What Your Sleeping Position Says about YOU

As humans, we all have one thing we all have in common. When it’s time for bed we will most always assume the same position. Whether it’s all curled up in a tight ball, to arms and legs sprawled all over the entire mattress – that one position provides a routine of comfort and prepares…

Why aren’t mattresses made to flip over anymore?

Time and time again I get asked the question “Why don’t they make mattresses double-sided anymore?” Well, we’ve all had a mattress at one point in our lives that were double-sided. I was personally still sleeping on one until a few weeks ago! Whether it’s someone shopping for a new mattress for the first time…

The Infamous Yawn

Its 9am as I sit down at my desk to begin writing this week’s blog about yawning. I notice as I begin thinking about what I am going to say, my eyes start getting a little glossy, my mouth gapes open and…yes there it is. A yawn! What is it about simply thinking about yawning…

Made in Hawaii – A Simmons Factory Tour

I wholeheartedly admit it. I am one of those people who instantly feels warm and fuzzy inside when purchasing something with a “Made in Hawaii” sticker on it. Born and raised here, I love to support local businesses knowing the items I am buying were made with Aloha. This is exactly why I was very…

OrganicPedic – The “Green” Mattress

Its lunch break and you are craving fruit. You go to the grocery store looking for an apple, or maybe a mango or two. You enter the produce area and instead of seeing one pile of apples, there are two! Puzzled, you look closer. Both appear the same, so after you read the label, you…

Thoughts on Music and Sleep

Hidden fact about myself that barely anyone knows? I am addicted to ambient music. Whether it is New Age, Electronic, World, Celtic or straight Nature sounds, the more relaxing the better! My favorite ones? Anything that features cultural chanting or haunting melodies. It’s pretty much an addiction, and it makes my husband laugh! I have…

This Mothers Day: Do Something Different!

My mother was my first idol. One of my favorite memories of my mother is of her as a ballerina. I remember going to watch her at one of her recitals at our local theater. She and her partner danced to Richard Marx “Right Here Waiting.” I sat in my seat at 4 or 5 years old watching…

Futons: Savvy Space Savers

Chances are, you’ve owned one or at least slept on one at some point in your life, but have you ever wondered where futons actually came from? The word “futon” comes from the Japanese word “shikibuton.” A shikubuton is a thin cotton mattress that would be placed on a Tatami mat directly on the ground.…

All About Dreams

It’s almost impossible to write a sleep blog without talking about dreams! After all, they are the most mystifying thing about sleep itself. Just think about it. We go through our work day, filing papers, making phone calls, selling beds. Normal every day activities. Then at night, all of a sudden, we get transported to the land of…

Innovative Sleep Solutions for Guests

I’m sure we’ve all seen the horrifying episodes of Hoarders where piles and piles of clothes, books, or 10 years of rubbish are stacked throughout the bedroom making it impossible to move, sleep or even BREATHE! Although this lifestyle completely fascinates us, it seems as if we are moving towards a trend of simplicity. Less…