In your spa or healing facility, you want to create an atmosphere of relaxation. And what could be more relaxing than the soothing sound of chimes, waves, wind, or rain? With the Marpac Whish, get all these sounds and more.
Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Does it seem impossible to get back to sleep? Here are some ways you could fix that problem by fixing your sleep position. We also discuss fixing your bedding situation to make sure you can get to sleep and stay asleep.
post by Jessica Hurwit of Michael Graves Architecture & Design (Marpac is proud to be partnering with MGA&D on several upcoming products!)
It’s always been evident that sleep has a profound effect on many aspects of our lives; our overall health, our productivity, and our general mood. In recent years, sleep has begun to be thought of as the third pillar of health, the first two being diet and exercise. Many doctors have published articles on the topic of sleep hygiene, which can be defined as the variety and practices and habits one can adopt that are necessary for good sleep. Overall, people have become more and more aware of the importance of sleep, and things like pulling all-nighters are no longer thought of as badges of honor. Beyond that, people are also starting to realize it’s not just about the quantity of sleep that you get, but the quality.
Upon occasion, there is a straw that breaks the camel's back, and I find myself on the verge of a meltdown. Often it's a very silly straw. Usually it has to do with some "first world problem" like the fact that the coffee I was REALLY looking forward to was made not quite the way I wanted it but I've already driven away and there's no fixing it now, or maybe that I have to spend money on something like dental work instead of "fun stuff" and it puts me in a pout. Whatever it is, it's definitely not a big deal, and my wise, adult mind can recognize all of this. Nevertheless, I find myself battling tears of frustration while simultaneously berating myself for getting so worked up over something so stupid.
It's January. That means it's all too easy to tell yourself, "THIS is the year I'm going to conquer everything, get incredibly fit, quit all of my bad habits, and be everything to everyone... while also finally incorporating yoga, meditation, and mindful "me" time into my life."
I spend a lot of time thinking about sleep. It's my job. And beyond that, I'm a true believer: I went from not sleeping very well and dismissing it with an "I guess it's just the way I am, and I'm not really interested in taking sleeping pills" to appreciating the delicious feeling of waking well-rested. The first time it happened was a revelation. I felt AH-MAZING, and immediately became jealous of my husband, who apparently wakes up feeling that great all the time.
When trying to explain white noise, one of the examples we frequently use is this: imagine you're in a crowded mall. If only one person is talking, your brain automatically focuses on the sound, trying to decipher the words that are being said - whether or not you really wanted to listen.