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Packaging Lessons Part 4

I've been buying boxes from Uline's box stocks. They aren't custom, but they have so many sizes that I can usually find something that fits well enough. They are fast, shipping from about 2 hours...

Business Cards

  We're working with a talented graphic designer, Tara Tallman, who is a friend of friends. (We live in a relatively small community.) She designed my latest business card! I had no idea how to put...

Shake Up

  Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you find yourself tossing, turning, and wishing you could just drift off peacefully? Are you kept awake by distracting noises, such as your partner’s...

Packaging Lessons Part 1

  Who would have thought that packaging is so involved? As complete newbies into the world of business, we're constantly learning new things. This series of posts discuss SleepPhones packaging design...

Packaging Lessons Part 2

For the great packaging design, we approached a local print shop to get thousands of these printed. (We're optimistic about holiday sales.) I have been waiting to get these pretty ones in so we could...

Packaging Lessons Part 3

Now that we have the final package design for this holiday season, we have to box it up. We have been reusing the various boxes we have around from the things that we buy. So our wholesale customers...

College Students and Sleep Part 7

How much sleep is right? So now, there are problems with most college students not getting enough sleep. And then there are problems with a some college students getting too much sleep. Just how...

Customer pictures of Sheep!

  One of our Canadian customers loves SleepPhones and also happens to love rabbits and sheep. But they were hesitant to order Sheep because they weren't sure how their cat would react to Sheep. (We...

College Students and Sleep Part 6

Sleeping too much. Sleeping too much may actually be a symptom of depression. At least one in five people suffer from depression at some point in their life. Depression and anxiety often go together...

College Students and Sleep Part 4

Substances use and abuse. Caffeine. Teens and young adults like to push boundaries. They take risks. Some take bigger risks than others, and the types of risks vary. Alcohol is often abused, as is...

College Students and Sleep Part 3

Owl habits. Teens and young adults are well known for their ability to sleep in until noon. A significant portion of 15-25 year olds are known to sleep scientists as "owls." Their internal clocks...

College Students and Sleep Part 1

Penn State University's Student Affairs department is working on a module to teach students about sleep. I've been asked to look over the module. I work part time as a physician seeing the students,...

College Students and Sleep Part 2

All-nighters. An occasional all-nighter is part of the college experience. It normally takes 3 days to recover from one. The first day after an all-nighter may actually be okay. Adrenaline is...

College Students and Sleep Part 5

Substances use and abuse. Alcohol. Alcohol causes most people to feel sleepy. There is a paradoxical reaction in some people, and it causes them to be more rowdy. Even in those who fall asleep more...

Videos!

I finally took the 5 minute tutorial on iMovie from the Apple website and figured out that you have to press the space bar to play back the movie. Once I figured that out, iMovie was intuitive. We...

Sheep Weighs Over a Ton

  Sheep arrived in a big truck. It took some time to unload Sheep. Now the ton of Sheep lives in our living room! On sale now.  

Sheep's Photoshoot

  Sheep is almost too big for our home-made light-box. He has to sit very still and try to smile! The pictures are turning out well! Uh-oh! SleepPhones are a big too big for Sheep. He's only...

CEA Holiday Preview

Plug In: CEA Holiday Preview By Lloyd CarrollGood Times Magazine Dr. Wei-Shin Lai has created "Sleep Phones" that she likes to refer to as "pajamas for your ears," actually a fleece-like headband...

SleepPhones in SkyMall Page 65!

Look for SleepPhones in the July-Sept issue of SkyMall page 65! It cost us a lot of money to be in there, so we're very nervous and excited about the prospects!

New Dreams CD

New CD! Limited time for $7.95. Normally $9.95.Joel Steudler is a composer and graphic artist whose work can be found in film, television, video games, and comic books. Joel is equally adept at...

CEA Lineshow Booth Pictures

  We were at the CEA Lineshows last week. This was the fantastic team representing SleepPhones. Me, Jason, Jeff (Jason's brother), Brittany (current intern, Fall 2010 Happy Valley Communications...

Graphic Design

  Up until about 2 months ago, I was still doing all graphic design. It's really quite involved. Airbrushing things, merging pictures, and removing the background all takes so much time, especially...

Cart Abandonment (Part 2)

Since implementing the PayPal payment option in addition to Google Checkout, our cart abandonment rate has dropped from about 53% to 45%. From June 4-14, we had 3340 Unique visitors from 102...

Cart Abandonment

One of the banes of online retail is cart abandonment. I heard one statistic where it was about 50%. That means of the people who put something into their shopping carts, only about 50% actually...

Free SleepPhones System Giveaway!

Check out the SleepPhones System Giveaway! We're giving away four (4) SleepPhones Systems! You can choose which one you want when you win! Valued at $64.95 - $69.95 [more info] WHO Anyone from...

Yummy lunch with Dr. Gurgevich!

Steven Gurgevich, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine, where he teaches mind-body medicine to physicians in Dr. Andrew Weil's courses at the...

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