Category Archives: Sleep

A little bit of cleaning could help you sleep better

Did you know that there are some simple habits that could get you closer to a great night’s sleep? A recent study by the National Sleep Foundation showed how vital the bedroom environment is to getting good sleep. David Cloud, the NSF Chief Operating Officer told WebMD: “We've looked a lot at how medical and behavioral…
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How to break in your new mattress

Want to make the most out of your new mattress? Of course you do! Here are some of the do’s and don’ts for breaking in a new Sealy mattress, from delivery to 3 months old. DO carry your mattress flat or on its side. It’s easier to handle and you’ll be less likely to damage…
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Should you eat that midnight snack?

YES… Regular waking during sleep can signal low blood sugar. Grabbing a midnight snack can restore low blood sugar levels, cause a spike in insulin that is required to fall asleep and give you something simple to do when you wake up. It is better to know what you will do if you wake up…
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Calculate how much sleep you’ve lost to parenthood

You know how tired you feel, but do you know how tired you actually are? It’s no secret that babies and young kids are sleep thieves, but I think it may be rather therapeutic to count the exact cost if you know what I mean. Typing in your kids ages is all that’s required on…
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Your weekend sleep-in is no good at all

Catching up on lost sleep by sleeping in on the weekends is no good at all. Pushing through fatigue during the week and sleeping in on weekends to try and rest up and create a ‘sleep reserve’ for the week ahead just doesn’t add up in the world of sleep science. Unfortunately, our bodies are…
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Sleep wedges and positioners are not safe for your baby

Retailers have taken baby sleep wedges and positioners off their shelves Major US and UK-based retailers have halted the sale of these devices after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) linked the products to at least 12 baby deaths in America, in some of which, babies had rolled from their side to their front…
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No-flip mattresses make life so much easier!

Did you know that most modern mattresses don't have to be flipped? Sealy No-Turn mattresses are here to make life just that little bit easier. Also know as ‘one-sided mattresses’, no-flip mattresses are built from the ground up and offer phenomenal support, customisation and comfort. Instead of having a supportive core surrounded by comfort materials on both…
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Sleep-deprived? This is why it’s bad for you

In 2017, the first ever world-wide Sleep Census revealed that only one in five South Africans get a full eight hours of sleep each night. 80% of our population is sleep-deprived and 85% of South Africans feel their personal life could benefit from a better nights sleep. With increased work hours and longer commutes to and…
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Part 2: SIDS in South Africa

In Part 1, we looked at the most recent report released by the American Academy of Paediatrics regarding the risks and recommendations surrounding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This advice may have shocked many South African families for whom co-sleeping and baby-wearing are a part of our daily lives. In Part 2 we take a look…
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Part 1: What parents can do to reduce the risk of SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a new parents’ greatest fear. SIDS is an inexplicable phenomenon that occurs across the globe in all cultures - some infants die suddenly in their sleep. Despite thorough investigations including a review of the clinic history and autopsy, no cause of death can be found. Because newborns spend between…
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