New Checkout System installed. Although you may not see much on the outside, we've changed how you check out in the store today. You can use either PayPal or a regular store checkout now. It seems to be working very well! Finally! We can properly accept coupons and international payments seamlessly. We've done quite a bit of testing ourselves, but if you find any problems, please let us know!Email for problems with the checkout system
Your electronic devices may be keeping you up at night
There’s nothing quite like lounging in bed with a good book, lulling yourself to sleep with a moderately compelling romance story or mystery novel or vampire chronicle. While the storylines haven’t changed in the last decade, our definition of a “book” certainly has. And for some insomniacs, this change isn’t for the better.
Get better summer slumber
Quite a few of our customers have been asking where they can get a thinner fabric for their SleepPhones for the warm-weather months. While we don’t have a thinner fabric for sale at www.sleepphones.com (yet), we do offer a sister product, RunPhones, that comes with a thin, moisture-wicking, washable mesh band.
Melatonin: Your Body’s Natural Sleep Remedy
Everyone has an internal clock. For most people, this clock tells our bodies when to wake and when to shut down or sleep. The biologic rhythm of the sleep-wake cycle is aided by a powerful hormone called melatonin.
We have the best customers! We recently sent out a survey about possible upcoming products to our previous customers. We have an almost 10% response rate within the first 24 hours, with just one email. Given summer vacation schedules and how old some of the email addresses were (pretty much unscreened), I'm so impressed! If you didn't get a survey invite but want to take it, here's the link!
One’s too hot, one’s too cold: How to get a good night's sleep when you're fighting over the thermostat
Picture it: you’re settling down in bed for the night. You’ve gotten your pillows adjusted perfectly, and you’re all cozy in your nice warm blanket. You’re just starting to drift off when… Bam! Your partner decides it’s too hot and throws off the blankets, letting in an icy blast of cold air and jolting you into a wide-awake state.
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
We’ve all heard this phrase, first found in the 1735 edition of Poor Richard’s Almanack, and attributed to Ben Franklin, but is it true? How can what time you go to sleep each night make you richer or smarter?
Cutting Fido (or Fluffy) Loose
We previously shared the importance of evicting your pet from your bed. A lot of our readers feel that this is way easier said than done. Now that you know why your pet needs to go, we’re going to talk about how to get it done.
Close the Door
As simple as it sounds, simply keeping the animal out of your bedroom is a good first step. Your pet may fuss for a few nights, but your SleepPhones can help block out the noise!
Top 10 Sleep-Deprived Occupations
Many factors can be involved when it comes to sleep deprivation, including diet, stress, your environment, and … your job?
That’s right: according to a recent study done by Sleepy’s mattress company, your career field may play a big role in the number of hours of sleep you get each night. The study found that professionals who get the least amount of sleep often are in some of the most high-pressure and stressful jobs, such as medicine and law enforcement.
How Lack of Sleep Can Impact Your Health
In a perfect world, everyone gets as much sleep as they need. They go to bed at a decent hour and wake up feeling revived and refreshed.
It’s not exactly a surprise that this isn’t a perfect world, and for many busy adults, there just aren’t enough hours in the day (or night) to get in a full eight hours of sleep.