VERLO IS CELEBRATING the grand opening of our new store at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, WI, and we're hosting one heck of a grand opening event – complete with grand opening giveaways that include a $6,000 down pillow.
And, yes...that $6,000 price tag isn't a typo.
IT'S NO SECRET that many Americans struggle with maintaining a healthy body weight. The National Institute of Health reports that more than two-thirds of adults fall into the overweight or obese range on the body-mass index.
The reasons for this epidemic in our society are myriad and complex. Partly to blame is the frantic pace of modern life. Long work hours and overstuffed schedules can make it hard to prioritize healthy choices. Often, when faced with not having enough hours in the day to get everything done, people choose to sacrifice sleep.
But growing evidence suggests that the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night is critical to our overall well-being, and may even be linked to weight.
IF YOU NEED A NEW MATTRESS, you definitely know it. When your old one wears out, your body can tell — and it's surely letting you know via a fine communication system of aches, pains and stiffness each morning.
Once you start shopping for a new mattress, it's easy to get overwhelmed. There are hundreds of styles to choose from, and it's nearly impossible to know which types of mattresses are right for you — or even what the differences are between them — at first glance. It's going to take some time to explore your options, but that's as it should be: After all, you're going to spend nearly a third of your life up close and personal with the mattress you choose.
It's important to get it right.
IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING at night, there may be a silver lining: It's a great excuse to give your bedroom a stylish new makeover.
IF A RAINY DAY seems like the perfect time for a nap, you’re not alone in that thought. Many people tend to find themselves nodding off during a downpour. The sound of rain hitting the roof is a form of white noise, which can lull you to sleep, but there’s more to it than that.
Our ability to smell is one of our most overlooked senses. Most humans process the world primarily through sight, but smell plays a more important role in our perception than most people realize. For example, our sense of smell is a critical part of our ability to taste. Fragrance can also have a powerful effect on our emotional state. Some scents that are particularly relaxing might even help you sleep better.
AS ADULTS WITH hectic, modern lifestyles, we often find that sleep is low on the list of priorities. When we’re frantically juggling work life, home life, and family time, it’s easy to tell ourselves that we can get by on less sleep in order to fit more activities into the day. However, science has shown repeatedly that adequate, quality sleep is a crucial part of physical and emotional health.
Adults need seven to eight hours of shut-eye per night for optimum cognitive performance, yet more than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders or insomnia. When we get into the habit of poor sleep hygiene, it can paradoxically both leave us exhausted and make it more difficult to fall asleep when we finally do get to bed.
If you’re trying to get your sleep schedule back on track, it may help to try some relaxing white noise or music for sleep.
THOUGH OUR BODIES are inert during sleep, there’s a lot going on in the brain. If you’ve ever seen a person or pet sleeping, you may have noticed that their eyeballs are rolling around rapidly. This happens during the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of the sleep cycle.
Almost all mammals experience REM sleep, and babies spend a lot more time in the REM stage than adults do. We dream during REM, but does it serve a biological purpose? Believe it or not, sleep is still one of the body’s most mysterious functions.