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Our Favorite Summer Bedding

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Our Favorite Summer Bedding

Getting a great night’s sleep on a hot summer night can be difficult. But we’ve got some picks that can make your night a little bit more comfortable.

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Selecting A Down Comforter

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Selecting A Down Comforter

If you’ve been shopping for a down comforter lately, you’ve likely gotten lost in a maze of vocabulary: fill power, warmth rating, weight. And does the fabric and thread count of the cover really matter? Before I answer these questions, there is a more important question to be answered: do you really need a down comforter? If you’ve ever looked at ads for weighted blankets and thought maybe you should try one, then you probably do not need a down comforter. The primary reason for purchasing a down comforter is to get the desired warmth WITHOUT the weight. If the...

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Winterizing your Bed

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Winterizing your Bed

If you are one of those fortunate people that can afford to keep your bedroom at a single consistent temperature year-round, congratulations. You probably don't need to read this article. You can click here to watch cute videos of animals sleeping.  If you are trying to minimize your energy expense, you likely set your thermostat differently in the winter and summer. (The current recommendations are for no higher than 68 degrees in the winter and no lower than 78 degrees in the summer. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/thermostats) Or maybe you don't have air conditioning, or your heat source is more variable, like from...

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Why Comfort Matters

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Why Comfort Matters

The consequences of not getting enough sleep range from irritability and slow reaction times to an increased risk of heart disease and even death. But every week, millions of people attempt to function without sufficient sleep, believing that stimulants such as caffeine and sugar can offset the effect of insufficient sleep. Up to 70 million people have sleep disorders, and millions more have nights when they do not sleep well, enough for the Centers for Disease Control to declare the lack of sleep a public health problem. Having a comfortable bed does not cure sleep disorders or solve sleep deficit...

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Alternatives to cotton – linen and silk sheets

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Alternatives to cotton – linen and silk sheets

Although cotton sheeting is by far the most common on the market, sheeting can be made from many other fibers. In this blog, I will discuss two of my favorites, linen and silk. Next week I will move on to bio-based fibers (such as bamboo and modal) as well as some of the more popular synthetic fabrics. Linen One of my many reasons for starting Soporifique is the fact that so few people that I meet sleep on linen bedding. My linen sheets go on the bed as soon as the weather warms, and stay on throughout the summer. Why?...

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