Cool sleep equals quality sleep and has other benefits

Cool sleep equals quality sleep and has other benefits

Those who like to drop their thermostat to cool at night have the right idea, according to research. Dr. Christopher Winter, director of Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, and author of “The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It,” says the ideal temperature for sleep is cool […]

Parents don’t always follow sleep guidelines

Parents don’t always follow sleep guidelines

For 23 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has counseled parents to put infants to bed on their backs. However, a new study finds that only 44% of U.S. mothers intend to use this method and actually do so consistently. The Safe to Sleep campaign recommends placing infants on their backs to sleep to reduce […]

How snoring can be bad for your brain

How snoring can be bad for your brain

Snoring isn’t great for your bed partner, and now scientists say isn’t so great for your brain, either. A study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that those who had less than 90% oxygen saturation overnight—a sign of sleep apnea—had difficulty with attention and concentration the next day. What’s more, participants […]

Survey finds a salary buys more happiness than an hourly wage

Survey finds a salary buys more happiness than an hourly wage

When it comes to many aspects of their jobs—from overall earnings to vacation time—U.S. employees who earn a salary are happier than their counterparts who are paid by the hour, according to a new survey from Washington, D.C.-based polling firm Gallup. The research organization asked workers about satisfaction in 13 areas and found that salaried […]

Mixing business and pleasure

Mixing business and pleasure

If you travel for your job and sometimes spend a few extra days for a short vacation after business is done, you are one of the growing number of people who mix business and leisure for “bleisure,” according to a new survey. The research, conducted by the GBTA Foundation, the research-and-education arm of the Alexandria, […]

When the robot uprising comes

When the robot uprising comes

Three countries—China, India and the United States—are far ahead of others when it comes to the artificial intelligence revolution, according to Malcom Frank, executive vice president of strategy and marketing for Cognizant, a global outsourcing firm headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey. “I think it’s three horses in the race, and that’s probably the wrong metaphor […]

Boost productivity with 20-second rule

Boost productivity with 20-second rule

As little as 20 seconds can make the difference between doing something or not doing something. Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work,” discovered that the 20 seconds it took to get his guitar ready to play deterred him from playing it, […]

American Textile adds more name-brand sleep accessories

American Textile adds more name-brand sleep accessories

Sleep accessories supplier American Textile Co., with headquarters in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, has expanded its licensing relationship with Tempur Sealy International Inc. American Textile now has the right to manufacture and sell Sealy-branded pillows, mattress pads and comforters. The first products are slated to ship to retailers on April 1, 2018. The deal deepens a growing […]

Demand Products sells Italian foam-cutting line

Demand Products sells Italian foam-cutting line

Demand Products Inc., with headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, has inked an agreement with Fema Italian Cutting Systems Srl to be the sole North American distributor of the Gravina, Italy-based company’s foam cutting and modeling equipment. Fema specializes in a range of computer numerical control cutting equipment for foams, fiber and textiles, including contour-cutting machines with […]

Successful Spring Air line, partnership supports pediatric cancer research

Boston-based mattress licensing group Spring Air says its three-bed Love Your Melon Back Supporter collection, introduced at the Summer Las Vegas Market, has had strong sales, with placements at more than 95 storefronts and 75 retailers. Six Spring Air licensees are manufacturing the collection. In creating the new bedding group, Spring Air partnered with Love […]

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