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The NHL Has a Sleep Problem That's Hard to Fix

Lizzie Russo

Thu, Apr 14, 22

The NHL Has a Sleep Problem That's Hard to Fix

  Getting an adequate amount of sleep is a struggle for most adults, but how much harder must it be for some of the busiest athletes in sports? The National Hockey League's 82-game regular season schedule is grueling, with players playing on back-to-back nights in different locations more often than not. With a constant change in pace, fatigue can hit hard for players, and therefore performance levels can suffer. According to an article from CBS Sports written by John Fischer, "There's something almost unhealthy about the current state of NHL travel". The NHL is different from other major league sports...

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‘Non-Sleep Deep Rest’ is Praised by Google’s CEO - Is It Worth Trying?

Lizzie Russo

Wed, Mar 30, 22

‘Non-Sleep Deep Rest’ is Praised by Google’s CEO - Is It Worth Trying?

We could all use more rest. Fortunately, there's a secret weapon used by Google CEO Sundar Pichai that can help: Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR). NSDR is a unique method for recharging your brain without all the time and effort needed for traditional meditation or sleep. NSDR involves achieving a deep sense of calm and restorative rest, not necessarily through sleep. It begins with the premise of guided meditation involving imagery and paying attention to the breath. Here are five benefits of NSDR to seriously consider. Declutter your mind. NSDR helps you clear your mind of the constant noise and clutter,...

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What's in your pillow?

Lizzie Russo

Fri, Mar 11, 22

What's in your pillow?

What’s your pillow made out of?  It’s a question that a majority of people don’t know the answer to; however, knowing and adapting accordingly can have a huge impact on how well you’re sleeping through the night.  Here’s an in depth look at the construction of a pillow — from fill, to liner, to cover —to tell you everything you need to know about what’s in a pillow, and why it matters.   The Fill   Memory Foam One of the most common fill materials in bed pillows is memory foam.  Best known for its prominent role in mattresses, memory...

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The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers

Lizzie Russo

Wed, Feb 23, 22

If you’re a side sleeper, you probably have gone through dozens of pillows in your life that never quite worked with how you sleep. That’s probably because a one-size-fits-all pillow can’t work for everyone — hence why we created options for all types of sleepers. Not sure what sleep position might be best for you? Check out our blog post on What’s the Best Sleep Position for You. Sleeping on your side can actually help with numerous issues, including neck or hip pain and acid-reflux, so making sure your pillow supports you on your side is vital for a good...

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Could Your Pillow be Hurting Your Health?

Lizzie Russo

Thu, Jan 27, 22

Could Your Pillow be Hurting Your Health?

Pillows, like mattresses, come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of firmness. And, just as it's important to look for a mattress that's comfortable and supportive for your body, the same is true for pillows. The type of pillow you choose to sleep on can have an impact on your neck pain, allergies, asthma, the delicate skin on your face, head, and eyelids, and even snoring. But finding the proper pillows can seem bewilderingly complex -- there are dozens of them to choose from in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes. So how do you know which one is...

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