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Is Your Mattress Affecting Your Sleep?

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* Having occasional sleep problems isn’t uncommon, but continuous waking or tossing and turning could be a sign something else is the culprit. Since sleep is so crucial to your health and overall wellbeing, it’s important to identify any issues that may be affecting your sleep. Your mattress can be the first place you start. Does it matter what mattress you sleep on? Mattresses come in all types of materials and sizes, ultimately offering a variety of firmness levels and benefits. For example, innerspring mattresses have more “bounce” and are generally most affordable, while memory foam mattresses offer a more firm foundation...

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Pumpkin Party Tricks and Treats – 60 Minute Activities

  In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. As many of you may know from my last article, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The air gets more crisp and there are reasonably temperatured outdoor activities to enjoy. It’s finally a time to wind down--and put decorations up. There are all of the fall crafts, movies, and family time to be had. In...

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Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* At some point in time, we have all experienced sleep deprivation. Whether it is from a long night out, a new work project, or jetlag, sleep deprivation is never fun. Sleep deprivation is also extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one out of three adults in the United States reported being sleep deprived in 2014. Thankfully, there exists an entire branch of medicine dedicated to understanding sleep deprivation and sleep disorders: Somnology. Today, let’s take a deeper dive into the side effects of sleep deprivation. What is Sleep Deprivation? Before we can understand what sleep...

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Ozone Cleaners vs. UV Cleaners

  As the world continues to be plagued by harmful viruses and damaging fires, CPAP machines are becoming increasingly important to those that use them. Helping those with breathing issues to sleep peacefully instead of suffering through the night. As the device provides continuous airway pressure, it’s incredibly important that the components and accessories be cleaned and maintained to ensure that any bacteria that might get into your machine doesn’t get into your lungs. But is the best solution taking a scrub and brush to your expensive CPAP tubing and masks? Not exactly. The Sleep8 Ozone Cleaner has proven to be a sound, efficient and effective way of sanitizing your CPAP supplies, leading many around the world to relieve daily...

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Fall Ready Home – 60 Minute Activities

  In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. Does fall feel like new beginnings to anyone else, or is it just me? There is something about the fresh autumn air and the summer cool down that makes life feel full of possibilities. We’ve crossed the Labor Day threshold so now Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are all coming up in the not so distant future. Some...

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