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.

Optimizing Your Sleep

Changing Your Sleep Habits for the Better

Sleep Better with White Noise

Binaural Beats: Sleep and Meditation

Power of the Morning Routine

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Fall Asleep with a Quiet Mind

How to Stop Snoring

Sleeping with Headphones

Bed Making Habits


Sleep Health

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.

 

Restorative Sleep & Muscle Recovery

Sleep and Gut Health

Multiple Sclerosis & Sleep

Post Surgery Sleeping Guide

Sleep & Juvenile Arthritis

Sleep and Back Pain

Sleep & Acupuncture

Effects of an All-Nighter

Glial Fatigue

Eating Before Bed

Is it Bad to Sleep on Your Stomach?

What is a Circadian Rythm? 

Heavy Sleepers Guide

Guide to CoSleeping and Bed Sharing

Sleeping Naked

Pregnancy & Sleep

Hydration & Sleep

Cortisol Wake Response

Sleep Efficiency & Sleep Health Score

Brain Waves and What They Mean

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep and Camping

Sleep and Aging

Sleep and Down Syndrome

Sleep and Alzheimer’s

How to Get Rid of Dark Under-Eye Circles

Natural Sleep Aids

Sleep and Alcohol

Sleep and Anxiety

How What You Eat Impacts Sleep

Sleep and Stress

Sleep and Grief

Sleep and PTSD

Sleep and Memory

Photoreception and the Circadian Rhythm

Is it Safe to Sleep with Your Pet? 

What is Sleep Hygiene? 

Sleep Disorders

 

Sleep Paralysis

Exploding Head Syndrome

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Night Terrors

Sleep Walking

Can you Overdose on Melatonin?

Sleep Schedules

Alarming Habits

Dymaxion Living

Everyman Sleep

Siesta Sleep

SPAMAYL

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Nation of Nappers

Dual-Core Sleep

Monophasic Sleep 

Triphasic Sleep

Preemptive Power Nap

Segmented Sleep

Dymaxion Sleep

Nine to Fivers

Uberman Sleep

Don’t Microsleep and Drive

Accessories to Optimize Your Sleep


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.

Online Sleep Resources
Books About Sleep

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.