Author Archive

American.airlines.b777.arp

Traveling is a part of life. Whether you want to or not there will most likely come a time when you need to travel for work, vacation, or to visit family. It can really throw off a routine. … —→ Read more

Should I buy a new mattress

You often hear people droning on and on every morning about how bad they slept last night,how they couldn’t fall asleep or they even woke up with an unbearable pain in their back. There are many things to blame after a night of poor quality sleep and many are legitimate reasons. These can range from too much caffeine, their partner wouldn’t … —→ Read more

Cooler temps help you sleepThe last thing you think of when trying to get the perfect night sleep 

If you are like most people, sleep is something that you continually strive for in a never-ending battle between your busy, time consuming life and the necessary reboot your body requires every night. The lack of sleep will build up, weighing you down like a load of bricks while making you less and less productive and more and more cranky.

Tonight, though, it will happen.

You have planned it just right. You exercised after work, made dinner, ran errands, and cleaned up the house early. The caffeine you had from this morning’s cup of coffee is long out of your system and the room darkening shades will block the sun in the morning. You have done everything right. Everything is in order so you will finally be able to go to bed early tonight.  But, after laying in bed you realize it is taking you a bit longer to fall asleep. You’re tossing and turning. You close your eyes and try to force yourself to sleep but find yourself taking a peak at the clock every 7 minutes. Maybe you fall asleep for a bit but wake up shortly after. Why can’t you fall asleep?

The one thing you forgot.

Of course, there are many reasons as to why you might not be able to fall asleep at night but one that not many people think about is temperature. Even though your body feels comfortable it could be too warm for you to fall asleep and stay asleep. If you’ve noticed, there are many new sleep products that have included new technologies to help cool the body when sleeping. Some of the technologies we, at Glideaway, use are Cool Response Gel, Feran Ice, and even aerated memory foam. More and more cooling features are being used with sleep products because studies show it does indeed help people fall and stay asleep faster and better.

There is a reason why cooler is better.

The science behind it is based on the natural occurrence in your own body. When sleeping, your internal core temperature dips a bit. This actually happens twice a day. The first time is around 2pm which is why some are prone to napping or feeling sleepy at that time. The larger drop is at night. By providing a cooler sleep setting you are effectively helping your body reach that lower temperature. There is a limit to how cold you want to get while sleeping. Having too cold of a sleep environment will have the opposite reaction and can easily disrupt sleep. Scientists are still debating on the exact temperature that is ideal for sleep, but most agree that between 68-77ºF is the sweet zone.

Do some tests.

Since everyone’s body is different it may take some time to find the perfect sleep temperature for you. Keep everything related to your sleep routine the same but every night change the temperature in the room by 1 or 2 degrees. Keep a journal next to the bed to write down how you feel when you wake up. After a few nights you should start to see the changes in temperature affecting how you are sleeping.

By Mat Jennings Google

Day light saving time inforgraphic

With day light saving time approaching you may find yourself a little more tired than normal. Find out why…

… —→ Read more

6 Benefits of good nights sleep

Proper rest is vital to a person’s overall health and productivity. As such, sleep loss and sleep disorders have a negative impact on health and can reduce productivity. Therefore, it is important to address factors that cause poor sleep patterns such as lack of exercise, uncomfortable mattress, some medications as well as the consumption of too much coffee.

If possible, ensure you get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night in order to reap ma … —→ Read more

ipad

The Las Vegas Market is a very important event for Glideaway. Twice a year in Las Vegas a furniture market is held for retailers only to attend and decide what product they will sell in their store. This event allows us to show retailers what products we have available and let them know why they should carry them on their floor. We do not sell directly to the public, so the only way to get our products to the end-consumer is for a retailer to carry it. In the past we have shared a show space with the Specialty Sleep Association which we were grateful to have, but this year we are breaking free. … —→ Read more

Glideaway