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Pregnancy sleep position: SOS

Many women experience difficulty sleeping during their pregnancy, especially during the last few months. South African lifestyle blogger, Chantal Philander, quickly discovered the best way around this: The “SOS” (Sleep…

How to clean a mattress

Most of us spend a third of our lives sleeping, which means we spend about that much time on our mattresses. Next time you give your room a deep clean,…

Sleep and the immune system

Sleep and the immune system are deeply connected, and the quality and quantity of sleep has a direct effect on your immune system. Your immune system works at its best…

Dream Theory

Several schools of thought exist that hypothesise the world of dreaming and what purpose it serves us as mindful beings. Whilst there are no scientifically proven, concise and definite answers…

Let’s Get Lucid

Imagine being able to enter the realm of the dreaming state, all the while maintaining a conscious awareness of yourself, your surroundings and your actions. It would be like entering…

How to overcome sleep inertia

Sleep inertia: Insane grogginess upon attempting to wake, often accompanied by the knowledge that the act of waking up would prove far worse than the being late for work. If…

Sleep well in the same bed

Whilst some choose to sleep in separate bedrooms, others choose a less rigid solution to their sleep differences. Sleeping well in the same bed as your partner is no longer…

Socks in bed: Yes or no?

Wearing bed socks is a divisive topic: You either love or hate the idea. Warm feet, happy sleep Wearing socks to bed may help you to fall asleep faster. If…

Sleep is Netflix’s biggest competitor

Whilst most South Africans would probably describe Netflix’s biggest competitor as DSTV’s ShowMax, Netflix Chief Executive, Reed Hastings, has declared that their addictive programming leaves them competing against sleep rather…

Women need more sleep than men

FACT: Women need about 20 minutes more sleep than the average man. And that’s because they’re such great multi-taskers. According to recent research, these are the striking differences between how…

How to sleep at work… without getting caught

There are many ways of grabbing a power nap on the sly… there is the traditional falling-asleep-at-your-desk move, the wearing-sunglasses-because it-is-so-bright-in-this-conference-room move and the fake-toilet-break move. However, recent research reveals…

Sleep paralysis is terrifying

Imagine waking up and being unable to move or speak. It feels like someone or something is holding you down. How terrifying! This is commonly known as sleep paralysis, and it can…

How to power nap at work

Who wouldn’t want to get all of the benefits of a power nap? Just look at this list… • Improved mood • Increased alertness • Fewer mistakes and accidents •…

Crazy critter sleep facts

Is there anything cuter than sleepy, baby animals? Why yes, a whole blog post dedicated to sleepy, baby animals. Read on to discover a bunch of weird and wonderful sleep…

Why less is more

Technology has taken us to some pretty darn crazy places… From finding water on Mars to Kim K’s cleavage, today’s technology is taking people anywhere they want to go. However,…

How to clean your mattress

Mattresses can harbor all kinds of nasty things. Allergens like mould, pet hair, skin flakes and dust can be fought with fresh air and a good dose of cleaning. Nothing…

Bedroom decor: Get your pastel on

Bedroom décor has slowly moved away from tranquil whites, passed through sleepy greys and found itself infiltrated by gentle pastels. Colours of spring blossoms, such green, pink and peach have…

Win a Sealy worth R5999!

It’s a beautiful morning, it’s a beautiful day and what could put an even bouncier spring in your step this season? How about a brand spanking new Sealy base and mattress worth…

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