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Ask Happy Dan: Can I Wash My Foam Pillow?

When you have questions about pillows and other bedding, Happy Dan the Pillow Man is your guy! He’s happy because he always gets a good night’s sleep. Happy Dan is the alter ego of Dan Schecter, Senior Vice President at Carpenter Co., and the creator of SleepBetter.org. He’s spent 30 years learning about pillows and…
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Five Sleep Better Tips for Holiday Air Travel

Millions of Americans soon will take flight and travel to visit relatives for Thanksgiving or other year-end holidays.  Anyone who’s ever been on a plane knows that it’s cramped, crowded, and uncomfortable even if you’re not trying to sleep.  If you’re trying to catch a few zzz’s, it can be downright miserable.  If you’re one…
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3 Tips for Surviving the Beginning of Standard Time

The end of Daylight Saving Time, when we “fall back” and gain an hour, is not normally as much of a shock to the system as the spring time change, when we lose an hour.  However, that’s not to say it doesn’t cause people some issues.  Plenty of people walk around for several days with…
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Fall Back Gracefully As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States and some other countries on November 3, 2019.  We all know the mantra to help us remember what to do with our clocks for the time change: Spring Forward, Fall Back. Springing forward is the hard one, as you’re losing an hour of sleep and most of us…
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Despite Autumn Chill, a Lower Thermostat Will Help You Sleep Better

It’s been an odd start to autumn in some parts of the U.S.  For many, summer temperature stuck around long after they were welcome, and then drought set in for the east.  Meanwhile, in the west, early snows surprised many.  But, the fall is settled in now and temperatures are starting to get cooler and…
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Fall Allergies and Your Sleep

For many people, seasonal allergies begin and end in the spring.  At that time, pollen is all over your car and you’re miserable for a few weeks before it all ends.  For others, though, each season brings a different challenge, and autumn is almost as bad as spring. According to WebMD, “fall allergy triggers are…
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Sleep Comfortably Without Electricity

The 2019 hurricane season is heating up in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  We’ve all seen the damage brought to the Bahamas and coastal North Carolina by Hurricane Dorian, and more storms are currently brewing.  While no one can truly prepare for a direct hit by a major hurricane, one of the most common problems…
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What To Do About Occasional Sleeplessness

Every now and then, nearly everyone goes through through periods when sleeping is difficult.  The list of reasons this could happen is very long.  But, what do you do about it?  Check out these SleepBetter tips: Review your bedding and sleep environment.  Many times, the place in which you sleep can be blamed for your…
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Start Prepping Now for Back-to-School Sleep

Many kids around the country are heading back to school this week, but for a large part of the U.S., summer break officially ends in the next week or two.  It’s not something the kids really want to talk about, but right now is the best time to start preparing their sleep schedules. It’s best…
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Five Tips to Help College Students Sleep Better

We’re mere weeks from move-in day for many college students in the U.S. Many questions are flying through the heads of the parents of rising freshmen. One of these questions may be, “Will they get enough sleep?” Life for a college student is obviously very different from life as a high schooler.  Parents exert significantly…
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