Is a Cold Mattress the Key to Better Sleep?

Posted on 06/19/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAre you hot in bed? No, no — not that kind of hot. (Although I’m sure you are.) I mean literally hot. Like sweaty, restless and unable to sleep well. A new survey by the Better Sleep Council found that disagreements about bedroom temperature topped tossing and turning and even snoring for the reasons couples gave for not getting a good night’s sleep. In the survey, taken last year, a majority of American adults (85 percent) said they had problems …

Say No to a Nightcap: It’s Bad for Your Sleep

Posted on 01/28/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthA nightcap before bed may help you fall asleep more quickly, but it can also disrupt your sleep later in the night and worsen snoring, new research finds. Sleep researchers analyzed 20 previously published studies on the effects of alcohol on sleep. The studies included more than 500 healthy people who drank low, moderate or high amounts of alcohol before undergoing testing as they slumbered in a sleep lab, reported NBC News. What the researchers found was that drinking alcohol …

The Best Pillow for Sleeping? The Choices Have Multiplied

Posted on 09/10/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthRemember when the only choice for your sleep pillow was feather or foam? Wow, those days are sooo gone. A recent story in the Los Angeles Times on specialty pillows shows that the number of choices have exploded like feathers in a pillow fight. There are pillows for snorers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers and back sleepers, as well as people with allergies, headaches, acid reflux, tinnitus, neck pain, even worries about facial wrinkles. There are pillows to help support the …