about what to wear to dreamland. We’ve put together a guide to cold-weather sleepwear that will simplify shopping for bedtime duds.

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Improving Sleep with MIndfulness Meditation

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

GIVEN THE FRANTIC PACE of today’s lifestyle, it’s no wonder that millions of Americans suffer from inadequate sleep, both in quantity and quality. In fact, nearly a third of adults report occasional sleeplessness, and 10 percent of the population suffers from chronic insomnia.

While there are several types of prescription medications that can help people fall and stay asleep, many people prefer to save medication as a last resort. One popular go-to for people who have trouble sleeping is meditation.  

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Sleeping with Space Heaters: Good or Bad?

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 17, 2017 9:36:58 AM

IF THE SOUND of the furnace blowing out warm air at night feels like money draining out of your pocketbook, you are not alone. Many people rely on alternate forms of heating, such as electric heaters, to cut down on their energy expenses and keep warm during a cold winter’s night. However, space heaters are generally regarded as unsafe for use while sleeping, so follow this advice carefully to stay comfortable and still wake up in the morning.  

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Relaxation Techniques for Couples to Try Before Bed

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

WHETHER YOU ARE part of a new couple or have been married for more years than you can count on your hands, sharing a bed is a major part of your relationship. After all, your spend about a third of your day there together, and it's this type of connection that helps keep you close. 

Unfortunately, some studies have shown that sharing a bed can also lead to interrupted sleep, which can leave you feeling irritable — and maybe even itching for an argument with your partner. If you're having trouble sleeping — or if your bed has become a bit of a battleground over stolen blankets — your solution may lie in each other. Try these relaxation tips for shaking off the stresses of the day and reconnecting before you hit the sack, and you're sure to get a better night's sleep together.

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Aromatherapy for Sleep: How Does It Work?

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 15, 2017 9:32:40 AM

THESE DAYS, it seems that everyone you know is recommending the use of essential oils to treat everything from the common cold to major depression. You may even have a number of friends who sell the oils themselves. It makes you wonder: Do these oils actually work? Could they make you sleep better and wake more rested? The jury is out on documented benefits, but with safe use, there is no reason not to try them if you are interested.

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The Gift of Sleeping Alone - Even on Valentine's Day

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Feb 14, 2017 11:32:15 AM

EVERY FEBRUARY 14, romantic people of the world decide that life is meaningless if you aren't sharing a bed with someone. While I harbor no ill will towards all my friends who are happily paired off and enjoying blissful marriages or steady partnerships, it's not for everyone.

Specifically, the joys of spooning are wildly overrated.  

Partnering up almost always means sharing a bed with someone, but it turns out that this romantic practice can have some serious consequences for your health. Sleep studies have shown that sharing a bed can lead to more fragmented and less restful sleep than sleeping alone, and that in turn can actually make your relationships suffer. This should surprise exactly no one who has ever dealt with a snoring spouse or has been elbowed in the ribs by the tossing and turning of an (ex-) boyfriend.

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Sleep in the Movies

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 13, 2017 11:32:06 AM

SLEEP IS A BIG part of your day, even though you're not actually conscious while you're doing it. If you're doing it right, you'll spend one third of your life with your eyes closed and your brain flitting through dreamland, enjoying the restorative power of deep slumber. 

Hollywood is fascinated with the mysteries of sleep, and there are many great movies on the subject. Since scientists are still unsure about much of what goes on in the human brain during sleep and dreaming, there's a lot of room for the imagination to take over the storytelling. Whether you prefer a rom-com or a horror flick, there's a great movie about sleep out there to suit your tastes. 

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Make Your Bedroom a Romantic Oasis

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

YOUR BEDROOM IS more than the perfect place to get necessary shut-eye. It is also a place to focus on your sensual and romantic needs - especially during the month we celebrate Valentine's Day. Whether you enjoy your bedroom by yourself or with a partner, make your bedroom a place to throw off the cares of the day and focus on your needs or those of another. Learn how to remake your bedroom into a place for romance and pleasure today.

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Best Mattress for Couples

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Feb 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Do you and your partner battle over the thermostat? Argue whether to watch a romantic comedy or an action movie? Struggle with the decision to eat Italian or Chinese?

If you’re like most couples, you’ve learned that compromise is the name of the game for a happy relationship. (That is, if you want to stay a couple.) Sometimes you get your way, other times you have to grin and bear with your partner getting his way. But, what happens when you can’t agree on something really important, like an investment that affects your productivity, health and mood on a daily basis?

Yes, I’m talking about your mattress.

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Winter Getaways for Every Budget

Posted by Sleeping Beauty on Feb 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

WINTER CAN DO a number on your normally cheerful disposition. The extra hours of darkness in December and January can wreak havoc on your circadian rhythms and leave you feel sluggish at best and depressed at worst. If that weren't enough, the onslaught of cold winds, rain, sleet and snow may make you want to hide away until spring finally shows up.

If you're feeling the full weight of winter on your shoulders this season, why not get away from it for a bit? A long weekend getaway could be just the thing to shake off the seasonal blues and recharge to get through the rest of the winter. You don't have to spend a fortune – though you can, if you have it! Try our ideas for a winter getaway. We've arranged them from farthest away to close to home choices, so you're sure to find one that works for you.

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