Sleeping pills may increase risk of car accidents

Sleeping pills may increase risk of car accidents

A new study reports that sleeping pills, even after their effects should have worn off, may raise the risk of an accident as much as having too much to drink. Researchers at the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy studied the medical and driving records of people who took any one of the three popular […]

Fall asleep with Jeff Bridges

Some of you may have caught Jeff Bridges’ Super Bowl commercial. He’s sitting in a couple’s bedroom playing a Tibetan singing bowl and reciting resonant ohms—all to advertise “Sleeping Tapes,” an album he recorded and uploaded to Squarespace. “The world is filled with too many restless people in need of rest—that’s why I filled my […]

Better Sleep Council: A sound message for sound sleep

Better Sleep Council: A sound message  for sound sleep

For more than 35 years, the Better Sleep Council has moved the industry forward by helping you help consumers get a good night’s sleep. Today, it’s stronger and more committed than ever to promoting healthy sleep for healthy sales Quick—name the three major components of a healthy life. Diet, exercise and sleep—you knew that, didn’t […]

Storytelling pillow keeps kids in bed

Storytelling pillow keeps kids in bed

Minneapolis-based Edia Inc. has introduced the Elo pillow, which helps small children fall asleep more quickly by playing bedtime stories or music. The pillow’s sound function operates only when a child’s head is on the pillow. If they lift their head, the sound stops, thus encouraging children to stay in bed and fall asleep. The […]

Trend Watchers Speculate–What’s Next for Mattresses?

Trend Watchers Speculate–What’s Next for Mattresses?

What do consumer and technological trends portend for beds and sleep? We asked leading trend watchers to speculate. Consumers hunger for inner peace, better health and increased vitality Futurist Melinda Davis, author of The New Culture of Desire, describes the pervasive hunger for inner peace this way: “We are physical beings living in an imaginational […]

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