Sleep Scents

Life is hectic. Spouses, children, friends, careers, extra-curricular activities, and the list goes on! When it’s time to get the shut eye you need, sometimes it can be difficult to turn off all the chaos and get some sleep. Some people count sheep, others take medicine, or meditate. But I have good news! There’s an alternative…

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…

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…

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…

The Effects of Caffeine on Sleep

If you’re asking me, there are 4 essential components to survival here on Earth. Food, water, air and coffee. Pretty much everything about coffee makes me swoon! The bold aroma, the warm cozy feeling as it enters your tummy, the sips you take while reading an intriguing novel curled up in your favorite chair. For…