Social media has become a minute to minute, hour to hour fixture in modern day life. We love connecting with long lost friends, keeping up to date with breaking news stories and even the opportunity to start a career right from your personal page.
Most of us love our morning coffee, are we right? The smell of a fresh brew, the delightful creamy taste… mmm, so good! Some of us claim we just “can’t even” without our coffee, while some of us just really like the taste. Either way, coffee is an essential piece to many of our mornings. As if you needed any more reasons to drink coffee, Health Line gives us 13 health benefits on coffee that are based on science. Check out our top three favorites below and for a more complete list click here.
Allergies can be a real pain! If you suffer from allergies, you know they cause a disturbance in your life and your sleep. Have you ever tried to sleep with allergies? It seems every time you start to fall asleep you need to sneeze, or your nose is either runny or stuffy which leaves you unable to breathe. Like we said…. Allergies can be a real pain!
You know that loud sound that sometimes wakes you up from your slumber in the middle of the night? We aren’t referring to the dogs barking, kids crying or TV blaring. No, we’re talking about the sound of your partner snoring! Snoring is a common, and sometimes annoying problem that effects approximately 90 million American adults. Snoring can cause disruptions in both your sleep and the sleep of your partner. As annoying as snoring can be, it can usually be treated, which means better sleep for the whole family!
Did you know that more than 85% of the mammal species are polyphasic sleepers? This means they sleep for short periods of time throughout the day instead of one long stretch at night. Humans on the other hand “are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness.” While many cultures set aside time each day for a nap, the United States is becoming more sleep deprived.
What’s your favorite bedtime outfit? Footy pajamas? An old T shirt? Nightgown? Perhaps you aren’t picky about your PJ’s and slip on anything that’s within arm’s reach. If this sounds like you, you might be surprised to know there’s a bit of reasoning behind picking the right pair of pajamas.
When you think of the dirtiest things in your house, what do you think of? Something that probably comes to mind is the toilet or toilet seat. You’d be surprised to know the toilet doesn’t even make the top 10 dirtiest items in your house. What tops the list? Dryer lint trap, dishwasher, bed pillows, cell phone, and others. Click here for a full list!
We all have our favorite pillow(s) that we sleep with every night. Some of us have had the same pillow for years and refuse to part with it, while others change out their pillows quite frequently. Looking down at the very warn, beaten up pillow lying on the bed sparked the question, how often should we clean or replace our pillows? Don’t worry… we have an answer for you!
We’ve all heard that eating before bed isn’t good for your health or weight. You’ve probably heard people say things like; “you shouldn’t eat before bed”, “don’t eat past 7 pm” or “no carbs after lunch.” What if we told you that you shouldeat a snack before bed and that fat and carb snacks promote better sleep?
Sleep, we all need it. In fact, did you know that we spend a third of our lives sleeping? That is approximately 230,000 hours. No wonder we are willing to spend so much money on mattresses, sheets, pillows and more to help us get some quality shut eye.