What to Drink And What Not To Drink Before Bed

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Everyone wishes for a good night’s sleep. It’s better for the mind and body when we can have a deep, restful sleep. And the effects spill over into other areas of our lives. Our job, relationships, and interactions with the world at large improve when we are well-rested and alert. So it’s important to do all we can to ensure … Read More

How To Clean & Protect Your Mattress

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Everyone knows that washing sheets and linens is an important chore to stay on top of. And really, is there anything that feels as good as crawling into bed with freshly laundered sheets? But what about what’s under your sheets? How often do you clean your mattress? If the answer is “not often,” or, let’s be completely honest, “never,” don’t … Read More

How To: Make Your Mattress Last Longer

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It would be nice if things could last forever. But alas, most things need replacing after some time. For mattresses, they should be replaced somewhere between eight to ten years. Around the decade mark, you’ll probably find that your mattress has begun to break down and sag, perhaps it’s taken on some odours, has stains, or is in a general … Read More

How To Keep Cool While You Sleep

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Summer on Vancouver Island keeps teasing us. We’ve had some warm weather in Parksville and Nanaimo that feels like it’s here to stay, followed by overcast days that remind us that it’s still spring. But summer is going to officially be here soon, and that means making sure your sleep situation is ready to handle the change in temperature. If … Read More

Sleeping & Overeating: Are they linked?

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Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep has many health benefits, but what are the risks or effects of a lack of sleep? According to recent studies, besides being irritable, unable to focus and simply tired, scientists have also found a link between undersleeping and overeating. And it’s not just overeating. That might not be so bad if being sleep … Read More

Strange Sleep Facts

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Sleep is one of the most fascinating and well studied phenomena out there. While we all know that we need sleep, there are certain things about sleep that remain a mystery. Like why, exactly, do we dream? And why do some animals require more sleep than others? Many scientists have conducted studies into sleep to discover things like what happens … Read More

The Best Mattress for Back Pain

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We all know that we need to take good care of ourselves, especially as we get older. We’re familiar with the familiar signs of aging — aching joints, stiff arms and legs, and, of course, a sore back. And we’re told by multiple sources all the ways we should be taking care of ourselves: making sure we have a good … Read More