Sweet Dreams

Having a good night's sleep takes more than just a bedtime.

Author: Sasha Mishkin

Your Guide to Campus Comfort

Hear that? It’s the sound of pencils being sharpened, books being cracked open and leaves crackling. That’s right—it’s back to school season! Whether you’re going to college for the first time or heading back for your final semester, gearing up for the new school year is an exciting time. There are friends to connect with, stimulating professors to learn from, football games to cheer at and study abroad programs to scour. However, this anticipatory time also carries its stresses. To make the transition easier, the Mattress Professionals at Sleepy’s have prepared the following back to school sleep basics you need to refresh your dorm room for the best school year ever. Let today’s lesson plan begin!.

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Happy Trail Mixes to You

Trail mix is one of those snacks that everyone can relate to. Whether you remember munching on some sweet trail mix at school, a savory mix at camp or a combination of both on a family hike, we’re here to help you relive the tasty times! Enjoy our sweet and savory trail mixes for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up the next time you’re feeling sluggish.

 

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3 Yoga Poses to Energize Your Morning

In the morning, go from good to great with a few simple yoga poses. By engaging core muscles, you can quickly and effectively get the boost of energy you need to get going in the morning—all before you’ve had a sip of coffee.

 

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Lovely Lavender: A Guide to Making Your Own Essential Oil Candle

When we think of the deeply relaxing scent of lavender, an image of a spa or garden comes to mind. That’s because lavender oil contains calming properties that help induce sleep and relieve anxiety. This elixir for a good night’s sleep can be found in perfumes, eye masks and our favorite home accessory—candles! So get your DIY on and create your own lavender essential oil candle. Let’s get crafting!

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A Blueberry Breakfast for the Busy Bee

Between busy work schedules and summer outings on the weekends, laboring over healthy and tasty meals is the last thing on our minds. That’s why having an arsenal of quick and easy recipes are perfect for the gal or guy on the go! Today, we’ll be sharing our favorite blueberry breakfast recipe. Ready to get cooking? Us, too…

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Cue the Fireworks – We’re Grilling up Shrimp for the 4th

Fire up the grill! That’s right, it’s barbecue time. Independence Day is right around the corner and we’re helping you prep for the perfect July 4th BBQ with three grilled shrimp recipes that are sure to please (and help you fall asleep when the festivities are over!). So grab the red-and-white checkered tablecloth, put on your chef’s hat and let’s get grillin’!

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How to Sleep On a Plane

With warmer temps heating up travel plans for spring break, it’s time to think about where you’re going, and more importantly, how much sleep you’ll get along the way. When it comes to sleeping on airplanes, a lot can disturb your aerial slumber. Service carts, turbulence, not enough leg room…the list goes on. If you’re a traveler who has difficulty sleeping on planes, you’re not alone. Luckily, we’ve compiled the best shut-eye tips to help you sleep soundly from take-off to touch down.

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Claim the best seat in the house.

Whether you’re on a short flight from New York to Boston or a long-haul flight from LA to Sydney, your seat choice impacts your sky-high Z’s. To make the most of your flight, choose a window seat. Not only will you be undisturbed by fellow passengers, you’ll also be able to comfortably lean your pillow against the window. Relax, recline and rest up!

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New Year, New Dreams—How to Stick to Your Resolutions


New YearParty hat on, bubbly beverage in hand, counting down the seconds to a clean slate; New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where you feel like you can reach out and touch the moon. Everything is within reach and anything is possible. The heat of resolution is distinctly in the air (especially at the gym in January)…until it’s not. Why do we commit to goals only to break them days or weeks later? It seems like a crummy way to embark on a new year, so we committed to finding out ways to help stick to those resolutions.

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Warm Up Your Winter

As Jon Snow said in last season’s Game of Thrones, “winter is coming.” And now, mid-January, it’s here. To escape freezing temperatures and chilling wind gusts, we created a few helpful suggestions on how to stay warm.

Hint: they all include your bed!

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Learn to Interpret Your Dreams

If you’ve ever woken up from a dream wondering what it all means, we have the decoding tactics you need to interpret your nighttime subconscious.

Interpret Your Dreams

Write it Down

Because remembering dreams clearly is easier when you get a restful sleep, we recommend keeping a notebook on your nightstand. When you wake up refreshed, you can jot down everything you remember happening in your dream.

Keep it Simple

It’s always best to analyze dreams on a basic level before delving deeper. Don’t add in parts that seem plausible, as dreams are everything except. Your dream will most likely be a compilation of unconnected words, imagery and symbols. And that’s okay! There’s actually a modicum of truth in that hazy story. Dreams are reflections of yourself and your daily life, so don’t try to account for pieces that aren’t there.

Go with Your Gut

For more abstract dreams, analyze your emotions and how you felt in the dream. Meaning isn’t always obvious the way we think it will be, like seeing an overwhelmingly obvious image. To find the truth and meaning in your dream, look at what it elicits and then apply it to anything relevant in your life it could link to. It’s definitely not easy at first, but if you make it a daily ritual, you’ll gain a better understanding of your own subconscious. Eventually, you’ll start to notice patterns and see certain symbols reappear. At first the images may seem irrelevant, but soon you’ll start to notice patterns and see certain symbols reappear.

Start Snoozing

The key thing to remember is that dreams are personal and it’s all about what you think and feel. So have fun and let your dreams be your guide…

 

*Sources for this post include:

http://www.dreamdictionary.org/http://www.guidetopsychology.com/dreams.htm

How to Analyze Your Dreams (And Why It’s Important)

http://www.wikihow.com/Interpret-Your-Dreams

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