First Snow! Should you still buy cooling bedding?

With the first snow (and deep freeze) upon most of the nation we’ve received quite a few calls about concerns about purchasing cooling bedding as the temperatures dip. It is a perfectly good question that I’m happy to answer but before I begin I think we should back up and ask a few other questions: What is the “cooling” part of our Slumber Cloud branded products? The answer?  Outlast Technology. Next question:  What is the technology that helps keep your warmer at night on cool nights? The answer? Outlast Technology Confused yet? Well, don’t be, we aren’t trying to fool you.  The technology...

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Cool or Warm Bedding? A look at Outlast Technology

What exactly goes into our bedding? Have you hear of Outlast Technology? We use Outlast Technology to create a microclimate, helping you stay warm and cool. We get a lot of calls about  how our products cool and what the majority of our customers are suprised to hear is that the technology we selected to help keep you cooler at night also helps keep those cold sleepers warmer. So in the winter months, you can rest assure that your heat will be managed to keep you at an optimal sleeping temperature. Not too hot, not too cold, but just...

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What Do Your Mattress and Music Have in Common?

Did you know both your mattress and music can have an impact on your sleep patterns? “When you lie on any part of your body for an extended period of time, the weight of it reduces the flow of blood through those blood vessels, which deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients,” says, Michael Decker, PhD, RN, associate professor at Georgia State University and spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This causes nerve cells and pain sensors in your skin to send a message to your brain for you to roll over. Rolling over restores blood flow to the...

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10 Ways to Outfit Your Children’s Bedroom for a Better Night of Sleep

In today’s article, I will give you 10 unique tips and suggestions to improve your children’s rooms to help ensure they get the best sleep possible. Better sleep means happier children!  Last week a family friend and professional Nanny, Lora, stopped by to say hi, catch up and give some hugs to the boys, also known as her “little dudes.” Soon after she arrived, the boys wanted to show her their room (they share it) and I immediately said to her, “don’t judge me by the condition of their room!”  It was a disaster: Toys piled up on their...

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Quick Tips for Sleeping Through the Summer Heat

Is the summer heat causing you sleeping issues? We’ve compiled a list of quick tips to beat that summer heat: Keep your bedroom relatively dark, even in the day time.  Close the blinds in the morning so excess heat doesn’t get it. Take a shower or bath before bed; especially if you were hot and sweaty during the day. Wear light, comfortable clothes or go in your birthday suit. Limit alcohol.  Alcohol is known to heat up your system and during these hot nights, no extra heat is needed. Use a heat managing mattress pad and pillow covers (less...

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