Category - Respect Your Sleep

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The Myths of Napping
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Sleep Cool This Summer
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Naturepedic Layer Swap Program: What You Need to Know
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Why Rain Makes You Sleepy
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How To “Hygge” Your Bedroom
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When Do you Need a New Mattress?
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Winding Down Tips For Better Sleep: Bedtime Habits
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Valentines For Those Who Love Sleep
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What’s Up With Thread Count?
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Top Sleep Apps for 2018

The Myths of Napping

The older we get, the more we appreciate a nap. Unfortunately, we are often told a lot of things about napping, many negative, that dissuade us from taking an afternoon snooze. Before you try to power through and skip that day date with your pillow, we debunk some of the most common napping myths. Happy napping! 1.) Napping Will Make You More Tired That groggy post-nap feeling may happen, but it doesn’t always have to if you nap “the right way.” Experts suggest sleeping no longer than 30 minutes because after a half hour you will fall into deep sleep which can be very hard to wake from. A 20 to 30 minute nap, however, will leave you refreshed and ready to go. 2.) Napping Will Affect Your Sleep at Night A huge misconception about napping is that taking one during the day will have a negative effect on your sleep at night. In reality, naps should do nothing to[…]

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Sleep Cool This Summer

The days are heating up, so that means you may be cranking up your air conditioner, especially at night because you want a cool, comfortable sleep. Surprisingly, you don’t have to rely on just the AC to have your ideal summer sleep. We share five tips for sleeping cool all summer-long. Keep The Shades Down The sun’s out, so you want to flood your house with natural light. That’s completely normal. This, however, can result in a hot sleep. The sun’s rays are the strongest in the summer, and letting them pour into your house all day will heat up your house and, in turn, heat you up when it’s time for bed. Consider closing the blinds more during the day, especially when the sun’s rays are strongest from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., so you will feel better at night. Plant a Tree You won’t see immediate results with this one, but when you do, you will feel good[…]

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Naturepedic Layer Swap Program: What You Need to Know

Goldilocks didn’t have much time to pick a bed. While she was able to try out different mattresses and comfort levels, she quickly had to pick the one that was “just right” after lying on them once. After a few days, Goldilocks easily could have realized that it wasn’t the right mattress for her. We realize that a few minutes isn’t enough time to pick the best mattress for the next 10 to 20 years of your life. Determining the best comfort level for the long term isn’t meant to be a split second decision, that’s why we’ve designed our Layer Swap Program to give you peace of mind in your investment. What is the Naturepedic Layer Swap Program? So you want to participate in the Naturepedic Layer Swap Program? Here’s what you need to know: -Works for any 3” comfort layer that are in good condition -Has to be within 90 days of purchase -Only for mattresses purchased from[…]

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Why Rain Makes You Sleepy

We all know the feeling: the rain starts and all you want to do is curl up in a blanket, grab a good book and drift to sleep. What is it about this type of weather that makes us all want to fall right to sleep? We break down how the rain affects two of our senses, making us ready to snooze. Sound One of the reasons even a gentle rainfall makes us want to crash is because it produces white noise. White noise makes it so you do not hear a lot of outside noise, suppressing your senses and making you more tired. More specifically, the human brain perceives sounds as threatening and non-threatening. The pitter patter of water or rain are non-threatening to us, making them very calming. Also, rain tends to fall at varying volumes, the intervals being less jarring and more peaceful than say a scream or a thud. Sight Another very simple reason is that[…]

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How To “Hygge” Your Bedroom

You have probably seen or heard the word “hygge” by now, but may not be sure of the definition. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is the Danish word for a moment that is special, warm or cozy. While the Danish focus specifically on creating these hygge moments during the winter and holidays, finding ways to hygge your bedroom, quite possibly the most important room in the house, is great for year-round coziness. Stock up on Books Nothing screams hygge more than curling up with a good book. Set up a bookshelf in your room (a natural wood shelf adds an extra layer of welcoming hominess) and fill it with some of your favorite reads. It will not only inspire you to read more, it will make your room feel more like a cozy home. Only Wear Pajamas in the Bedroom Your bedroom should always be the one room guaranteed to provide you comfort and relaxation. While you may walk around[…]

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When Do you Need a New Mattress?

Not feeling your best when you wake up? Is achieving good sleep becoming harder to do? The remedy could be as simple as getting a new mattress. When do you know it’s the mattress and not you? We share some tips for deciphering when it’s time to make an upgrade in the mattress department. Pain While Sleeping If you are waking up in pain, particularly in the back or neck region, it could be an alignment issue, meaning your mattress isn’t providing the proper support. Before it becomes too big of an issue and you end up in a severe amount of pain, consider if a different mattress and comfort level may be the solution to your problem. Excessive Tossing and Turning We all eventually toss and turn at night. Everything we do and eat during the day has an effect on our sleeping patterns. If you find yourself tossing and turning, it could not only be your routine but[…]

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Winding Down Tips For Better Sleep: Bedtime Habits

Sleep shouldn’t be a chore, it should be easy! Making slight changes to your habits during the day and right before bed can make sleep easier to achieve and bedtime more enjoyable. Here are 5 winding down tips to help you achieve a better night’s sleep. 1. Be Active During the Day It’s not just your actions right before bed that affect the ease with which you fall asleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 150 minutes of physical activity during the day can improve your sleep at night. The more energy you burn during the day, the more tired you will be at night. So from the minute you wake up, your actions affect your quality of sleep, so get out there and move! 2. Change the Way You Think About Sleep The more you fight sleep, the more challenging it will be for you to achieve. If you view sleep as a chore, it’s going to[…]

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Valentines For Those Who Love Sleep

What better way to express your love to your Valentine than through sleep analogies! For those sleepy heads out there, we’ve created some fun Valentines that you can download, print out and give to your loved ones.   If you truly love sleep, this is saying a lot. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)   If you are going to lose sleep, it better be for love. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)   For those couples who prefer nap dates. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)   Couples who relax together, stay together. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)    If all you want for Valentine’s Day is to not have to set an alarm. Download To Print Valentine (PDF) Happy Valentine’s Day, let us know in the comments who you are giving your sleep Valentine to!  

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What’s Up With Thread Count?

Anyone who has shopped for sheets has noticed different thread counts. And as Naturepedic customers may have noticed, we recently gave our organic cotton sheets an upgrade and switched from 300 thread count to approximately 400 thread count. But what exactly is thread count and why does it matter? What Is Thread Count? When looking at the thread count of sheets, you’re not just looking at a random number. However, it is a common misconception that a higher thread count directly translates to better quality sheets. Thread count is actually the number of threads per square inch (this includes horizontally and vertically). The finer the materials sheets are made of, the higher the thread count. You can typically assume that the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets. Therefore, thread count has an effect on the feel of your sheets, but it is not the only factor that will affect the overall quality of your sheets. What Else Should[…]

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Top Sleep Apps for 2018

It’s no secret that sleep plays a huge role in our physical and mental health. A poor night of sleep can have a huge effect on the rest of your day, or week. Sometimes, we think we got a full night’s sleep, but still feel exhausted the next day. For some of us, we just need help falling asleep. Try one of these top sleep apps to improve your sleep in the new year! 1.) Pillow: iOS This iOS app partners with features on your iPhone to fully track your sleep. More specifically, it uses your phone or Apple Watch to track sleep stages, heart rate and sleep quality. It also uses a smart alarm to gently wake you each morning. Pillow is free, but if you pay $4.99 you can download more features such as exporting sleep sound recordings and detailed sleep statistics. 2.) SleepBot: iOS and Android SleepBot, available for iOS and Android, is a great option if[…]

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