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Proof Your New Mattress Doesn't Have To Cost An Arm And A Leg

Dreading the toll on your bank account when you shell out for that new mattress you know you need? Consider this: The average unit price of a mattress in 2013 was just $286.29.<p>That's up 3.1 percent from 2012, according to the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), a trade organization …

5 Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of parents and 34 percent of children reported difficulty sleeping in 2014. Part of the problem? Jam-packed evenings.<p>For all people -- not just parents or children -- it's important to properly wind down at night to ensure you clock your …

Good Sleep in Middle Age Can Improve Cognition

A new study finds that when middle-aged or older people receive six to nine hours of sleep they think better than those sleeping fewer or more …

Want To Stop Snoring? Here's What Works (And What Doesn't)

Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To sleep physicians, snoring is a sign that something's up.<p>"When you are snoring, you're spending too much energy to breathe," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, …

5 Free Apps For A Better Night’s Sleep

If you need a better night’s sleep, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>Sleepytime (Android)</b><br>Being dragged from a great REM cycle by a buzzing alarm causes some serious sleep inertia. Natural …

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Science-Backed Tips to Pick the Perfect Mattress

Sleep matters—so much so that six in 10 Americans report craving sleep over sex. The key to rest good enough to forgo sex? It just might be in the …

Your Guide To The Best (And Worst) Sleep Positions

Whether you're a side, back or stomach sleeper, chances are you feel pretty strongly about your preferred sleeping position.<p>Most Americans -- 74 percent, according to a 2012 survey conducted by home décor company Anna's Linens -- sleep on their sides, while 16 percent and 10 percent say they sleep …

Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Good news for yogis and sleep enthusiasts alike: You can take your practice to bed.<p>And there is good reason to do so. The ancient practice of yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength and flexibility, stress relief and even a sunnier disposition -- benefits …

Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that when someone is tired, motivation and mood suffer and stress becomes more difficult to cope with. Feeling stressed may also make it harder for a person to get a good night’s sleep, which can create a vicious …

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The Everything Guide to Sleep

Getting sleep is not easy. For one thing, 89 percent of American adults have a glowing gadget in their bedroom, keeping us engaged and bathed in …

The Gross Truth About How Often You Should Clean (And Replace) Your Pillow

<b>The question: How often should I clean my pillow?</b><p><b>The answer: Every three weeks for the outer cover, and every three months for the pillow itself.</b><p>The concern is less about the pillow breaking down and more about <b>the host of critters and debris</b> that can be found in the pillow you lay your face on …

7 Things Morning People Do Differently

Inside each of us, is a genetically-determined clock. You can’t wind it, and you can’t hear it tick, but you most likely notice its effects every day.<p>For most of us, those internal clocks, called our circadian rhythms, are naturally set on a cycle that's just slightly longer than 24 hours. About a …

The Best Sleep-Tracking Devices to Mind Your Z’s

Can Collecting Data About How You Sleep Lead to a More Restful Night?<p>The best night of sleep I had in the past two weeks was last Saturday night.<p>Maybe it was the soft new Gap pajamas or the fact that I didn’t have any wine or coffee before bed. Or maybe I had finally gotten used to sleeping with a …

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