Author Archives: Linda Mansfield

How to Find the Perfect Pillow

It can seem like a never ending search – finding the perfect pillow. Of course, you want it to be comfortable. Obviously, if you’re not comfortable with your pillow, then you won’t sleep well. At the same time, it needs to be supportive enough for your head and neck so that there isn’t any strain […]

What is Blue Light and Why Should I Care?

If you’re reading this article, chances are that you are not sleeping well. Why? One answer might be too much blue light. Blue light is the most powerful and pervasive form of artificial light found in today’s society. It can disrupt our natural circadian rhythms by suppressing melatonin production, which makes it hard to fall […]

How Alcohol Impairs Your Sleep

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Even tea-totalers who just enjoy one drink in the evening may find it impairs their sleep, especially as we age. I know that’s true for me – alcohol never kept me awake until I started hitting my 50s!! Alcohol can wake you up…. Why Alcohol Wakes You Up Alcohol induces sleepiness by increasing the action […]

When You Get Married – What Really Happens in the Bedroom?

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Moving in with a partner is exciting. You’re getting to know each other more and becoming more comfortable with one another. There is more opportunity for having alone time as a couple and sharing meals and space together—all of which can be great for intimacy and a healthy relationship. It can also be a difficult time, […]

How do you know if you need a new mattress?

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The Better Sleep Council recommends that you replace your mattress every seven to ten years, depending on how comfortable and supportive it feels. After that time – given normal wear and tear – the foam or springs will no longer be able to support your body as well as those of a new mattress. And if you […]

Are you a Party Pooper because of your sleep habits???


Sleep deprivation is causing overly-tired people who are less sociable and less likely to want to be around others, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with […]


heart health

SLEEPING BETTER FOR A HEALTHIER HEART Follow these tips to get the most from your zzz’s! Pay attention to quality. Ideally you want to sleep the whole night through (most experts recommend seven to nine hours), but if you find yourself waking up multiple times a night or being exhausted even after a full night […]