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Good health is essential to everyone’s health. We spend 8 hours sleeping and a third of our lives sleeping. Comfortable sleep is great preparation for the day ahead. Thus a good mattress is a long-term asset. Sometimes it is hard to find the mattress of high quality without breaking your bank. Without compromising on the quality, we are going to help you get the finest mattress.

What Type of Mattress Do You Need?

The retailers and the manufactures of mattresses have different brands of mattresses. The basic one is Tempur-Pedic, firm vs. plush, and sleep number beds. Tempur-Pedic is described as memory foam because they shape and offer support to your body as you sleep. Essentially, you sink, and the mattress exerts pressure to all parts of your body. If you want a comfortable sleeping surface, this kind of a mattress is not the best for you. Firm vs. Plush implies the softness and the firmness of the mattress. You will always notice that some of the mattresses described as firm, plush, ultra-firm, or ultra-plush to mean how soft, or hard the mattress is. To the ultra-plush, the manufacturers add a cushion and a pillow-top to a standard mattress to make it feel a bit soft. With sleep number Beds you use expandable air pressure hollows that can be customized to suit the firmness you want on the sleeping surface. With this type of mattress, you can make your mattress softer or firmer depending on the brand you get. They are fairly pricey.

What Firmness Do You Need?

A mattress that is very firm is not always the very best with your back. Some research proved that a mattress that has a medium firm is the one best for your back. A firm mattress can cause pain in your lower back. At times clients confuse firmness and support. The best mattress is the one that provides upright support and keeps the backbone in proper position without creating heaviness points. Initially, firmness relates maInly on how comfortable it feels when sleeping. Whether soft or hard, the ideal firmness level is closely associated with comfort.

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4 Solutions For Your Child’s Sleep Problems

Does your child struggle to fall or stay asleep each night? Kids are no different from adults when it comes to sleep concerns; they can face similar issues such as insomnia. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to solve your child’s bedtime issues. Here are four solutions for your child’s sleep problems.

Curing Insomnia

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Approximately seven out of every 10 kids under the age of 10 experience difficulty sleeping at some point. Parents have a tendency to under react to issues like insomnia, though. They believe that such troubles will eventually go away without direct intervention. That’s not always the case. Insomnia can be symptomatic of much graver conditions such as ADHD, autism, and depression.

If your child has difficulty sleeping for more than a few days, you should take him or her to a pediatrician. Sometimes acute symptoms and illnesses, such as congestion or ear infections, are responsible for disruptions in children’s sleep patterns. Your pediatrician can make sure there are no underlying conditions causing the temporary sleep disruption and prescribe medication if needed.

Monsters Under the Bed

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A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: A Good Night’s Sleep

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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.  ~ Irish Proverb

Nothing prepared me for the sleep-deprivation I encountered when I gave birth to my little man and became a mother. Not the all-nighters I used to pull up in College finishing something school-related or just plainly having yet another difficult night sleeping due to insomnia. Not all the times I spent wide awake in the wee hours of the morning, later on when I was working in the city, with my nose buried on my favorite Harry Potter books.

Truth is when I finally got to go home with my child, after a few days in the hospital, I was awake for almost 48 hours. I was simply in awe and I was careful not to sleep a wink lest the little bundle of joy that was peacefully sleeping in the baby crib that we placed in my room will disappear and that I will soon find out that he was just a figment of my over-zealous imagination. Of course, it turned out he was not and that episode was followed by many a number of sleep-deprivation episodes later on.

That is why I think one of the best things you can gift mum on her day is the gift of a good night’s sleep just so she can catch up on all the naps she missed taking care of the little toddler who simply refused to take his own nap or the night rest she forgo to be able to care for a sick child or just to simply watch the little one while he is deep in slumber, wondering what he was dreaming of when he smiled in his sleep.

A good night’s sleep, may that be in a form of a good quality adjustable memory foam beds or a dainty silk pajama that you think mum will appreciate, is a perfect Mother’s Day gift in my opinion. Of course, you can always go overboard and transform mum’s bedroom into something much more relaxing and enticing to sleep, just like the one pictured above, but you do not really need to break the bank to give mum a sound sleep that she deserves. If you are on a budget, you can simply download soothing and relaxing music onto mum’s player which she can listen to while she catch up on her zzzz or you can always buy her one of those aromatic and calming shower gels she used which can help her get a sound sleep after a relaxing and invigorating bath. I know I could use one!

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