At Mattress Nerd, we geek out over far more than just mattresses. We’re also big nerds when it comes to sleep. Your mattress is just the beginning. What we are really after, is making sure our readers get the best sleep possible. Fining the right bed is only one piece of the pie. To learn more about sleep health, sleep tips, sleep disorders, and sleep remedies, check out our sleep guides and resources page.
Sleep Tips & Basics
We have a variety of great articles to help you get better sleep. While we think mattresses are a good place to start, when searching for some more ZZZ’s, there are many other things you can consider to improve the quality of sleep.
How can you sleep cooler on your mattress? It comes down to your sleep environment, your bedding, and the mattress itself. Sleep cool with these tips on how not to sleep hot.
Sleep ResourcesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults get at least 7 hours of restful sleep each night for optimal health, yet less than two thirds are getting adequate sleep. The problem is getting worse. According to a study published in the journal Sleep, the percentage of adults sleeping 6 hours or less […]
|Optimizing Your Sleep||Binaural Beats: Sleep and Meditation||Fall Asleep with a Quiet Mind|
You can think of sleep as the glue that holds us together. That’s because sleep has an impact on every aspect of our health and wellness. On Mattress Nerd, we cover a variety of sleep health topics, ranging from sleep disorders to sleeping during pregnancy.
Not all sleep is created equal. Deeper sleep helps your body recharge and reset so you can wake up feeling ready to seize the day. But that’s easier said than done.
Sleep ResourcesNot all sleep is created equal. Deeper sleep helps your body recharge and reset so you can wake up feeling ready to seize the day. But that’s easier said than done.
Sleep HealthThe secret to losing weight is to burn more calories than you consume. Most strategies for weight loss include dieting and exercising. But did you know that your sleep quality is just as important? “Nutrition, exercise and sleep are the three pillars of health and one simply cannot perform optimally without the others,” says Katherine […]
|Restorative Sleep & Muscle Recovery||Heavy Sleepers Guide||How to Get Rid of Dark Under-Eye Circles|
Learn about the most common sleep disorders, their impact on your health, and treatment options.
Polyphasic SleepWe’ve all been there before. Lying in the darkness. Trying to quiet your mind just long enough to fall asleep. But it seems the more you try to shut your brain off, the more thoughts come flowing through. Like an unrelenting river, thoughts come crashing in one after the other. You look at the clock […]
|Sleep Paralysis||REM Sleep Behavior Disorder||Sleep Walking|
Ever wake up in the morning and feel like you barely slept at all? We’ve all been there. Many factors could contribute to this, but at the end of the day, it’s most likely that you just never got deep enough into the stages of sleep for your body and brain to recuperate. Understanding Sleep […]
Polyphasic SleepMost people sleep for one long stretch at night. However, there is another way to snooze—and it’s called polyphasic sleeping.
Polyphasic SleepThe human body tends to prioritize REM sleep over SWS or LNREM sleep. REM pressure builds fast, SWS pressure builds slow. There is no evidence for LNREM pressure existing, or if it does exist it builds the slowest of all. This is why we say your body does not require LNREM, which explains how it […]
|Alarming Habits||Nation of Nappers||Segmented Sleep|
Accessories to Optimize Your Sleep
- Natural Product Guide For Bedroom
- Clocky: The Robotic Alarm Clock on Wheels
- Neuro: on Sleep Mask Review
- Regulating Your Sleep Temperature with the BedJet System
- Re-Timer Glasses Review
- Beddit Sleep Tracker Review
- Best Apple Alarm Sounds to Wake Up To on iPhone
- Melatonin for Sleep
- Blue Light and Sleep
- Benefits of Sleep Masks
Additional Sleep Resources
Still looking for more information on sleep? Check out the following external resources (both online and offline) to learn even more about sleep.
- Sleep Health Journal of the National Sleep Foundation
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Sleep Health
No, these aren’t books that are so boring they’ll put you to sleep! While that is an effective practice for many people, these books actually have great, actionable information about getting better sleep.
- The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep: This book is from one of the most esteemed medical schools in the world. It has advice on getting a better night’s sleep as well as detailing the consequences of not sleeping well.
- The Promise of Sleep: A New York Times bestseller by Dr. William Dement, a world-renowned sleep-researcher.
- Why We Sleep: By Michael Walker, Ph.D., Why We Sleep, discusses how sleep is just as important to survival as food, water, and the air we breathe.